Have you ever pondered what Zach Quinn, singer of PEARS, is like in his quiet moments? Does he even have quiet moments? When he isn’t stomping holes in a stage, he’s always moving. That motion continued from the PEARS stages to a more contemplative path, when he partnered with Joey Cape to produce and release his solo album over at One Week Records. As Zach explains, “This was the most fun I’ve had making a record. I showed up with a bunch of stuff that was unfinished, and we fleshed it out in the studio. It was like going to songwriting summer camp. The One Week concept only works because Joey has such good taste and clear vision, and there’s nothing more exciting for me than working with someone from whom there is so much to learn. The Caper is unparalleled. I’m super proud of this one.” Zach Quinn’s debut solo album was released digitally back in May on One Week Records. FAT will be releasing the vinyl edition on November 11th. If you haven’t heard a track yet, head to New Noise to listen to “Infinite Sigh,” then pre-order your copy of the vinyl edition, or grab the digital version here!
NOFX’s brand new full-length is officially out today! Listen to First Ditch Effort in its entirety on Consequence of Sound, Bandcamp, Spotify, or Youtube (above). Order your copy here! Read a stellar review or two. Then, read an interview with Fat Mike explaining just what went into making the record over at Alternative Press. Next month, NOFX will launch their North American tour with label mates, PEARS and Useless ID. Numerous shows have already sold out, so don’t delay. Grab your ticket today!
Also out today is the new Night Birds EP, Who Killed Mike Hunchback? The six songs showcase the band in its earliest incarnation, with their original guitarist, Mike Hunchback. #3 in our Original Demos series, the entire six song EP can be heard via Bandcamp, Spotify, or Youtube (above). There are a few records remaining from our one-time pressing, limited to 1,500 records. So if you want it, snag it here! Then, catch Night Birds live, as they’re currently playing shows with the Descendents!
Bad Cop/Bad Cop kicked off their HUGE North American tour with The Interrupters last night! Get pumped for when the tour inevitably hits your podunk town by heading to Brooklyn Vegan to watch the new video for “Sugarcane,” from their debut full-length, Not Sorry.
Let’s just get right to it. Today, you’ll get your first taste of the new Dead To Me EP, I Wanna Die in Los Angeles. Head to The Onion A.V. Club to listen to the title track now! Dead To Me’s first new material in five years doesn’t drop until October 21st, but you can pre-order the EP now. Stay tuned, because we’ll be announcing tour dates soon!
NOFX’s new album, First Ditch Effort, comes out this Friday! The album arrives just months after the release of their New York Times best-selling autobiography, NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, and it’s no coincidence that the two are intertwined. As Fat Mike explains, “This album is more personal than anything I’ve ever done before, because once we put everything out there in the book, it opened all of these doors as far as what I want to sing about.” So go to Consequence of Sound now and listen to the album in its entirety! In case you missed it, go to the FAT YouTube channel and watch the Funny or Die-produced video for “Oxy Moronic.” Pre-order your copy today! Then, catch them on tour with label-mates, PEARS and Useless ID this November!
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!