2015 marks Fat Wreck Chords’ 25th anniversary as a label and nothing seemed more appropriate than bringing back the Fat Music series. With classic comps like Survival of the Fattest, Physical Fatness and Live Fat, Die Young, this is a series that’s less about acting as a label sampler as it is about compiling great, listenable punk albums, loaded with gems from front to back. It’s been five years since we added a volume to the series and with a grip of new bands and new groundbreaking records from classic Fat bands, our 25th anniversary year was the obvious choice for Volume 8. Packed with an appropriate 25 songs, selected and sequenced by Fat Mike, Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat is the next essential Fat comp. And as you’ve come to expect, you get a handful of brand new and unreleased tunes, this time from NOFX, Swingin’ Utters, Leftover Crack, Western Addiction, Night Birds and PEARS. The comp will be released on August 7th and will be available for pre-order soon! If you haven’t grabbed a ticket to the Fat Wrecked for 25 Years tour, you can do so here!
Get ready to trip out to a brand new toyGuitar video! Brooklynvegan is premiering “Hyman Hyenas” right now. It’s the lead track from their debut album, In This Mess, which just came out in January. Don’t miss them live as they’ll be tackling the West Coast this June and hitting the rest of the country and Canada this August on the Fat Wrecked for 25 years tour.
Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s debut album, Not Sorry, comes out in less than three weeks! They’ve lined up a slew of record release shows from California through Texas next month, and you can catch them in the Bay Area supporting Good Riddance next week. For the rest of America, they’ll be opening the Fat Wrecked for 25 Years tour this August! Pre-order Not Sorry now!
Get Dead are playing Punk Rock Bowling this weekend! And then heading to Europe for a massive tour! Get all the dates and info here!
Useless ID, longtime ambassadors of Middle East punk rock, will finally see a unified, worldwide release of The Lost Broken Bones, the fantastic but overlooked album that preceded their Fat debut, Symptoms. Initially made up of 12 tracks produced and recorded at The Blasting Room by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore, our reissue of The Lost Broken Bones also contains seven bonus tracks culled from the same era. The resulting collection is a fantastic blaze of front-and-center, immense sounding melodic punk. Read what Ishay Berger from Useless ID has to say about the release and their plans for the rest of the year:
“After releasing our final album for Kung Fu Records in 2005, we had our strongest album ready to go but had a hard time finding a label to put it out internationally. And so we ended up releasing The Lost Broken Bones on no less than 5 different record labels, with a pretty much different label for each territory. Some years passed and it became quite hard to get a copy of the album (a good lesson in quality vs. quantity) and so we cannot be more excited to announce that our amazing friends at Fat Wreck Chords will be re-releasing our 2008 album, with plenty of bonus tracks that did not appear on the original release. We are currently working on a new album and going to Japan with the Gorilla Biscuits this September! Then, we have another great tour in Europe booked which we’ll announce soon!
Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s Not Sorry is killing it!
Gentleman Blag: singer, Dwarves; writer, scathing op-eds. This time he takes down the legacy of the losers, the Confederate flag. Duke boys be damned.
Punks In Vegas just posted a new stripped down session with Spike Slawson of Uke Hunt/Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, check it out!
NOFX Backstage Passport 2 has been added to the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival! Get your tickets now!