Fat signs OLD MAN MARKLEY! New MP3! NOFX hit the road in January, 2011!

When I hear someone say ‘newgrass’ I’m usually thinking it’s got something to do with a dealer getting a new connection or a dumb thing about resurfacing an outfield, but for the kids in Old Man Markley it’s more of a way of life. Nine punks playing together since 2007 with a penchant for old timey porch type shit and red white and blue acoustic guitars? Violins? Girls in the band? A fucking homemade washtub bass??? That’s right folks, we heard their album and had to have them. On October 26th, we’ll release a two song 7” titled For Better, For Worse and you can hear the title track by clicking here! Hell, we are giving it away for free, so download it right now and get stoked for their full length which comes out early 2011. Take a gander at their tour dates in September/October by going here.

And now, a word from Joey of OMM:

The night was moist. It was a Tuesday. We all sat patiently at Mark Stern of Youth Brigade’s house (name drop #1), glaring at a cell phone. It rang. Fat Mike (name drop #2) was on the other end. He said he wanted to put out the studio record we had already recorded (with Joby Ford from the Bronx, name drop #3) but not released yet. We said cool. We decided to wait until January to release the album and a 7” in October. It’s a lot easier to start with 7” and work up to 12”. “For Better, For Worse” would be the A-side and we thought a punk cover would be good for the b-side of the 7”. Screeching Weasel’s “The Science of Myth” was something we had fiddled around with, pun intended, and FM was down. We worked out an OMM arrangement and knocked out the song in a 17 hour day (with Jason La Rocca from the Briggs, name drop #4). The rest is future history.

The Bouncing Souls, Cobra Skulls and Old Man Markley will be joining NOFX on their first southeastern tour in more than three years. You can check out the dates below. Additionally, they’ve just announced they’ll be heading to Australia & New Zealand in December. Take a peek at what Fat Mike had to say about it here!

NOFX tour dates here