Notable New Releases Coming Soon

Notable New Releases Coming Soon

Fall is the season for many things — back to school, that holiday you all seem to be big fans of, getting back to work, season changes (in places outside of the Southwest), and of course, new albums from old and new bands alike. Obviously, this is by no means a comprehensive list, but here are some new releases coming soon that we’ve had our eye on.

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A Fat Wreck

A Fat Wreck

By now, I’m sure everyone here is quite familiar with Fat Wreck Chords and the ever-so-colorful Fat Mike. Some of us may even be familiar with how it began and the hundred plus bands that have touted the Fat Wreck seal of approval on one or all of their releases. The alumni list is pretty hefty, particularly if you include subsidiary labels Honest Don’s and Pink & Black, which unfortunately, were barely mentioned in this documentary. I have more complaints being a terminal curmudgeon, but we’ll get to those later.

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PEARS – “Green Star”

PEARS – “Green Star”

Pears
Green Star
Fat Wreck Chords (2016)

 

Officially released by Fat Wreck Chords on April 1st this 16 track piece of awesomeness is already a favorite of many people I know including myself so this is less of a review and more of a “go buy this now!” kind of deal.

Pears have followed up their 2014 debut LP “Go to Prison” with something that proves the hype and talk around the band the past 2 years was well warranted. Almost every music site I frequent has been giving rave reviews and kudos to this new release and everyone I know that has bought it absolutely loves it. Although it is early in the year this will easily go down as one of the best albums of the year…I believe it is that damn good. Check out The Flu, Cumshots and Partridge which are three of my favorite songs. Give it a listen and see for yourself.

An amazing band, especially live, have released an amazing album and I encourage you to pick it up or at least check it out.

They’ll be in town May 27th at The Nile Theater. Pears! Check the album out here!

 

-Mikey Kaos

The Flatliners – “Division of Spoils”

The Flatliners – “Division of Spoils”

The Flatliners
Division of Spoils
Fat Wreck Chords (2015)

 

The Flatliners have been quite the prolific band in their 10 years together. Four full length albums and a mass of 7”s, many of which Fat has had the privilege of releasing. Now it turns out that all those non-album songs, when compiled, create a strikingly great double album: Division of Spoils, out August 7th on CD & Digital, with the double vinyl edition coming a month later. Quality songs from start to finish, you get three sides (16 songs) of killer Flats originals, one side (5 songs) of eclectic covers, and 2 super rare bonus oldies just for you super fans. But let’s give singer Chris Cresswell the chance to tell you what went into this collection

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Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat

Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat

Various
Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat
Fat Wreck Chords (2015)

 

It is hard to believe it has been 5 years since the last installment of Fat Music and I for one am glad that they decided to revive it on this the 25th anniversary of Fat Wreck Chords. No doubt many of us have all of these or at least our favorites songs off of each volume as well as the other comps the label has put out over the years.

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Bad Cop/Bad Cop – “Not Sorry”

Bad Cop/Bad Cop –  “Not Sorry”

Bad Cop/ Bad Cop
Not Sorry
Fat Wreck Chords (2015)

 

Bad Cop/Bad Cop is a band I have been able to catch a few times the past 2 years both here in the valley and in Vegas and each time the California Pop Punks have made fans by playing catchy melodic tight music on the stage and then hanging out afterwards to thank everyone that showed up and through some serious touring and hard work they now find themselves ready for more thanks to Fat Mike and having the courage to take a chance and invite him to a show.

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