THEY’VE ACTUALLY GOTTEN WORSE LIVE
Ever done something you regret while drunk? I know, I know… so embarrassing, right? Ever woken up and rubbed your pounding skull and said, “What did I do last night?” Oh man…you should have seen yourself… first… you got totally blitzed and then… then… this is the best part… YOU RECORDED A LIVE RECORD! That’s right, back in January, NOFX booked 3 nights of talking mixed with the occasional song at Slim’s in San Francisco and recorded a live record. It’s their sloppiest, drunkest, funnest, best sounding recording ever with new versions of old songs, rare songs and they even made sure not to play any songs off their 1995 live album I Heard They Suck Live. They’ve Actually Gotten Worse Live is scheduled to make the walk of shame into record stores sometime in November.
THE LOVED ONES IN THE STUDIO
The pride of Philadelphia and are about to start recording their brand new follow up to 2006’s Keep Your Heart. The Loved Ones are heading into the studio in September and they even convinced Pete Steinkopf and Bryan Kienlen from the Bouncing Souls to park their hogs long enough to produce the record!!! They’ve also lined up some awesome cameos including Franz Nicolay from the Hold Steady to pummel the ivory for them! The album is scheduled to come out in early 2008. The brotherly lovers are then headed to Europe with NOFX in November!
While we were standing around scratching our heads trying to figure out how the hell we were going to cut up all those Gimmes cowboy 7 inches into squares, we thought…why not confuse the crap out of you and announce another awesome vinyl project we have coming up but NOT tell you the release date. Ha ha ha, now that’s a “Fat classic”! In the very near future we are going to start re-issuing some of our classic LP’s on colored vinyl. We are going to start with *Lagwagon*’s Duh which originally made it’s debut in October of 1992 and who knows where we’ll end up…maybe at the end of a long line or with something that needs to be cleaned. Ever wonder how a record is made? Watch this and this.
All the Best Songs is a twenty-six song âBest ofâ collection, commemorating No Use for a Name’s 20 years as a band. All tracks have been re-mastered and it features 2 unreleased songs and extensive liner notes and commentary from the band. An essential mix tape of all your favorite No Use for a Name songs for only 8 bucks! Melodic, 90âs skate-punk from one of Fatâs original bands. NUFAN is currently on the “All the Best Shows” small club, mini-tour with Whole Wheat Bread and Fat’s newest signing, the Flatliners, before they head to South America in August.
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES ANNOUNCE SQUARE DANCE SERIES, COUNTRY 7" COLLECTION ON SQUARE VINYL
AtenciÃ³n vaqueros!!! Me First and the Gimme Gimmes just finished a successful European tour but the boot-scootin’ boogie doesn’t have to end. The Gimmes are about to hogtie your ears with an upcoming series of country 7" records to be released in the next couple of months. The Square Dance Series will feature 5 limited edition 7" records that you won’t be able to quit! We are even going to make 1,000 of these little doggies on and this special version will only be available through Fat’s mailorder store! Each release will feature one song from their latest record Love Their Country and one brand new, unreleased b-side. We’re going to start it off with Dolly and it will feature the songs “Jolene” (album version) and “I Will Always Love You” (unreleased).
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.myspace.com/gimmegimmes
I assume that you are preparing for the 4th of July and amassing everything you’ll need to properly blow your own hands off. Either that or you’re perfecting the “ye old bottle rocket out-the-ass” trick which is truly an American classic. Don’t try it though because it always ends in a scorched hoop. If you still have all your limbs intact then I think you should check out No Use for a Name on the “All the Best Shows” small-club, mini tour which kicks off on July 6th. Don’t forget to show up early and catch our new band the Flatliners. We just posted the cover art for the Flats’ new record The Great Awake which comes out on Sept. 4th. The pre-sale for NUFAN’s Best of collection starts on July 2nd and you can get it right here for only $8. Declare your independence from high cd prices!
VOTE FOR STRUNG OUT AIR DRUMMER FINALISTS IN THE POLL SECTION ON THE FRONT PAGE OF WWW.FATWRECK.COM!
We posted the finalists from the Strung Out Air Drummer contest in the poll section on the front page. Watch the videos below and go vote on them right now because we are announcing the winners on July 11th. I know we said we would only have 3 finalists but we got so many awesome videos that we decided to expand the competition and give the top 3 winners the prizes and we’ll even scrounge up something for the 4th and 5th place contestants. Thank you so much to everyone that participated. Here are the finalists and their videos:
Strung Out‘s brand new record, Blackhawks Over Los Angeles is in stores now!!! We’ve drummed up (sweet mercy that’s good!) the most ruling contest for you to celebrate the release of the record. Try to figure it out..It’s 1987…you have high top white Nikes on and you have the kindest mullet this side of the Appalachians. You got it? Here’s another clue…You are the only guy in the band that is allowed to wear shorts and not look like a total goon for doing it. Not ringing a (cow) bell? Watch this!!!
IT’S THE OFFICIAL STRUNG OUT AIR DRUMMER CONTEST!!!
Forget all that air guitar crap where you prance around like there’s a hornet up your ass, take a seat on the riser and set up your video/web camera! You have exactly two weeks to send us a link to a video of you on You Tube playing the air drums to your favorite Strung Out song. We’ll pick the best 3 videos and put links to them in our poll section and let the PEOPLE vote on them. The winner gets an awesome prize package including an autographed, custom made Strung Out Paiste cymbal used by the band. Remember…you don’t necessarily have to be Smelly from NOFX, Keith Moon or the guy on the corner hitting a bucket and playing a Casio with his toes. Style, creativity and the acceptable amount of flare count just as much as being a technical master. Also, WE ARE ONLY GOING TO ACCEPT AIR DRUMMING VIDEOS so don’t send some lame video of you putting your cat in a jar or you taking a dump on a frisbee and please…no fire.
-Grand prize winner receives: Autographed custom made Strung Out Paiste cymbal, a pair of Pro-Mark Jordan Burns signature drumsticks, autographed CD, autographed poster
-2 Runner-ups receive: Autographed Remo drumhead, autographed poster, CD
-E-mail your You Tube video link to firstname.lastname@example.org with “STRUNG OUT AIR DRUMMER” in the subject line
-You have until June 26th to get us your video link
Mad Caddies Keep It Going in Tempe at Club Red!
Kye Smith is at it again! This time with a 5 minute drum chronology of Strung Out!
Chixdiggit returning to rock after a year off!
Another great review for Banner Pilot’s Souvenir.
Europe, beware, Masked Intruder are heading your way this September!
Get your NOFX summer fun tickets with Slighty Stoopid here and if you hurry, you can buy it without all the extra fees for $18 this weekend while supplies last.
Chris and Jake from STRUNG OUT to teach at Hemet High School! Don’t skip class this day!