Relentless touring, recording, filming, wrapping production of Backstage Passport 2 (due out next year), an ale being brewed (you heard us right, they’ll have their own beer!) and a December tour booked with the mighty Dillinger Four. You’d think these dudes would take a break but you’d be wrong . We can’t even begin to leak what NOFX has planned next year but trust us when we say that even we were surprised. What we can reveal is that 2013 will close with a new 7" and EP called Stoke Extinguisher! The title track is a brand new song; the b-side of the single is NOFX’s cover of Tony Sly’s “The Shortest Pier,” from The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute (out October 29th)! Digitally, we’ve beefed it up to be a proper EP, rounding up all of last year’s b-sides like “My Stepdad’s a Cop and My Stepmom’s a Domme” and a rawer, edgier demo version of “I Believe in Goddess.” The cover was hand painted by the multi-talented Jason Cruz of Strung Out, which you can view below.
TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET are heading to Europe this November to support VOLBEAT and ICED EARTH! While on a day off from their co-headlining tour with The Queers, they stopped by The Blasting Room and recorded two songs for a brand new 7"! We don’t want to steal TBR’s thunder so read what Ray Bottlerocket had to say below:
On Teenage Bottlerocket’s last tour in Europe we made friends with a dude in a Lethal Weapon 2 hat. We referred to him as a Deutsch bag. He was a good sport and found the insult endearing. I’ve always loved Germany. I took German in high school and we sang alot of songs. One of the songs was entitled “Ich bin Auslander und Spreche Nicht Gut Deutsch”. This is roughly translated “I’m not from here and my German sucks”. We decided to make it a pop punk song. If I screw up any of the pronunciation it’s because my German sucks, it’s a pretty good excuse to fuck up the words. We also included a new song about smoking reefer and a song by our dear friend Tony Sly called “Via Munich”. We recorded the 7" at the Blasting Room with Andrew Berlin. Everything seemed to fall into place. The title is my favorite part of it all; ladies and gentleman, I present to you, the AMERICAN DEUTSCH BAG 7" BY TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET! The 7" will be available on our upcoming European tour with VOLBEAT and ICED EARTH. Guten tag.
Banner Pilot are gearing up to hit the studio this October with producer Jacques Wait (Prince, Off With Their Heads, Soul Asylum) over at The Terrarium. Check out what Nate from BP had to say below!
In early October, we will be heading into the studio to record our 4th full length record. We couldn’t be more excited to work with Jacques Wait, at The Terrarium in Minneapolis, just as we did on Collapser and Heart Beats Pacific. (OK, technically, yes, we could be “more excited”—- if the studio had a trampoline or something, we would probably be slightly more excited, but suffice to say we are VERY excited as-is).
We have 12 new songs and I think/hope we’ve struck the right balance between the extremes of “Do exactly what you did on your other albums” and “Completely re-invent yourselves”. I think the new songs are a little different. but in a good, natural way. One example is that on previous records, the rhythm guitars were doing power chords probably 95% of the time. This time around, it’s more like 70%. But it’s not like the other 30% is ska, or polka, or whatever—the changes should be noticable, but not jarring. Hopefully, the average listener will think, “You know, this sounds a little different, but I can still tell it’s Banner Pilot”, as opposed to, “Oh my god, what are these idiots trying to do?” We’ll see, but I think people will dig it.
Once the album comes out, we’re hoping to hit up some of our favorite spots in the US, maybe get back to Europe, maybe get over to somewhere new like Japan. We all can’t wait to get some new music out there, and then go and play it for all of you (or at least those of you who happen to be within a reasonable proximity to the geographic areas we perform said music in).
Western Addiction is back and has a brand new 7”, Pines, out November 5th! Check their tour dates.
Mean Jeans Midwest tour starts tonight in Chicago!
Direct Hit recommends their tips for touring! Watch it here.
Western Addiction just got added to the Descendents show in Santa Cruz!
Bombpops are interviewed on Inertia. Have a look!
Tomorrow is Dillinger Four’s St. Patricks Day Massacre in Minneapolis!