The Distractions EP features three brand new original songs and three classic covers originally penned by Billy Bragg, Bruce Springsteen, and Joe Strummer. We are also extending the sale on The Loved Ones back catalog (Keep Your Heart, Build & Burn) through the end of the day today, so get all three amazing records on CD right now! Vinyl for Distractions will be available soon, so check back!
Download the title track of the new Loved Ones EP Distractions right here. The record comes out next Tuesday, but you can pre-order it now:
In anticipation of the new release, we are having a Loved Ones catalogue sale. Each full length CD is only $5 dollars until next Tuesday, February 3rd!
Doesn’t that sorta make you feel like dancing?
The NOFX dudes and their crew did a giant world tour in 2006, and they brought a camera man. They played shows way out in the sticks, places where you couldn’t buy a NOFX record if your life depended on it. The resulting video footage was exciting, chaotic, and hilarious—sorta like Spinal Tap meets the Decline of Western Civilization meets Pineapple Express…but it’s all real!!
Add some subtitles, a few musical montages, and voila! An 8-part docu-series was born! NOFX: Backstage Passport first aired in April 2008 on Fuse TV, and back by popular demand, it will now be released in its entirety right here on Fat Wreck Chords.
On March 17th NOFX: Backstage Passport will be available on DVD! This 2-disc set will include all 8 original episodes, plus OVER 2 HOURS of uncensored, never-before-seen bonus footage! You thought the absinthe-chugging Kent on the train to Russia scene was funny? Well, wait til you see what happens when he’s drunk in public at the Rio airport and the Brazilian cops get involved.
Currently, NOFX are working on their tans, learning the hula, and playing a few shows in Hawaii. Check out all their upcoming tour dates for the year including their 25th Anniversary shows, the PunkSpring Festival in Japan, and a European tour in April and May. Get your tickets now!
Oh yeah, we also have this old 7" inch we’re trying to get rid of from this unknown band called Rancid on some white shoes colored vinyl. It includes some alternate versions of songs you’ve probably never heard of like “Radio” and “Dope Sick Girl”. It’s a limited pressing so buy one here if you like collecting round white things…
NOFX are turning 25 this year! To commemorate this historic event, they will play three special anniversary shows in February. All four eras of NOFX will be represented both in person and in song, with old members of the band showing up to play some old tunes:
The Three Piece Era, 1983 – 1987: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin
The Casillas Era, 1987 – 1988: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin, Dave Casillas
The Kidwiler Era, 1988 – 1991: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin, Steve Kidwiler
The El Hefe Era, 1991 – Present: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin, El Hefe
Check out the dates:
2/04/09 San Diego, CA at The House of Blues w/ Youth Brigade, Smoke or Fire
2/05/09 Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda w/ Youth Brigade, Channel 3, Sin 34
2/15/09 San Francisco, CA at Slim’s w/ Youth Brigade, Turbonegra
Our 4 for 3 Sale is back just in time for the Holidays. Order any 4 CDs for the price of 3! Fill up your basket in the webstore, and the discount will be applied when you check out. This is a limited time offer so pick up all your punk rock presents today! Get ’em here to avoid risking your life like this. Sheesh. Floyd recommends filling in the holes in your Goober Patrol collection.
Achtung Deutschländers! Here’s a new review for CJ Ramone’s Understand Me? 7"!
Spike Slawson and Joey Cape of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes talk Riot Fest and Getting Booed Off Stage.
Nice Masked Intruder review at the Scene Point Blank site!
New interview with Russ Rankin from Good Riddance where he discusses activism, recording a new record and WHAT’s on his iPod!
The Flatliners added more dates after their tour with Hot Water Music!
Read a new interview with Bill Stevenson of the Descendents here!
Masked Intruder won over Lucerne, Switzerland!
Good Riddance show report from last week in Long Beach!
Alternative Press knows what’s up! STRUNG OUT made their “Bands You Absolutely Must Watch At Riot Fest” list. Check it out here!