Rise Against, Join the Ranks is out today! This release is only available on vinyl and we’ve pressed it on 70-gram (heavyweight vinyl akin to a 180-gram LP) in a regular sleeve and available everywhere. This three song 7”features songs never before released on a pieces of Rise Against vinyl and you can order it here!
NO USE FOR A NAME are touring Australia & NZ this July/August, bringing their storied reputation of debaucherous awesomeness that spans 9 albums, 5 continents and a lineup more ready to shred punk rock songs than almost any other lineup in the history of not only NUFAN, but dare we say it: the entire history of the galaxy. No, fer real. Check it:
New axe master Chris Rest from Lagwagon and bad-ass drummer Boz Rivera from the Mad Caddies join Tony Sly, who’s pretty much approaching legend status at this point. And as if that still isn’t enough of an upgrade, Tony went whole hog on bassist Matt Riddle and put him into the hospital where he made him die several times, lose 70 pounds, get rid of his ‘diva-like’ gallbladder and ultimately emerge lean, mean and full of that brand new angst that only getting a seven figure hospital bill can provide. In every way, shit’s fucking upside down, backwards, faster, tighter, more technical, thinner, and less drunk, and the end results are the dawn of a new and exciting era from a band of legends, all with fresh perspective and a bunch of new reasons to turn up the flame under the NO USE FOR A NAME kettle.
Check out their current tour dates here!
Tony Sly is heading to Canada on a run with Dave Hause in June. Check out the sweet art work and tour dates below!
05/31/11 Vancouver, BC Canada The Railway Club
06/02/11 Calgary, AB Canada The Distillery
06/03/11 Edmonton, AB Canada New City Legion
06/04/11 Saskatoon, SK Canada Amigo’s
06/05/11 Regina, SK Canada The Exchange
06/06/11 Winnipeg, MB Canada Pyramid Cabaret
Good news! For those of you that weren’t able to get to a record store on April 16th to pick up Rise Against’s Join the Ranks picture disc, you have another opportunity. No, we aren’t now selling the exact same thing on the internet as seems to be the trend with RSD stuff. That picture disc is long gone and was ONLY available at stores. What we’ve got now is a 70-gram 7” (heavyweight vinyl akin to a 180-gram LP) in a regular sleeve and available everywhere, with of course a limited amount on colored vinyl through Fat mailorder (also on 70-gram). Pre-order now! (Also, check out the last Rise Against 7", on sale now!)
Swingin’ Utters Here, Under Protest is out today! This marks the release of the band’s first new full length album in 8 long years. If you’re as hungry as we were to hear it, you can check out a full album stream by clicking here. Additionally, we’re giving away a track titled “Taking The Long Way” and you can download it for free right now! Here, Under Protest is available for purchase on CD, LP and digital. Read this new review and take a peek at their tour dates below.
Check out their current tour dates
You heard it right, we’re reuniting with the Star Fucking Hipsters for their next release! All is cool with Alternative Tentacles but these drifters like to move around, and we’re stoked to have them. This marks their third proper full length and we’re looking for a fall release. Stay tuned for details, and check out what Sturgeon had to say below:
On the eve of detention:
S.F.H. destined to make Star Fucking History. All basic tracks & Nico vox have been tracked at Motor studios earlier this year with prolific drummer/singer/song-writer Mikey Erg! (from every band you’ve ever heard of…) & full on guest spots by the likes of Boots Riley from The Coup, Blackbird Raum from Santa Cruz & Intro5pect from So. Cal. Recording S.F.H.‘s highly anticipated Vol.III for Fat records (en?)titled “From the Dumpster to the Grave” will recommence at the end of May with new addition to the band Kelsey from the Oakland/Vallejo “super-group” Chump-Change! Expect at least 13 tracks of “Bubble-Gum Crust” & “Crack Rock Steady-isms”. At least four ska tunes says band talking head “Sturgeon/Stza Crack”. More guests’ TBA & a fall release to be sure. Expect art from Fly, Eric Drooker, Beau Coulon, Alyssa Tanchaka & Paul Barron to name a few. S.F.H. love & want to sex you all up unless you’re under-age in which case they will “wait” until your 18th birthday (16 in Europe…).
Ever wonder what our bands favorite Fat Wreck releases are? Wonder no more! We asked them for you! First up is Useless ID!
Fat Mike Reflects on 25 Years of ‘Quality Punk Rock’ with Exclaim!
Havana Affair! Here is a CJ Ramone interview straight out of Cuba!
Dying Scene has a Q&A with Swingin Utters, The Flatliners, toyGuitar and Bad Cop / Bad Cop!
toyGuitar stopped by Punks In Vegas for a quick stripped down session!
Masked Intruder and The Copyrights are hitting the road this fall. Substream has a teaser!