A decade ago, we released The Sainte Catherines’ Dancing for Decadence album, the only record on FAT from a French-Canadian band. If you missed out on this unique, killer record the first time around, get with it by watching the videos below, or listen to the album on Spotify. And now, with the band reuniting to play Dancing for Decadence in its entirety this year, this is your chance to make amends. We’ve done a one-time re-pressing on red vinyl, strictly limited to 548 copies. The band will be selling it at their merch table at Pouzza Fest this coming weekend and at their other upcoming shows this Summer. Or you can order it from us, right now. As a special bonus, this pressing of the LP comes with a download card for the complete album demos, along with a clutch of live tracks. Now, read what Hugo Mudie, The Sainte Catherines’ vocalist, has to say about this decade-old masterpiece:
This is THE album that we are proud of and that we are remembered for. We wanted to do a pissed off record about what we discovered through the years about the punk rock scene. It was really a “fuck you” album and then it became our most popular one, which is kind of funny. Here in Québec, Fat Wreck is very respected and Fat Mike is like God. People couldn’t understand that a band from Québec were now part of that. It was funny to us, cuz we come from a very different place, more of a DIY, old school, squat scene. For us it was new and weird to see the sea of Lagwagon t-shirts at our shows right after the release was announced. But believe me, we loved every second of it. We had fun with it and we are very grateful to have been part of it for a little while. Playing those songs again live will be amazing! It’s gonna bring me back to a time where nothing else in the world existed. It was me and the boys against the world and this was the soundtrack. We were hungry and angry and better looking. We were high on drugs and low on cash, but damn it was fun. I would do it all over again. That’s pretty much what we’ll do this summer playing the album front to back. High on love and not as low on cash… with our kids waiting at home…
Holy blades of glory! When Mean Jeans sent their new video over, we were all like, ‘’whoa!’’ Not only are Billy Jeans, Jeans Wilder and Junior Jeans decked out in full-on neon spandex, but zooming around on ROLLER BLADES?! These dudes clearly love the ‘90s. Witness their nimble moves over at Redeye Chicago who’s premiering the fantastic new video for “Croozin,’” off their latest effort, Tight New Dimension. Then, dust your blades off, try to not end up like these folks, and go see them on tour! They kick off their Midwest run tomorrow.
We have a new FAT comp! Mild in the Streets: Fat Music Unplugged will be released on July 1st. This is a collection of songs from punk bands and singers who trade in their blaring amps and distortion pedals for acoustic guitars and minimalist arrangements. Jammed with 16 soulful songs, including 5 previously unreleased, this comp is a great listen front to back, and just what we need to get the day rolling. Capped by a bonus track of a full symphony recording of NOFX’s “The Decline,” this new comp is a unique must-have. Check out the tracklist here. And a big thanks to all the Fat Record Store fans who appear on the cover! Find your face and tell your friends, you’re on the cover of a FAT record!
Lagwagon returns to Europe this summer with label-mates, Useless ID! Check the dates, and ticket info here. For those residing int he U.S., you’ll have to make your way to Virginia as Lagwagon will be playing at the annual GWAR-B-Q!
CJ Ramone is heading to Europe this summer (dates here), and it’s your last chance to catch him supporting his latest record, the stellar Last Chance to Dance. Why? Because CJ is in the studio with his incredible backing band—including Steve Soto and Dan Root of the legendary Adolescents—recording a brand new album! Details and all of that fun stuff to be revealed soon. In the meantime, if you live in the U.S. be sure to catch CJ Ramone on tour this month with Broken Gold.
Bad Cop / Bad Cop are playing tonight at the Whiskey in LA!
Lane Pederson, drummer of Dillinger Four, is a partner in a new custom drum maker, Ellis Drum Company.
CJ Ramone hits the road tomorrow!
Happy Lagwagon Day! Joey Cape talks to Noisey about the significance of May 16th!
Check out an interview with Less Than Jake for Pouzza Fest, which is next weekend!