American Steel‘s brand new record, Destroy Their Future, comes out today! The new album marks the triumphant return of these adored East Bay / Gilman scene punks. Twelve soulful songs with their signature cultured lyrics that are a perfect amalgam of the bandâs previous albums Roguesâ March and Jagged Thoughts_. For a limited time (while supplies last) we will have autographed copies of the CD available to our mailorder and online customers and we just posted the 2nd free song, “Dead and Gone”, in our mp3 section. The band is about to embark on the 8th Annual Unbelievable Self-Indulgence Festartist/89 which is a giant US tour with the Lawrence Arms. They’re even going to play on a BOAT one night! I’m sure if you pulled off a pretty kind cannonball they’d give you a free t-shirt you could wear while being gaffed out of the Hudson and then promptly arrested.
The Flatliners brand new CD/LP, The Great Awake, is in stores now! Fat is putting out the record worldwide minus Canada which will be handled by Union 2112 Records. If you still aren’t convinced with the two free mp3’s we gave you then please check them out live from the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland, OH via webcast on Yebo TV on Monday, Sept. 10th at 7:30PM EST. The band will soon be filming a video for the song Eulogy and we’ll post that for you in the coming weeks. People crapped their pants sideways for the colored vinyl of this release and it is already sold out but you can still pick up the regular CD & LP for only $8 in our web store.
The debut Fat album from Toronto, Ontarioâs, the Flatliners, is now up for pre-order in our online store and it’s only 8 BUCKS!!! The Great Awake is twelve tracks of raging punk infused with reggae, ska and hardcore in the vein of Operation Ivy, NOFX and Dillinger Four. The record officially comes out on September 4th but if you order now you will probably get it on or before the release date. All four members of this band are under 21 so they are wise beyond their Canadian years. You’ll be able to stream 5 songs from the record right here starting Wednesday. Speaking of streams …this is the original DIY Wii!
THEY’VE ACTUALLY GOTTEN WORSE LIVE
Ever done something you regret while drunk? I know, I know… so embarrassing, right? Ever woken up and rubbed your pounding skull and said, “What did I do last night?” Oh man…you should have seen yourself… first… you got totally blitzed and then… then… this is the best part… YOU RECORDED A LIVE RECORD! That’s right, back in January, NOFX booked 3 nights of talking mixed with the occasional song at Slim’s in San Francisco and recorded a live record. It’s their sloppiest, drunkest, funnest, best sounding recording ever with new versions of old songs, rare songs and they even made sure not to play any songs off their 1995 live album I Heard They Suck Live. They’ve Actually Gotten Worse Live is scheduled to make the walk of shame into record stores sometime in November.
THE LOVED ONES IN THE STUDIO
The pride of Philadelphia and are about to start recording their brand new follow up to 2006’s Keep Your Heart. The Loved Ones are heading into the studio in September and they even convinced Pete Steinkopf and Bryan Kienlen from the Bouncing Souls to park their hogs long enough to produce the record!!! They’ve also lined up some awesome cameos including Franz Nicolay from the Hold Steady to pummel the ivory for them! The album is scheduled to come out in early 2008. The brotherly lovers are then headed to Europe with NOFX in November!
While we were standing around scratching our heads trying to figure out how the hell we were going to cut up all those Gimmes cowboy 7 inches into squares, we thought…why not confuse the crap out of you and announce another awesome vinyl project we have coming up but NOT tell you the release date. Ha ha ha, now that’s a “Fat classic”! In the very near future we are going to start re-issuing some of our classic LP’s on colored vinyl. We are going to start with *Lagwagon*’s Duh which originally made it’s debut in October of 1992 and who knows where we’ll end up…maybe at the end of a long line or with something that needs to be cleaned. Ever wonder how a record is made? Watch this and this.
New review for Strung Out Transmission.Alpha.Delta!
Yotam from Useless ID has some solo shows coming up. Head on out and support him!
Strung Out added a few more US tour dates!
LESS THAN JAKE are jumping the pond this week! Did you get your tickets?
Holler! Less Than Jake join Snoop Dogg, Billy Bragg and more at this years Kendal Calling!
The Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar European tour starts today!
Hang tough! The Dwarves have announced a slew of dates!
Read a new interview with Johnny from Old Man Markley about working on Home Street Home!