We’ve been sitting on this Lawrence Arms news for far too long, and today we can finally unveil the big reveal. In honor of the band’s almost 20 years in the game, on March 30, Fat Wreck Chords will release We Are The Champions Of The World — a 29-song, best-of album that chronicles the band’s steady evolution over the past two decades. Available for pre-order today, fans can expect extensive liner notes and commentary from the band, as well as a handpicked track-listing from their entire discography, which includes their releases on both Asian Man and Epitaph Records. Wait, that’s not all. As a special bonus, The Lawrence Arms unearthed five previously unreleased songs, taken from recording sessions that spawned the band’s classic 2006 Oh! Calcutta! These five songs have been in the vault for over a decade!
You’ll be able to catch The Lawrence Arms live, as they’ll be touring in support of the album throughout 2018. Not only will they be hitting parts of the United States they haven’t been to in years — alongside Sincere Engineer and Red City Radio — they’ll also be heading back to Europe for some festival dates this summer. Don’t miss them!
The release of The Last Gang’s debut FAT full-length, Keep them Counting, is all set for March 2nd! Keep them Counting features 10 punk infused tracks showcasing their diversity, from infectious riffs to punky ballads. You can pre-order the album right now via your favorite digital music site, and in doing so, you’ll get to download the first single –"Sing for your Supper" – immediately. Even better, watch them perform it over at Alternative Press, who are premiering their new video today! You’ll be able to catch them live, as they’ve announced a flurry of shows which include dates with The Lillingtons, Good Riddance, and Propagandhi! All of the dates and info can be found here!
Rewind fifteen years ago to 2003. Bush Jr. was still in office, but that didn’t stop us from releasing some really great records. Now, we have another clown as the President, so it’s time to re-release some of those classic records from 2003! That’s right…starting today, we are accepting pre-orders for our Fat ‘2003’ Classic Color Vinyl subscription. It includes ten records from 2003, all on a new color vinyl. They will ship to you five times a year, and each shipment will include two records. We’ve also updated the artwork on one particular release to reflect the current shithole idiot in office. The updated artwork will only be available thru this subscription series. As if that’s not enough, the first 400 people who order on fatwreck.com will receive a bonus 7” from 2003 as well. Pre-orders end JANUARY 31st, so what are you waiting for? PRE-ORDER NOW!
It looks like Mean Jeans buckled down over the holidays and whipped up a whole record featuring 23 jingles! Punk’s history of shilling for companies dates back to the Ramones writing three songs for Steel Reserve, and the Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten hamming it up in a butter commercial. In a single weekend, the band wrote and recorded the Jingles Collection, an album that transforms commercial jingles into high art.
Billy Jean elaborates, “We’ve abandoned the previous direction of the band. No one needs to hear another three-chord, pop-punk record about partying. What they need are some sick jingles. We are a jingles band now.”
Out February 16, and available now for pre-order, the Jingles Collection includes everything from Sizzler to Hot Pockets to Applebee’s. Check out the below links to get acquainted with the jingles that started it all and if you can, catch them live, as they’ll be on tour with Dirty Fences later this month!
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