Fat has added yet another new band to our ranks: Dead To Me from our very own San Francisco. Just when you thought the tech industry drove out all the punk bands! These guys have been playing packed shows around town for the last year and they boast a member of Western Addiction and two of the dudes from One Man Army. They blend dirty punk rock with the ‘77 sound OMA was known best for. Think Dillinger Four meets The Clash. They’ve got some shows coming up with the Utters and The Briefs and you can check out some songs they’ve demo’d at their Myspace page. Expect them to have a record out by Summer. Yay for Ian. Now shave your ass.
In a crazy turn of events, our beloved Randy is Spin’s Band Of The Day. Which is not only well-deserved, but also quite hilarious. For those of you wanting to hear their new record, Randy The Band, you can stream the whole fuckin’ thing on AOL’s Full CD Listening Party on January 9th through January 16th. Look at us taking over the internet with our new website! Well, we are talking about Randy here, and they are about as rockin’ as they come. Their new one comes out on January 10th and we’re hoping to get the Swedes to do an online chat so stay tuned for details regarding that.
We know how much you all loved the old site and its “dogshit on Easter” aesthetic, but we just couldn’t hold out any longer. Oh, don’t get all nostalgic on us, this new site has some cool shit to offer. Mouse around and check it out. Fat Mike will be hosting podcasts, there’s a new FAQ, and even an e-team to join. One of the neatest things the new site will offer is our Daily Update section in the news which will bring you all the latest happenings on your favorite Fat bands. So yeah, new site. Are you fucking happy now?
Much thanks to Hunter and David from Liberation Media for their patience and talents. They now have our permission to resume with their normal lives.
If our site hasn’t crashed yet it will now! Yep, we got a video from the brand new Lagwagon record Resolve. It’s for the song “Heartbreaking Music” The video was made by these guys that I personally think should call themselves “The Minnesota Twins”, but that’s neither here nor there. The video is an obvious tribute to the late Derrick Plourde, and the guys really did a terrific job on it. Mosy over to the MEDIA section and peep the vid.
We have a lot of great new records coming along for 2006 and all the bands happen to be in the studio right now. We must have every place booked in the Northern Hemisphere. Let’s begin with the old favorites: NOFX is presently in Japan taking a break from recording their new, as yet untitled record. This time the guys suckered Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore into helping out at Motor Studios in SF. Their new full length should be out by April. Up next is The Lawrence Arms, who are also taking a break from the record-making process to read nerdy books and play some shows with Lagwagon. The Larry’s new shit is coming out March 7th and is called Oh! Calcutta!
That’s the faves, now for an update on the future: The Loved Ones are wrapping up with Brian Mcternan and are getting ready to play a few shows “back East”. Their Fat debut Keep Your Heart comes out February 21st. Next is The Sainte Catherines who are about to commence recording with Alex Newport in their hometown of Montreal. Their first record with Fat will be titled Dancing For Decadence and is coming out in March. Also released in March will be Love Equals Death’s new album, Nightmarica, which is gonna be tracked out at the Blasting Room. They’ll also be playing shows with Pennywise and NUFAN soon too. So… how ’bout that R Kelly thing?
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