The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute will be released on October 29th. Today, Esquire is premiering Alkaline Trio’s rendition of the classic No Use for a Name song, “Straight from the Jacket.” We miss Tony every day but the artists and bands on this album have made revisiting his memory a little easier with their interesting interpretations of his songs. Profits from this compilation will go the Tony Sly Memorial Fund.
We’ve got a brand new Flatliners single, Caskets Full which will be released on November 26th! Vocalist Chris Cresswell breaks down the release below. Head here to view their upcoming tour dates with Good Riddance, including CMJ and The Fest!
Continuing in our tradition of recording as many songs as humanly possible before our hands and ears bleed out, thus resulting in a pile of 7"s as high as Tommy Chong, we deliver to you the Caskets Full single 7". Featuring “Caskets Full” on the A-side, the first single from our new album Dead Language, plus “Wynford Bridge” (a B-side from the Dead Language sessions) and our cover of “Fireball” (written by Tony Sly and recorded for the upcoming Tony Sly tribute album). Cheers, Chris
Noisey/Vice is premiering a brand new Less Than Jake song: “My Money is on the Long Shot.” Culled from their new album See The Light, out November 12th, the song races with horns, hooks, and catchy melodies that exemplify just why they’ve survived for 20 years. This November, Less Than Jake will be touring under the Fat banner throughout the United States with Anti-Flag, Masked Intruder and Get Dead. Head here to pre-order your copy today!
It’s called Stuck in a Circle and comes out November 26th. The a-side is from this year’s extraordinary Poorly Formed album while the b-sides include a previously unreleased original alongside the band’s take on the No Use For a Name classic “Not Your Savior”. Pre-order soon, or pick the record up early from the band on their November tour.
New York! Our 2013 CMJ showcase is coming next week! October 18th in Brooklyn at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. GOOD RIDDANCE returns to New York for the first time in over 6 years! You get The Flatliners playing for the first time since their new album came out, Western Addiction playing for the first time in over 7 years, hometown heroes Morning Glory ready to showcase some new songs, and the absolutely shredding Night Birds as our special guests. It does NOT get much better than this! But, if you’d rather tour the New York harbor while watching some old school punk, we’ll be stripping our showcase down and heading for the Hudson on the infamous Rocks Off Boat Cruise show, where you’ll be treated to (literally) rockin’ sets from GOOD RIDDANCE, Night Birds and Western Addiction! Because we’re all vinyl nerds, we’ll be pressing a special limited edition Fat CMJ 7" which can ONLY be purchased at these two shows! The 7" will have exclusive songs from Good Riddance & Night Birds, plus brand new songs from The Flatliners and Western Addiction. The 7" will be pressed on four different colors and can be procured at the Western Addiction merch booth. Say hi to the fellas and pick up their new 7" Pines too. Don’t fucking miss these shows!
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.