Today is our last day in the office for 2015. We’ll be back in 2016 with a full year of releases! 2015 was an amazing year for us. We made it 25 fucking years!! 25 years! We can hardly believe it! We threw a giant party across United States, Canada and even Japan! We signed a bunch of new bands and re-signed a veteran Fat band. Sadly, it wasn’t all fun this year. We lost three friends from our punk rock world. RIP David, Heiko, and Brandon.
To close out the year, we asked our bands for their Top 10 of 2015. Head to our tumblr page to check them all out! See ya next year!
NO USE FOR A NAME needs no introduction. You’re going to wake up Monday morning crying if you don’t preorder All The Best Songs on vinyl today! While you’re at it, grab the limited color vinyl 7” of Sam Sadowski aka Closet Fiends! And because we aren’t the Grinch, we repressed Masked Intruder Under The Mistletoe on a new color just in time for Xmas! But wait, there’s more. There’s still a handful of Swingin’ Utters reissues left on color vinyl! Then check our sale page for super limited quantities of leftover color vinyl thru the years including Fat Wreck Chords store exclusive version of Strung Out – Vol. 1 Box Set! If there’s no option for color vinyl then it’s sold out. Act quick.
ALL ORDERS PLACED WILL SHIP WHEN WE RETURN FROM THE HOLIDAYS IN JANUARY
If you caught our face to face announcement back in October, you know how excited we are to welcome the band back into our FAT family. With the band celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2016, and us celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2015, it seems like a perfect fit. After all, we’ve clearly shown we know how to throw a 25th anniversary party, so why should our talents go to waste just because the year is ending? With that in mind, we are thrilled to announce that on March 4th, 2016, we will be releasing Protection, the first face to face album on FAT in over 20 years! Produced by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, Protection marks the first time in nearly two decades that the band has employed an outside producer. This record is an intense and powerful 11-song endeavor that borrows from the melody and angst of the band’s early days.
Vocalist and guitarist Trever Keith expounds, “This is the first time where [bassist] Scott [Shiflett] and I were willing to take a reduced role [in production]. We were laid back, open minded, and open to suggestions. Bill’s influence on the song arrangements and background vocals was key in giving the record the sound that it has.”
With that trust in place, face to face was able to spend less time in the control room and more time focusing on their performances, and on the songs themselves. The result is an instant classic from first listen! If you are itching to hear a brand new song, be sure to check back in January, because that’s when this party starts!
Vinyl enthusiasts, collector dorks, record nerds and lovers of good music: you spoke and we listened. You wanted vinyl editions of classic Swingin’ Utters records, The Streets of San Francisco, The Sounds Wrong EP, and Brazen Head EP, and your friends at Fat Wreck Chords have delivered. Yeah, yeah, only about 15 years late, but hey, we were busy! Streets, the perfect first album from our Santa Cruzian friends, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, on vinyl for the first time since New Red Archives’ long out of print 1995 pressing. Next up, Sounds Wrong, the classic 5-song EP—also celebrating its 20th anniversary—originally released on IFA Records and never before on vinyl, now on a FAT 10". Last but not least, Brazen Head, the 1999 EP that feels like an extension of the groundbreaking Five Lessons Learned album. An EP that is now on vinyl for the first time ever, as a 10". All three titles have been re-mastered for vinyl and sound amazing. Once you get your hands on these records, we think you’ll agree that it was worth the wait. Pre-order now! Records ship in early December!
Listen to a snippet of NOFX’s audiobook with Tommy Chong narrating!
More CJ Ramone tour dates added today!
Couple new Night Birds shows just added!
PEARS & Direct Hit! tour starts today!
toyGuitar are joining CJ Ramone this October!
Chixdiggit! are celebrating 25 years as a band with their own beer!
The Flatliners recorded an acoustic song for charity. Give it a listen and purchase!