So today is the “official” release date for the brand new NOFX 7” box set, 126 Inches of NOFX (that’s 320 centimeters for those with metricidal tendencies). Not that the release date matters, since most of you have probably already snagged your copy of the special edition (1,200 pressed) from our webstore or the standard edition (1,800 pressed) from your local record store or elsewhere online. If you’ve been hittin’ snooze, you still have a chance to not lose. Record stores will have them stocked, and we still have the standard edition available from our webstore.
Besides our main objective of recapturing the bowling championship, we’re stoked that a bunch of Fat bands will be gracing the various stages at Punk Rock Bowling 2012, including the reunited Good Riddance! Tickets for all shows, both festival and club, are now on sale! Fat band schedule below:
No Use for a Name, Good Riddance & Dead To Me @ Country Saloon, Saturday 5/26. NOFX & The Real McKenzies – Festival show on 6th Street, Saturday 5/26. Old Man Markley – Festival show on 6th Street, Sunday 5/27. Full show list here.
Time to freak out! The new Teenage Bottlerocket album, Freak Out!, will be released on July 3rd! With songs like “Headbanger”, “Cruisin’ for Chicks”, and “Radical”, how could you not freak out?! Bassist Miguel Chen had a couple things to say about it too!
Friends! We are beyond excited to announce our new full length Freak Out! The record comes out in July on Fat Wreck Chords and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it! These songs are some of our favorites we’ve ever done. We recorded it at the Blasting Room with our long time friend and engineer Andrew Berlin and we’re stoked on how everything turned out. It’s been over 10 years since Teenage Bottlerocket began and a lot of amazing things have happened since then. We are so grateful to everyone who has helped make our life so awesome and we hope you enjoy the record as much as we enjoyed making it!!
And it doesn’t end there! The Freak Out! tour begins July 18th in Fort Collins and will continue throughout the Summer and Fall, hitting most of North America! Dates HERE!
Wyoming punks TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET have finished recording their fourth studio full length at The Blasting Room in Ft. Collins, Colorado! Check out the video below to get a glimpse into the inner workings of the Blasting Room, the faces behind the names, and footage of the band laying down some killer new tracks! Check back as we’ll be announcing album details and tour dates soon!
We’re thrilled to announce that on June 19th, we’ll release Tony Sly and Joey Cape’s second split LP, Acoustic Volume 2! Joey’s side features five acoustic Lagwagon songs and a new tune while Tony performs five stripped down NUFAN numbers and his own new song. Check out what Joey Cape had to say below!
Hi there, Joey here!
Last year Tony and I collaborated with Jon Snodgrass and Brian Wahlstrom and released an LP called Scorpios. It was great fun, but the original split we did in 2004 for Fat Wreck Chords, entitled Acoustic has often been in our conversation over the years. We perform so many No Use For A Name and Lagwagon songs in our acoustic sets. After extensive touring together and almost 8 years since Acoustic, it seemed like a good time for a sequel. The new split, simply called Acoustic Volume 2, came together naturally and effortlessly. I have always liked the idea of an acoustic version of a band’s song. It’s nice to hear it stripped down. My feeling is, the song often rings more true and its original inspiration is honored. But hey, I’m an old man. Hahaha. Just hope others share my feelings.
Preorder Acoustic Volume 2 and the first Acoustic Split (on color vinyl for the first time ever) now!
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.
Sundowner has a couple shows this weekend with Ray Rocket from Teenage Bottlerocket!
Mean Jeans Tight New Dimension comes out tomorrow! Check out this review!
Punknews has a review of the NOFX, Direct Hit, Mean Jeans and Bad Cop/Bad Cop show that passed thru LA earlier this week!
Mean Jeans are playing Hori Smoku Summer Boogaloo in Finland!
Review for the Leftöver Crack show in Huntington Beach!