Who says brick & mortar stores are dead? Most people, that’s who. And they’re pretty smart people. Apparently we’re not: it’s 2012, and Fat is opening a record store. Sort of. Once in a while. Starting next Friday, June 22nd from 1pm to 5pm (PDT, duh) and about twice a month from then on, or whenever we feel like it, we’ll be opening our doors to you lot. Bad decision? Probably. Unmitigated disaster? Possibly. A nice buzz? Definitely. We’ll have the entire Fat catalog of course, some colored vinyl you may have missed, some rare old stuff, some fancy new merchandise, and all without giving any money to the postal service! Plus, we’ll be drinkin’ beer while you shop. We might even let you have a sip if you’re nice…
And I can’t believe we’re about to do this, but here goes, our address is… 2196 Palou Ave in San Francisco. We’d give you directions but we’re lazy. Google map that shit and come on by next Friday between 1 and 5 with cash or card. And by the way, if you show up ANY time other than that, you will be banned! No Tuesday drop-in’s, no Friday at 10AM bullshit. Friday between 1 and 5 ONLY! Please respect our neighbors and our block.
Head over to Absolutepunk to hear Tony Sly’s brand new acoustic version of “Chasing Rainbows,” the classic No Use For A Name song from the 1999 album More Betterness. The track appears on the upcoming Tony Sly/Joey Cape split release Acoustic Volume 2, out June 19th.
Read this in-depth interview with the gents and stay tuned for tour dates!
Announcing the FAT TOUR 2012! Lagwagon, Dead To Me, The Flatliners and Useless ID will be touring together under the Fat banner this Fall! Hitting the Midwest and East Coast of the U.S. as well as Eastern Canada, this is one tour you definitely can’t miss out on. Dates here!
Alternative Press is debuting a track by Joey Cape titled “I Must Be Hateful”, an acoustic rendition of the much loved deep cut from Lagwagon’s Blaze album. The song appears on the upcoming Tony Sly/Joey Cape split release Acoustic Volume 2, out June 19th.
Pre-order the split HERE!
Check out Joey Cape on tour! Dates here.
We’re excited to announce that Morning Glory’s debut Fat full length, Poets Were My Heroes, will be released on August 28th! Picture the sonic kaleidoscope of punk noise meeting strings, horns, choirs, pianos and organs over a web of distorted guitars and marching, single kick pedal drums. These are the sounds that make up Poets Were My Heroes, Morning Glory’s first full-length album recorded with a live band. Fat Mike had this to say about the record: “I heard the new album and loved it. It’s done so well. Great songs, very eclectic and very well written and thought out. I am very stoked to put it out.” Stay tuned for tour dates and read what band founder & songwriter Ezra Kire had to say about the record:
“This is by far the best record to date and is miles above our previous stuff. Every song on this record is a brilliant tune and is sequenced in a manner which gives a rise-fall-rise feel to the whole album. It was undoubtedly made to be listened to in its entirety. We had a lot of fun making it and were thinking about the live shows we’d be playing on the tours. On this album we’re beginning to find our own voice and much of the material is very personal. In short these tunes all come from the heart and that’s what makes this record inspiring, believable and worth picking up. Personally speaking, this is the best shit we’ve ever done and we can’t wait to get out and tour it.”
Deutschland! We haven’t forgotten our German friends. You can now watch the new Direct Hit video for Artificial Confidence!
Check out this review and photos of the recent NOFX show in Boston.
Check out this review of Groezrock.
The Flatliners have just been added to the Bouncing Souls’ summer festival show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park!
Mean Jeans are keeping DIY punk alive!
Read a review of NOFX’s recent show at Irving Plaza in NYC with Direct Hit.
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.