Californian punk veterans, Strung Out will be returning to Australia and New Zealand this March! They’ll be supporting their latest release, Transmission.Alpha.Delta, with a slew of shows alongside FAT’s recent signees, PEARS. The tour launches from Cairns on Wednesday, March 2 and weaves throughout Australia until departing to New Zealand on March 31st. Additionally, Strung Out is offering VIP meet and greet packages in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Head here for all the details.
Welcome to 2016! We have a ton of great records in store for you this year, including brand new full-lengths from Face to Face, PEARS, Mean Jeans, Get Dead, Western Addiction, and a bunch more we’re not at liberty to discuss just yet. Expect the usual bevy of 7”s, EP’s and otherwise special limited edition records as well.
And to kick off the new year in their very weird, VERY English way, our friends in SNUFF have offered up this beauty:
Today is our last day in the office for 2015. We’ll be back in 2016 with a full year of releases! 2015 was an amazing year for us. We made it 25 fucking years!! 25 years! We can hardly believe it! We threw a giant party across United States, Canada and even Japan! We signed a bunch of new bands and re-signed a veteran Fat band. Sadly, it wasn’t all fun this year. We lost three friends from our punk rock world. RIP David, Heiko, and Brandon.
To close out the year, we asked our bands for their Top 10 of 2015. Head to our tumblr page to check them all out! See ya next year!
NO USE FOR A NAME needs no introduction. You’re going to wake up Monday morning crying if you don’t preorder All The Best Songs on vinyl today! While you’re at it, grab the limited color vinyl 7” of Sam Sadowski aka Closet Fiends! And because we aren’t the Grinch, we repressed Masked Intruder Under The Mistletoe on a new color just in time for Xmas! But wait, there’s more. There’s still a handful of Swingin’ Utters reissues left on color vinyl! Then check our sale page for super limited quantities of leftover color vinyl thru the years including Fat Wreck Chords store exclusive version of Strung Out – Vol. 1 Box Set! If there’s no option for color vinyl then it’s sold out. Act quick.
ALL ORDERS PLACED WILL SHIP WHEN WE RETURN FROM THE HOLIDAYS IN JANUARY
If you caught our face to face announcement back in October, you know how excited we are to welcome the band back into our FAT family. With the band celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2016, and us celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2015, it seems like a perfect fit. After all, we’ve clearly shown we know how to throw a 25th anniversary party, so why should our talents go to waste just because the year is ending? With that in mind, we are thrilled to announce that on March 4th, 2016, we will be releasing Protection, the first face to face album on FAT in over 20 years! Produced by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, Protection marks the first time in nearly two decades that the band has employed an outside producer. This record is an intense and powerful 11-song endeavor that borrows from the melody and angst of the band’s early days.
Vocalist and guitarist Trever Keith expounds, “This is the first time where [bassist] Scott [Shiflett] and I were willing to take a reduced role [in production]. We were laid back, open minded, and open to suggestions. Bill’s influence on the song arrangements and background vocals was key in giving the record the sound that it has.”
With that trust in place, face to face was able to spend less time in the control room and more time focusing on their performances, and on the songs themselves. The result is an instant classic from first listen! If you are itching to hear a brand new song, be sure to check back in January, because that’s when this party starts!
Eric Melvin from NOFX chats with the Going Off Track guys!
CJ Ramone interview with The Seeker outta Cornwall, Canada!
Bad Cop / Bad Cop are playing tonight at the Whiskey in LA!
Lane Pederson, drummer of Dillinger Four, is a partner in a new custom drum maker, Ellis Drum Company.
CJ Ramone hits the road tomorrow!