Pre-order your copy of the new Cobra Skulls single Eagle Eyes on 7” or digital, along with the reissue of the classic Less Than Jake album Borders & Boundaries, on LP, CD or digital. CD & LP each include a bonus Live DVD, and both releases come with a digital download, which will be delivered to you the Thursday before release date!
NOFX’s Self Entitled is out today and available digitally, on vinyl and CD! Listen to the entire record on Spotify, read a new interview or two and check this review! A return to their aggressive roots, Self Entitled embraces the hostile early LA punk sound while maintaining the trademark technical and melodic sound that NOFX is renowned for. As with all “NOFX” albums, the subject matter on Self Entitled is diverse, but there is a more personal bent this time around. Don’t miss them on tour, they’ll be kicking things off in Minneapolis on September 14th and heading to Chicago and Dallas to perform at Riot Fest! For a buncha drunken old punks, NOFX function at a surprising level of efficiency.
Tomorrow is release day for the new NOFX full length, Self Entitled and we’ve been handing out songs all month. Today, AMP Magazine premieres “She Didn’t Lose Her Baby”. And here’s a quick recap in case you missed the other streams: Vice Magazine streamed “Ronnie & Mags” and Rolling Stone debuted “This Machine is 4”. Read a new review, an interview, and click here to order your copy today!
Rolling Stone is premiering a brand new NOFX song: “This Machine is 4”. Culled from their new album Self Entitled, out September 11th, the song is classic NOFX but is unique in both sound and inspiration. Listen to the song and read what Fat Mike had to say about it. Then head over to our poll and take a stab at which book you think Mike is referring to. And if you missed it, go listen to “Ronnie & Mags” over at Vice Magazine. NOFX heads out on tour this weekend kicking things off in Toronto at Riot Fest. Check their dates below and stay tuned as we’ll be doling out another new track on Monday, September 10th.
09/09/12 Toronto, ON Canada – Riot Fest
09/14/12 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
09/16/12 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/18/12 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
09/19/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
09/21/12 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
09/22/12 Dallas, TX – Riot Fest
Ten years on from Morning Glory’s formation, founder Ezra Kire began writing what would become Poets Were My Heroes. And after spending the past year preparing, recording, mixing and waiting, Morning Glory’s first full-band, full-length album is finally out! So how did Morning Glory end up on Fat? Of course we knew of them as Ezra’s (from Leftover Crack and Choking Victim) band, but since they didn’t regularly record or tour, we were surprised when Fat Mike came in singing the praises of their new record. After he played it for us, we were pensive—not sure what we thought of this punk outfit with piano, strings and softer, emotional songs. But true to form, Fat Mike’s knack for recognizing great music panned out again, and we were hooked. The record is a grower, and it stems from the music being a little outside the usual punk rock stomping ground. An easy (but somewhat lazy) comparison is The Clash’s Sandinista! record with its expansive sound and instrumentation, though the songwriting on Poets is more focused. And even as a double album, it never veers off course or loses the listener over its 49 minutes. So give it a listen, and order your copy on vinyl, CD or digital here.
Listen to the final (and unlisted) track from the album, “Care of Me”. Then read what Ezra had to say about this sweet little number below – it may surprise you what these tough, gritty New York punks are capable of under the tattoos and spikes.
“This was a quickly written song which I played live in the studio one day. It’s sort of the “Travel On” of this record (for those who owned No Time To Sleep). I’m pretty sure it was more or less on the strength of this song that Mike agreed to release the entire record, God bless him. This is a song that should be sung mainly during periods of high intoxication. Preferably clustered around a piano with a group of other drunkards, in some dimly lit bar setting."
Direct Hit! is playing a show with Rise Against on Friday in Chicago!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits just came out. Check out this review on Paste Magazine
Volume up, pedal down. Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar European tour is happening now! Don’t miss it.
Chicken from Dead To Me was interviewed on Is This Music podcast. Give it a listen!
Break On Through: Four Things That Made The Dirty Nil Juno Award Winners.
The Bombpops have been on an absolute tear since they released their latest effort, Fear of Missing Out. With record release shows in the bag, they are heading out again this May. Scope out their tour dates and then read a brand new interview with the band here!