<a href=“http://www.fatwreck.com/band/index/41”blank">SMOKE OR FIRE are working with Matt Allison at Atlas Studios in Chicago and you can view a few of their video updates by clicking here. Stay tuned as weâll be announcing details for their upcoming full length but rumor has it that fans can expect an early November release. SMOKE OR FIRE will perform at our CMJ showcase and Fest in October, dates blank">here.
Cobra Skulls are working with Fat Mike at Motor Studios in San Francisco for an upcoming Fall EP and you can read a run down from Devin by visiting their MySpace page. We havenât sussed out exactly when it will be released but weâll announce it soon. Additionally the band is heading out on Warped Tour this week and you can view all their tour dates by going here! Cobra Skulls will also join Smoke or Fire and a slew of other bands for our CMJ showcase so be sure not to miss it.
We are thrilled to work with Banner Pilot on the re-release of Resignation Day out Sept 14th! Jacques Wait (Soviettes, Off With Their Heads, Dear Landlord) remixed and remastered the 12 original tracks and added two bonus songs that are out of print. Originally released on Go Kart records you can score Resignation Day digitally through them on Sept 14th and we’ll be handling the CD and vinyl. Click here to check their tour dates and here to visit their web site.
Take a peek at what Nate from Banner Pilot had to say:
When we originally recorded Resignation Day back in 2007, issues came up during the recording that left us with little time for mixing. As a result, the record didn’t sound too hot. This was kind of a drag ‘cuz we didn’t feel like we did the songs justice. But! Sometimes you get a second chance; sometimes you can take something that was subpar and make it right, like when that Jason Mraz guy covered Blitzkrieg Bop. In our case, we were able to get Jacques Wait (who we worked with on our last album Collapser) to take a look at the original tracks and take a stab at remixing them. What he came up with was awesome, sounding like a new album. Usually something billed as a ‘remix’ will cause you to say “Uh, I guess the guitars areâ¦. warmer now?” or “Oh, that’s cool that the ride cymbal has more zing in that one part now. Glad I bought this again”, but in this case we’re talking about a dramatic difference. Plus we added two more songs that are out of print, re-did the layout, and even changed around the sequencing. It’s like a whole new experience, maaan.
So if you checked out the album the first time around and didn’t dig it, give it another chance. We think you’ll like it. It’s like that one fairy tale where the first bowl of porridge kind of sucks but the second one is perfect.
<a href=“http://www.fatwreck.com/band/index/88”blank">*THE FLATLINERS* are set to release Monumental on September 28th, a three song release only available on vinyl and digitally. Two tracks are exclusive to the release and âMonumentalâ is off their latest full length titled Cavalcade. THE FLATLINERS have recently been tagged to tour with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and theyâll be at Riot Fest, CMJ and Fest. Check their dates blank">here! For more details on this release, take a peek at what Chris from The Flats had to say:
Remember when bands used to release “singles” on 7" pieces of wax? They’d also come with B-sides from their records on them. Remember? Well since we just recently got “vinyl records” in snowy Canada, we don’t remember either…
Alas! This coming September we bring you the ‘Monumental’ single! (Applause) And of course, the lovely folks at Fat Wreck Chords are (man)handling the release. The A side will be the title track (“Monumental”) from our latest album Cavalcade, while the B-side boasts 2 songs picked up and dusted off from the Cavalcade cutting room floor that are just far too sweet to rob from you folks. And on top of all that, our very talented friend and delicious food enthusiast Richard Minino (AKA Horsebites) has whipped up some really awesome artwork for it. So get stoked, cause we’re already there.
NOFX will release The Longest EP on August 17th and what better way to kick off a pre-order than with a limited edition NOFX t-shirt! While supplies last, when you order the album jam-packed with 30 EP tracks from 1987-2009, plus rarities you can procure this sweet limited edition NOFX t-shirt! Additionally, the first 500 folks who pre-order the CD will be bummed to receive this old poster for free! For an extra $2 you can add an 18×24 poster designed by artist Dan Sites, take a peek here! The record will be available on CD/LP and digitally, so order up buttercup! Be sure to visit our tour dates section for these road warriors who head to Europe in August and click here to check out our CMJ showcase in October.
Itâs release day for the MAD CADDIES and you can order a copy on CD, digitally or on limited edition vinyl by clicking here! With 5 studio albums, an EP, and 1 live record under their belts, they were unsure of how to collect their best songs and decided to call upon their fans to vote for their picks. The result is 22 fan favorite hits. To sweeten the deal, the band has included two new tracks. In addition, the packaging and booklet boast a track by track commentary written by the MAD CADDIES and over 150 photos. Take a peek at their tour dates below!
07/23/10 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House
07/24/10 Redondo Beach, CA BriXton
07/30/10 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
07/31/10 San Jose, CA The Blank Club
08/01/10 Viviero, Spain Ressurection Festival
08/03/10 St. Petersburg, Russia Orlandina
08/04/10 Moscow, Russia Tochka
08/07/10 Bildien, Austria Picture on Festival
08/08/10 Zambjeira do Mar, Portugal Sudoeste Festival
08/09/10 Berlin, Germany Lido
08/11/10 Kiel, Germany Pumpe
08/12/10 Bochum, Germany Matrix
08/13/10 Eschwege, Germany Open Flair Festival
08/14/10 Rothenburg, Germany Taubertal Festival
08/15/10 Oudenaarde, Belgium Feest In Het Park
08/16/10 Zurich, Switzerland Abart
08/17/10 Vienna, Austria Arena w/ Against Me!
08/18/10 NyirbÃ¡tor , Hungary Aszfest
08/20/10 Wirges, Germany Spack Festival
08/21/10 Lierop, Netherlands Nirwana Tuinfeest
08/22/10 GroÃpÃ¶sna , Germany Highfield Festival
Head over to New Noise Magazine for Western Addiction’s second European tour journal!
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Lagwagon was just added to the NOFX shows in United Kingdom with Alkaline Trio playing too. Making it one of the best tours of the year!
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