In 2011, The Lawrence Arms only played two shows, once with the mighty Dead Milkmen and once out in SF for the Asian Man spectacular. It was, all things considered, a pretty slow year. Now, in the opening moments of 2012, in honor of the apocalypse, we’re gonna go ahead and straight up DOUBLE our entire last year’s worth of playing out in January alone. That’s right! We were talking and we realized that we haven’t played Detroit since the day Oh! Calcutta! came out (which was 2006, for fucks sake!) We haven’t played Cleveland or St. Louis since the fall of that same year, and we couldn’t very well play around the midwest without doing a hometown show…SO I’m happy to announce The Lawrence Arms 2012 Megalithic Mondothon World Tour dates, which include, and are limited to the aforementioned Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and Cleveland. Uh, yeah. That’s it. Also, I don’t know when we’re playing again, so get over here if you’re interested. And we’re bringing the Holy Mess (winners of the "sweatiest nutsack in Pennsylvania [group category] three years running) and LORD (featuring Rob Kellenberger from Slapstick, Tuesday, Duvall, Smoking Popes, Colossal, Slugbug, the Quickness and the Reason etc.) along for the ride, so hold onto your panties/jockstraps. And so forth.
Whooops, we missed Cyber-Monday yesterday. Instead we’re doing our sale today. Fill up your cart and enter MISSEDIT into the coupon code field at checkout for 20% off your entire order for the next 2 days.
Fat Wreck Chords is thrilled to welcome Useless ID from Tel Aviv to the Fat family! We’ll be releasing their debut Fat album titled Symptoms on February 14th, 2012 and you can read what Fat Mike had to say about them below.
After being friends with and touring with Useless ID (terrible name for a band) for many years now, I decided to sign the Jews to Fat Wreck. Not because of those reasons, but because they made a kick ass record with Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore. nuff said
All last week we doled out tracks from each album as free downloads; get them here.
Last but not least, check out the video below of Joey Cape getting his first glimpse of the reissues and giving a full rundown of everything that’s included.
Are you ready for a blast from the past? All last week we doled out cool remastered tracks of beloved LAGWAGON tunes in anticipation of the reissues’ release date on November 22nd. And now, feast your ears on an old long lost relic from LAGWAGON! Listen to the demo version of “Know It All” off Trashed and download it for free compliments of Filter Magazine.
The Flatliners have just been added to the Bouncing Souls’ summer festival show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park!
Mean Jeans are keeping DIY punk alive!
Read a review of NOFX’s recent show at Irving Plaza in NYC with Direct Hit.
NOFX’s new book is out and they talk about it in this interview.
CJ Ramone is hitting the road in May and June with Broken Gold.
Sundowner has a couple shows this weekend with Ray Rocket from Teenage Bottlerocket!
Mean Jeans Tight New Dimension comes out tomorrow! Check out this review!
Punknews has a review of the NOFX, Direct Hit, Mean Jeans and Bad Cop/Bad Cop show that passed thru LA earlier this week!
Mean Jeans are playing Hori Smoku Summer Boogaloo in Finland!