We just wanted to say thank you to everyone who participated in raising funds for our Haiti relief sale. In one week we collected $4265 which weâll donate in full to Partners In Health. There is still plenty of other cool stuff happening to try and continue raising funds. If you live in the bay area, check out the Slim’s benefit show for Haiti where Dead To Me will perform on Friday, February 5th. Also, Limitedpressing.com has been adding collectable vinyl daily and has a ton of sweet items for you to choose from, even some rare <a href=http://www.fatwreck.com/band/index/6 target="_blank">*NOFX* vinyl that we donated. Click <a href=http://limitedpressing.com/auctions target="_blank">here to check it out and help them continue their Haiti relief efforts. Lastly, our good friends Propagandhi are making a digital EP to be released on G7, with proceeds going to Partners In Health. You can read about it by going <a href=http://www.exclaim.ca/articles/generalarticlesynopsfullart.aspx?csid1=140&csid2=844&fid1=44137 target="_blank">here.
Tony Sly, singer of No Use For A Name is set to release his debut solo album titled 12 Song Program on February 16th. Spin.com is currently premiering a brand new track titled âVia Munichâ and you can download it for free by clicking here! Karina Denike lends her vocals to this track and others on this release. Many of you may remember Karina Denike best from her Dance Hall Crasher days but she has been singing on her own for years and you can check her web site out here. Tony Sly had this to say about collaborating with Karina:
Karina Denike sings background vocals on this song as well as 6 others on the record. I wanted to give the whole record that old style feel when a female had to sing the high parts, long before pitch-shifting and auto tuning was invented.
Check out Tony Slyâs tour dates here!
Click here to check out Tony Slyâs revamped MySpace page.
We here at Fat, like so many others, are trying to do our part to help raise money for Haiti. That being said, weâve dug up some of our rarest, most limited, and closest to out of print releases and collectibles and weâre making them available to you. But not for free. By purchasing any of these youâre doing your part and helping us do ours. ALL the proceeds from these purchases will go directly to Partners In Health to help provide relief to Haiti and its people. If for some weird reason youâre not into rare NOFX vinyl and would rather just donate directly to PIH, you can do that too by going here. The quantities of some of these releases are super limited, so check out what weâre offering and jump on it, cause what we have left is gonna go quick! In these times, what better way to spend your hard earned cash, get some awesome stuff and help those in need. Itâs a win/win. Check back soon as we hope to add additional items.
Punknews and Paper and Plastic launched a series of benefit auctions at LimitedPressing.com. Click <a href=http://www.punknews.org/article/36710#ixzz0dwFlnCY “target=”_blank">here for the details.
Smoke Or Fire are a crafty bunch. After touring the world on This Sinking Ship and remaining dormant for almost a year we had the good fortune of having a 7â dropped in our laps. Say what? Hold up, thereâs even more. Theyâve been writing, and recording demos for a follow up full length and have plans to tour to Harvest of Hope and SXSW. The 7â is titled Prehistoric Knife Fight and features two brand new tracks. To read more about what went into making the 7â take a peek at what Jeremy from SOF had to say:
So, on January 13th we headed into Sound of Music studios in Richmond, VA with our friend and engineer Casey Martin, to record two songs for our upcoming 7". The record will be titled Prehistoric Knife Fight and will be released again by our dear friends at Fat Wreck Chords. The plan is to hopefully have it ready for Harvest of Hope Festival which we’ll be playing in mid March. It’s been a while since we’ve released anything and we’re all really stoked to finally get something out. Sometime this spring we’ll be finishing up the full length. The songs are called “Speak Easy” and “Modesty”, A and B side in that order. None of this would have been possible without our friends in Landmines who lent us gear, a practice space, an engineer, and a drummer. Thanks guys!! Hope ya’ll like it as much as we do. See you out there.
SOF tour dates!
Join SOF on Facebook by going here!
Click here to go to their MySpace page.
MySpace is currently premiering our brand new video from Teenage Bottlerocket titled “Bigger Than Kiss.” The song comes from their latest release They Came From The Shadows. Click here to check it out on MySpace right now! Ray from Teenage Bottlerocket had this to say about the video:
When we recorded “Bigger Than Kiss” we knew it would make for a hilarious video. The only problem was getting in touch with Kerry King and KISS to shoot the thing. An animated video made the most sense to us because it was the only way to represent the song without a million dollar budget. We were familiar with animator Ben Levin, and we are fans of his work. We asked him if he would be interested in doing the video, and he was excited to work with us. Soon after we were receiving sample clips from Ben, and we were completely blown away. Mr. Levin really out did himself with this video. We are stoked on how funny it turned out!
Download MP3s of “Skate or Die” and “Don’t Want To Go”here.
TBR’s tour dates!
Chris Cresswell covered Walking Is Still Honest by Against Me!
Good Riddance are off to Australia and New Zealand! Show them a good time!
Masked Intruder will be on Punknews at 5pm PST answering all your questions!
Ever wonder what our bands favorite Fat Wreck releases are? Wonder no more! We asked them for you! First up is Useless ID!
Fat Mike Reflects on 25 Years of ‘Quality Punk Rock’ with Exclaim!
Havana Affair! Here is a CJ Ramone interview straight out of Cuba!
Dying Scene has a Q&A with Swingin Utters, The Flatliners, toyGuitar and Bad Cop / Bad Cop!