SXSW is just around the corner and weâre excited to announce that weâll be joining the chaos. Normally, we only manage to get a band or two out to Austin but thanks to Harvest Of Hope being a week earlier, most of our bands were already on tour. Our all ages showcase will be held at Emoâ s Annex on Saturday, March 20th and if you donât have a badge, never fear as a limited amount of tickets will be available at doors. Weâve recruited the help of some friends with Cobra Skulls kicking off the party and Riverboat Gamblers closing it out. More details to follow in the next few weeks!
THE FLATLINERS have completed work on their new album Cavalcade. It’s packed with 12 infectious songs and will be released on April 13th. Check back soon as weâll be unveiling a brand new track in the next few weeks. Read what Chris, singer of THE FLATLINERS, had to say:
When we were on tour last March, we met Joey from Full House (aka Dave Coulier) in a bar in Cleveland. I drunkenly slipped him a copy of ‘The Great Awake’ and we began talking about music and Canada. He turned out to be a pretty cool dude, other than ironically wearing a Betty Ford Clinic shirt while drinking red wine. Anyways, after Uncle Joey left the bar that night, the jokes began that we would name our new record ‘Dave Coulier Has Our Last Record.’ Once we sobered up in the morning and realized that was an awful idea, we decided to name our new album ‘CAVALCADE’. And we are beyond stoked to announce that it will be coming out this April on FatWreck of course.
Since every record is vaguely conceptual even if you’re not going for the painful uber-concept-record thing like Coheed and Cambria, and since we basically live like homeless people while we’re on tour most of each year, ‘Cavalcade’ has taken on the overall theme of unity through disconnectedness. Happiness in uncertain times. Humanity is flawed but we can all still party, right? That’s what we wrote about, and that’s how we live. We love what we do an couldn’t be happier with the way it has all turned out.
This record has been quite the experience for us already and it hasn’t even been released yet. To record an album between tours can become a bit of a fucked up process, but its been really cool to take our time with this one and include a lot of friends in the making. The writing and recording of ‘Cavalcade’ saw different seasons, exciting new jams, and now that we’ve announced it, an overall sense of accomplishment and relief. We were lucky enough to be able to include our friends from some great bands such as Dillinger Four, Cancer Bats, A Wilhelm Scream, Permanent Bastards, The Snips, Junior Battles and The Expos/Cavaliers, and have them all contribute a little something each. Cheers to all our friends for singing/playing on the record, to Fat Mike for coming up to work on stuff with us, to Ted Janik for helping us with all the technical difficulties, to Steve Rizun for being a fucking machine, and to Alex Snelgrove and John Meloche for making our record look incredible. We can’t thank these people enough for stoking us out and fueling our happiness. Most of all though,cheers to everyone out there who is as excited about this record as we are. We can’t wait for you to sing along with us.
Check out THE FLATLINERS tour dates by clicking here!
We just wanted to say thank you to everyone who participated in raising funds for our Haiti relief sale. In one week we collected $4265 which weâll donate in full to Partners In Health. There is still plenty of other cool stuff happening to try and continue raising funds. If you live in the bay area, check out the Slim’s benefit show for Haiti where Dead To Me will perform on Friday, February 5th. Also, Limitedpressing.com has been adding collectable vinyl daily and has a ton of sweet items for you to choose from, even some rare <a href=http://www.fatwreck.com/band/index/6 target="_blank">*NOFX* vinyl that we donated. Click <a href=http://limitedpressing.com/auctions target="_blank">here to check it out and help them continue their Haiti relief efforts. Lastly, our good friends Propagandhi are making a digital EP to be released on G7, with proceeds going to Partners In Health. You can read about it by going <a href=http://www.exclaim.ca/articles/generalarticlesynopsfullart.aspx?csid1=140&csid2=844&fid1=44137 target="_blank">here.
Tony Sly, singer of No Use For A Name is set to release his debut solo album titled 12 Song Program on February 16th. Spin.com is currently premiering a brand new track titled âVia Munichâ and you can download it for free by clicking here! Karina Denike lends her vocals to this track and others on this release. Many of you may remember Karina Denike best from her Dance Hall Crasher days but she has been singing on her own for years and you can check her web site out here. Tony Sly had this to say about collaborating with Karina:
Karina Denike sings background vocals on this song as well as 6 others on the record. I wanted to give the whole record that old style feel when a female had to sing the high parts, long before pitch-shifting and auto tuning was invented.
Check out Tony Slyâs tour dates here!
Click here to check out Tony Slyâs revamped MySpace page.
We here at Fat, like so many others, are trying to do our part to help raise money for Haiti. That being said, weâve dug up some of our rarest, most limited, and closest to out of print releases and collectibles and weâre making them available to you. But not for free. By purchasing any of these youâre doing your part and helping us do ours. ALL the proceeds from these purchases will go directly to Partners In Health to help provide relief to Haiti and its people. If for some weird reason youâre not into rare NOFX vinyl and would rather just donate directly to PIH, you can do that too by going here. The quantities of some of these releases are super limited, so check out what weâre offering and jump on it, cause what we have left is gonna go quick! In these times, what better way to spend your hard earned cash, get some awesome stuff and help those in need. Itâs a win/win. Check back soon as we hope to add additional items.
Punknews and Paper and Plastic launched a series of benefit auctions at LimitedPressing.com. Click <a href=http://www.punknews.org/article/36710#ixzz0dwFlnCY “target=”_blank">here for the details.
Get your questions ready because Bill Stevenson from the Descendents will be doing a “We’ll Do It Live Session” tomorrow on Punknews from 8-9PM EST.
Masked Intruder played Glasgow! Read about it.
Check out a killer CJ RAMONE review over at New Noise Mag.
Anti Flag talk touring, politics, and plans for the future in this new interview with Big Bombo Punk!
Bad Cop/Bad Cop added a few Southern California dates.
The Dwarves are heading to Australia next week! Check the dates here.