Today is the day. You can now listen to a new LAGWAGON song! “The Cog in the Machine” is being premiered by Vice/Noisey.
Pre-orders are live! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the details below before ordering. There is PLENTY of colored vinyl available, so PLEASE take your time and get your order right the first time!
ALL Hang pre-orders come with two BONUS TRACKS! The Deluxe Vinyl version contains a bonus 7" with the two surprise songs. For Standard Vinyl and CD, your digital download will contain the bonus songs.
ALL physical pre-orders (Deluxe Vinyl, Standard Vinyl, CD or Bundle) come with a free DVD!
ALL bundle’s contain a free Lagwagon Hang poster!
Deluxe vinyl – Gatefold Jacket with LP and bonus 7" packaged inside.
Three different color configurations. One color is ONLY available with the bundle. The other two colors available separately. If you order TWO deluxe color vinyl LP’s, you will get the TWO different colors. If you order TWO deluxe color vinyl LP’s AND one bundle, YOU WILL GET ALL THREE COLOR VARIANTS (while supplies last).
Bundle: Deluxe Gatefold LP with bonus 7" (both color), DVD, deluxe full-color slipmat, Hang poster, and black American Apparel t-shirt (remember, AA shirts run a bit small).
T-shirts: We have women’s sizes available separately. These are also American Apparel and run small.
While Fat has a long history of bands influenced BY the Ramones (Chixdiggit!, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder, Screeching Weasel), releasing an album FROM an actual Ramone is a first and a true honor. Last Chance to Dance is CJ Ramone’s second solo album and was recorded with the stellar backing band of Steve Soto (Adolescents), Dan Root (Adolescents), and David Hidalgo, Jr. (Social Distortion). With a sound and style true to the Ramones, CJ has created a positively infectious punk rock record. Sometimes you just “need a Ramones fix,” the expression goes, and CJ Ramone’s Last Chance to Dance satisfies that craving in spades. Don’t believe us? Go here and listen to the first track and single, “Understand Me.” The 7" will be released on October 14th (pre-order here) with the album arriving on November 25th. And now, a word from the man himself, CJ RAMONE:
Hey kids Cj Ramone here. My new record Last Chance to Dance is coming out November 25th!!! It’s 12 tracks of everything you’d expect from a Cj Ramone record. Hard chargin’ and vicious with some sweet melodies to smooth out the edges. Keep an eye for dates for our 2015 World Tour. See y’all on the big road.
Swingin’ Utters are gearing up to release their eighth full-length album in November— Fistful of Hollow —and this is your first chance to hear some of the magic these prolific songsmiths have conjured up this time around. The spotlight in this, the album’s title track, is shining directly on guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Darius Koski. Get yourself a “Fistful of Hollow” right here, right now!
Hey Chicago! Fat has landed, and not from Wisconsin (heyo!). We came all the way from gorgeous San Francisco, California to bring our Fat Record Store to you! That means an EXCLUSIVE collectible record set just for you, not even available in SF! Fat Music For Riot Fest People. This is a set of three flexi-disc singles, featuring brand new songs from Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters, plus the Me First and the Gimme Gimmes’ song that’s tearing up the German charts, “Straight Up”. These aren’t your parents’ flexi-discs; these things actually sound GOOD! Each flexi is a different color, and there are TWO different sets of three colors available. Confused? Just visit our booth at Riot Fest to straighten it out and buy your set for only $10. The rad cover art below is courtesy of Black Axe-ist Horsebites, a.k.a. the drummer of None More Black.
We’ve also got an exclusive Chicago-based Fat t-shirt design PLUS a ton of rarities straight from our record store, including store exclusives, colored vinyl and new releases, not to mention super sales on some classic Fat titles on CD. So Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, go visit Pat, Vanessa, Erin, and any number of band members that drop by to hang out.
Ever wonder how a Flatliners record gets written? Singer/guitarist Chris Cresswell is giving you the chance to find out with his One Week Record. Earlier this year, armed with his acoustic guitar, Chris ventured to San Francisco to record some new tunes for Joey Cape’s new digital-only label, One Week Records. It’s a real treat to hear these ten acoustic songs, which on the surface sound vastly different than anything you would hear from Chris’ full-time gig. But if you imagine a Flatliners song stripped down and slowed down, maybe not so different after all. Just take a listen below and see what you think with “Meet Me In The Shade”. Then, head over to pre-order your copy of the vinyl edition today or grab the digital version here! In case you missed it, the One Week Records tour just kicked off with Joey Cape, Brian Wahlstrom and Chris Cresswell; don’t miss it!
New review for Strung Out Transmission.Alpha.Delta!
Yotam from Useless ID has some solo shows coming up. Head on out and support him!
Strung Out added a few more US tour dates!
LESS THAN JAKE are jumping the pond this week! Did you get your tickets?
Holler! Less Than Jake join Snoop Dogg, Billy Bragg and more at this years Kendal Calling!
The Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar European tour starts today!
Hang tough! The Dwarves have announced a slew of dates!
Read a new interview with Johnny from Old Man Markley about working on Home Street Home!