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14Dec, 2006
“X-MAS BONUSPLAYER!

I know that you were probably looking forward to getting a succulent ham or a $36 gift certificate to Hickory Farms but we thought we would give you something where you didn’t have to look at your loved one and go, “Wow, a uh reindeer doormat…uh…I’ve been..wanting one of these? Thanks?” We present to you our X-MAS BONUS ONLINE WINTER RARITIES PLAYER! It features previously unreleased and rare tracks from NOFX, Strike Anywhere, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Lagwagon, etc. as well as brand new songs from Only Crime, Smoke or Fire, Leftover Crack and many more. You can stream it or just download the whole damn thing onto your walkman. The player is also available as a podcast (#8) here.

Stream/Download the “X-Mas Bonus” player: http://www.fatwreck.com/xmasbonus/

30Nov, 2006
Holiday Mailorder Deadline!!!

We know that your arms are probably tired from putting people in headlocks in order to get a Playstation 3 and thoroughly and properly ignore your family for the holidays but we wanted to tell you about some end of the year happenings here at Fat. We will be closing for the holidays so any orders placed in the webstore after December 12th most likely won’t be shipped out until after we get back in January. Also, we are having a massive holiday t-shirt and sweatshirt sale. It’s a good time to order now because most of our shirts and sweatshirts will soon be discontinued! Lastly, we are cranking away on our online winter rarities bonus player and we should be able to post that soon. It will feature previously unreleased and rare tracks from NOFX, Strike Anywhere, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Lagwagon, etc. as well as brand new songs from Only Crime, Smoke or Fire, Leftover Crack and many more. Now you won’t have to listen to that horrible song about that total pile of crap snowman and his COAL EYES. Come on man, the world’s global temperature is rising and this guy still wants to use a fossil fuel for eyes? Outrageous!!! Don’t get me started about his pesticide-ridden, genetically-engineered nose either. It’s selfish if you ask me.

14Nov, 2006
BAD ASTRONAUT Twelve Small Steps… OUT TODAY!

With Thanksgiving on the horizon I thought I would give you something to be thankful for other than a dry turkey or that tube-shaped, cranberry thing that kind of looks like a gelatinous, rolled up sleeping bag… BAD ASTRONAUT Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment. This is the third and final album from the indie rock side project of Lagwagon’s lead singer and songwriter Joey Cape. This 7-piece band features Marko from Sugarcult and former Lagwagon drummer Derrick Plourde. As a pony-tailed label schlep, I’m not supposed to tell you about where you can hear numerous songs from the record for free but we have two mp3’s up here, you can hear “Stillwater, California” here and what the hell…you can hear the whole damn thing here. Don’t forget about the Joey Spews section of the band’s website for constant updates. Now you can go back to watching your dad chugging “pilgrim punch” and fall asleep yelling at the Cowboys…maybe that’s just my family. NO THANKSgiving!

31Oct, 2006
Happy Halloween Crackheads! LOC/CF split 7" out NOW!

Today is the day and “no” I don’t mean it is the day you are allowed to dress up like a flasher “legally”. The brand new Leftover Crack / Citizen Fish split 7" is officially out and the Cracktoberfest tour is well under way. The poor Sainte Catherines have regrettably missed two shows but other than that it’s squatting right along. I heard it was because of bad weather but I bet they were swimming. Dead To Me joins the tour on Nov. 12th in Albuquerque. This is all of course leading up to the split CD we are putting out with Leftover Crack and Citizen Fish in March of 2007. Each band will be contributing 7 songs with Leftover Crack covering a Subhumans and Citizen Fish song and Citizen Fish covering a Choking Victim and Leftover Crack song. Leftover Crack guitarist Brad Logan wrote this cool piece about the origin of the Cracktoberfest tour that I want you to check out. Alright, go smash pumpkins.

25Oct, 2006
NOFX gets out their 2007 calendar

NOFX have updated their website and mapped out their upcoming plans for 2007. They also posted some cool photos of them eating dinner and buying swords from their recent trip to South America in the Bore Journal. The band had this to say…

Nearly dozens of you have written to ask us our plans, when are we coming to your town? etc. Here are our basic plans for 2007. In January we will play a bunch of shows in California, keep on the look out for dates soon.

Then in mid February we will finally make the leap back down under, New Zealand, Australia and finally Tasmania. Sorry it has taken so long. In April we go to Japan and we hope to go to China, Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysian, maybe some other places in Asia. We are open to ideas, if you have any, write the Bore Journal and make the subject “Asia or Bust”.

After this we will take a few months off. Why? It’s a secret, try to guess. In the late summer we will be in Europe for sure. Then in the fall we will go to Central America and the Caribbean, as well as try to make up for the shows that failed in South America this fall.

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