Stereokiller is premiering “Life’s a Long Revenge”, a brand new song from MORNING GLORY’s upcoming Fat debut, Poets Were My Heroes, out August 28th. Pre-order your copy and then read what drummer Early Gates had to say about the song:
“This was another really fun song to record! Ezra had mentioned that he wanted to try to use drum sticks (rather than hi hats, or snare rim knocks) to keep the rhythm during the verses, so we tried a few different approaches. First we tried to tape a drum stick to a cymbal stand, but it kept getting lose and falling. Then we tried to attach the stick to a mic stand. It had the same problem. Also, it just didn’t have a nice warm sound. Our final solution was Ezra standing there holding one drum stick with both hands. It had the perfect recoil and sound that we were looking for. For live shows I’ve schemed a way to hold one drum stick out to become part of the drum kit. I also did the rocking whistling solo on this track.Since it’s hard to walk and chew gum (and drum and whistle) at the same time, we been having kids do the whistling at shows.”
Don’t miss their record release show in Brooklyn, NY on August 28th. The first 100 people get their brand new record for free. Tickets here.
Less Than Jake fans, get stoked!! We recently collaborated with the band to give their classic Borders & Boundaries album a worthy and deserved overhaul, including previously unreleased tracks, a live dvd, new artwork and a bunch of other cool shit. Get a rundown of all the details in Chris’ statement about the rerelease below.
Fat Wreck Chords and Less Than Jake are happy to announce the re-release of our album “Borders and Boundaries” Originally released in 2000, this release has 15 songs of pop, punk and ska anthems that we are still proud of to this day. The album includes songs that have been a consistent staple in the LTJ live set such as “Suburban Myth”, “Look What Happened” and the bands signature song about our hometown “Gainesville Rock City”. Along with the original 15 tracks, the re-issue comes with completely new artwork, never before released demos and a bonus DVD of the entire “Borders and Boundaries” album performed live in it’s entirety. Recorded in 2007 in front of a home state crowd in Orlando, Florida, the DVD also includes footage of other songs performed that night in addition to the album songs. We were so happy to join the Fat Wreck team back in 2000 and are even more stoked today that we have been given the opportunity to re-release this album. Cheers. See ya on the road—Chris-LTJ
Lagwagon have been on an absolute tear since the deluxe reissues of Duh, Trashed, Hoss, Double Plaidinum and Let’s Talk About Feelings late last year. 2012 has been an endless trek with non-stop touring through Canada, Europe, and the upcoming US Fat Wreck Tour in October. As if that weren’t enough, now they’ll be making a trip to Australia in November as well. Crikey! Fans can expect each show to be filled with all the classics. Get your tickets early as they haven’t been down under since 2008! Check the dates below.
Teenage Bottlerocket’s Freak Out! tour keeps growing. They’ve just added a slew of October dates with Toys That Kill, Masked Intruder, and label-mates Smoke or Fire. Check the dates here! Read this new review and rock out to their “Headbanger” video here. One of our favorite news posts about the TBR video is from this metal site (who the fuck are Teenage Bottlerocket indeed).
Teenage Bottlerocket’s Freak Out! is available digitally, on vinyl and CD here!
NOFX’s new single Ronnie & Mags is out today! The 7” features two brand new songs: one from their upcoming full-length Self Entitled (out September 11th and which you can pre-order now) and one track exclusive to this 7”, which is limited to 5,000 copies. Order your copy on vinyl or digital here!
NOFX perform at this year’s Riot Fest and will be joined by label-mates Teenage Bottlerocket in September. Check out an interview and stream of “Ronnie & Mags from Vice. Watch a new interview with Fat Mike filmed at Fat Wreck Chords here! (Don’t tell Mike but our store isn’t actually open every Friday. Real store opening dates & times here.)
TMZ caught up with Joey Cape?!
Western Addiction were interviewed for the latest Razorcake podcast!
Direct Hit! is playing a show with Rise Against on Friday in Chicago!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits just came out. Check out this review on Paste Magazine
Volume up, pedal down. Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar European tour is happening now! Don’t miss it.
Chicken from Dead To Me was interviewed on Is This Music podcast. Give it a listen!