As we mentioned, we’re releasing The Bombpops debut full-length, Fear of Missing Out, on February 10th! You can pre-order the album right now on Bandcamp and iTunes, and in doing so, you’ll get to download the first single—"CA In July"—immediately. Pretty snazzy. Once you have the lyrics memorized, be sure to catch them live next month at one of their record release shows, including dates with Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Get Dead, and The Bouncing Souls! All of the dates and info can be found here! Check back soon for the vinyl pre-order.
Let’s kick off 2017 with some good news. Direct Hit joins Anti-Flag and Reel Big Fish on their Winter 2017 North American tour, starting today! They’ll support the duo for the first leg of the tour (January 4th through 26th). Check out the dates here. If you need a refresher, listen to Direct Hit’s latest effort and FAT debut, Wasted Mind, in its entirety over at Youtube, Bandcamp or Spotify.
Here’s the thing: we’d like to claim we’re eager to shove 2016 in the rearview mirror, but that would be an untruth. 2017, politically, seems chilling, if not downright menacing, under the incoming U.S. administration. Every day when a new cabinet position is filled, our hearts sink a little lower. One thing we can promise is that we will not be complacent. Complacency has no business in punk rock, or music in general. Hence, 2017: we will greet you fiercely and look to bring positive change in any way we can. Thanks to all who’ve purchased one of our Not My President t-shirts. We will be donating funds to various organizations who’ll be in real need of financial assistance, and we will keep you apprised along the way. We want to give a big thanks to all who’ve supported us and our bands in 2016; we couldn’t do any of this without you. Finally, our office is closed for 2016, so any orders placed won’t ship until the new year. We’ll be back in 2017 with a full year of great new records! Before we go, the FAT staff put together a list of their top five albums of 2016 (not including FAT artists) which resonated with us in some way or another. Check them out below, and have a great holiday. – Love, FAT.
Pat: 5 non-Punk Albums I listened to in 2016:
John K. Sampson – Winter Wheat
Regina Spektor- Remember Us To Life
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
David Bowie – Blackstar
TMZ caught up with Joey Cape?!
Western Addiction were interviewed for the latest Razorcake podcast!
Direct Hit! is playing a show with Rise Against on Friday in Chicago!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits just came out. Check out this review on Paste Magazine
Volume up, pedal down. Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar European tour is happening now! Don’t miss it.
Chicken from Dead To Me was interviewed on Is This Music podcast. Give it a listen!