We are stoked to be releasing Bullet Treatment’s lastest project. The brainchild of musician/guitarist Chuck Dietrich, Bullet Treatment is an unconventional hardcore act that functions as a revolving door of punk rock stalwarts and stars. Each release features different musicians from a wide range of bands coming together to write, record and occasionally perform powerful, driving, classically inspired punk rock.
Here’s a word from Chuck, BT mastermind:
The main goal of the punk rock juggernaut that is Bullet Treatment is to play real hardcore punk rock—the kind that would make greats like the Circle Jerks, Minor Threat, and Bad Brains proud. Every project has different people involved, and members in past projects have included guys and gals from Suicidal Tendencies, Insted, The Bronx, Civet, The Voids, Dee Dee Ramone’s Band, The Icarus Line, etc. For the most part, we fly by the seats of our pants, often recording without ever meeting each other. For this 7", every song will be exactly the same instrumentally, while each singer will write and perform their own individual vocal track without hearing any of the other recordings. Featured vocalists are Johnny from the Swingin’ Utters, Russ from Only Crime, Thomas of Strike Anywhere, Tim from Rise Against, Stza from Star Fucking Hipsters and Chris #2 of Anti-Flag. The record is called Designated Vol. I, and will be available on vinyl 7" with a limited color pressing and for digital download.
Look for a springtime release date and more info on Bullet Treatment back here soon!
That’s right, we just stole another great band from another small label. Identical twins Ray and Brandon Carlisle started Bottlerocket in 2001, recruited Kody from The Lillingtons, Fatty’s favorite band, and put a couple of records out with our pals at Red Scare Industries. Known for their fast and fun live shows and small town charm, TBR caught our eye, and then won our hearts.
Photo: Brian Kelleher
But don’t take our word for it, read it and weep, people!
The Distractions EP features three brand new original songs and three classic covers originally penned by Billy Bragg, Bruce Springsteen, and Joe Strummer. We are also extending the sale on The Loved Ones back catalog (Keep Your Heart, Build & Burn) through the end of the day today, so get all three amazing records on CD right now! Vinyl for Distractions will be available soon, so check back!
Download the title track of the new Loved Ones EP Distractions right here. The record comes out next Tuesday, but you can pre-order it now:
In anticipation of the new release, we are having a Loved Ones catalogue sale. Each full length CD is only $5 dollars until next Tuesday, February 3rd!
Doesn’t that sorta make you feel like dancing?
The NOFX dudes and their crew did a giant world tour in 2006, and they brought a camera man. They played shows way out in the sticks, places where you couldn’t buy a NOFX record if your life depended on it. The resulting video footage was exciting, chaotic, and hilarious—sorta like Spinal Tap meets the Decline of Western Civilization meets Pineapple Express…but it’s all real!!
Add some subtitles, a few musical montages, and voila! An 8-part docu-series was born! NOFX: Backstage Passport first aired in April 2008 on Fuse TV, and back by popular demand, it will now be released in its entirety right here on Fat Wreck Chords.
On March 17th NOFX: Backstage Passport will be available on DVD! This 2-disc set will include all 8 original episodes, plus OVER 2 HOURS of uncensored, never-before-seen bonus footage! You thought the absinthe-chugging Kent on the train to Russia scene was funny? Well, wait til you see what happens when he’s drunk in public at the Rio airport and the Brazilian cops get involved.
Currently, NOFX are working on their tans, learning the hula, and playing a few shows in Hawaii. Check out all their upcoming tour dates for the year including their 25th Anniversary shows, the PunkSpring Festival in Japan, and a European tour in April and May. Get your tickets now!
Oh yeah, we also have this old 7" inch we’re trying to get rid of from this unknown band called Rancid on some white shoes colored vinyl. It includes some alternate versions of songs you’ve probably never heard of like “Radio” and “Dope Sick Girl”. It’s a limited pressing so buy one here if you like collecting round white things…
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!
Jason from Western Addiction and former Fat employee picks his top 11 Fat releases for Team Rock!
Fat Mike discusses celebrating 25 Years of Fat Wreck Chords with Diffuser Magazine!