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Teenage Bottlerocket to release split 7-inch with Human Robots via Fat Wreck Chords

Guess what? Teenage Bottlerocket has a new release, and it’s called Teenage Bottlerocket vs. Human Robots! The split 7” comes out on September 6th via Fat Wreck Chords, and you can pre-order it here. Additionally, TBR will be tearing it up, headlining the FAT TOUR, which kicks off this month! Check out what Ray Bottlerocket had to say about the 7” and teaming up with his son Milo, below.

“Hello all! When Teenage Bottlerocket was at the Blasting Room working on “Stay Rad,” my son Milo came to the studio and recorded two songs with his band Human Robots. It wasn’t hard getting his band together, because Milo plays all the instruments and sings on the two songs he wrote. I guess it’s a one-man band (yes, he has no friends). His songs turned out great, and we somehow convinced Fat Wreck Chords to release a split 7” featuring the TBR songs “Olivia Goes to Bolivia” and “Everything To Me,” as well as the Human Robots songs “Step On Em All” and “I Want to Hang Out With You.” Chris Shary did the artwork, and it all turned out great. This is the best split since Taco Bell teamed up with KFC! I love sharing this rock n roll life with my son, Milo. Look out world; Human Robots are stoked to shred and ready to party!”

Speaking of party, the 2019 Fat Tour is just around the corner. Check out the dates and locations below.



Full Album Stream: Strung Out – “Songs Of Armor And Devotion”

Happy Wednesday, boys and girls!

In case you didn’t know by now, Strung Out have a brand-new full length due out Friday on Fat Wreck Chords. It’s called Songs Of Armor And Devotion, and it’s now available to stream in its entirety right here! Check it out!

Songs Of Armor And Devotion is Strung Out’s first full-length since 2015’s Transmission.Alpha.Delta, and follow up last year’s acoustic Black Out The Sky EP in fully-plugged-in, blistering fashion!



CJ Ramone Set To Kick Off Final US Tour

Not sure how we slept on this story until now; probably a severe case of denial on our part. But as I write these words on the evening of August 7, 2019, we’re almost exactly 4 hours away from the first stop on what’s slated to by CJ Ramone‘s final official US tour.

If you’ve been paying attention to the punk rock icon’s social media accounts, you’ve probably noticed that Ramone just wrapped up his last European tour, and he’s been adamant about this upcoming run being his last one Stateside. Dates in Australia and New Zealand are booked in October and November of this year, but then, well…here’s how CJ himself put it via Instagram a couple weeks ago…

“THIS IS MY FINAL TOUR. I WILL NOT BE GETTING IN THE VAN AGAIN AFTER THIS. I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SHOWS, SPECIAL EVENTS, AND RECORD AND RELEASE ALBUMS, BUT MY DAYS OF HITTING THE ROAD ON BIG TOURS IN THE VAN ARE DONE.”

Ramone’s last US run kicks off Friday night in Philadelphia, and runs through the 21st in Denver, Colorado. Support on most of the run comes from Dog Party, and CJ’s backing band on this run includes Street Dogs/The New Darkbuster teammates Pete Sosa and Lenny Lashley on drums and guitar, respectively. Head below to check out the full itinerary!

Ramone is touring in support of his latest (and in my opinion best) solo album, The Holy Spell, which came out back in May on Fat Wreck Chords.



Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Festival Announces More US Dates

Last month, Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Festival made it’s triumphant return to the US with a show in Portland, Oregon. Well, they must’ve heard the public outcry for more because the  added some additional stops for you whiners! The two latest stops on the 2nd Annual Festival are in Pittsburgh with Leftover Crack,  Anti-Flag, The Vandals and The Bombpops and Denver at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater with Teenage Bottlerocket, The Bouncing Souls and Bad Cop/Bad Cop! The website also lists two more mysterious TBA dates/stops so be sure to keep an eye out for more details on those! For more information on the existing shows or to purchase tickets, head over to the Festival website. See you in the pit!



Mean Jeans announce US tour dates, stream “Stuck In A Head” off upcoming album “Gigantic Sike”

On August 30th Fat Wreck Chords will be releasing “Giant Sike,” the new album from Portland, Oregon pop-punkers Mean Jeans. To make sure you’re properly psyched the band has premiered “Stuck In A Head,” a new single from the pending release. Check it out below along with the band’s forthcoming tour dates with Teenage Bottlerocket and Clowns.



Lagwagon announce new album “Railer”, release new single and announce tour dates

Good news! Lagwagon will release “Railer”, their ninth full length album on October 4 through Fat Wreck Chords.

Alongside the announcement, the band have released “Bubble” – the first single from the album – today. “The idea of that song was to embrace and appreciate what you have,” explains frontman Joey Cape on “Bubble”, “I really specifically tried to make it feel and sound like an old Lagwagon song, so I borrowed a lot from early records for it. And then from there, I just kept thinking that the rules have to be that ‘RAILER’ feels like something Lagwagon might have done in the old days. I wanted to see what would happen if I didn’t overthink things and I just tried to write a record as quickly as possible without losing the quality I expect from myself as a songwriter.”

The band have also announced a stack of tour dates in North America and Europe – check out the dates and the video below.

You can pre-order “Railer” right now.



SNUFF to release new album “There’s A Lot Of It About” on Fat Wreck Chords, stream new track

Over a year in the works,Fat Wreck Chords can finally announce that the new SNUFF album, There’s a Lot of it About, will be released on September 20th! Head below to listen to a brand new song. “Dippy Egg” races with catchy hooks, horns, and non-stop melodies that exemplify just why they’ve survived for over 30 years.

Head here to pre-order your copy today! Tally ho. Tally ho? Yes, tally fucking ho. SNUFF is back, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

Snuff’s latest album 5-4-3-2-1-Perhaps? was released on January 8th, 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords.



Stream the new Good Riddance album, “Thoughts and Prayers”

Good Riddance‘s Thoughts and Prayers was just released on Fat Wreck Chords, and you can check it out below.  The band will be touring Europe and the Unite States in support of the new album – you can find tour dates on their Bandcamp page.



Stream Tommy And June, the new acoustic Fat Wreck Chords band you probably missed

If you’re confused about who the hell Tommy & June are, join the club. Fat Wreck Chords quietly released the acoustic duo’s debut album last week without any of the usual fanfare you’d expect from the prominent label. If you’re curious what the deal is, here’s the origin story straight from label owner Fat Mike himself.

I never really put a band together before. It seems like a weird thing to do, but some things need to happen. I meet a lot of people on tour. Tommy I met in Israel about 12 years ago. Great singer/songwriter playing in a punk band. He was cool, and I started listening to his solo stuff. It was great, but no one ever came to see him play in the US. I felt bad. One day in SF Tommy asked me what he should do. He said no one comes to see his punk band or his solo shows. I said that’s how it goes. You’ve been doing this for over ten years and if you’re not drawing a crowd now, you never will. He was bummed. I was bummed. He’s a great songwriter, but who cares? Two days later I remembered I met an Iranian Colombian dude on tour that was a great singer-songwriter too. I hadn’t spoken to him in years….I had a weird idea. I emailed both of them and told them to start a band together. I know you live in two different parts of the world….but I think you would make a great two-piece band. Let me produce the record and we’ll see how it goes. You don’t have to tour. Just spend a week in the studio with me. I said record short acoustic weird songs with a new wave edge. They did. We did ten songs that came in at 20 minutes. I fucking loved it. Totally simple and clean and short and catchy and I had never heard a band sound like this before…. AND like Stiff Little Fingers (Protestants and Catholics), no one expects a Jew and a Colombian Arab to be making music together. Like SLF, it’s fucking good.

I introduce to the world Tommy and June…. two kinda boring guys that make really fucking great music together.

Stream the self-titled album below.



Fat Wreck to release new Mean Jeans album “Gigantic Sike,” stream new song “Party Line”

Since their recent foray into the world of brand marketing, Mean Jeans have been living the life: chugging Mountain Dew, scarfing Totino’s, auditioning for the next Bill & Ted’s excellent adventure, and generally keeping it real.

Lucky for us, they found the time to bang out a new album, and according to their publicicst it’s a ripper! Mean Jean’s new full-length, Gigantic Sike, hits the streets on August 30th through Fat Wreck Chords. The first single, “Party Line,” is meant to be cranked up with the top down. Check it out below.

Here’s an endorsement from the party captain himself, Billy Jeans:

“Selling out to Mountain Dew wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be, so Mean Jeans are back with a straight-up stripped-down party punk record. It’s called Gigantic Sike. It was gonna be called something more reasonable and the songs were gonna be more marketable and I was gonna get a real job, but we put a big ‘ol sike on it instead. ‘Party Line’ is basically a jingle for the party hotline that nobody seems to be calling anymore. (My cell phone). Give it a try, I’m standing by.”



It’s official, NOFX are recording a new album

Thanks to a post on Fat Mike’s Instagram account, we now have definitive proof that NOFX are officially in the studio. We’ll keep you posted when the official release details surface.

NOFX last released Ribbed – Live in a Dive in 2018 via Fat Wreck Chords. Their last studio output was First Ditch Effort in 2016.



Stream new Joey Cape album “Let Me Know When You Give Up”

Lagwagon singer and acoustic extraordinaire Joey Cape has released his new solo album Let Me Know When You Give Up and you can stream the entire thing below. Don’t miss the song “I Know How To Run.”

The album hit “shelves” July 5th through Fat Wreck Chords, and is Joey’s first solo release since 2015’s Stitch Puppy.



Album Review: Bracket – “Too Old To Die Young”

Too Old To Die Young is a sentiment that rings true to plenty of us aging punks, living for high Beats Per Minute and living with high blood pressure. It also encapsulates the timeless feel to this record.

Bracket are self proclaimed musical ‘misfits’ and were somewhat coerced into making this album by Fat Mike. They live in the cracks between punk and pop punk – as well as flirting with other genres –  but here they have produced an album that will make perfect sense to punks of all varieties and ages. If your dad keeps harping on about 80s punk, then firstly I’m sorry for your troubles, but here is an album for both of you!

This is not an attempt to reinvent any wheels. They’ve been there, done that. This is simple and pure punk rock songwriting, delivered with melodic aplomb. It’s a blend of old and new that bridges the generational gap between The Ramones and Masked Intruder.

“Cloud Ate” takes some bouncy baby steps to start the album, with an improvised guitar riff, before immediately finding it’s stride and setting the pace for what’s to come. There is a beauty in the simplicity of the songs; a sense of pure joy that emanates through each track. With some frankly delightful Oohs N Aahs in the background.

That’s right, I said delightful. Because this album is delightful and I don’t think Bracket give a shit if it’s punk rock or not. The vocal duties are traded, shared and intentionally layered in a way that sounds like The Beach Boys if they actually got into the whole Charles Manson cult thing.

Aptly enough “A Perfect Misfit” is one of the standout songs here, combining all the best elements of the album into a punky brew. There are self-deprecating lyrics across most of the 26 minutes of the LP, but one benefit of growing older is that you run out of fucks to give. Sure, they may not have made it big. Sure, they might on average be the wrong side of 40. But they are a band who are comfortable in their sound, even if they might not be as comfortable in their skin.  

This is a great little power pop album, just in time for summer. Fat Mike has made some questionable choices in his life, but convincing Bracket to go ahead with this album is not one of them.

4.5/5 Stars

 



Good Riddance Stream Second Single “Our Great Divide” From Forthcoming Album “Thoughts and Prayers”

Legendary punk rock force Good Riddance have released a second single from their forthcoming album Thoughts and Prayers. 

The track is called “Our Great Divide” and you can enjoy it below.

Band vocalist, Russ Rankin, had the following to say about the single:

“This is a comment about the divisive, polarized impasse humanity finds itself at, as we face incalculable challenges to our planet, and our future.” 

Thoughts and Prayers is the ninth studio album by Good Riddance and the first since the 2015 effort Peace in Our Time. It will be available on the band’s long-serving record label, Fat Wreck Chords.

 



Good Riddance release ‘Our Great Divide’ ahead of new album

Good Riddance have released another single from their upcoming album, Thoughts and Prayers. The album was produced by longtime collaborators Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore and is out July 19th via Fat Wreck Chords.

The band have also announced some European tour dates and one in Canada, these can be found below along with the new single.