STAR FUCKING HIPSTERS teamed up with Boots Riley of The Coup on the groundbreaking song, “9/11 ‘til Infinity,” from their new album From The Dumpster To the Grave. They recently collaborated on a video for the song, which you can watch HERE! Read what SFH vocalist & guitarist Sturgeon had to say about the collaboration:
“We met Boots Riley through our friend Miguel in Oakland. Star Fucking Hipsters were playing a very smokey little warehouse space and Boots came down and rapped a couple of songs through one of the tiniest and almost completely broken P.A. systems with Miguel accompanying on ‘old-timey’ guitar. We knew that nobody would really be able to hear our vocals during our set and we could only fit the drums and our singer on the stage, but what is now ‘9/11 ’til Infinity’ was our instrumental opener at the time and Boots liked it and agreed to rap on it after we were done playing.
“He was, for sure, my first choice out of any hip-hop artist to collaborate with and although it took us a long time to finish the record, this track is a favorite of mine. Also, we had a pretty fun time making the video and discussing everything from the newly spawned ‘Occupy’ movements to how Boots got his nickname. It’s always a great experience when you meet other artists that you respect and they are completely down to earth — and then you even get to work with them.”
In 2011, The Lawrence Arms only played two shows, once with the mighty Dead Milkmen and once out in SF for the Asian Man spectacular. It was, all things considered, a pretty slow year. Now, in the opening moments of 2012, in honor of the apocalypse, we’re gonna go ahead and straight up DOUBLE our entire last year’s worth of playing out in January alone. That’s right! We were talking and we realized that we haven’t played Detroit since the day Oh! Calcutta! came out (which was 2006, for fucks sake!) We haven’t played Cleveland or St. Louis since the fall of that same year, and we couldn’t very well play around the midwest without doing a hometown show…SO I’m happy to announce The Lawrence Arms 2012 Megalithic Mondothon World Tour dates, which include, and are limited to the aforementioned Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and Cleveland. Uh, yeah. That’s it. Also, I don’t know when we’re playing again, so get over here if you’re interested. And we’re bringing the Holy Mess (winners of the "sweatiest nutsack in Pennsylvania [group category] three years running) and LORD (featuring Rob Kellenberger from Slapstick, Tuesday, Duvall, Smoking Popes, Colossal, Slugbug, the Quickness and the Reason etc.) along for the ride, so hold onto your panties/jockstraps. And so forth.
Whooops, we missed Cyber-Monday yesterday. Instead we’re doing our sale today. Fill up your cart and enter MISSEDIT into the coupon code field at checkout for 20% off your entire order for the next 2 days.
Fat Wreck Chords is thrilled to welcome Useless ID from Tel Aviv to the Fat family! We’ll be releasing their debut Fat album titled Symptoms on February 14th, 2012 and you can read what Fat Mike had to say about them below.
After being friends with and touring with Useless ID (terrible name for a band) for many years now, I decided to sign the Jews to Fat Wreck. Not because of those reasons, but because they made a kick ass record with Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore. nuff said
All last week we doled out tracks from each album as free downloads; get them here.
Last but not least, check out the video below of Joey Cape getting his first glimpse of the reissues and giving a full rundown of everything that’s included.
Direct Hit! is playing a show with Rise Against on Friday in Chicago!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits just came out. Check out this review on Paste Magazine
Volume up, pedal down. Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar European tour is happening now! Don’t miss it.
Chicken from Dead To Me was interviewed on Is This Music podcast. Give it a listen!
Break On Through: Four Things That Made The Dirty Nil Juno Award Winners.
The Bombpops have been on an absolute tear since they released their latest effort, Fear of Missing Out. With record release shows in the bag, they are heading out again this May. Scope out their tour dates and then read a brand new interview with the band here!