Mean Jeans sign to FAT!
Portland’s Mean Jeans have long been a favorite of ours at the FAT office, and now we get to put their next record out! Known for their blistering live shows, Mean Jeans will be celebrating properly with us this weekend at FEST! That’s right, they’ll be performing this Sunday at Cowboys at 7:30PM with The Copyrights in Gainesville, FL! We couldn’t be more excited to welcome their high octane sing-along anthems to the FAT catalog. We’ll be releasing their third proper full-length in 2016, so stay tuned for those details. In the meantime, head over to their bandcamp page, take a listen and scope out their remaining tour dates for the year. Best of all, read what drummer/vocalist Andrew (aka Jeans Wilder) had to say about FAT below.
The very first show I ever went to was in 96 in Vienna, Austria to see NOFX, Weezer, and Lagwagon. I remember purchasing a Lagwagon ringer tee and putting it on immediately, because wearing a shirt of the band you are seeing is the cool thing to do. Especially since I hadn’t even heard Lagwagon before. A year later I bumped into Chris Flippin outside of a show at that same venue and he brought me and my friends on the Lagwagon tour bus. We talked about how Blink-182 had dropped off the tour because they had to film the video for Dammit and about how the new album Double Plaidinum was somewhat of a departure from Hoss. Later that year I shit my pants* on the way home from a Good Riddance show. Many many years later I acquired Tré Cool’s cell phone number and tried to trade it to someone for Fat Mike’s cell phone number. I was denied. Needless to say, myself and the Mean Jeans are very excited to be joining the FAT family. It is 5:30am on our way to FEST so excuse the boring story, it’s the best we got at this time of day.
* I had borrowed my friend’s pants that day so I guess technically I shit HIS pants…