A Poets Life began as a thank you from Tim Armstrong to Rancid fans, to be released one track at a time on the internet to tide fans over until the next Rancid full-length. But when KROQ in Los Angeles began heavily playing the explosive track Into Action, plans were abruptly changed. Now, with a rush release date of May 22nd, Tim Armstrong is bringing his first solo release to the wide world, backed by some of the strongest radio support since the days of Time Bomb and Ruby Soho. With a killer old-school two-tone groove, helped along by Hellcat labelmates The Aggrolites, A Poets Life is loose, punky, infectious, and shamelessly danceable. First single Into Action features a mod dance groove, a horn chart Motown would be proud of, and the alluring co-vocals of Skye Sweetnam already a bonafide hit on west coast stations from SF to San Diego, this is a song destined to capture the world. With a bonus DVD featuring videos of EVERY song and a cool featurette on the making of the album and the videos, along with Armstrongs typical fan-friendly pricing, A Poets Life, far from being a holdover between Rancid releases, is taking on a life of its own.