Every time I look at the cover of Cokie The Clown I think of the book âITâ by Stephen King. The clown in âITâ is diabolical and pure evil and to this day, I canât walk by a sewer plate without a nervous glance. Mikeâs alter ego, Cokie isnât evil but as he describes in this new interview with Alternative Press he is mean and likes to have fun squirting white powder from his big plastic flower at unsuspecting targetsâ¦Can anyone guess who this bummed out punk rocker is? The video will be ready soon but until then, you will have to settle on buying this package deal where you too can walk around frightening people. Take a look at our Limited Edition NOFX t-shirt combo deal with both the cd and the vinyl. Keep your eyes peeled for the pre-order next week and maybe that cool video I was talking about.
DEAD TO ME and THE FLATLINERS both have releases out today on this fine Tuesday. First up, Dead To Me release African Elephants and its available on LP, CD and digitally by going here. AOL Spinner is currently hosting a full album stream and you can click here to check it out. DTM will perform âCruel Worldâ acoustically this Friday on Live 105 on The No Name Show at 6AM PST, If you are an early riser, click here to listen live. If you live in the Bay Area, be sure to check out their record release show on Friday at Thee Parkside. Dead To Me recently played the Fest, check out their performance captured by National Underground by clicking here and if you stick around for the second song, you can listen to Chris from The Flatliners lend a hand with the vocals.
San Francisco Weekly makes Dead To Meâs âA Day Without A Warâ MP3 of the day! Click here to check it out.
The Flatliners, release a brand new 7â titled Cynics today which you can buy on vinyl or digitally by clicking here. Check out a new song off Cynics titled âFilthy Habitsâ by going here! The Flatliners just announced Australian tour dates, go here to take a look. Hungry for a full length from these lads? Not to fret as they are almost finished putting the final touches on their record due out 2010. Donât believe us? Check out what Chris from The Flatliners had to say:
CYNICS 7" OUT TODAY!!!
Fuck yeah everybody! The day is upon us! Our brand new Cynics 7" comes out today, and we’re streaming the single “Filthy Habits” on our myspace page as we speak (type/read) so go and check that shit out.
OR! Just come out to a Dropkick Murphys/Flatliners show this month in Canada and buy it on yellow vinyl. Hell yeah!
We’re very excited to have this thing out for you guys to (hopefully) enjoy. Special thanks to Fat Mike and Chad Williams at Fat Wreck for putting this together with us, Richard Minino (aka Horsebites) for putting together some incredible artwork for this, and of course the illustrious Steve Rizun for recording our songs and making sure they actually sound good. Our hats go off to you gentlemen.
If you’re wondering what’s happening with our new album, we managed to buy ourselves some time before turning the thing in, so we’re going to take full advantage and record some more songs before the end of the year to add to the mix. With no solid release date known yet, I can say that it will be out sometime in early 2010. I hope that vague-ish news gets you stoked!
MYSPACE.COM is currently premiering the new full length from DEAD TO ME titled AFRICAN ELEPHANTS out on November 10th. Click here to hear it and here to pre-order your very own copy! Since we love all this DTM activity, we decided to give away a free MP3 to coincide with the album premier. We are pleased to present âA Day Without A Warâ. Click here to get it now!
A few words from Chicken on *DTM*âs recent activities:
Dead To Me has been on tour for the last couple weeks, having a blast playing and partying all over the country. We played THE FEST 8 in Gainesville on Halloween and it was probably the funnest show we’ve ever played. I was playing bass while crowd surfing, Ian was getting bear hugs while trying to play drums and Nathan had to play while being outsung by sweaty girls that kept hogging his microphone. We’re super excited to be playing the songs off our new record “African Elephants” and we cant wait for the record release show in San Francisco with Grant Hart from the mighty Husker Du. Thanks to all the kids who have been coming out to sing along and jump around. Up the punx!
Check out DTM in INKED Magazine.
DEAD TO ME tour dates!
Itâs a double whammy today with two pre-orders going live. DEAD TO ME and THE FLATLINERS share not only the November 10th release date but their love of limited edition color vinyl! THE FLATLINERS, 7â will be available on two different colors but youâll have to go see them live with The Dropkick Murphys to get the yellow version. Otherwise, its maroon through our mail order and once supplies run out, its back to black. Click here to get it on vinyl or digitally.
Next up, DEAD TO MEâs, African Elephants! Their brand new full length is available for pre-order and can be procured for a limited time on blue vinyl! Click here to order it on CD, LP or digitally. Click here to hear the first MP3 titled âModern Museâ and check back soon as weâll be debuting the second MP3 titled âA Day Without A Warâ this week! Donât miss DEAD TO ME live by going here.
The Lawrence Arms, release Buttsweat and Tears today and you can order it on vinyl or digitally via ITUNES by clicking here! Currently, SPIN.COM is debuting âDemonsâ which you can download for free by going here. Check out The Lawrence Arms only tour of 2009 below with fellow label mates, Teenage Bottlerocket. Curious what Brendan Kelly would put on a mix tape? Click here to check it out.
See them live:
11/05/09 – Scottsdale, AZ Chasers W/ Teenage Bottlerocket
11/06/09 – San Diego, CA The Casbah W/ Teenage Bottlerocket
11/07/09 – West Hollywood, CA Troubadour W/ Teenage Bottlerocket
11/08/09 – Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction W/ Teenage Bottlerocket
11/09/09 – San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew W/ Teenage Bottlerocket
11/10/09 – Stockton, CA The Plea For Peace Center W/ Teenage Bottlerocket
11/11/09 – San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill W/ Teenage Bottlerocket
11/12/09 – San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill W/ Teenage Bottlerocket
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Alternative Press reviewed this fine EP, click here to read it!
The Dirty Nil get quite the write up over at Innocent Words!
Smoke or Fire are playing their only show in 2014! Grab a 12 pack and don’t miss it!
Read a new review of CJ RAMONE’s latest, Understand Me?
Get your questions ready because Bill Stevenson from the Descendents will be doing a “We’ll Do It Live Session” tomorrow on Punknews from 8-9PM EST.
Masked Intruder played Glasgow! Read about it.
Check out a killer CJ RAMONE review over at New Noise Mag.
Anti Flag talk touring, politics, and plans for the future in this new interview with Big Bombo Punk!