We’re thankful to have survived the perils of overeating and binge drinking that we here at Fat associate with the Thanksgiving weekend. To celebrate, we decided to give you a sneak peak at Strung Out’s new killer cover art:
The record is an extensive collection of B-sides and outtakes titled Prototypes and Painkillers. It will be available March 2009 on CD and LP.
But first, The Loved Ones new EP Distractions is slated for a February 3rd release. Finely tuned from a slew of international tours, TLO recently hit the studio to record a six song EP that impeccably captures their Americana roots, pop influences, and unforgettable melodies—not to mention a tune or two you may already know and love…
NOFX have announced that they will take Smoke or Fire as main support for their West Coast dates beginning this January. Check below to see all additional support for each show. Tickets are now on sale for all dates! Get yours here.
01/30/09 Las Vegas, NV at The Joint w/ Smoke or Fire, Holding onto Sound
01/31/09 Phoenix, AZ at The Marquee w/ Smoke or Fire, The Impossible Ones, VW Trainwreck
02/03/09 San Diego, CA at House of Blues w/ Smoke or Fire, Pour Habit
02/04/09 San Diego, CA at House of Blues w/ Youth Brigade, Smoke or Fire
02/06/09 Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda w/ Smoke or Fire, Roll The Tanks
02/08/09 Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda w/ Mad Caddies, Smoke or Fire
02/10/09 San Francisco, CA at Slim’s w/ Smoke or Fire, The Kegels
02/11/09 San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall w/ Smoke or Fire, The Singularity
02/13/09 San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore w/ Smoke or Fire, The Kegels
02/14/09 San Francisco, CA at Thee Parkside w/ Smoke or Fire, Druglords of the Avenues
02/17/09 Santa Cruz, CA at The Catalyst w/ Youth Brigade, Smoke or Fire
02/19/09 Anaheim, CA at The Grove w/ Smoke or Fire, Pour Habit
02/20/09 Agoura Hills, CA at The Canyon Club w/ Smoke or Fire, Killroy
02/22/09 Agoura Hills, CA at The Canyon Club w/ Mad Caddies, Smoke or Fire
Don’t forget NOFX goes to Hawaii for two dates in the middle of January! And they’re totally taking the whole Fat office! Mahalo.
Now is your chance to snag a Deluxe Limited Edition Double LP of Good Riddance’s very last release, Remain In Memory: The Final Show. We only pressed 1100, and we will not repress this! Each record is colored vinyl with hand-numbered gatefold jackets, including an 11×11 full color, 56 page Good Riddance photo history book.
Remain In Memory is a live recording of Good Riddance‘s final show in their hometown of Santa Cruz, California on May 27th, 2007. The set list reads more like a greatest hits album, mixing the best of the band’s 12+ year career and touching on favorites from each of their seven full lengths, EPs, and 7"s on Fat, plus a couple of rarities. Order your copy here while supplies last!
NOFX will be heading South to dry out (we’re talking weather, not booze here, don’t worry) during the winter months of January and February. They will play a smattering of shows throughout Nevada, Arizona and California. More dates, support bands & some exciting news all announced soon, but for now here’s what we’ve got cookin’:
1/30/09 Las Vegas, NV at The Joint
1/31/09 Phoenix, AZ at The Marquee
2/03/09 San Diego, CA at House of Blues
2/04/09 San Diego, CA at House of Blues
2/06/09 Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda
2/08/09 Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda
2/10/09 San Francisco, CA at Slim’s
2/11/09 San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall
2/13/09 San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore
2/14/09 San Francisco, CA at Thee Parkside
2/19/09 Anaheim, CA at The Grove
2/20/09 Agoura Hills, CA at The Canyon Club
2/22/09 Agoura Hills, CA at The Canyon Club
Dead To Me, Little Brother
This new five song EP from Dead To Me fills the tall order of surpassing the lofty expectations set by the band’s critically acclaimed first full length Cuban Ballerina. Little Brother showcases unforgettable melodies earnestly belted out by the dueling lead vocals of Jack and Chicken along with a sophisticated stylistic diversity that displays the band’s maturation and songwriting prowess. Bold, vivid album art designed by the band completes this pretty package.
Swingin’ Utters, Hatest Grits: B-Sides And Bullshit
San Francisco’s biggest and best punk band, the Swingin’ Utters, have returned to set the scene with their latest release, Hatest Grits: B-Sides And Bullshit. Where other bands have made a mockery of street punk with their corny gimmicks and posturing, the Utters deliver music brimming with the passion and desperation the genre is known for. Hatest Grits is a collection of rare 7" singles, b-sides, album outtakes, compilation songs and covers, including nine previously unreleased tracks (and a few surprises). Insert includes liner notes on each song from band members past & present and tons of old photos.
See them live in Texas:
11/08/08 Austin, TX at Fun Fun Fun Fest @ Waterloo Park w/ Cro-Mags, Krum Bums, Bitter End
11/09/08 Dallas, TX at The Prophet Bar w/ The Adolescents, Krum Bums
11/10/08 San Antonio, TX at Rock Bottom w/ The Adolescents, Krum Bums
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!