The fine folks at RawCut Media have put together a little compilation video for Fat Wreck Chords’ 25th anniversary. The video features performance footage from the Fat Wrecked for 25 years tour, as well as interview snippets from members of Strung Out, Lagwagon, and The Sainte Catherines. Check it out below.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 1:34 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Monday, November 23, 2015 at 6:35 PM (PST) by Supermartinguy
Anarcho-ska-punk legends Leftover Crack have just released a complete stream of their hotly awaited upcoming album “Constructs Of The State”. If you aren’t already hyped for the album, I honestly don’t know what to tell you. Check it out here.
“Constructs Of The State” is the band’s first full release since “Baby Jesus, Sliced Up In The Major” back in 2006. The album is set to be released through Fat Wreck Chords on November 27.
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:50 AM (PST) by ChrisDude
A Tribute to NOFX announced on its Facebook page that a tribute album will be released on December 14th on Bandcamp. The tribute album will include 40 bands paying tribute to the iconic California punk band, such as Rebuke, 69 Enfermos and Hoist the Colors, and all money is directly donated to the “Tony Sly Music Foundation for Kids” using the “Name Your Price” feature.
A trailer promoting the tribute album can be viewed below.
Speaking of NOFX, they began demoing new material earlier this week for what appears to be their first studio album since 2012′s Self-Entitled.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 3:30 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
California punk act Swingin’ Utters have announced they’ll be re-releasing their 1995 classic The Streets of San Francisco, as well as The Sounds Wrong EP, and Brazen Head EP on vinyl through Fat Wreck Chords. All three have been remastered and you can pre-order them here.
Swingin’ Utters released their latest full length album, Fistful of Hollow, in November 2014.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 4:05 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
New Jersey punks Night Birds have released a music video for their song “(I’m) Wired,” taken from their latest album Mutiny at Muscle Beach. The video is dedicated to Teenage Bottlerocket drummer Brandon Carlisle, who is sadly no longer with us.
You can check the video out and find details on the band’s upcoming tour dates below.
Mutiny at Muscle Beach was released on October 2nd through Fat Wreck Chords. The LP served as a follow-up to Night Birds’ 2013 full-length Born To Die In Suburbia.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 12:22 AM (PST) by ChrisDude
California punk icons NOFX have announced an Australian and New Zealand tour, which will take place in January. The first three dates are part of next year’s edition of Soundwave festival. The dates and locations are below.
This morning, we reported that NOFX were in the studio demoing new material for what will be their first album since 2012′s Self-Entitled. No title or possible release date for the new record has been revealed, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light.
California punk icons NOFX are in the studio demoing new material for their highly-anticipated new album, which will be their first since 2012′s Self-Entitled. A video of the band demoing a new song called “It Ain’t Lonely at the Bottom” can be viewed here.
No title or possible release date for the new NOFX record has been revealed, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light. The band recently announced that they will release an autobiography, titled The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, on March 1, 2016.
Monday, November 16, 2015 at 1:51 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
You can check out the tour dates and locations below.
Snuff’s latest album 5-4-3-2-1-Perhaps? was released on January 8th, 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords. The record was their first full-length release in a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2003′s Disposable Income. Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s new album “Not Sorry” was released on June 16th through Fat Wreck Chords. Our review can be read here. Spoilers debut ‘mini-LP’, Stay Afloat is out now via Brassneck Records and Boss Tuneage. Pick up a copy on CD and/or vinyl here or here.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 6:04 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
“It sounds like the plan is starting around December to get a regular practice schedule going and start hammering stuff out … But so far the plan is to do at least one new release next year. There might even be another EP or something. I probably have right now six songs, more or less, kicking around.”
We’ll keep you posted as more details on new music from Dillinger Four come to light. The band’s last album Civil War was released in 2008 through Fat Wreck Chords.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 5:15 PM (PST) by milhouse
Last Friday, I took the short journey from my house, down Mission, and over to 11th street to the legendary DNA Lounge to see the equally legendary local heroes Swingin’ Utters perform to friends, family, and fans alike. DNA is one of those no-frills venues, and was perfect for the sound of the night, with punk and grit in the air, but just enough of the melodic and catch to get you dancing and singing along.
In normal fashion, I missed the majority openers One Less Zero‘s set, which features Sara Wright on vocals (wife of Green Day drummer Tre Cool) and plays a classic punk sound reminiscent of a slightly softer Vice Squad with a pronounced West Coast tinge. You can have a listen to some of their tracks here.
Next up was San Diego’s female-fronted Bombpops, and a great follow-up to One Less Zero. Don’t let the pretty faces fool you here, these girls are tough as nails, and they rip through their set with a great balance of ripping guitar and bass, driving drums, and lyrics that make you think, but not too hard.
For me, the highlight of the show was Success‘ set. It was my first time seeing the Washington quintet, and they embody everything I love about punk. Rough around the edges, political, emotional, catchy at times, with the perfect amount of breaks, jumps, and woahs. At one point during the set, an incredibly inebriated fan fell and knocked his head on the bottom of the stage, and as fellow fans came to his aide the oaf-like drunk began swinging on his helpers until frontman Aaron Peters jumped off stage to help the fans and calm things down while security arrived and secured the scene. Rev was back on stage to the round of applause from the house, excited to pick up where we left off. Class act from a great band. The set ended with a sing-along of “Where Is The Revolution”, getting the venue nice and warm and energetic for headliners Swingin’ Utters.
I am lucky enough to be able to live in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area (SF proper to be exact), and am afforded so many opportunities to see so many incredible bands. Among these is Swingin’ Utters, who always rock the house and leave the crowd yearning for more. I most recently saw the band at the Fat Wreck 25th shows back in late August, so I was ripe for another Utters show. The set seemed to focus on some of the band’s faster, ‘rougher’ songs, one of which is “Five Lessons Learned”, which I can never not throw my hands in the air and get those legs moving. The rest of the night was filled with dancing, singing along, and getting rowdy – thanks to the help of some trusty friends to watch the camera gear. The show seemed to end way too soon, and as the venue emptied out, there was a feeling that the energy may spill out onto the streets…and it did.
Have a look at the night’s photos below.
Big thanks to Barry, Doc, Chelsea and Steph, and all the local friends that continue to make shows so incredible.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 12:45 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Leftover Crack last released Fuck World Trade in 2004 via Alternative Tentacles.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 5:07 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Cape’s session, titled The Rest Of Us Will Be Here Breathin’, features a little bit of everything from the Caper. It starts with the song “Moral Compass,” off his latest solo release, Stitch Puppy. Then it goes to an acoustic version of the Lagwagon song, “I Must Be Hateful,” off the band’s Blaze album. Then it’s a newer song, “Reign,” off Lagwagon’s latest album, Hang (for Daytrotter members only).
The session was recorded at San Francisco’s Studio Paradiso. Along with the music, there’s also a fun little illustration, which you can see to the left, done by Johnnie Cluney.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 8:27 PM (PST) by Johnny X
I swear Joey Cape just can’t seem to do wrong these days. I’m a sucker for his solo stuff, especially acoustic covers of Lagwagon songs and its seems that doesn’t just apply to the oldie but goodies. In this recently filmed “Trundle Session” a rather inebriated Capester absolutely crushes an acoustic version of “Burden Of Proof / Reign”, the opening tracks of Lagwagon’s 2014 comeback album “Hang.” Check it out below and tell me I’m wrong.
Joey Cape released Stitch Puppy, his first solo album in nearly 5 years, in September through Fat Wreck Chords.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:29 PM (PST) by milhouse
Night two of the Subhumans in the Bay Area took place at the ol Metro Operahouse in Oakland. But don’t pay attention to the venue name – no opera here tonight, just pure punk rock (and a little horns). I would come to realize that night one paled in comparison to the second night, for many reasons – one being the amazing La Plebe de San Pancho (aka La Plebe).
First to the stage was Oakland-based Love Songs who play a classic style of punk rock with a blend of gang anthems, melodic vocals, ripping guitar, and a bit of the macabre. I had just arrived as the guys took to the stage, and made my rounds to say hi to all friends and acquaintances. Camera stayed in the bag for this set, in preparation for the debauchery of La Plebe. Love Songs has just finished recording a new album, so be sure to stay tuned for more updates as they become available. The band is also contributing tracks to the “Dookie Tribute Records”, which is set to be released in the following months.
I’ve seen La Plebe more times than I can count on my hands, however it still seems like not enough. I absolutely love these guys. From the first chord til the last trumpet blare, these guys deliver non-stop energy, fast-paced action, and leave fans sweaty, bruised, and out of breath. The band mixes traditional punk chords with cantina-style horns, switching from English and Spanish vocals, often times within the same song. “Guerra Sucia” is one of my all-time favorites which appeared on the setlist, as well as “Siempre Unidos”, “Pinches Fronteras”, and “Bella Ciao” which always gets the crowd going nuts. There literally is not a song from their discography that I don’t love.
I hadn’t dispensed all my energy quite yet, and was excited to enjoy the Subhumans in a much larger venue than Thee Parkside the night before. The band played much of the same set, but with a little more time on stage, the band mixed it up a little bit. “Internal Riot”, “Supermarket Forces”, “Peroxide”, “It’s Gonna Get Worse” saw the light of day alongside the classics “No”, “Religious Wars”, and more by which we have come to love the Subhumans. I wish there was more people that knew how to dance to this music, instead of just jumping and running around like little kids. Oh well, times have changed. One thing that has remained constant? – Dick Lucas’ amazing stage presence and quintessential vocals. I would love to see a final album from the Brits before they head into retirement.
Have a look at La Plebe and Subhumans’ photos below.
Thanks to Alberto, Mark, Jason, Vanessa, and all my local mates that made this an incredible show.
Monday, November 2, 2015 at 12:13 PM (PST) by Bobby Pickles
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bobby Pickles travels south to the great state of Floriduh to report from FEST 14, but when his plans to interview Masked Intruder during Pre-FEST 3 fall through for the second time in two weeks, Pickles goes gonzo (Hunter S. Thompson-style), opting to instead stay close to the beach – drinking, drugging and destroying hotel rooms alongside his attorney – the illustrious Ben Coletti. That’s punk rock! Elena Venetia conducts her end of the show from the comfort of Queens, NY – where she sets up a Halloween themed playlist to settle the nerves of her two Floridiot counterparts. FUN FACT: Dolphins are rapey.
THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Hola Ghost – Night of the Vampire
The Ramones- Pet Sematary
Dead Kennedys – Halloween
Marilyn Manson- This is Halloween
The Dead Tones- You Dismember Me
Horrorpops- Walk Like A Zombie
The Cramps- I Was A Teenage Werewolf
Schoolyard Heroes- Dawn of the Dead
AFI – Halloween (Misfits Cover)
Alkaline Trio – Halloween (Misfits Cover)
Misfits – Monster Mash
Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.