Here is a message from the band…
Hello people, we don’t normally bother y’all, but we just thought we’d let you know that strangely enough, we have a TV show. It’s called Backstage Passport and it premieres Tuesday night (April 15th) at 10pm EST on FUSE TV. It’s pretty good. A shit fuck of a lot better than Pants Off Dance Off. Well, check out the trailer and decide for yourself. Oh, and if you have a Nielson Box, turn that sucker on. Later, NOFX.
You may have noticed that we don’t have any new releases scheduled after No Use for a Name but that is because we are moving the Fat office. We have been at the same location for 15 years and now the city wants to demolish our building so the bus drivers have a place to heat up their soup and watch Judge Judy. We even made Fat Mike clean out his office which was so dirty it looked like it had been robbed. Don’t fear though because we are working on new releases from the Real McKenzies, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Dead To Me, more Classic Colored Vinyl and a few other surprises.
No Use for a Name are one of independent music’s most dominant and everlasting forces and nothing could solidify their firm grip on the underground more than their upcoming 9th proper studio release. The band recorded in Ft. Collins, CO at the Blasting Room with legendary producer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag, Only Crime). This could very well be their best record to date, both in song quality and production value and Fat Mike thinks it’s the “best NUFAN record since the 90’s”. The 14 song record is a perfect blend of all their previous albums. The band is about to head out on an extensive European run appropriately titled âThe Feel Good Tour of the Yearâ followed by the second leg of the Fat Tour 2008 and then a trip to Australia with Strung Out. A video for the song âBiggest Lieâ has just been completed and you can see a few still photos from the shoot here. We have autographed copies of the CD (while supplies last) for those of you that order directly from us.
BUY THE NEW CD/LP WITH CD INSERT HERE
LISTEN TO FULL ALBUM STREAM HERE
DOWNLOAD FREE MP3S OF “BIGGEST LIE” & “I WANT TO BE WRONG” HERE
WATCH STUDIO AND TOUR VIDEOS HERE
SEE THE TOUR DATES AND BUY TICKETS HERE
On May 27th of 2007 Good Riddance played their last show ever to a sold out crowd in their hometown of Santa Cruz, CA. Being one of Fat’s longest running bands, we thought it only proper to document the evening in the form of a LIVE RECORD. The set list reads more like a greatest hits album, mixing the best of the band’s 12+ year career and touching on favorites from each of their seven full lengths on Fat, EP’s and 7"s. The final product truly captures the energy present in the room that night and is a perfect final chapter for Good Riddance. We posted the third and final mp3 from the record here and we are running a BIG SALE on their back catalog releases. This band is single-handedly responsible for kick-starting Floyd’s acting career and we are going to miss them. Singer, Russ Rankin, had these comments about the release:
On a hectic day in late May 2007 one of the most exhausting and exhilarating chapters in my life came to a close. We’d played San Diego the previous night and with a set list of almost 30 songs, my voice was starting to go on strike. We had to be at the venue in Santa Cruz early for extra sound checks due to the live recording so I found myself leaving my hotel room in Hollywood around 6:00am for the 6 hour drive north. I was exhausted (hadn’t gotten back to Hollywood after the San Diego show until about 3:00am the previous night) and very concerned about my voice. After a whirlwind load-in and soundcheck the show finally got underway. As was expected the guest list was a nightmare and we weren’t happy about the barricade in front of the stage but the show ended up going off just about as flawlessly as one could hope for. As the last note of the final song echoed and decayed into the still, night air I was overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude for what we were able to achieve and experience during the band’s career. It was an emotional moment for me and it served to punctuate an unforgettable evening and a bittersweet event for the band and thousands of our fans. All I can say is “Thank You” to everyone who supported us through the years and I hope you enjoy this documentation of our final show.
PS: Don’t forget about our GIANT T-SHIRT SALE! Almost all of our shirts are only $7!
Fuse TV is going to be airing a series of documentaries on NOFX starting on April 15th at 10pm EST. Here is a statement from the band…
*So we got the bright idea to take two camera dudes on this sketchy tour we booked and make a documentary. We went to Singapore, Peru, Israel, South Africa, Turkey, Korea; you get the ideaâ¦countries where maybe punk music isn’t too popular.
After a few weeks we realized there’s way too much semi-interesting, sorta funny, kind of embarrassing stuff going on. How are we gonna fit all this on a DVD? So we thought maybe TV? Nah, thatâs never gonna happen—weâre not nearly as funny as Travis Barker. But we made a little trailer anyhow and showed it to some of our friends at Fuse. They loved it and showed it to some of their bosses. Their bosses didnât get it at all and told us they would call. We knew what that meant, so it was back to the DVD idea.
We kept the camera dudes on tour with us for the next year and some pretty cool stuff happened. Well…not cool for us, but cool for the DVD. Stuff like not getting paid, cops shutting down shows, Muslims getting pissed at us, Jews getting pissed at us, scoring the wrong drugs, getting beat up by Japanese women in latex, getting beat up by a Russian man in a pointy hat and basically having a super great time.
We finished the tour in South Africa and came home. We figured we might as well show it to the Fuse people again. (We showed it to HBO too, and they told us that maybe if we were U2 they would consider it…diss.) By this time Fuse had hired new people and the new folks loved it. They said they wanted to make it into a documentary series. Coolage! We signed the papers and now we have a TV show.
After months and months of editing and fighting amongst ourselves, we have 8 episodes of a show, but after you account for commercials it’s only about the length of a really long movie. Think Titanic meets Spinal Tap. NOFX never had a video on MTV, but now we have a documentary on TV. Weird how things work out. Anyhow, it comes out in April sometime. My neighbors are never going to speak to me again.*
Alright, this is our big shot to get signed and we really feel that this is the year! Yeehaw! We’ve got a handful of Fat bands appearing at this year’s South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX and here are all the details:
The Flatliners @ The Wave (Rooftop)
NOFX (1am), Dead To Me (12am) and The Flatliners (10pm) @ Red 7 (Myspace presents)
NOFX (8:50pm) and Dead To Me (7:25pm) at Waterloo Park – Second Stage (Mess With Texas Party) / Free show, all ages!
PS: Time to get Trashed! This classic colored LP goes on sale tomorrow!
Head over to New Noise Magazine for Western Addiction’s second European tour journal!
Check out all the new Get Dead tour dates!
Watch Bad Cop/Bad Cop perform unplugged over at Punks In Vegas!
Less Than Jake are heading out on the second leg of their tour with Reel Big Fish this May and June!
Lagwagon was just added to the NOFX shows in United Kingdom with Alkaline Trio playing too. Making it one of the best tours of the year!
New review of Western Addiction’s I’m Not the Man That I Thought I’d Be on Dying Scene.
Check out Jason Hall from Western Addiction’s European tour journal with The Flatliners and Lagwagon.
Read another stellar review for Strung Out over at New Noise Mag.