Time to launch into the weekend with a killer announcement from Melvin of NOFX:
Did your face just look like this? Fuck, us too! After years of asking NOFX to please play “The Death of John Smith” live, we’re finally going to get it, along with the title song, the classic send-up “Kill All the White Man” and rarely-if-ever-played-live gems “Remnants” and “Stranded!” That’s right, NOFX will be playing the entire five-song EP The Longest Line for the first time ever on the upcoming Fat Wrecked for 25 Years Tour which kicks off next week!
On this, the third anniversary of his passing, we remember our good friend Tony Sly. We miss his unique insight, humor, humility, and especially his crooked smile every day. Thank you for all you’ve done for our punk rock family. You are deeply missed and will never be forgotten.
Does the word ‘duh’ mean anything to you? Lagwagon has announced that they’ll perform their classic second album Trashed in its entirety on the upcoming Fat Wrecked for 25 Years Tour which kicks off next week! This is it people, no more yelling at them to play “Lazy” or “Stokin’ the Neighbors” because you’ll hear the album from start to finish as it was released back in January of 1994. Here’s the ‘Wagon:
Today, Noisey is premiering “Broken Men,” a song originally recorded back in 2012 during the Dead Language sessions, and appearing on a Flatliners release for the first time on Division of Spoils, a massive b-sides and rarities collection that comes out next Friday! As with all Flatliners outtakes and b-sides, one could easily argue that it should have been included on the album. Quality songs from start to finish, Division of Spoils contains three sides (16 songs) of killer Flats originals, one side (5 songs) of eclectic covers, and two rare bonus oldies just for you super fans. So, what are you waiting for? Pre-order your copy today! Then, check them out next month on the Fat Wrecked for 25 Years Tour! Singer Chris Cresswell details the song:
“Broken Men” is a song for anyone who’s had the rug pulled out from under their feet, and from under their heart. I agree with Chicken from Dead To Me that not all good art comes from suffering, but sometimes the struggle gives you something to talk about. And helps unify you with how good the good things are. We recorded this song originally for Dead Language back in 2012, and can’t wait for you to finally hear it.
In 2009, Night Birds resuscitated the surf-inspired 80’s hardcore sound and have been cranking it to a new level ever since. We’re super stoked to announce Mutiny at Muscle Beach, the band’s third full-length and first on Fat. It’s an unrepentantly raw blast of punk rock that evokes the spirit of Adolescents, Dead Kennedys, Germs, D.I. and Circle Jerks, while further integrating modern influences and a healthy dose of passionate innovation. Just like Night Birds’ live show, Mutiny at Muscle Beach brims with an epileptic energy that defies the listener to sit still. Consume your first dizzying assault of Mutiny at Muscle Beach over at the A.V. Club who premiered “Left in the Middle” last week! Then read what singer Brian Gorsegner had to say about the release:
This Spring we went back to Seaside Lounge Studios in Brooklyn, NY with Mitch Rackin at the helm, and seasoned punk rock recording vet, Chris Pierce, producing. This record is also the debut of our new drummer Darick Sater crushing behind the kit. The 2+ years we worked on this album were coincidentally my most sleep deprived / over caffeinated period of life.. While that’s a combination that works like a charm in a pinch, over enough time leaves you feeling anxious, jittery, on edge, and in a general “set-to-destroy” state of being. I feel like those emotions are proudly displayed all over this record.
Here’s a write up and photo gallery from Fat Wrecked For 25 Years in San Francisco!
Watch this Lagwagon interview on Wheelers Weekend Jams!
New Orleans punks PEARS are featured in their local weekly’s music section.
The local paper is talking about us and talked to our co-owner Erin!
Tired of looking at photos of the Fat 25 Tour? Well, we don’t care.
Joey Cape talks shop with Hear Nebraska before Lagwagon rips it up in Omaha tonight.
Our portly prez, Fat Mike, picks his top 25 Fat albums of all time.
Check out this write-up with loads of killer pics from the Fat Tour stop in Boston.