In a crazy turn of events, our beloved Randy is Spin’s Band Of The Day. Which is not only well-deserved, but also quite hilarious. For those of you wanting to hear their new record, Randy The Band, you can stream the whole fuckin’ thing on AOL’s Full CD Listening Party on January 9th through January 16th. Look at us taking over the internet with our new website! Well, we are talking about Randy here, and they are about as rockin’ as they come. Their new one comes out on January 10th and we’re hoping to get the Swedes to do an online chat so stay tuned for details regarding that.
We know how much you all loved the old site and its “dogshit on Easter” aesthetic, but we just couldn’t hold out any longer. Oh, don’t get all nostalgic on us, this new site has some cool shit to offer. Mouse around and check it out. Fat Mike will be hosting podcasts, there’s a new FAQ, and even an e-team to join. One of the neatest things the new site will offer is our Daily Update section in the news which will bring you all the latest happenings on your favorite Fat bands. So yeah, new site. Are you fucking happy now?
Much thanks to Hunter and David from Liberation Media for their patience and talents. They now have our permission to resume with their normal lives.
If our site hasn’t crashed yet it will now! Yep, we got a video from the brand new Lagwagon record Resolve. It’s for the song “Heartbreaking Music” The video was made by these guys that I personally think should call themselves “The Minnesota Twins”, but that’s neither here nor there. The video is an obvious tribute to the late Derrick Plourde, and the guys really did a terrific job on it. Mosy over to the MEDIA section and peep the vid.
We have a lot of great new records coming along for 2006 and all the bands happen to be in the studio right now. We must have every place booked in the Northern Hemisphere. Let’s begin with the old favorites: NOFX is presently in Japan taking a break from recording their new, as yet untitled record. This time the guys suckered Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore into helping out at Motor Studios in SF. Their new full length should be out by April. Up next is The Lawrence Arms, who are also taking a break from the record-making process to read nerdy books and play some shows with Lagwagon. The Larry’s new shit is coming out March 7th and is called Oh! Calcutta!
That’s the faves, now for an update on the future: The Loved Ones are wrapping up with Brian Mcternan and are getting ready to play a few shows “back East”. Their Fat debut Keep Your Heart comes out February 21st. Next is The Sainte Catherines who are about to commence recording with Alex Newport in their hometown of Montreal. Their first record with Fat will be titled Dancing For Decadence and is coming out in March. Also released in March will be Love Equals Death’s new album, Nightmarica, which is gonna be tracked out at the Blasting Room. They’ll also be playing shows with Pennywise and NUFAN soon too. So… how ’bout that R Kelly thing?
Sweden’s Randy has long been a big favorite of ours at the Fat office, and now we get to put their next record out! Originally our pals at Epitaph were supposed to release it, but we knew we had to get our hands on this Randy record somehow, so we orchestrated a trade. Fat had to give them a couple of our scratch bowlers for next year’s tournament, two cases of Zima, and all rights to future Goober Patrol releases. In exchange we get Jeff Abarta at third base, Fletcher’s home number, and of course, Randy’s new LP, Randy The Band, out January 10th! Pretty sweet trade, eh? And the cherry on top is that it comes with a video.
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!