Listen to a brand new Night Birds song being premiered over at the A.V. Club right now! “Left in the Middle” is the first new Night Birds material in two years and is one of the exclusive new songs featured on our upcoming Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat compilation, out on August 7th. Bassist Joe Keller describes it: “The song condenses all of the breath-taking excitement of a 90 minute Netflix documentary on income inequality in America into a nice, under 3 minute, punk song.” The new Night Birds album doesn’t come out until the fall, so get your copy of Going Nowhere Fat and crank up Night Birds and 24 other killer Fat bands! Then, check the dates for our Fat Wrecked for 25 Years Tour, which includes Night Birds on our two-day celebration in San Francisco next month.
We like our rock and roll the same! We also like a Fat Classic Color pressing of Propagandhi’s Today’s Empires, Tomorrow’s Ashes! Grab a copy now. To go along with our original soviet red pressing, G7’s blue pressing, we present you with a very “dirty” white vinyl pressing! We also found and posted some color vinyl of recent releases. Propagandhi are playing Fat Wrecked For 25 Years in San Francisco on Saturday, August 22nd! 2 day passes and Saturday tickets are all sold out so scour Craigslist or find some other way to get a ticket.
Joey Cape will be the first to tell you that the past few years haven’t exactly been the easiest on him. Of course, there’s the problems that affect many an aging punk—Joey is closing in on 50, and it’s not like there’s a pension plan for punk rock—but then there are the permanent departures that continue to mount as a scene that was built on the “live fast, die young” mantra is now losing some of its finest members. It’s a huge reason why Lagwagon’s most recent album, 2014’s incredible Hang, was, well, pretty fuckin’ dark, from the lyrical content to the noose on the cover art. So when you first fire up Joey’s new solo album, Stitch Puppy, you might think you’ll be in for a downer—and, yeah, you’ll get that, at times. But it’s really so much more. But you’ll need to wait until Stitch Puppy’s release—September 4th–to sink your teeth into it and discover the beauty and the darkness for yourself. Oh, and just what is a stitch puppy? Let’s let Joey explain:
I’m excited to be announcing the release of my new solo album Stitch Puppy. It’s been almost 5 years since the last solo full length was released so it feels long overdue. Stitch Puppy was inspired by a doll my daughter made me a few years back. It’s a sort of Victorian mourning doll. Stitch is my most prized possession. Put it this way, if my house were to burn down, after my family and the animals, Stitch would be top priority. My idea to wear his costume stems from years of thinking of him as some representation of purity, loss and the strength that follows. Stitch Puppy seems to be alone, which is the way it feels to mourn the loss someone you love or to be abandoned, stood up. We are all disappointed by life’s disloyalties and losses but somehow the wiser for them. We transform from victim to guide. We are witness to these things and the beauty in between. That’s it. That’s how I see Stitch Puppy. Not defeated. Simply the wise witness I aim to be.
Don’t miss Joey Cape on his upcoming One Week Records tour which kicks off this September!
Get ready North America, because Good Riddance is trekking around the continent this Fall on their first headlining tour in support of Peace in Our Time, their incredible new record. They’ll be joined on the entire tour by Off With Their Heads and you can view the dates below! Australia and New Zealand, get ready because they’re heading your way this August!
NOFX’s new book is out and they talk about it in this interview.
CJ Ramone is hitting the road in May and June with Broken Gold.
Sundowner has a couple shows this weekend with Ray Rocket from Teenage Bottlerocket!
Mean Jeans Tight New Dimension comes out tomorrow! Check out this review!
Punknews has a review of the NOFX, Direct Hit, Mean Jeans and Bad Cop/Bad Cop show that passed thru LA earlier this week!
Mean Jeans are playing Hori Smoku Summer Boogaloo in Finland!
Review for the Leftöver Crack show in Huntington Beach!
NOFX played San Diego this weekend. OC Weekly has the scoop!
PEARS got a new drummer! Welcome Erich Goodyear to the band everyone!