That’s right, we just stole another great band from another small label. Identical twins Ray and Brandon Carlisle started Bottlerocket in 2001, recruited Kody from The Lillingtons, Fatty’s favorite band, and put a couple of records out with our pals at Red Scare Industries. Known for their fast and fun live shows and small town charm, TBR caught our eye, and then won our hearts.
Photo: Brian Kelleher
But don’t take our word for it, read it and weep, people!
The Distractions EP features three brand new original songs and three classic covers originally penned by Billy Bragg, Bruce Springsteen, and Joe Strummer. We are also extending the sale on The Loved Ones back catalog (Keep Your Heart, Build & Burn) through the end of the day today, so get all three amazing records on CD right now! Vinyl for Distractions will be available soon, so check back!
Download the title track of the new Loved Ones EP Distractions right here. The record comes out next Tuesday, but you can pre-order it now:
In anticipation of the new release, we are having a Loved Ones catalogue sale. Each full length CD is only $5 dollars until next Tuesday, February 3rd!
Doesn’t that sorta make you feel like dancing?
The NOFX dudes and their crew did a giant world tour in 2006, and they brought a camera man. They played shows way out in the sticks, places where you couldn’t buy a NOFX record if your life depended on it. The resulting video footage was exciting, chaotic, and hilarious—sorta like Spinal Tap meets the Decline of Western Civilization meets Pineapple Express…but it’s all real!!
Add some subtitles, a few musical montages, and voila! An 8-part docu-series was born! NOFX: Backstage Passport first aired in April 2008 on Fuse TV, and back by popular demand, it will now be released in its entirety right here on Fat Wreck Chords.
On March 17th NOFX: Backstage Passport will be available on DVD! This 2-disc set will include all 8 original episodes, plus OVER 2 HOURS of uncensored, never-before-seen bonus footage! You thought the absinthe-chugging Kent on the train to Russia scene was funny? Well, wait til you see what happens when he’s drunk in public at the Rio airport and the Brazilian cops get involved.
Currently, NOFX are working on their tans, learning the hula, and playing a few shows in Hawaii. Check out all their upcoming tour dates for the year including their 25th Anniversary shows, the PunkSpring Festival in Japan, and a European tour in April and May. Get your tickets now!
Oh yeah, we also have this old 7" inch we’re trying to get rid of from this unknown band called Rancid on some white shoes colored vinyl. It includes some alternate versions of songs you’ve probably never heard of like “Radio” and “Dope Sick Girl”. It’s a limited pressing so buy one here if you like collecting round white things…
NOFX are turning 25 this year! To commemorate this historic event, they will play three special anniversary shows in February. All four eras of NOFX will be represented both in person and in song, with old members of the band showing up to play some old tunes:
The Three Piece Era, 1983 – 1987: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin
The Casillas Era, 1987 – 1988: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin, Dave Casillas
The Kidwiler Era, 1988 – 1991: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin, Steve Kidwiler
The El Hefe Era, 1991 – Present: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin, El Hefe
Check out the dates:
2/04/09 San Diego, CA at The House of Blues w/ Youth Brigade, Smoke or Fire
2/05/09 Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda w/ Youth Brigade, Channel 3, Sin 34
2/15/09 San Francisco, CA at Slim’s w/ Youth Brigade, Turbonegra
NOFX & The DWARVES are playing Austin’s annual Fun Fun Fun Fest this November. Details here!
Get your bong ready because the 4th annual Less Than Jake “Wake & Bake” will be held on September 5th & 6th in Gainesville, FL at the High Dive!
Here’s a new Darius Koski review on No Depression!
PEARS start their tour today in Austin!
CJ RAMONE is playing the 2015 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash tonight!
Strung Out is playing Picnic in Pozo with Bad Religion, Misfits and more!
Check out an interview with vocalist, Russ Rankin of Good Riddance.
Good Riddance, Swingin’ Utters, and Masked Intruder have all been added to FAT WRECKED FOR 25 YEARS in Japan!
Check out a rad Strung Out show review and interview with bassist Chris Aiken!