Go to Brooklynvegan to hear the new Western Addiction full-length, Tremulous! Out tomorrow, their second full-length is comprised of eleven explosive songs that drift between melodic hardcore, punk attitude, and existential lyrics. If you haven’t grabbed your copy, you can do so here. Then, check out their upcoming tour dates. Bay Area peeps, be sure to catch Western Addiction at their record release show, this Saturday at Bottom of the Hill, with labelmates, toyGuitar. The first fifty people through the door will receive a free show poster. The band will also be selling a limited edition flexi, featuring all the bands on the bill, with all profits being donated to SF Suicide Prevention in honor of our beloved friend, David Jones.
Get ready to dip into the Fat Wreck Chords vault, because today, we have an oldie but a goodie for you. Head over to Alternative Press to listen to “City Of New Orleans,” from Me First and the Gimme Gimmes’ upcoming retrospective album, Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits. After seven studio albums, a live record, and too many singles to count, the Gimmes have finally compiled their very favorite songs onto one record. The album drops on April 7th, but today, if you pre-order the digital album from iTunes or Bandcamp, you’ll immediately get an instant download of “City Of New Orleans.” You can also pick it up at our European webstore and our Australian webstore. Then, be sure to practice your singing chops, because the Gimmes will be touring like crazy this year. Head here to view their upcoming dates, which include an extensive North American run with PEARS and Masked Intruder.
To help you save on shipping costs, we decided to launch the Direct Hit Domesplitter pre-order today as well! Our Domesplitter reissue comes out on April 14th. We’ve repressed this beauty, complete with brand new (much improved) art. You can grab a copy from us here! Or, better yet, grab one from the band directly at one of their upcoming shows with Bowling For Soup. The tour kicks off this month and you can check out the full run here!
CJ Ramone’s new full-length, American Beauty, comes out on March 17th! American Beauty is CJ’s third solo album and was recorded with his stalwart backing band: Steve Soto (Adolescents), Dan Root (Adolescents), and Pete Sosa (Street Dogs). The 12-song effort percolates with the spirit of ‘76, and a sound and style true to the Ramones. You can pre-order the album right now on Bandcamp and iTunes, and in doing so, you’ll receive an immediate download of all three singles, including album-closer “Pony,” which debuts today! This is one of our favorite tracks on the album; a heartfelt, Ramones-style cover of the Tom Waits gem, taken to another level by a contribution from the Mariachi El Bronx horn section. Don’t believe us? Listen to it here! Then, get ready to check out CJ Ramone live, because he has a ton of dates coming up. New Yorkers, don’t miss him on March 17th at his record release show at the Bowery Electric. Then, he’ll embark on a full North American tour with Big Eyes supporting. After that, he sets sail for Europe, where he’ll spend a month making the rounds. All the dates and info can be found here.
Comin’ in Hot! The Real McKenzies, Two Devils Will Talk, is out today! Head to Bandcamp, Spotify, or Apple Music to listen to the entire album. Then, read a killer review, or two. Next, be sure not to miss these scallywags as they have a slew of tour dates booked across North America and Europe. Watch their video for “Due West,” and if you haven’t ordered your copy of Two Devils Will Talk, snag it below!
Canada: Stomp Records for CD & Digital, Fat Webstore for Vinyl
Australia/New Zealand: Fat Webstore hosted by Artist First for Vinyl
Europe: Fat Webstore hosted by Kingsroad for Vinyl
USA & everywhere else: Fat webstore for CD, Vinyl & Digital
Mean Jeans Midwest tour starts tonight in Chicago!
Direct Hit recommends their tips for touring! Watch it here.
Western Addiction just got added to the Descendents show in Santa Cruz!
Bombpops are interviewed on Inertia. Have a look!
Tomorrow is Dillinger Four’s St. Patricks Day Massacre in Minneapolis!