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!
THEY’VE ACTUALLY GOTTEN WORSE LIVE
Ever done something you regret while drunk? I know, I know… so embarrassing, right? Ever woken up and rubbed your pounding skull and said, “What did I do last night?” Oh man…you should have seen yourself… first… you got totally blitzed and then… then… this is the best part… YOU RECORDED A LIVE RECORD! That’s right, back in January, NOFX booked 3 nights of talking mixed with the occasional song at Slim’s in San Francisco and recorded a live record. It’s their sloppiest, drunkest, funnest, best sounding recording ever with new versions of old songs, rare songs and they even made sure not to play any songs off their 1995 live album I Heard They Suck Live. They’ve Actually Gotten Worse Live is scheduled to make the walk of shame into record stores sometime in November.
THE LOVED ONES IN THE STUDIO
The pride of Philadelphia and are about to start recording their brand new follow up to 2006’s Keep Your Heart. The Loved Ones are heading into the studio in September and they even convinced Pete Steinkopf and Bryan Kienlen from the Bouncing Souls to park their hogs long enough to produce the record!!! They’ve also lined up some awesome cameos including Franz Nicolay from the Hold Steady to pummel the ivory for them! The album is scheduled to come out in early 2008. The brotherly lovers are then headed to Europe with NOFX in November!
While we were standing around scratching our heads trying to figure out how the hell we were going to cut up all those Gimmes cowboy 7 inches into squares, we thought…why not confuse the crap out of you and announce another awesome vinyl project we have coming up but NOT tell you the release date. Ha ha ha, now that’s a “Fat classic”! In the very near future we are going to start re-issuing some of our classic LP’s on colored vinyl. We are going to start with *Lagwagon*’s Duh which originally made it’s debut in October of 1992 and who knows where we’ll end up…maybe at the end of a long line or with something that needs to be cleaned. Ever wonder how a record is made? Watch this and this.
All the Best Songs is a twenty-six song âBest ofâ collection, commemorating No Use for a Name’s 20 years as a band. All tracks have been re-mastered and it features 2 unreleased songs and extensive liner notes and commentary from the band. An essential mix tape of all your favorite No Use for a Name songs for only 8 bucks! Melodic, 90âs skate-punk from one of Fatâs original bands. NUFAN is currently on the “All the Best Shows” small club, mini-tour with Whole Wheat Bread and Fat’s newest signing, the Flatliners, before they head to South America in August.
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES ANNOUNCE SQUARE DANCE SERIES, COUNTRY 7" COLLECTION ON SQUARE VINYL
AtenciÃ³n vaqueros!!! Me First and the Gimme Gimmes just finished a successful European tour but the boot-scootin’ boogie doesn’t have to end. The Gimmes are about to hogtie your ears with an upcoming series of country 7" records to be released in the next couple of months. The Square Dance Series will feature 5 limited edition 7" records that you won’t be able to quit! We are even going to make 1,000 of these little doggies on and this special version will only be available through Fat’s mailorder store! Each release will feature one song from their latest record Love Their Country and one brand new, unreleased b-side. We’re going to start it off with Dolly and it will feature the songs “Jolene” (album version) and “I Will Always Love You” (unreleased).
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.myspace.com/gimmegimmes
I assume that you are preparing for the 4th of July and amassing everything you’ll need to properly blow your own hands off. Either that or you’re perfecting the “ye old bottle rocket out-the-ass” trick which is truly an American classic. Don’t try it though because it always ends in a scorched hoop. If you still have all your limbs intact then I think you should check out No Use for a Name on the “All the Best Shows” small-club, mini tour which kicks off on July 6th. Don’t forget to show up early and catch our new band the Flatliners. We just posted the cover art for the Flats’ new record The Great Awake which comes out on Sept. 4th. The pre-sale for NUFAN’s Best of collection starts on July 2nd and you can get it right here for only $8. Declare your independence from high cd prices!
VOTE FOR STRUNG OUT AIR DRUMMER FINALISTS IN THE POLL SECTION ON THE FRONT PAGE OF WWW.FATWRECK.COM!
We posted the finalists from the Strung Out Air Drummer contest in the poll section on the front page. Watch the videos below and go vote on them right now because we are announcing the winners on July 11th. I know we said we would only have 3 finalists but we got so many awesome videos that we decided to expand the competition and give the top 3 winners the prizes and we’ll even scrounge up something for the 4th and 5th place contestants. Thank you so much to everyone that participated. Here are the finalists and their videos:
What do punk rockers and craft brewers have in common? Apparently a lot! Check out Champion Brewery getting cozy with NOFX and Against Me!
NOFX reflect on 20 years of Punk In Drublic in this Alternative Press piece!
Less Than Jake get interviewed by a fan, read it here!
Old Man Markley have a few more dates before hitting the Capay Tomato Festival! Don’t throw tomato’s at them!
Watch a new interview with Spike Slawson from UKE-HUNT here!
GOOD RIDDANCE just added a couple of California dates! GET THERE!!!
Head here to bid on some cool stuff we donated to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless at Riot Fest.
The Flatliners are on tour! Don’t miss them.
Less Than Jake’s latest release, Do The Math gets a stellar review!