Get ready East Coast, Mean Jeans are headed your way this October! They’ll be playing all the hits, including songs from their debut FAT album, Tight New Dimension. If you haven’t already checked out their speedy, party punk hits with power pop hooks, head to their bandcamp page to get yourself familiarized. Better yet, watch the band’s radical video for “Croozin”, which will undoubtedly inspire some new punk fashion. Head here for all the dates and info. Then, scope out what Billy Jeans had to say about their impending coastal invasion:
“It’s been too long since Mean Jeans properly slimed the east coast, so we’re swooping through with Melted next month, playing U+N Fest, Prefest, and The Fest, amongst other excellent punk gigs. And holy S.H.I.T. we’re playing with F.Y.P. and E.S.G.!”
Swingin’ Utters are hitting the road on their way to Riot Fest in Chicago, and their first stop is tonight in Salt Lake City. With a set list featuring great songs (like this) from their latest album — Fistful of Hollow — alongside bona fide classics, missing this great band just isn’t an option. Once in Chicago, you can catch the Utters at the Riot Fest main festival (with the Misfits), and a Riot Fest after show with Off With Their Heads. Tickets are selling fast, so grab yours today! While you’re there, be sure to visit us at our booth, where we’ll be slinging these (containing a previously unreleased Swingin’ Utters song)!
We are only days away from the September 16th release of Chixdiggit’s killer new EP, 2012! However, today you can jump on the road (virtually) with these northerners and experience the hilarity of van life, as only Chixdiggit! can sing about. Head over to Exclaim and listen to their new EP, which highlights a full year of the band on the road. If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy of 2012, do so today! Then, be sure to celebrate 25 years of Chixdiggit!, as they’ll be touring across Canada this month and next. Don’t miss it!
Holy TGIF!!! Today marks the release of “Oxy Moronic,” the third track and lead single from the upcoming NOFX album First Ditch Effort. As if that’s not enough, the comedic geniuses at Funny or Die made the video for the song! Here’s Fat Mike to explain:
“I thought it was a long shot, but I sent our new song “Oxy Moronic” to my friend at Funny or Die to see if they wanted to use it for something. He played it for some people and next thing I know, they asked if they could make a video for it! Funny or Die made a fucking video for NOFX! How cool is that?!?!?! Plus, they recruited a bunch of their comedian friends to be in it too!!! There’s even that guy from “Sons of Anarchy’ in it’”
First Ditch Effort drops on October 7 and is available now for pre-order! Grab it from iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play and you’ll get an immediate download of “Oxy Moronic,” as well as “Six Years on Dope” and “I Don’t Like Me Anymore.” Think you can handle more good news? NOFX have announced a tour behind First Ditch Effort with New Orleans maniacs, PEARS, and Israel punkers, Useless ID. Tickets for the tour are on sale now! Use presale code: FIRSTDITCHEFFORT
toyGuitar’s brand new EP is officially out today! Listen to Move Like a Ghost in its entirety on Noisey, Bandcamp, Spotify, or Youtube (above). Order your copy here. Read a review or two. Then, catch them in the flesh this weekend, as they’ll be performing a trio of record release shows before heading out with CJ Ramone in October!
We are very sad to report the passing of Bad Astronaut’s drummer, Erik Herzog, an exceptionally talented musician and lifelong member of the Santa Barbara music scene. Our deepest condolences to Erik’s family and to our friends in Bad Astronaut: Joey, Marko, Todd, Angus, and Thom.
Don’t miss Zach Quinn from PEARS crooning to the masses on his solo tour! Dates here!
New interview with Jay from Frenzal Rhomb.
Mean Jeans are playing Portland tomorrow night!
TILT is playing day 1 at The Lookouting: A Celebration of Lookout Records at Gilman!
There’s a bunch of Fat bands on the Watch Dogs 2 game soundtrack! Give it a listen on their Spotify playlist.
Fat Mike talks to CBC News in Canada about the US Elections.
Stacey Dee from Bad Cop/Bad Cop talks with Dying Scene.