So this is pretty cool. A couple days ago a high def video surfaced on the web of a Hi-Standard show in Japan in which Jason Cruz of Strung Out and Fat Mike of NOFX joined the Japanese punk legends on stage to pay homage to Tony Sly in the form of a couple No Use For A Name covers. Jason sang “Soulmate” while Mike did “Justified Black Eye”. The video and audio recording is great but the covers themselves might leave some room for improvement. Either way, it’s cool to watch so check it out below.
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Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 4:49 PM (PST) by bob9746
“Oxy Moronic” is likely taken from NOFX’s long-awaited new album, which still has no title but is expected for release in June. It will be the band’s first studio album since 2012′s Self-Entitled.
As you may recall, NOFX just recently finished recording and mixing their long-awaited new album. Following that, they streamed one new song a few days ago (“Hepatitis Bathtub“) and released the 7″ EP Sid and Nancy last Saturday, which was Record Store Day. Now, NOFX frontman Fat Mike has revealed that the still-untitled new album will be released in June:
“Our new album is I think our most personable album yet. For me it was like peeling off my skin. The new album which will come out in June is the first album that I wrote and recorded a lot of while I was using drugs. In the past I have always gone into the studio and recorded sober. What I found while working on this album was that I cared more. After I would do a line I became extremely focused on making whatever song I was working on the best it could be. A lot of this came from not only writing the book but also from when I was working on the “Home Street Home” musical. With a musical you can’t put in one word that’s not needed as you have 2 hours to tell an entire story. You can’t waste a word. You will definitely be able to tell the influences of the book and the musical on this new album.”
Nearly four years have passed since NOFX released their most recent studio album Self-Entitled through Fat Wreck Chords.
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:51 PM (PST) by ChrisDude
Organizers have revealed the lineup for the this year’s Ruhrpott Rodeo festival, which will take place Hünxe/Bottrop, Germany from August 5-7, 2016. Acts confirmed for the festival include NOFX, Descendents, Suicidal Tendencies, Lagwagon, Sick of It All, Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School of Medicine, FLAG, Henry Rollins, U.K. Subs, The Dwarves, The Casualties, C.J. Ramone, T.S.O.L. and many others.
For more more details (including ticket info) on this year’s Ruhrpott Rodeo, go to the festival’s official website.
California punk legends NOFX are streaming their brand new song “Hepatitis Bathtub”. It was offered to everyone who pre-ordered their new book “The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories”, which was released earlier this week, and you can listen to it below.
To coincide with Record Store Day, which is today, NOFX released a new 7″ EP called Sid and Nancy. They just recently finished recording and mixing their long-awaited new album, which will be their first since 2012′s Self-Entitled, and is expected to be released later this year.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 3:48 PM (PST) by milhouse
NOFX has just released a little teaser clip from their upcoming 7″ EP “Sid and Nancy”,which will include two demos of songs that are expected to appear on the band’s new album.
The EP release is specifically for Record Store Day (April 16th) and will be limited to 3000 copies. Be sure to check out where to get your hands on a copy, because it will sell out quickly no doubt.
Have a listen here.
The new NOFX album, which is due for release later this year, will be the band’s first studio album since 2012′s “Self-Entitled”.
Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11:35 AM (PST) by rick delaney
UK newcomers, Captain Trips, have released their debut EP to stream for free via the band’s bandcamp page. The record is four tracks of rapid-riff laden skate punk, as appears to be the tradition from the British Isles these days.
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 10:43 AM (PST) by Johnny X
In a (not surprisingly) super open and candid interview Fat Mike talks to some dude from Highlark about the NOFX biographical book “NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub And Other Stories”. Before he gets into the book details half the interview is about the joys of cross dressing and Mike’s sex life with his dominatrix wife. Its entertaining and maybe a little alarming – is this the kinda shit I’m going to have to get into to keep my sex life interesting 6 or 7 years from now? Ultimately though its a great promotional piece for the book. He gives a couple summaries of some of the stories in it and also discloses that each band member was interviewed separately for the book, leading to a few shocking discoveries for the band themselves once it came out.
Anyway, if you’ve got 20 or so minutes its worth watching. Just try to ignore the awkwardness of the interviewee (man, I would have done such a better job conducting that interview). Check it out below.
“The Hepatitis Bathtub And Other Stories” is available now. Pick it up on Amazon. I just did.
In a recent interview, NOFX drummer Erik Sandin (aka Smelly) revealed that the band just finished recording and mixing their long-awaited new album, which will be their first since 2012′s Self Entitled. He states:
“It’s funny; right as you called I was about to put in our new [album], which got mixed yesterday and give it a listen to. It’s mixed, it’s done, in the can, it’s getting ready to get shipped off to whoever it gets shipped off to. It sounds awesome. We used a different producer this time; we were using Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore for a long time, but we used Cameron Webb and he did a fucking phenomenal job.”
It is currently not known when the new album will be released, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light. NOFX recently played one song from the new record, reportedly titled “I’m Sorry, Tony“, which is a tribute to their late friend Tony Sly from No Use for a Name.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 10:00 PM (PST) by ChrisDude
“Shake the Devil’s Hand” is taken from From Six Till Eight’s most recent album We’re Not Good But We’re Fast, which was released last October, and is available for purchase on their Bandcamp page.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 3:14 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Monday, April 4, 2016 at 11:13 AM (PST) by rick delaney
It’s been seventeen years since their last visit but 88 Fingers Louie have announced that they will finally return to Southern California. They will be joined on the road with local skatepunkers Sic Waiting for a four date SoCal-jaunt (below) kicking off in July.
The Fat Wreck Chords institution that is 88 Fingers Louie might have been quiet on the music front since 2009′s live offering “88 Fingers Louie LIVES” but sporadic tours seem to suggest that there’s life in the old dog yet.
Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10:41 AM (PST) by Malamute
Canadian melodic hardcore act Mute announced a new album last April. Since then they’ve dropped numerous video teasers of new music and now they’ve dropped their first bass teaser video. You can view it, as well as the others below.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 5:14 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Festival organizers have announced the lineup for the 2016 edition of Amnesia Rockfest. Bands playing this year’s installment of the long-running Canadian festival include Lagwagon (playing Hoss in its entirety), NOFX, Strung Out, Millencolin, Mustard Plug, Wizo, Streetlight Manifesto, Guttermouth, Blink-182, and many more.
Additionally, Fat Mike will be playing solo as “Cokie The Clown” – this should be interesting considering what happened when he did that at SXSW a few years ago. Also of note is that No Use For A Name (Special Tribute) is listed on the festival’s poster, which I assume will be NUFAN playing songs with frontmen of other bands handling singing duties in place of Tony Sly.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 3:32 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
During their show at SXSW last week, NOFX broke out a brand new song about Tony Sly (R.I.P.) for the first time. Someone in the crowd was nice enough to post a video of them playing the song on YouTube, and you can check it out below.
The band didn’t say what the title of the song was, or whether it would be featured on their upcoming album. All we currently know about the follow-up to 2012′s Self Entitled is that it’ll be out “sometime soon,” so keep you eyes peeled for more info.
NOFX will also be releasing a new 7″ titled Sid & Nancy this Record Store Day. More details on that are available here.
Update: One of our readers, William Prewitt, has told us that the band’s set list for this show referred to the song as “I’m Sorry, Tony.”