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
“Fat Tuesday” continues on Last Call With Carson Daly tomorrow night. Make sure you drink a lot of caffeine and tune in to watch Swingin’ Utters’ late night TV debut at 1:35 AM (12:35C)!
PEARS brand new 7" Letters to Memaw is out today and you can crank the entire release on bandcamp or Spotify. Then, read an interview, a new review, and check this hilarious photo of them at Riot Fest Chicago! What is Zach wearing? Who knows but we hope he’s bringing it on their extensive Fall tours.
In March, NOFX had to cancel their South American tour but as promised, the dates have been re-booked and they’ll be returning this December! Check out the dates below, including a few shows in Mexico. Get Backstage Passport 2 to witness the insanity of touring South America!
Thursday, December 3, Mexico City, Mexico – Circo Volador
Friday, December 4, Guadalajara, Mexico – C3
Saturday, December 5, Monterrey, Mexico – Escena
Monday, December 7, Lima, Peru – Centro de Convenciones Barranco
Tuesday, December 8, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Microestadio Malvinas Argentinas
Wednesday, December 9, Santiago, Chile – Teatro Cupula
Friday, December 11, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil - Circo Voador
Saturday, December 12, São Paulo, Brasil – Via Marques
Sunday, December 13, Curitiba, Brasil – Vanilla Music Hall
Tuesday, December 15, Porto Alegre, Brasil -Opiniao
Ready to do this? You’re in luck because PEARS, our New Orleans punk road warriors, kicked off their tour with Teenage Bottlerocket this week! Then Dyingscene posted an exclusive premiere of their new single, Letters to Memaw, which is out tomorrow! You can order your copy today, or snag it directly from the band at one of their shows. Warning, if you are within three feet of the stage, bring a raincoat because it’s officially dubbed the “splash zone” due to the high velocity of vocalist Zach Quinn’s live performance. If you aren’t getting sprayed by his sweat, you just aren’t close enough. Seriously, folks walk out of their shows looking like this! Now sit down and write your grandmother a letter while listening to the new PEARS songs. And catch them at FEST!
Lane from Dillinger Four sits down with Anxious and Angry on the latest podcast. Listen HERE!
You won’t be on the fence on PEARS Letters To Memaw after reading this Dying Scene review!
Pretty rad write up on Night Birds on Seattle Pi!
Head over to New Noise Magazine and scroll thru to find the photos of Strung Out at Picnic in Pozo!
Check out photos from PEARS and Teenage Bottlerocket on New Noise Magazine’s site!
Watch Swingin’ Utters play “Pills and Smoke” last night on Last Call with Carson Daly!
NOFX are always in weird company! See who they share the top 10 greatest 10 minute songs of the 90s with!
Head to Punknews and read this interview with Brian from Night Birds!