Itâs not even April Foolâs this time! Yep, you heard right, we are proud to announce that on July 7th, 2009 Fat Wreck Chords will be releasing The Original Cowboy by Against Me!. These predominantly never-before-heard demos were recorded at Goldentone Studio in Gainesville, FL with Rob McGregor on July 15th, 2003. The session was scheduled prior to Against Me!âs trip to Memphisâ Ardent Studios where As The Eternal Cowboy was recorded (the bandâs first release with Fat). Tom Gabel explains the decision to go to Ardent: âHaving already recorded our first full length album and two previous EPs with Rob at Goldentone, we wanted to do something different for our second full length. We specifically wanted to make an all analog recording with as few overdubs as possible which is what we could do at Ardent. With Rob McGregor coming along to produce, we wanted to make sure he was familiar with the songs, so we made this demo recording.â
At the insistence of Fat Mike, the song âCavalier Eternalâ from the 7/15/03 session did end up making it onto As The Eternal Cowboy, Mike preferring the demo to the version made at Ardent. Gabel describes the natural ease and success of those July sessions: âRecorded and mixed in only a couple of hours, The Original Cowboy was only meant to be a trial run, but, listening to it today, thereâs a part of me that feels foolish for ever recording these songs a second time.â
1. A Brief Yet Triumphant Introduction/Cliche Guevarra
2. Mutiny On The Electronic Bay
4. Rice And Bread
5. Cavalier Eternal
6. Unsubstantiated Rumors
7. Slurring The Rhythms
8. You Look Like I Need A Drink/ Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists
The Original Cowboy will be available on CD, vinyl LP and iTunes, with a limited color vinyl run available to early bird buyers. Check back soon for more release news, but in the meantime, check out Against Me!âs Fat Wreck Chords release history right here!
Download *NOFX*âs new hit song, âCreeping Out Saraâ right here and pre-order Coaster if you havenât already cuz it comes out next week:
Thinking about getting into a message board internet feud over the song? Donât be a haterâmake your own âCreeping Out Saraâ music video instead! Submit your video to *NOFX*’s contest right here and win a bunch of free NOFX shit.
We got the idea for this contest when we saw this one a couple days ago. Itâs our favorite so far. Now beat that!
NOFX are currently on tour with The Flatliners and Pour Habit in Europe. Check out all their tour dates right here.
Check out what happened when NOFX stopped by the MySpace studios for a live performance and interview for MySpace Musicâs Transmissions session.
Now that the release date has finally arrived for Bullet Treatment Designated Vol. I, we are almost sold out! Get yours from Fatâs mailorder on yellow vinyl, or you can find it on black in select record stores for a limited time.
From the land of Dillinger Four comes Banner Pilot, a bunch of Midwestern boys that had us at âwhoa-whoaâ. They are set to record in their hometown of Minneapolis at Terrarium next week, and will put out the record on Fat come Fall. Check out some older tunes at their MySpace page., and their upcoming show dates right here..
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!
toyGuitar stopped by Punks In Vegas for a quick stripped down session!
Masked Intruder and The Copyrights are hitting the road this fall. Substream has a teaser!