face to face dropped their stellar full-length, Protection, in March. Today, Alternative Press is premiering their brand new video for “Double Crossed” featuring the magician, Christopher Wonder. What better way to prepare yourself for the cross-eyed lunacy that is Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas, where face to face will perform on the main stage on Monday evening.
Noisey is premiering a brand new Leftöver Crack video for the song “Bedbugs & Beyond,” off their latest full-length, Constructs of the State. Directed by Jak Kerley of Shabby Pictures, this video revisits one of the most terrifying TV finales ever (True Detective). Check them out this Saturday at Punk Rock Bowling or on their upcoming tour that kicks off next month. Dates and info here! Now, read what vocalist Sturgeon had to say about filming the video below:
“Bedbugs & Beyond” was one of the best video-making experiences for us. We had the kick-off show for our southern to southwestern tour of the U.S. on New Years Eve, 2016, in New Orleans with Days n Daze & All Torn Up!. I had seen Jak Kerley & Shibby pictures work because of the amazing videos that he had shot for Days N Daze (“Misanthropic Drunken Loner”, “Post Party Depression” amongst others). I knew that if we could access the Fort Macomb ruins (I really loved their use in the first season of True Detective), then Jak would have a field day with his cinematography style. So, we took a stab at being “True Detectives” ourselves & shot all day with an emphasis on the abandoned structures. The weather was perfectly spooky & overcast, but soon as it got dark, there was a torrential downpour & getting everybody, the video gear, lights, instruments & the many dogs of Days n Daze out through a pitch dark labyrinth of brick hallways, scalable fences & walls replete with slick muddy foot holds & rusty barbed wire eventually to swing out of the trespassing zone was no small feat in it’self. After all was said & done with the bands regrouping over at Siberia, where our show was, the only person left behind was Jak, the director. Luckily, we got back in time to rescue him & more importantly, the footage for the video.
The live footage was filmed a few “Daze” later in Houston, TX & happily, the crowd was going the fuck off (not always the case). The end result is one of my favorite videos for any song that I’ve been involved with. The song features our newest band member Kate Coysh who is prominently featured in the video as well. The song is about embracing a liberated albeit often dangerous lifestyle so much that many negative pitfalls seem to be cherished & often romanticized. Especially the depressing trend of death that permeates our culture & existence as squatters, marginalized homeless travelers & drug users.
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!
Get Dead just added some dates after they play The Fest!
Check out an interview with Smelly from NOFX over at OC Weekly!
Mean Jeans jumped on the CJ Ramone/toyGuitar show tonight in Portland!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes head to Europe in 2017!
Read an in-depth interview with Chris Cresswell of The Flatliners.
Less Than Jake played a song on a trolley in San Diego for Karl Strauss Brewing’s Red Trolley Show.