After nearly 20 years of churning out nonstop hit records we figured it was high time to take on the daunting task of putting together a Fat Wreck Chords box set. Why? Well, besides the fact that we love a challenge, we realized that with over 280 releases and a roster that reads like a hall of fame list, it was probably long overdue. So, over the past few months we here at Fat engaged in many long discussions, heated debates, and, ultimately, an office mud wrestling match (which Floyd won, of course), in order to determine a track list that we thought was worthy of representing Fat. And we don’t mind saying that we did a damn good job. The box set is called Wrecktrospective (get it?) and it contains 3 discs. The first disc is a greatest hits of Fat, featuring 33 bands. The second disc features 28 previously unreleased demos. Finally, the third disc is the extremely limited Fat Club 7" series in it’s entirety, previously unavailable on cd. Just to sweeten the pot, there is a fold out poster included and a bevy of entertaining stories provided by the bands. All in all, you’d be crazy not to pick this thing up.
And if 88 songs aren’t enough for you, we will have Short Music For Short People on color vinyl available soon. 101 30 second songs never before on color vinyl.
We are pleased to announce NOFX are set to release Cokie the Clown on November 24th! This EP/7âx2 will be available on cd/vinyl and through ITUNES. Okay, wrap your brains around this release. Its five brand new songs by NOFX released on one CD and split up on two different 7âs. The CD EP is titled Cokie the Clown.Â TheÂ first 7â is also titled Cokie the Clown_, goÂ here for details! Â You may remember Fat Mike and his daughter performing “Straight Outta Massachusetts” for Pancake Mountain which you can watch here! The second 7â is titled My Orphan Year, click blank">here for details.Â EachÂ will have different covers and both will have different colored vinyl. Phew! Did you get all that? If not, read what Fat Mike has to say:
All right, Australia is a pretty cool place. I like it a whole bunch. Itâs actually my favorite country/continent/island in the world, but Fuck them and their stupid time zone! Seriously, what the fuck? It takes us 18 hours to fly home (2 of which were in Hawaii cuz the toilets on the plane broke) and when we get back to Caliâ¦â¦.and itâs the same fucking day!
Fuck, like the shite(sp) plane ride wasnât bad enough, now I gotta stay awake for another 10 hours. No can do. I fall asleep at 10:00 pm. Sounds reasonable? Until I wake up at 12:30 am. Yeah, cuz thatâs 5:30 pm Aussie time. This isnât really enough to bitch about, but fuck, I canât fall asleep till 8:00 am and thatâs with Ambien and whatever-pam. I woke up at 3 in the afternoon yesterday, only cuz I had to get my daughter from school.
So now itâs 6:15 am and Iâm writing this many word thing to tell everyone about our new EP, but my brain is dumb now and I donât write in a making sense manner so much. This is what I got:
Hey, BTWV (Vanessa), not 5 new song EP. 5 songs that were recorded during Coaster but didnât make the record cuz they were too good! Thatâs right, they are so good that the stupid president of our record label made us leave them off the record cuz we could, âMake more money with an EP â says him/he. NOFX think makes not sense, but heâs the guy with the fountain so we do what he says. Dudes crazy anyway. Talks about himself in the third person nonstop.
OK, Gotta go catch a flight to Riot Fest in 3 hours. Iâm dressing like a fucking clown all weekend. Big stretchâ¦.later, Cokie
Hey guys, So we start a tour with Strung Out in a few days, and after that we hit The Fest in Gainesville. And if that wasn’t enough we just confirmed a tour with the one and only Dropkick Murphys in November! We are beyond stoked that we get to drink only the finest of Irish alcoholic treats whilst (booze) cruising up the West Coast of the USA and across Canada with those fine gentlemen. This will be our first time back in Western Canada in some time too, so come get stupid with us and the Murphys and enjoy yourself.
STRUNG OUTâs brand new record, Agents Of The Underground, comes out today! Agents Of The Underground was produced by Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Social Distortion, Ignite) and can be heard on AOL Spinner by clicking here ! Check out this new interview with Jason from STRUNG OUT and a stellar new review! Available for a free download, you can get two tracks off Agents Of The Underground titled âBlack Crossesâ and âVanityâ by clicking here. Strung Out embark on a huge tour this October which includes Japan and Costa Rica, dates are below but be sure to visit their website to get the scoop on last minute additions and news. Agents Of The Underground can be purchased via cd, vinyl or ITunes by clicking here!
Strung Out live dates:
Oct 1 â San Antonio, TX Rock Bottom
Oct 2 â Austin, TX Red Seven
Oct 3 â Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
Oct 4 â Houston, TX Meridian/Red Room
Oct 5 â New Orleans, LA Howlin Wolf
Oct 6 â Panama City Beach, FL Crazy Marlins
Oct 7 â Tallahasse, FL The Engine Room
Oct 8 â Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Oct 9 â St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
Oct 10 â Orlando, FL The Social
Oct 11 â Jacksonville, FL Freebird Cafe
Oct 12 â Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Oct 14 â Fayetteville, NC Jesters
Oct 15 â Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern
Oct 16 â Virginia Beach, VA Peabodyâs
Oct 17 â Jermyn, PA Eleanor Rigbyâs
Oct 18 â Columbus, OH The Basement
Oct 19 â Toledo, OH Frankies
Oct 20 â Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
Oct 22 â Sauget, IL Pops
Oct 23 â Tulsa, OK The Marquee
Oct 24 â Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Oct 25 â Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
Oct 27 â Fort Collins, CO The Aggie Theatre
Oct 28 â Casper, WI Downtown Grill
Oct 30 â Salt Lake City, UT V2
Oct 31 â Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Nov 1 â Victorville, CA Karma
Nov 15 â San Jose, Costa Rica Club Vertigo
Nov 27 â Tokyo, Japan Shimokitazawa
Nov 29 â Yokohama, Japan F.A.D. Yokohama
Nov 30 â Tokyo, Japan Daikanyama UNIT
Dec 1 â Nagoya, Japan Club Quattro
Dec 2 â Osaka, Japan Club Quattro
Three years after their widely acclaimed debut release, Cuban Ballerina, DEAD TO ME are back with the long-promised follow up full-length, African Elephants. The extra time spent crafting and honing the album, while agonizing for fans, proved to be well worth it. From the very first track, the dub inspired âXâ, the maturation of DEAD TO MEâs sound is overtly apparent. What follows is a course of songs that both disarm and captivate the listener while seamlessly switching tempos and genres. African Elephants completely dismantles all preconceived notions that listeners may have formed about DTM.
2. Modern Muse
3. Nuthin Runnin Through My Brain
4. A Day Without a War
5. Bad Friends
6. Liebe Liese
7. Cruel World
8. Three Chord Strut
9. California Sun
10. Fell Right In
11. I Dare You
12. Tierra del Fuego
Download âModern Museâ for free by clicking here !
Check out Dead To Meâs upcoming tour to fest and beyond!
Read a new Dead To Me interview by clicking here.
Merci beaucoup on transforming “The Decline” by NOFX!
Looks like Christmas is coming early! The NOFX Brazil tour is back on!
Celebrate summer with Banner Pilot! June dates announced.
Head over to New Noise Magazine for Western Addiction’s second European tour journal!
Check out all the new Get Dead tour dates!
Watch Bad Cop/Bad Cop perform unplugged over at Punks In Vegas!
Less Than Jake are heading out on the second leg of their tour with Reel Big Fish this May and June!
Lagwagon was just added to the NOFX shows in United Kingdom with Alkaline Trio playing too. Making it one of the best tours of the year!
New review of Western Addiction’s I’m Not the Man That I Thought I’d Be on Dying Scene.