Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve signed New Orleans hardcore punk upstarts PEARS! We gave them a real contract and everything, hand-written by the boss man Fat Mike himself; check it out! We’ve been listening to their debut album, Go to Prison, ever since our buddy Ryan from Off With Their Heads told us about them and released the LP on his label Anxious and Angry last year. On July 24th Fat will be giving Go to Prison a worldwide re-release (with super fancy new cover art), to be followed by a brand new PEARS album in early 2016. But you won’t have to wait quite that long to hear some new tunes from these rowdy NOLA punkers. Stay tuned!
Back to Go to Prison, this killer record twitches back and forth between genuine old-school hardcore punk and catchy melodic sections without ever missing a beat. But check it out for yourself! You can catch them live this month and throughout the rest of the year. “We plan on continuing to tour pretty much non-stop, starting in May with some shows with Strung Out, Red City Radio and La Armada, to and from Punk Rock Bowling, which we are super excited to be playing. We’ll be out on the west coast again in August, and we’re doing a 3-4 week tour with Teenage Bottlerocket in September,” says guitarist Brian Pretus.
Time to get ready for summer and join toyGuitar on their first headlining tour in support of In This Mess, their awesome new record. Check out the dates below which focus on the West Coast but rest assured, they’ll be tackling the rest of the country and Canada this August on the Fat Wrecked for 25 years tour, so get ready!
Blast off to a brand new song from Bad Cop/Bad Cop: “Nightmare” is streaming at Alternative Press right now. This catchy number is the lead single from their upcoming full length, Not Sorry, out June 16th and available for pre-order right now! The band will be showcasing their new material next month with Good Riddance, then they’ll be hitting the road on the hottest tour of the summer: Fat Wrecked for 25 Years! Don’t miss it!
CJ Ramone’s first U.S. Tour in support of his debut Fat album Last Chance to Dance kicks off in a few weeks! Don’t miss your chance to see him play his solo stuff along with a selection of Ramones gems all across the Eastern half of the U.S. this June.
Jump over to Alternative Press to watch a brand new lyric video from Good Riddance for their politically charged and ultra-catchy “Running on Fumes.” A deep cut from the brand new Peace In Our Time album, its lyrics recall themes of classic GR tunes like “Last Believer” and “There’s No ‘I’ in Team.” For insight into these and the rest of the lyrics on Peace in Our Time, read vocalist Russ Rankin’s track-by-track descriptions. Don’t miss them on tour; they’ll be performing this Saturday at Groezrock and then returning home for a stint of shows including San Francisco and their home town of Santa Cruz! The band will have a unique colored vinyl edition of the new record at Groezrock so be sure to hit their booth along with the Fat booth!
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