FEST has begun! This year, as always, we have a slew of bands playing both Pre-Fest and Fest! Check out the full schedule on where and when our bands are playing here and below. Then, head here to view where you can meet Pat at Fat who’ll be slinging merch both days while you register. Grab a limited Fat/Fest t-shirt and pick up volume four of our annual Fat Music For Fest People 10" compilation, pressed in a lovely variety of colors featuring Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Banner Pilot, CJ Ramone, Get Dead, Lagwagon, Mad Caddies, Masked Intruder, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Morning Glory, Swingin’ Utters, Uke Hunt and Western Addiction. It’s your first shot at hearing a new CJ Ramone song, and both Bad Cop/Bad Cop and Western Addiction songs are brand new and totally exclusive to this release! So, don’t dilly dally! This is our lowest pressing ever, only 650 total. 100 each of six different incredible colors, and the most rare, only 50 on gorgeous black vinyl! Get yourself over to our booth while supplies last, or call a friend to pick one up as once they’re gone, that’s it!
The wait is over, LAGWAGON’s much anticipated epic new record, HANG, is out today and you can listen to it in its entirety here or below! One thing we know how to do properly is throw a party and today we’ll be hosting a listening party to celebrate the release of Hang. The party starts at 8PM and ends at 11PM at Above DNA at 375 11th St. in San Francisco. There will be a meet & greet from 8 to 9 where you can pick up the new album and get it signed by the band! Then, just hang out with us and the band, have a few beverages and listen to the new album. We have closed the RSVP list but that doesn’t necessarily mean you missed out. If you RSVP’d but don’t show up before 9:00, we’ll start giving those spots away to walk-ups. For the rest of North America, head here to view their upcoming tour dates with Swingin’ Utters! Check out a new review, read a new interview with vocalist Joey Cape, then order your copy today.
Have you ordered your copy of the new Swingin’ Utters album, Fistful of Hollow yet? Well, today is the day because not only can you grab it here, but you can listen to another brand new song—“I’m Not Coming Home”—compliments of Under The Gun Review. Don’t miss them on tour with LAGWAGON, a run that commences in exactly two weeks and winds its way throughout North America. Don’t miss it!
Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, October 28th, we will be hosting a listening party to celebrate the release of Hang, the first new Lagwagon album in nine years! It’s from 8pm to 11pm at Above DNA (directly above the DNA pizza joint) at 375 11th St. in San Francisco. There will be a meet & greet from 8 to 9 where you can pick up the new album and get it signed by the band! Then just hang out with all of us, have some beers, and listen to Hang! Space is somewhat limited, so RSVP with your full name to
Lagwagon@fatwreck.com to secure your spot. (And if you don’t live in the Bay Area and can’t make it, PLEASE don’t RSVP!) And don’t forget to get your tickets to the Lagwagon tour with Swingin’ Utters, November 9th at Slim’s in S.F. and 29 more shows throughout North America!
We love October! Why? Well that’s when we get our summer here in San Francisco, so it’s beer-drinkin’ weather (though really, what weather isn’t?!). Plus, Fest is just around the corner, our scrappy hometown baseball club is overachieving again, we just debuted incredible new Lagwagon and Swingin’ Utters songs, and we’ve released two very different but equally killer records.
First up, CJ Ramone’s debut release on Fat, Understand Me? The title track is culled from his upcoming full-length Last Chance to Dance November 25th—and the exclusive b-side is a cover of Black Flag’s “Rise Above,” featuring guitar and background vocals by Dez Cadena of Black Flack and the Misfits. Thanks to all of you, we’ve already sold out of the first pressing! So you’ll have to wait a bit to get your hands on a copy if you haven’t already. For now, you can still listen to Understand Me?
Next, we have the vinyl edition of the first solo effort from Chris Cresswell of The Flatliners that first appeared digitally via One Week Records. These ten acoustic songs showcase an introspective prowess, displaying Chris Cresswell’s versatility as a songwriter. Proof, as they say, is in the pudding, so do yourself a favor and listen to Meet Me in the Shade. Then, order your copy today!
Mad Caddies are ringing in the new year right with a killer tour with The Aggrolites in January. Don’t miss it!
Check out a lightning round interview with Mad Caddies!
Who knew the Caper was a drummer!
Swingin’ Utters perform “Told Them I Told You So” on Song From A Couch. Check out Jack and Miles playing one guitar at the same time!
Brian from Night Birds talks about his top 5 records in 60 seconds!
Mad Caddies start their Europe tour today!