Fat Mike, Eric Melvin, Erik Sandin, and El Hefe are set to embark on what will probably be the most revealing tour of their lives. After three decades of NOFX, the full story is finally being told in their upcoming book, NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, to be released on April 12th through Da Capo Press. Along with the book release, they’ll be touring throughout North America, playing shows at night, and demolishing book stores by day. Folks can expect to hear them read excerpts of their pranks, drunkenness and fun, alongside the horrors of murder, suicide, addiction, riots and more. Head here to view their upcoming book tour and concert dates, and here to pre-order the book! Or grab a copy at your local bookstore, especially the ones listed in the tour dates that are hosting NOFX!
As promised, we have some new music headed your way from our latest signees, Mean Jeans! Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll release a new single from these illustrious creatures on March 18th. The three-song 7" is titled Nite Vision and features a brand new song culled from their upcoming full-length (details to be announced soon), along with two exclusive B-sides! Just a taste of what’s coming down the pike. Check out what Billy Jeans (guitar/vox) had to say about the release below:
Mean Jeans have awoken from a self-inflicted stupor and are all hyped up on the next phase. We’ve been sitting on a gang of party punk smashers that we’ll be releasing over the next few months, starting with our debut Fat single. Dig it, get geared up for our forthcoming LP and catch us in the Pacific Northwest and SXSW in March, both coasts in May, and Europe this summer.
March 4th, the release date for face to face’s new full length, Protection, is still over a month away. But we’ve got a little something to tide you over until then. The Onion A.V.Club is premiering the first new track from the album, “Double Crossed.” It’s a perfect blend of driving guitars and catchy melodies that’ll leave you thirsting for more. Luckily for all of you, the album is up for pre-order now, with a few bundle options below. Stay tuned, as face to face have a ton of tour dates up their sleeve, which include the already announced MusInk and Punk Rock Bowling!
April 19 – Southampton, UK @ Lennon’s
April 20 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
April 21 – London, UK @ Dingwalls
April 22 – Norwich, UK @ The Owl Sanctuary
April 23 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Punkfest
April 24 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 3
PEARS laid siege to the punk world with their 2014 debut release, Go To Prison, and have been on a buzz-generating rampage ever since. After spending the better part of two years turning the hardcore scene on its ear, PEARS continue along the warpath with their hotly anticipated second full-length, Green Star, out April 1st (no joke!).
Green Star rages with 16 tracks that are loaded with blazingly fast spurts of aggression. Re-recorded versions of “Snowflake” and “Anhedonia” (previously heard on last year’s Letters to Memaw 7-inch) take on new life, thanks in part to A Wilhelm Scream guitarist Mike Supina, who helped engineer the album. Alongside Supina, James Whitten, who also helped produce Go To Prison, works his magic on 14 new tracks of unstoppable hardcore.
To elaborate on how PEARS approached recording their latest full-length, singer Zach Quinn says, “The biggest difference was Go To Prison was a fast thing—we just threw it together. This, we slaved over it. We wrote songs and cut songs and cut parts of songs and put them into other songs. It was a nightmare, but I’ve never been more proud of anything. Even though it was a completely different process, it feels like the next step.”
PEARS are already tackling 2016 with vigor. Expect PEARS to continue to bring that energy to stages around the world, starting with Australia in March, followed by North America and Europe.
Los Angeles! If you can breathe your brown air well enough tomorrow, get over and see Dead To Me!
San Diego Punk (yeah, you know the guy) got Mean Jeans drunk and interviewed them.
Hey American West! Bad Cop/Bad Cop is ready to rock for you over the next week!
Leftover Crack is ready to rock Canada this week!
New interview with Direct Hit frontman Nick Woods.
How do you say “Party” in Swedish? We’re guessing this interview Mean Jeans has the answer.
CJ Ramone talks about why 1989 “should have been the end of the century” in a new Rolling Stone piece.
Strung Out, Mad Caddies and CJ Ramone have all been added to Stemweder Open Air in Germany!