The Dwarves with a record on Fat? Yeeah! And it’s about time.We’re longtime fans and while we’ve admittedly squirmed at some of their record covers over the years, that’s part of what makes The Dwarves the “motherfucking rock legends” that they are. Plus, you know, they invented rock ‘n’ roll! You know what to expect: high velocity punk rock ‘n’ roll with loads of hooks, visceral cover art and raucous live shows. So of course we wanted to work with them! A handshake deal was struck at a Bl’ast! show and the result of this summit of world powers is the four-song blast, Gentleman Blag. Due out late this Fall, the EP features a rare cover appearance from lead vocalist Blag Jesus, alongside the cover models you’d expect. But you’re going to have to wait until you get this limited edition slab of wax in your hands to discover the equal opportunity ideals on display when you turn this sucker over… if you dare! Like the recent album on Recess Records, Gentleman Blag was recorded by Andy Carpenter at Brand Bjork’s (Kyuss) studio and features guest vocals by Dexter Holland (Offspring) and Rex Everything a.k.a. Nick Oliveri! And, coming full circle, the recording features ALL the Dwarves, including HeWhoCannotBeNamed and Salt Peter from the original lineup. And now, a brief quote from the man himself, Blag Jesus:
‘The song “Kings of the World” reminded me of that Fat Wreck Chords sound-straightforward punk, big harmonies and lyrics about social issues. In other words, it was just the opposite of “Gentleman Blag,” which is about how big my cock is. Combined with a stoner style track from Nick Oliveri and another song so short it’s over before it starts, I thought we had a perfect Fat 7"!’
We hope you’ve got your reading glasses and dancing shoes handy, ‘cuz Mad Caddies have a brand new lyric video premiering today at AUX! The vid is for the contagious ditty “Down and Out", the lead track from their latest album, Dirty Rice.
Check out their upcoming tour dates below!
10/14/14 Bend, OR Domino Room
10/15/14 Tacoma, WA Jazzbones
10/16/14 Kelowna, BC Canada Habitat
10/17/14 Edmonton, AB Canada Union Hall
10/18/14 Calgary, AB Canada The Gateway
10/19/14 Banff, AB Canada Wild Bill’s
10/21/14 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
10/22/14 Boise , ID The Shredder
10/23/14 Sacramento, CA Midtown Barfly
10/24/14 Petaluma, CA Phoenix Theater
10/25/14 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
10/26/14 Long Beach, CA Gaslamp
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!
Head over to New Noise Magazine for Western Addiction’s second European tour journal!
Check out all the new Get Dead tour dates!
Watch Bad Cop/Bad Cop perform unplugged over at Punks In Vegas!
Less Than Jake are heading out on the second leg of their tour with Reel Big Fish this May and June!
Lagwagon was just added to the NOFX shows in United Kingdom with Alkaline Trio playing too. Making it one of the best tours of the year!
New review of Western Addiction’s I’m Not the Man That I Thought I’d Be on Dying Scene.
Check out Jason Hall from Western Addiction’s European tour journal with The Flatliners and Lagwagon.
Read another stellar review for Strung Out over at New Noise Mag.