We at FAT have been so excited putting together our 25 year anniversary tour. It really is an epic year, and a stellar celebration… still, something is missing. It just doesn’t seem right for us to party without one of our founding FAT bands. We’ve managed to wrangle Propagandhi, Tilt, and Bracket, but we are left with a hole in our heart when it comes to No Use For a Name. FAT’s history is so closely intertwined with No Use For a Name, we knew we had to come up with some way to include them in our celebration. Of course, no one can replace our dear departed friend Tony Sly, but why not gather NUFAN alumni, Matt Riddle, Rory Koff, Dave Nassie (and more) and invite an amazing cast of FAT band members to sing lead vocals? We’re calling it No Use and Friends, and it’s a way to celebrate all that No Use For a Name has meant and still does mean to our label. Let’s make sure that No Use knows how much we love them, and how important they are in FAT’s history. Check them out Sunday, August 23rd, in San Francisco… it’s probably your last chance. Get your Sunday ticket here or your 2-Day Pass here (you have to click on GET YOUR TICKETS HERE from the Day 1 page in order to access the 2-Day Pass).
The Flatliners have been quite the prolific band in their 10 years together. Four full length albums and a mass of 7”s, many of which Fat has had the privilege of releasing. Now it turns out that all those non-album songs, when compiled, create a strikingly great double album: Division of Spoils, out August 7th on CD & Digital, with the double vinyl edition coming a month later. Quality songs from start to finish, you get three sides (16 songs) of killer Flats originals, one side (5 songs) of eclectic covers, and 2 super rare bonus oldies just for you super fans. But let’s give singer Chris Cresswell the chance to tell you what went into this collection:
“Every time we get together to write another album, we kind of fly off the handle. For our last 3 we’ve ended up with so many extra songs that we now have another album’s worth.
Now some of you might be saying “I have all these songs on several 7”s, on every single colour ever released" and all that. Which rules. And also means you’re a big geek, just like us.
Now, it sounds like we may have already fooled you once, but we’re not trying to fool you twice here, folks. As a perk for being our biggest fan with the grandest Flats vinyl collection on earth, we’ve included 3 unreleased tracks from the Dead Language sessions, and a song that was originally demoed for The Great Awake, but was never properly re-recorded. Sweet redemption!
Division of Spoils is less a snapshot and more a time-lapse of our “career” to date. And I use that word loosely. Figuring out what songs should make a record and what songs shouldn’t has always been the most difficult part of the process, but to have this collection of songs today is something we’re extremely proud of. We hope you dig the potentially weirder vibes of Division of Spoils”
Get ready to date the dead because Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s new video for “Nightmare” breaks all the rules. Into zombies? Covered. Love a man with a shiny axe? No problem. Maybe you’re into werewolves? Whatever you fancy, your dreamboat is out there. Just head over to Vice/Noisey and watch the dating pool expand! Then, bring your own Nightmare to their next show. You can catch them this month and then again in August on the Fat Wrecked for 25 Years Tour where they’ll be supporting their new full-length, Not Sorry. If you haven’t done so, you can grab your copy today!
Preorder Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat! You can order right now from our webstore or our Band Camp page. To celebrate our 25th anniversary we packed this sucker with 25 kick ass tracks. There’s a bunch of unreleased cuts from PEARS, NOFX, Night Birds, Western Addiction, Swingin’ Utters, Leftover Crack and a ton of other cool tracks from our favorite recent releases! Make sure to catch the Fat Wrecked For 25 Years tour coming your way in August!
Please note: VINYL WILL SHIP IN LATE AUGUST.
November just got a whole lot hotter! Along with NOFX and Lagwagon, joining the fray at the Fat Wrecked for 25 Years In Japan show, will be Strung Out, Good Riddance, Snuff, Swingin’ Utters, Western Addiction, Masked Intruder, and toyGuitar! The celebration will commence on November 23rd just outside of Tokyo at Makuhari Messe and you can grab a ticket here! We can’t wait to party with you Japan, and we’re not done yet!
Mad Caddies add a couple shows in the Fall!
Are you ready? Less Than Jake 4th Annual Wake And Bake Weekend is this weekend!
Check out some photos and a write up from our 25th Anniversary party in San Francisco on Buffablog!
CJ Ramone is heading to California!
Here’s a write up and photo gallery from Fat Wrecked For 25 Years in San Francisco!
Watch this Lagwagon interview on Wheelers Weekend Jams!
New Orleans punks PEARS are featured in their local weekly’s music section.
The local paper is talking about us and talked to our co-owner Erin!