On August 14, 1986, errr, 2012, we’ll be releasing a brand new NOFX single called Ronnie & Mags. The 7” features two brand new songs, one from the upcoming full-length and one exclusive to this limited edition 7”. And it’s available for pre-order now! Check out the art of Ronnie grabbing Maggie’s cheek below and you’ll get an idea of the context of the a-side, Ronnie & Mags, a real throwback to 80’s punk. The b-side features a demo version of a new song NOFX have been playing live, I Believe in Goddess. This 7” is limited to 5000 copies total, including a limited color pressing available while supplies last. And from the Fat webstore, you’ll receive a digital download a week prior to release date with your 7” order. If you just want the music but don’t care about the plastic, you can pre-order the digital version for only $2.
NOFX tour dates!
Teenage Bottlerocket’s FREAK OUT! is available digitally, on vinyl and CD today! Listen to a full album stream, download Done With Love and read a new interview. The Freak Out! tour begins July 17th in Steamboat Springs, CO. Then, the next day’s record release show in Fort Collins is free! So yeah, FREAK OUT! And check their tour dates here.
Rolling Stone is premiering a brand new track “Done With Love” off Teenage Bottlerocket’s upcoming full length, Freak Out! TBR’s fifth studio album will be released on July 3rd and you can order your copy here!
Check out Teenage Bottlerocket’s tour dates here!
Get your FREAK on because Teenage Bottlerocket’s Freak Out! comes out on July 3rd! Alternative Press is premiering a brand new track titled “Maverick” and you can listen to it here. If you were an 80’s kid, your love for Top Gun was real, and TBR are no different. Read what Ray from Teenage Bottlerocket had to say about what inspired the song below! The Freak Out! tour begins July 18th in Fort Collins and you can view the rest of their tour dates here. Order your copy of Freak Out! now.
Time to buzz the tower… First off, Top Gun is a horrible movie. So why the heck did we write a song about it? Well, if you are anywhere from 10-100 years old, and you’ve lived in the US for at least a few months, you have involuntarily watched the crummy thing 55 times. Despite the film’s flaws, we’ve always had a tendency to quote it here and there amongst the band. The first line from the song, “You say its not my flying, it’s my attitude” is taken from Val Kilmer’s character Ice man. While we are on the road together, we use that line quite a bit while giving each other a hard time. “it’s not this traffic, it’s your attitude” “It’s not your social skills, it’s your attitude” “It’s not your crabs, it’s your attitude” You get it.
Anyway, how did this “Maverick” song come about?
Brandon came up to me, and said “that movie ‘Overboard’ with Kurt Russell cracks me up, we should write a song about it!” I said, “you’re right that show’s hilarious, but we should write a song about Top Gun, we quote it enough.” He liked the idea, so we started compiling what quotes in the movie we thought were funny. The result? Well, maybe we should have written a tune about a good movie… like Time Bandits.
September looks to be a doozy. Not only is the new NOFX full length coming out but they’ve been added to RIOT FEST with fellow labelmates Descendents and Teenage Bottlerocket. Check the full listing of bands below and click here to get your tickets. And to boot, NOFX has booked additional tour dates with Teenage Bottlerocket supporting.
And for those constantly on the prowl to catch Dillinger Four live (we’re looking at you Todd & Floyd), now is your chance! They’re playing with NOFX in Minneapolis! Seeing Double at the Triple Rock anyone? Hello hangover. Stay tuned as we’ll be adding more NOFX dates soon.
NOFX, Night Birds and toyGuitar are going to rip thru Austin, New Orleans and Houston in March!
Sundowner has a couple shows lined up with Ray from Teenage Bottlerocket!
CJ Ramone and more are playing a Motorhead Tribute on Valentine’s Day!
face to face has been added to Groezrock!
The Real McKenzies have a massive Canadian and European tour lined up for this year!
NOFX are playing SXSW!
Joe McMahon from Smoke Or Fire talks to For The Love Of Punk about the future of Smoke Or Fire and his upcoming solo record!