With our new Leftover Crack/Citizen Fish split CD coming OUT today and the lying Scooter Libby soon to be IN jail, I smell sweet justice in the air! To celebrate, I think you should go check out both bands on the Citizen Crack US tour which just kicked off this past weekend. Show up early and don’t miss Witch Hunt! We have already released four songs off the split but we included the link below to listen to the entire cd before you buy it.
Also, we recommend that you sign up for the Fat e-mail newsletter on the front page because it includes exclusive news like the story below that Fat Mike wrote about pissing his pants abroad…
The Down Under Part Two: A few funny things that happened whilst in New Zealand and Australia. In Perth, I tore my calf muscle on stage after someone threw something wooden at me (I think it may have been a boomerang) and I wont be able to walk for a month. Gordy from Frenzal Rhomb did a stage dive while we were playing in Melbourne and tripped and flew head first into the barricade. If that wasn’t bad enough, a bouncer then put him in a choke hold and dragged him out of the club. That wasn’t quite as funny as when Jason, the singer of Frenzal, did a stage dive during our set a few years ago and broke his collar bone. In Tasmania, about 15 boys and girls got naked and began jogging and doing cartwheels outside after the show. Not as funny as when Eric Melvin shit his pants on the way to the airport thinking it was just a fart. Not as funny as when I had to really go pee on stage in Wellington, but since I couldn’t walk from the boomerang injury and the bathroom was very far away, I just wet my pants. Funny thing about peeing your pants is that the pee flows down your leg and your shoes get full of pee too. Then the next day when you forgot about peeing your pants, you remember when you put your shoes on in the morning. Then all day long it feels like you got bologna in your shoes. Kinda funny. FM
You can now pre-order the new fifteen song split cd, Deadline_, from NYCâs ska/punk/crust band, Leftover Crack, and the UKâs punk/ska veterans, Citizen Fish. Each band contributes a few originals along with Leftover Crack covering a Subhumans and Citizen Fish song and Citizen Fish covering a Choking Victim and Leftover Crack song. It features cameos from Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedyâs) and M.D.C.âs Dave Dictor. This is the follow up release to 2006âs "_Baby Punchers / Meltdown":http://www.fatwreck.com/record/detail/226 split 7â.
If you’ve ever wondered how this delightfully malodorous match-up came to be then check out this story that LOC’s singer, Sturgeon, wrote that involves their initial meeting, salmon, the Subhumans and B.B. King. If you order the CD from the Fat webstore you can get a free patch with purchase while supplies last. There are 6 different designs in varying quantities so get them while they are hot. (Note: you’ll get one patch, at random, with each CD ordered). The band also gave us some awesome full back patches that we are going to use for contest giveaways that we’ll let you know about soon. Sorry but we didn’t get any butt-flaps. The LP version of this release is available on Alternative Tentacles.
Smoke or Fire’s brand new release, This Sinking Ship, came out last week and their new video for the song “The Patty Hearst Syndrome” has already been added to Fuse TV. We are glad they re-filmed the video because the first version was PRETTY good but it needed a little something more. Also, I guess there has been a little bit of confusion with some of the retail stores about the release date (Feb. 20th) and people are having trouble finding the record but this seems to be cleared up now. Remember…you can always get the cds from your good old friends www.fatwreck.com and you also get to read this diabolically witty/stupid shit.
Smoke or Fire’s brand new record, This Sinking Ship_, is the second full length release from this Boston, MA four-piece and the follow up to 2005’s Above the City. Gritty, melodic punk/hardcore for fans of Dillinger Four, Avail and Hot Water Music. Don’t forget that for a limited time through the Fat webstore, you can get an autographed copy of the cd to put on the mantle right next to your limited edition Black Eyed Peas Lady Lumps143946.html 7". They also made an awesome video for the song “The Patty Hearst Syndrome” which you can view below. Watch it now or I’ll kill you where you stand.
Happy Valentine’s day, lovers! I assume you’ve already received your obligatory box of freezer-burnt, chalky-white chocolates and are ready for some sensual news from us. We love you so hard that we want to let you start pre-ordering the brand new Smoke or Fire release, This Sinking Ship_, that comes out next Tuesday, February 20th. Also, through our webstore, you can get an autographed copyautograph.jpg of the cd (while supplies last). Who needs slinky lingerie or a fuzzy red teddy bear when you can give the gift of melodic, gritty, hardcore influenced punk? Look, once you’ve touched the piece of candy and smashed it with your hand and found out the inside is orange cream or coconut, you CAN’T just put it back in the tray. That’s cheating.
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Our bowling soldiers limped back into the office after the big tournament this weekend and once again… we won the whole thing! By winning I mean we came in 31st. People don’t look so good when they get home from Vegas either. Just the most blasted bed-head you have ever seen looking like Skeletor with the flu. Nothing says vacation like $2 steaks and emphysema. At least the new Only Crime record, Virulence, comes out today! If you are too much of a bed-wetter to just trust us and buy the damn thing then you can stream the entire record here first.
Strung Out are hard at work on their new record Blackhawks Over Los Angeles which is slated for a June 12th release date. The band has posted a link to a studio video journal on their website so you can check out the progress of the record and hear a few small parts from some of the new songs!
Lastly, after you watch this guy continue to piss off the entire planet tonight with the State of the Union address, you should listen to Fat Mike guest DJing on Radio 1’s Punk Show on the BBC. He plays a ton of Fat bands and they talk about every subject from the music industry imploding to his primary songwriting influences to the song that made him sign the Swingin’ Utters, etc. Check it out!
Check out a lightning round interview with Mad Caddies!
Who knew the Caper was a drummer!
Swingin’ Utters perform “Told Them I Told You So” on Song From A Couch. Check out Jack and Miles playing one guitar at the same time!
Brian from Night Birds talks about his top 5 records in 60 seconds!
Mad Caddies start their Europe tour today!
Joey Cape co-hosts a Lagwagon retrospective show on Vancouver’s 106.9 The Wolf.