It’s almost time for Punk Rock Bowling, and one of the Fat bands playing this year (for the first time ever) is Western Addiction. With new bassist Tony Teixeira, they’re warming up for Vegas with an epic show alongside The Briefs and Night Birds on Thursday in San Francisco. Friday night at the Beauty Bar will be their Las Vegas debut. Expect a scorching set complete with a brand new song! And at the rate these guys produce new material, this really IS something special! To get you into the spirit, singer/guitarist Jason Hall spent hours toiling away to make the ultimate Punk Rock Bowling Spotify playlist! Deep within the layered track listing is a band that Fat has signed and has yet to announce, so fire up the rumor mill! Lastly, read an article in the SF Weekly about Western Addiction and their ties to Fat.
Check out Joey Cape’s new label One Week Records! Recording acoustic albums at Joey’s home studio in seven days (hence the label name), the inaugural releases are from Brian Wahlstrom (Scorpios) and The Flatliners’ Chris Cresswell. Chris explores his most intimate moments on this, his debut solo album. “Recording a ten-song album in seven days is equal parts exciting and challenging, but I truly believe nothing one loves should ever be all too easy. That rewarding feeling only arrives at your door after overcoming a challenge. And wouldn’t life be boring without its challenges?” says Chris. We agree and are happy to announce that Fat Wreck Chords will be releasing a vinyl edition at a later date! For now, go order the digital edition here, available in up to 24-bit resolution (that’s better than CD quality, folks!) for only five bucks!
Morning Glory’s brand new video directed by Christopher J. Aran is premiering at Noisey. Culled from the latest album, War Psalms, watch the video for “Punx Not Dead, I Am” here and read what Ezra had to say about filming it below! Canadians, they are heading your way this weekend! Check their dates!
We did this video strictly to have fun. And it was. Anyone who has ever lived in New York City will immediately get it. Our small budget was supposed to be getting spent on the “I Am Machine Gun” video (which we also shot that weekend), but when I told director Christopher Aran the concept for the “Punx” video, in a matter of hours a crew and cast started snowballing. In a complete twist of chance I ran into Jimmy McMillan on the street and he decided he wanted to be in on it too… I thought he’d just come out for an hour, do a quick cameo, and leave. Instead he stuck around the entire day flashing everyone the devil horns. Since we weren’t really supposed to been shooting this vid at all we did the whole thing in under 12 hours. It was a spontaneous, true NY moment, and one of the reasons I still love living in NYC (despite the insanely bad “accommodations”). Liah Natas!
Happy release day everyone! Both of these brand new records are available today! Mad Caddies celebrate the release of their first new material in seven years with Dirty Rice, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Just take a look at the killer reviews here, here and here. Then, plug in your headphones and listen to a couple new tracks, Brand New Scar and Down and Out, all while reading this in-depth feature. If you haven’t checked out our instagram contest, you can find the details here. Don’t miss the Caddies on tour! U.S. Dates are coming to a close but they’ll be heading to Europe soon.
The reigning champs of punk rock covers—Me First and the Gimme Gimmes—embrace their inner diva with their sixth studio album, Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! Listen to their renditions of Straight Up (Paula Abdul) and Beautiful (Christina Aguilera), then order your copy today! The Gimmes will perform at the Amnesia Rock Fest in Montebello, Canada this June and you can grab tickets here! Read a review or two then listen to Spike’s ultimate mix tape.
To celebrate the monumental 8 ½ year anniversary of the release of Propagandhi’s next-level achievement (and Fat office favorite), Potemkin City Limits, and with the reluctant permission of the elusive Glen Lambert, we’re releasing a newly minted single-LP vinyl edition of this dark and heavy masterpiece. This is no tease either. Out of print on vinyl for far too long, we aren’t gonna make you hosers wait any longer: order the limited edition colored vinyl or unlimited edition black vinyl RIGHT NOW, and get it in your filthy hands before the month’s out!
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