Spring has arrived! Nothing signifies rebirth like warm weather, crucial porch hangs and the essential mix tape for long drives. Luckily for all of you, UKE-HUNT delivers the best renditions of vocalist Spike Slawson’s favorite songs and today, celebrates the release of their debut 7", The Prettiest Star! The 45 features two songs: the A-side and title track, a Bowie tune, is from the upcoming full length, UKE-HUNT and the B-side, “Ben” (Michael Jackson), is exclusive to this release. If you haven’t done so already, you can order it here! And, if you live in the Bay area, check them out live at their record release show on May 13th at Thee Parkside, tickets here!
Our informant has just alerted us that Masked Intruder is set to fleece America this summer! The M.I. Tour kicks off on June 19th in the Midwest and you can view the first round of dates below. Word on the street is this is just the first leg with more to be revealed shortly. Of course Masked Intruder will continue their crime spree in support of M.I., pilfering their way through Australia and Europe; dates here! If you haven’t pre-ordered M.I. yet, you can do so today!
6/19/2014 – Normal, IL @ Firehouse
6/20/2014 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
6/21/2014 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
6/22/2014 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
6/23/2014 – Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
6/24/2014 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
6/25/2014 – New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
6/26/2014 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s
6/27/2014 – Montreal, QC @ Underworld
6/28/2014 – Toronto, ON @ The Cave
6/29/2014 – Detroit, MI @ Small’s
6/30/2014 – Covington, KY (Cincy) @ CODA
7/1/2014 – Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern
7/2/2014 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
7/3/2014 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
7/4/2014 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock (D4th of July, with Dillinger Four)
7/5/2014 – Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room
Raise your fist in the air because we have a brand new GET DEAD 7" EP coming out this summer! The release is packed with four songs and some killer art from Stefan Beham. Read what GET DEAD had to say about it below:
While some of you were chomping at the bit to be the first to utter “Get Dead got dead” after news of our van accident on last year’s Fat Tour came streaming in, others were waiting for us to do what we know how to do best with such situations: make lemonade. Well, that wait is over! We’re proud to announce ‘Bygones,’ our new 7" coming out soon on Fat. It’s a collective sigh of 4 tracks that help us say fuck it and let bygones be. We also included ‘Premedicated Murder,’ the NUFAN song we contributed to the Tony Sly Tribute Album because, well, it rules.
In other news we’ll be jumping the pond next week for a five-week jaunt of theEuropean countryside April 29-June 2. Please check the dates on the Fat site and join us on holiday! Lastly, please check our new Merch store and get fitted! Good talk, see you out there!
It’s Xmas in April! All four of the latest batch of new releases we’ve announced are up for pre-order now! You’ve got those hooligans in Masked Intruder with their sophomore record, M.I., Fat’s own master crooner Spike Slawson’s new ukulele-based Uke-Hunt with their self-titled debut album, Sundowner’s live-in-the-studio EP, Little Elephant Sessions, and Warped Tour headliners Less Than Jake’s new single Do the Math. Commence with consumerism!
Remember when we mentioned an upcoming full-length album from UKE-HUNT back when we announced their debut 7", The Prettiest Star? Sure you do. Well, as always, we’re making good on our word. On June 10th, we’ll release Uke-Hunt, ten revitalized renditions of Spike Slawson’s favorite songs. The vibe of the album is unique, built on the backbone of Spike’s smooth vocals and ukulele strumming, and filled out with a bevy of layered instrumentation (one word: glockenspiel). The track listing reads like the ultimate mix tape. Such classic songs as Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” or “Rainy Days and Mondays” by the Carpenters are completely reworked with a memorable, lounge/soul vibe that will have you relaxing with your favorite cocktail in hand. It is just the right amount of quirk and talent that makes these covers truly UKE-HUNT’s. Stay tuned for tour dates. In the meantime, if you’re lucky enough to live in the bay area you can catch them live at Thee Parkside on May 13th!
Achtung Deutschländers! Here’s a new review for CJ Ramone’s Understand Me? 7"!
Spike Slawson and Joey Cape of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes talk Riot Fest and Getting Booed Off Stage.
Nice Masked Intruder review at the Scene Point Blank site!
New interview with Russ Rankin from Good Riddance where he discusses activism, recording a new record and WHAT’s on his iPod!
The Flatliners added more dates after their tour with Hot Water Music!
Read a new interview with Bill Stevenson of the Descendents here!
Masked Intruder won over Lucerne, Switzerland!
Good Riddance show report from last week in Long Beach!
Alternative Press knows what’s up! STRUNG OUT made their “Bands You Absolutely Must Watch At Riot Fest” list. Check it out here!