We are very sad to report that Lance Hahn from J Church has passed away. Fat was very lucky to have known Lance as a friend and for the opportunity to release records with J Church. Our condolences go out to Lance’s family and friends. He will be greatly missed. His longtime girlfriend, Liberty, posted this news to his personal Myspace page:
“i’m so sorry to say, Lance Hahn passed away earlier this afternoon. he had been in a coma since collapsing at dialysis on friday, october 12th.
as far as the doctors can tell, this collapse was due to a sudden, drastic drop in blood pressure, which in turn was probably caused by a recurrence of the infection he had had in september combined with the stress of dialysis. he received immediate cpr from medical professionals at the dialysis center, but as it took fifteen or twenty minutes to resuscitate him, he suffered neurological damage from lack of oxygen to the brain, leaving him in a coma from which he never returned.
i can’t even begin to tell you how much he will be missed. he is much, much loved."
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES DOLLY 7" OUT NOW
The first of five limited edition releases from the “Square Dance Series” country 7" collection by your favorite all-star, punk cover band. A down-home tribute to Ms. Dolly “Islands in the Stream” Parton featuring the album version of “Jolene” from the Love Their Country release and the unreleased B-side “I Will Always Love You”. We made 1,030 of these on square-shaped, black vinyl…THESE ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO OUR MAILORDER/ONLINE CUSTOMERS. We made 2,013 on “alfalfa green” round vinyl…THESE ARE ONLY AVAILABLE IN RETAIL STORES. We are so excited about this that we decided to release the artwork for the second 7" in the series, Cash!
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FAT CLASSIC COLORED VINYL SERIES!!! LAGWAGON DUH LP RE-PRESS ON PURPLE VINYL OUT NOW
This is the first title to be re-pressed in the Fat Classic Colored Vinyl Series. *Lagwagon*’s Duh originally made it’s debut in October of 1992 when the label was still run out of Fat Mike’s garage. We’re doing a limited re-press of 524 copies on purple vinyl. Here’s an update from singer Joey Cape about the recording of this classic Fat release…
“Back then, we were inexperienced in the studio. It was less about the recording process and more about rehearsing. We recorded and mixed Duh in 4 days. There’s something to be said for a budget. You have to have your shit together before you go into the studio and the end result is a record that better reflects the band’s sound at the time. I think that’s why so many band’s first records are considered to be their best. Personally, I don’t think Duh was our best though.”
Next up is The Longest Line on Peruvian white vinyl.
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American Steel‘s brand new record, Destroy Their Future, comes out today! The new album marks the triumphant return of these adored East Bay / Gilman scene punks. Twelve soulful songs with their signature cultured lyrics that are a perfect amalgam of the bandâs previous albums Roguesâ March and Jagged Thoughts_. For a limited time (while supplies last) we will have autographed copies of the CD available to our mailorder and online customers and we just posted the 2nd free song, “Dead and Gone”, in our mp3 section. The band is about to embark on the 8th Annual Unbelievable Self-Indulgence Festartist/89 which is a giant US tour with the Lawrence Arms. They’re even going to play on a BOAT one night! I’m sure if you pulled off a pretty kind cannonball they’d give you a free t-shirt you could wear while being gaffed out of the Hudson and then promptly arrested.
The Flatliners brand new CD/LP, The Great Awake, is in stores now! Fat is putting out the record worldwide minus Canada which will be handled by Union 2112 Records. If you still aren’t convinced with the two free mp3’s we gave you then please check them out live from the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland, OH via webcast on Yebo TV on Monday, Sept. 10th at 7:30PM EST. The band will soon be filming a video for the song Eulogy and we’ll post that for you in the coming weeks. People crapped their pants sideways for the colored vinyl of this release and it is already sold out but you can still pick up the regular CD & LP for only $8 in our web store.
The debut Fat album from Toronto, Ontarioâs, the Flatliners, is now up for pre-order in our online store and it’s only 8 BUCKS!!! The Great Awake is twelve tracks of raging punk infused with reggae, ska and hardcore in the vein of Operation Ivy, NOFX and Dillinger Four. The record officially comes out on September 4th but if you order now you will probably get it on or before the release date. All four members of this band are under 21 so they are wise beyond their Canadian years. You’ll be able to stream 5 songs from the record right here starting Wednesday. Speaking of streams …this is the original DIY Wii!
Celebrate summer with Banner Pilot! June dates announced.
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.