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football soccer team is raving about a New Jersey-based hardcore surf-punk band and their new record, not ironically calling them “the greatest punk band that you have possibly never heard of.” We’ve either entered into some sort of twilight zone or Night Birds and Mutiny at Muscle Beach really are just that fucking great. So we’re super stoked to finally be able to share the new album with the entire universe, courtesy of Impose! The album is a full on assault of the senses, an experience that demands to be followed by the visceral experience of a Night Birds live show. Lucky for all of you, Night Birds head out with Dillinger Four this weekend for the first round of record release shows and will be properly supporting the record for the rest of 2015 and all throughout 2016. Vocalist Brian Gorsegner explains, “We’re basically just gonna try to destroy ourselves in the next 12 months,” he concludes. “This is what we do for fun and to keep sane and mentally balanced. It’s the only thing we really know how to do. If somehow punk rock finds a way to be 1994 again and make us money, that’s cool, but if we expected that stuff to happen, we’d stop playing in bands 10 years ago. It’s a nice balance of trying to keep myself sane doing what I’ve done since I was 14 and not letting my baby starve to death.” If you haven’t checked out their latest video of “Mutiny at Muscle Beach” do yourself a favor and watch their blood run dry. Then, grab a copy of their new full-length today!
It’s official, Lagwagon is goin’ south next year! Their long-awaited return to South America will commence on February 26, 2016 in Brazil. Check out the full tour schedule, including where to grab tickets, right here! Read what Joey Cape had to say about returning to South America below!
“Very excited that Lagwagon is coming back to South America in late February, early March. We’ll be touring with the bands Belvedere and Mute. We’re coming to Chile, Argentina, Peru, Brazil and for the first time, Columbia. Come hang out with us!”
Two down, two to go! LAGWAGON performs tomorrow night on NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly at 1:35AM (12:35C)! Don’t miss it.
Pop-punkers Masked Intruder and The Copyrights are heading out on the road next month and will be supported by Not Scientists, from France. The tour kicks off in Chicago and routes down into the bogs of Gainesville, FL for FEST 14! Their crime spree continues until November 8th, so don’t miss it! Read what our favorite bespectacled criminal, Intruder Blue, had to say about what’s coming down the pike:
“We’re super pumped to tour with The Copyrights again, especially since we’re going to the Fest! We’re doing a set of b-sides & rarities at prefest, so we’ll be sprinkling a few of those songs into the set the whole tour. We’ll be laying low for most of the rest of the year to work on new stuff, so come out!”
Looks like the FAT family is expanding! Perhaps you picked up the hint at our FAT Anniversary show in LA when face to face graced the stage to perform a few numbers? If you were just reveling in nostalgia as you sang along to Disconnected off their classic album, Don’t Turn Away, we are here to connect the dots. As of today, we can officially reveal that Fat Wreck Chords and face to face have reunited! And it gets better: this week, the band heads to Colorado and the legendary Blasting Room. There, they’ll be holed up for about a month, combining forces with the studio’s powerhouse producers Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore to record their ninth full-length! Due out in 2016, the new album will showcase all the infectious melodies and driving guitars you’d expect on a face to face punk record, amplified by the Fort Collins production machine.
face to face, vocalist/songwriter Trever Keith comments: Returning to Fat Wreck Chords for us is a homecoming. After 8 records on almost as many labels throughout our career, we’ve definitely been through some of the worst and best of this business. The fact that after 25 years FAT is still going strong, is a testament to their commitment they have to their artists. We are excited about working with people who truly understand what we do and who we are.
Co-owner Erin Burkett comments: With FAT celebrating 25 years as a label, and face to face celebrating 25 years as a band, it just makes sense for their next record to be on FAT. I’m excited for them to return to their roots, and can’t wait for their fans to hear what the band’s been working on!
Co-owner Fat Mike (NOFX) comments: face to face aren’t really coming back to FAT. We originally signed them to a two record deal. Paragraph 6 section C clearly stated that face to face (the band) must deliver two full length LP’s within the next twenty five years. They are just making good on the original contract. I knew those guys would come through!
10/2/15 Tempe, AZ- Marquee Theatre
11/6/15 São Paulo, Brazil Audio Club w/Pennywise
11/7/15 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Fundição Progresso w/Pennywise
11/8/15 Santos, Brazil- Capital Disco w/Pennywise
11/10/15 Porto Alegre, Brazil- Opinião w/Pennywise
11/11/15 Curitiba, Brazil- Espaço Trésor Eventos w/Pennywise
11/13/15 San Jose, Costa Rica Pepper Disco Club
NOFX’s new book is out and they talk about it in this interview.
CJ Ramone is hitting the road in May and June with Broken Gold.
Sundowner has a couple shows this weekend with Ray Rocket from Teenage Bottlerocket!
Mean Jeans Tight New Dimension comes out tomorrow! Check out this review!
Punknews has a review of the NOFX, Direct Hit, Mean Jeans and Bad Cop/Bad Cop show that passed thru LA earlier this week!
Mean Jeans are playing Hori Smoku Summer Boogaloo in Finland!
Review for the Leftöver Crack show in Huntington Beach!
NOFX played San Diego this weekend. OC Weekly has the scoop!
PEARS got a new drummer! Welcome Erich Goodyear to the band everyone!