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Cool to Be You is the sixth studio album by American punk rock band the Descendents. The band’s lineup includes singer Milo Aukerman, guitarist Stephen Egerton, bassist Karl Alvarez, and drummer Bill Stevenson. Released in 2004, Cool to Be You was the band’s first album of new studio material since 1996. Like the majority of their other albums, the cover of Cool to Be You features a caricature of Aukerman, which has been used as a kind of mascot for the band since 1987. The caricature was created by a high school classmate of Aukerman and Stevenson’s, who often drew comic strips and posters portraying Aukerman as the class nerd. The Descendents formed in Manhattan Beach, California in 1977 and rose to prominence in the Los Angeles punk scene, influencing many pop punk and skate punk bands over the years.