Wrapping Up 2016

Here’s the thing: we’d like to claim we’re eager to shove 2016 in the rearview mirror, but that would be an untruth. 2017, politically, seems chilling, if not downright menacing, under the incoming U.S. administration. Every day when a new cabinet position is filled, our hearts sink a little lower. One thing we can promise is that we will not be complacent. Complacency has no business in punk rock, or music in general. Hence, 2017: we will greet you fiercely and look to bring positive change in any way we can. Thanks to all who’ve purchased one of our Not My President t-shirts. We will be donating funds to various organizations who’ll be in real need of financial assistance, and we will keep you apprised along the way. We want to give a big thanks to all who’ve supported us and our bands in 2016; we couldn’t do any of this without you. Finally, our office is closed for 2016, so any orders placed won’t ship until the new year. We’ll be back in 2017 with a full year of great new records! Before we go, the FAT staff put together a list of their top five albums of 2016 (not including FAT artists) which resonated with us in some way or another. Check them out below, and have a great holiday. – Love, FAT.

Fat Mike:
The Interrupters – Say It Out Loud
Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate
The Dirty Nil – Higher Power
The Beatles – Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Blink 182 – California

Zach Quinn – One Week Record
Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate
The Interrupters – Say It Out loud
The Dirty Nil – Higher Power
Nerf Herder – Rockingham

The Dirty Nil – Higher Power
Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Nick Cave – Skeleton Tree
Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos

Chad: 5 Compelling Rock & Metal albums from 2016:
Witchcraft – Nucleus
Khemmis – Hunted
Gygax – Critical Hits
Hammers of Misfortune – Dead Revolution
Testament – Brotherhood of the Snake

Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate
The Dirty Nil – Higher Power
Weezer – White Album
Deap Vally – Femejism
Mitski – Puberty 2

Pat: 5 non-Punk Albums I listened to in 2016:
John K. Sampson – Winter Wheat
Regina Spektor- Remember Us To Life
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
David Bowie – Blackstar

Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate
Blink 182 – California
The Bouncing Souls – Simplicity
Ray Rocket – Do You Wanna Go To Tijuana?
Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me

Suuns – Hold/Still
Tancred – Out of the Garden
Slingshot Dakota – Break
Angel Olsen – My Woman
Super Unison – Auto

Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me
Brutal Youth – Sanguine
The Falcon – Gather Up The Chaps
Public Animal – Palace Arms
Medication – Warm Places