Today, Substream Magazine is premiering “Dissolve,” a bonus track culled from our brand new reissue of Useless ID’s The Lost Broken Bones! The fantastic but overlooked album that preceded their Fat debut, Symptoms, originally consisted of 12 tracks produced and recorded at The Blasting Room by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore. Our reissue comes out tomorrow and contains seven bonus tracks from the same era. If you haven’t ordered your copy, do so today, then check out a brand new review which garnered the album a 10/10! Curious what “Dissolve” is about? Let’s have Yotam Ben Horin from Useless ID break it down for you:
If there is any place in the world which is a religion-infused society it must be Israel. At any given time it’s trying to be sold to you whether on the streets, stop signs, airports, etc…The orthodox are constantly trying to take over and force their beliefs on the non-believers. Rules that don’t apply. A life spent not living to better an after life. “Dissolve” is just about those amongst us living in a religious coma.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the mighty Dillinger Four will be playing the Fat Wrecked For 25 Years show in Minneapolis! The show is on August 18th at Myth Live and you can grab your tickets here!
Additionally, we’ve noticed that the ticketing fees are rather high so we’ve compiled a list of where you can procure your tickets without those hefty fees for each show below.
Toronto – Echo Beach:
Physical box office at Ontario Place
955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3B9, Canada
11am-9pm only on show days
Physical box office @ Metropolis
30 Ste Catherine East
Montreal QC H3C 5H8
M-W 12-6, Thurs-F 12-9, Sat-Sun 12-5
Halifax – Cunard Centre:
Tickets will be available at the Ticket Atlantic box office in Scotiabank Centre, all participating Atlantic Superstores, by phone at (902) 451-1221 and online at sonicconcerts.com
Boston – House of Blues:
15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 02215 (888) 693-2583
Box office @ same location, only opens 1 hour before show
Tickets also sold at Orpheum Theater – 1 Hamilton Pl, Boston, MA 02108
Open Monday- Saturday, 10am-5pm
Asbury Park – Stone Pony Summer Stage:
Box office hours are Wednesday to Monday from noon to 5 and during show hours. Closed Tuesday.
913 Ocean Ave. in Asbury Park, N.J., at the corner of Second and Ocean.
Penn’s Landing Festival Stage
Sorry, no physical box office
Chicago – Aragon Ballroom:
You can only buy tickets at the box office the day of the event.
Myth Live 651.779.6984
3090 Southlawn Drive St. Paul, MN 55109
Physical box office is at same location, 10am-6pm M-F
Box office: 651-779-6984 ext. #1
Denver – Fillmore:
1510 Clarkson Street (303) 837-0360
Box office on Colfax St. side
Open M-F 12pm-6pm Sat. 10am-2pm
6215 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Box office open Sat 10am-2pm, Side of venue on Argyle
Listen to a brand new Night Birds song being premiered over at the A.V. Club right now! “Left in the Middle” is the first new Night Birds material in two years and is one of the exclusive new songs featured on our upcoming Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat compilation, out on August 7th. Bassist Joe Keller describes it: “The song condenses all of the breath-taking excitement of a 90 minute Netflix documentary on income inequality in America into a nice, under 3 minute, punk song.” The new Night Birds album doesn’t come out until the fall, so get your copy of Going Nowhere Fat and crank up Night Birds and 24 other killer Fat bands! Then, check the dates for our Fat Wrecked for 25 Years Tour, which includes Night Birds on our two-day celebration in San Francisco next month.
We like our rock and roll the same! We also like a Fat Classic Color pressing of Propagandhi’s Today’s Empires, Tomorrow’s Ashes! Grab a copy now. To go along with our original soviet red pressing, G7’s blue pressing, we present you with a very “dirty” white vinyl pressing! We also found and posted some color vinyl of recent releases. Propagandhi are playing Fat Wrecked For 25 Years in San Francisco on Saturday, August 22nd! 2 day passes and Saturday tickets are all sold out so scour Craigslist or find some other way to get a ticket.
Joey Cape will be the first to tell you that the past few years haven’t exactly been the easiest on him. Of course, there’s the problems that affect many an aging punk—Joey is closing in on 50, and it’s not like there’s a pension plan for punk rock—but then there are the permanent departures that continue to mount as a scene that was built on the “live fast, die young” mantra is now losing some of its finest members. It’s a huge reason why Lagwagon’s most recent album, 2014’s incredible Hang, was, well, pretty fuckin’ dark, from the lyrical content to the noose on the cover art. So when you first fire up Joey’s new solo album, Stitch Puppy, you might think you’ll be in for a downer—and, yeah, you’ll get that, at times. But it’s really so much more. But you’ll need to wait until Stitch Puppy’s release—September 4th–to sink your teeth into it and discover the beauty and the darkness for yourself. Oh, and just what is a stitch puppy? Let’s let Joey explain:
I’m excited to be announcing the release of my new solo album Stitch Puppy. It’s been almost 5 years since the last solo full length was released so it feels long overdue. Stitch Puppy was inspired by a doll my daughter made me a few years back. It’s a sort of Victorian mourning doll. Stitch is my most prized possession. Put it this way, if my house were to burn down, after my family and the animals, Stitch would be top priority. My idea to wear his costume stems from years of thinking of him as some representation of purity, loss and the strength that follows. Stitch Puppy seems to be alone, which is the way it feels to mourn the loss someone you love or to be abandoned, stood up. We are all disappointed by life’s disloyalties and losses but somehow the wiser for them. We transform from victim to guide. We are witness to these things and the beauty in between. That’s it. That’s how I see Stitch Puppy. Not defeated. Simply the wise witness I aim to be.
Don’t miss Joey Cape on his upcoming One Week Records tour which kicks off this September!
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