The year 2007 marked American Steelâs triumphant return as a band, when they reunited to release Destroy Their Future here on Fat. The record was a delight to old fans and gained them accolades in the media and throughout the punk scene. Well, weâve got good news folks, these four East Bay veterans have been back in guitarist Ryan Masseyâs recording studios crafting their next full length due out July 21st. The record is named Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts, and you can check out the cover art and tracklisting below:
1: Emergency House Party
2: Tear the Place Apart
3: Safe and Sound
4: Your Ass Ainât Laughing Now
5: The Blood Gets Everywhere
6: From Here To Hell
7: Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts
8: Lights Out
10: Where You Want To Be
11: Finally Alone
12: Meals & Entertainment
Please check back soon for further AMSTL news about the album, tour plans & more!
Pour Habit’s debut record on Fat Wreck Chords is out next Tuesday! Want a preview of the shreddery? Download the first track on the album, “Institution” right here, and then pre-order your copy of Suiticide:
Also, don’t miss Pour Habit on the Fat Tour 2009 with No Use For A Name, Only Crime and select dates with their homies in Strung Out. Check it out! It’s going on right now:
05/18/09 Vancouver, BC Canada at Richard’s on Richards
05/20/09 Calgary, AB Canada at The Warehouse
05/21/09 Edmonton, AB Canada at The Starlite
05/22/09 Regina, SK Canada at Ridell Center
05/23/09 Winnipeg, MB Canada at Garrick Events Center
05/24/09 Thunder Bay, ON Canada at C2
05/26/09 London, ON Canada at Call The Office
05/27/09 Toronto, ON Canada at Sound Academy
05/29/09 Montreal, QC Canada at Le Medley
05/30/09 Quebec City, QC Canada at Imperial
06/01/09 Albany, NY at Valentine’s
06/02/09 Hamtramck, MI at Small’s Bar
06/03/09 Chicago, IL at The Abbey
06/04/09 Minneapolis, MN at Triple Rock
06/05/09 Omaha, NE at Slowdown
The self-titled Rise Against 7â is now for sale on marbled red vinyl in the Fat Wreck Chords webstore. We only have 1000 copies available, and they will go fast! This 7â features two unreleased songs from the Appeal To Reason recording sessions (âGrammatizatorâ and âVoice of Dissentâ), and it is not available in digital format. Beginning May 12th, 4000 copies will be available on black vinyl in select record stores.
Get your own color copy right here:
*NOFX*âs brand new full length record is out today on CD, vinyl and on iTunes for digital download. Get your copy now:
But thatâs not all! Fat Mike has this great news to report while on tour from across the pond:
Things I learned going to Ireland: Don’t order Bushmills in Dublin. Don’t order Jameson in Belfast. Don’t drink too much on the ferry, or too little, cuz either way, you will get sick.
Oh, this is the important news: the NOFX record comes out today. What’s more important is that it will be priced under $10 in every store in North America. This is not a sale. This is how much this CD costs, and not only that, but EVERY CD on Fat Wreck Chords will now be under $10 and most will be under $8.
No, we are not crazy. We just think that having a very low CD price is a fair way for scene supporting music fans to support their favorite independent bands and labels. Sound crazy? I think it sounds reasonable. We make less profit, but bands hopefully will sell more CDs to more people, which is why we started doing this in the first place.
Ok, I’m off the ferry now, but still seasick. I think this whole island might be floating.
Stream the entire record on PunkNews.org here.
Download “The Quitter” here and “Creeping Out Sara” here.
Make your own âCreeping Out Saraâ music video, submit it to *NOFX*âs contest right here and win big Fat Wreck gift certificates and NOFX prizes.
NOFX are currently finishing up their European tour with The Flatliners & Pour Habit. Make sure to check out their summer Warped Tour dates and fall tour in Australia and New Zealand with Bad Religion right here.
Itâs not even April Foolâs this time! Yep, you heard right, we are proud to announce that on July 7th, 2009 Fat Wreck Chords will be releasing The Original Cowboy by Against Me!. These predominantly never-before-heard demos were recorded at Goldentone Studio in Gainesville, FL with Rob McGregor on July 15th, 2003. The session was scheduled prior to Against Me!âs trip to Memphisâ Ardent Studios where As The Eternal Cowboy was recorded (the bandâs first release with Fat). Tom Gabel explains the decision to go to Ardent: âHaving already recorded our first full length album and two previous EPs with Rob at Goldentone, we wanted to do something different for our second full length. We specifically wanted to make an all analog recording with as few overdubs as possible which is what we could do at Ardent. With Rob McGregor coming along to produce, we wanted to make sure he was familiar with the songs, so we made this demo recording.â
At the insistence of Fat Mike, the song âCavalier Eternalâ from the 7/15/03 session did end up making it onto As The Eternal Cowboy, Mike preferring the demo to the version made at Ardent. Gabel describes the natural ease and success of those July sessions: âRecorded and mixed in only a couple of hours, The Original Cowboy was only meant to be a trial run, but, listening to it today, thereâs a part of me that feels foolish for ever recording these songs a second time.â
1. A Brief Yet Triumphant Introduction/Cliche Guevarra
2. Mutiny On The Electronic Bay
4. Rice And Bread
5. Cavalier Eternal
6. Unsubstantiated Rumors
7. Slurring The Rhythms
8. You Look Like I Need A Drink/ Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists
The Original Cowboy will be available on CD, vinyl LP and iTunes, with a limited color vinyl run available to early bird buyers. Check back soon for more release news, but in the meantime, check out Against Me!âs Fat Wreck Chords release history right here!
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