The time has come for another leap across the Atlantic, to attend Groezrock in Meerhout, Belgium! We’re bringing a ton of cool vinyl from our warehouse, from our record store, and for the first time ever – special FAT EURO STORE pressings of a few newer releases. These are limited to just 100 copies and only available in Europe. But that’s all we’re going to tell you. You’ll have to come out to Groezrock and see us in the festival market next Saturday (April 29th) and Sunday (April 30th). Get tickets now! Until then, listen to our Groezrock edition Spotify Fat Club Playlist!
face to face’s brand new video is premiering over at Uproxx Music! Click here to watch the video for “Say What You Want,” a standout track from last year’s stellar Protection album and the title track off their upcoming 7-inch, available for pre-order now. But if you prefer to buy it in person, you’re in luck. face to face is hitting the road next month on their Econolive ’17 Tour – don’t miss it!
“’Say What You Want’ is a song about how speech is often protected to be exclusionary of people who have divergent opinions from the accepted social norms. You really can’t say what you want.” – Trever Keith
Direct Hit’s Domesplitter is officially out today! Head here to listen to the entire album. If you missed the video premiere of the lead track, “Snickers or Reese’s (Pick up the Pieces),” you can watch it here! Then, check out their upcoming dates which includes a run to Canada where they’ll not only play the legendary Bovine Sex Club, but Pouzza Fest as well!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes’ new retrospecitve, Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits, is out today! Head to here to listen to the entire album on your preferred digital service. Then, be sure your vocal cords are in shape and ready to sing along, because the Gimmes are touring like the real pop stars of yesteryear that they are. Check out an insightful new interview with lead singer Spike Slawson, and this discussion of when they were booed out of a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game at PNC Park. Good times! Check out a review, then get busy practicing, because these tunes won’t sing themselves. Well, actually, they will; our friend Spike is quite talented. It just won’t be as much fun! If you haven’t snagged your copy of Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits, do it now!
Teenage Bottlerocket’s brand new album — and their return to FAT — is complete! Stealing the Covers, a unique album of very special cover songs, is coming out this July! Read all about it in this AP interview with singer/guitarist Ray Carlisle, where he discusses moving forward in TBR without his twin brother/drummer Brandon, being a father on the road, and the direction TBR is headed. So, get rad, and be sure to catch Teenage Bottlerocket on tour.
“We sat with this project for a LONG time…like a decade. We thought it’d be rad to cover some smaller bands that never really got the attention they deserved. When it came time to bring the project to life, we had to sift through a ton of songs to finally narrow it down to these. This record represents some of our favorite songs from bands we’ve played with over the years. We’re so stoked it’s finally going to come out, and we’re extra stoked it’s coming out on Fat Wreck Chords. I’m pretty sure we are the first band to do a cover record on FAT. Yep. We First.” — Miguel
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