Get ready, East Coast, because Strung Out is headed your way this August! On the heels of releasing their standout acoustic EP, Black Out the Sky, the band will be speeding things up. To celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Twisted By Design, the band will be playing the classic album in its entirety next month, as well as performing all the hits! They’ll be joined on tour by After The Fall and MakeWar; tickets and info here!
We don’t know about any of you, but we are charging into Friday like this guy! But, before you go full-on TGIF-blackout, we’ve got something you’re gonna want to check out. It’s the third single off the upcoming face to face full length, Hold Fast (Acoustic Sessions). The track is called “All For Nothing,” and you can turn it up by heading here! Hold Fast (Acoustic Sessions) is out on July 27 and is available for pre-order now! face to face will be logging quite a few miles on the Hold Fast Acoustic Tour and you can get your hands on exclusive tour bundles by heading here! You’re welcome…you’re officially ready party.
SWINGIN’ UTTERS are readying themselves for a busy year. Coming off the heels of celebrating thirty years as a band, and releasing a greatest-hits collection last year, they also managed to write and record a brand new full-length! Today, we’re thrilled to present the first song from the SWINGIN’ UTTERS dynamic new album, Peace and Love. The lead single is called “Human Potential,” and you can take a listen over at Brooklyn Vegan. Peace and Love will hit the streets on August 31st, and you can pre-order it now! Then, don’t miss them on tour. For all the dates and info, head here!
It’s that time of year again, when we jaunt over to Europe for festival season! We’ll be starting the party at Brakrock Ecofest in Belgium; then we head to Punk Rock Holiday for a full week of fun. We get to check out killer bands, including six of our own, and enjoy all the shenanigans the festivals have to offer. One year we even went white water rafting with NOFX and the Descendents! That’s the beauty of Punk Rock Holiday lasting so long…you just have no idea what’s coming your way. So, if you want to go kayaking with Bad Cop/Bad Cop, or zip-line through the trees with the Lillingtons, you should stop by our booth and plan an activity. This year, we are bringing an exclusive, super limited, 11-song 10” comp for the festivals, with different covers for each fest, and two brand new songs on it! Artwork for both releases was created by Sbam! In addition to the exclusive comps, we’ll have a bunch of vinyl titles, three new Euro Record Store exclusives (all limited to less than 100), plus some cool new merch for you. See ya in Belgium & Slovenia!
We are heartbroken to hear about the passing of Steve Soto. There aren’t many people who are liked by all, and Steve Soto was that person. He was the genuine article, a true gentleman, and the kindest soul. He was a legend to so many, a pioneer of the California punk scene. But to us, he was our friend, and we will miss him beyond measure. There aren’t many of his humble kind left in this world, and we are forever diminished without him.
Soto affected many in the music world, and Fat Mike was no exception: “Steve was THE nicest, coolest guy I’ve ever met, and he was also one of my bass playing idols. Man, am I gonna miss him. Rest in Punk!”
Steve Soto was a founding member and bassist of the seminal punk band, The Adolescents. His musical contributions were many, including: Agent Orange, Manic Hispanic, Joyride, 22 Jacks, CJ Ramone, and countless others. His musical talents influenced so many of the bands on FAT, and we are forever grateful for his contribution to our family.
We will miss you forever Steve; may you rest in peace.
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