Suicide Machines Revolution Spring The seventh studio album from the Detroit-based punk-rockers The Suicide Machines, the band's first album in fifteen years. "When the inspiration hit, we had the songs," Navarro tells Billboard. That happened about two years ago, he adds, when the group -- which formed during 1991 and released six studio album’s four for Walt Disney's Hollywood Records imprint -- came up with a small batch of new material. "Three of them were really good," the frontman recalls. "Then a couple months later we said, 'Let's try to write some more songs'...and we went on a writing streak and got 28, 29, 30 songs in and were like, 'Wow, there's more than enough for a really good record here'." Revolution Spring takes the Suicide Machines in a different creative direction as well. The punk is still furious, and there are some politically minded screeds such as "Detroit is the New Miami" about global warming, the police violence protest "Bully in Blue" and "Flint Hostage Crisis" about the continuing issues there. But as the group's first release without co-founding guitarist and frequent songwriter Dan Lukacinsky, most of the album's 16 tracks are "pretty autobiographical," according to Navarro, chronicling his own journey from rebel, albeit with a cause, to an adult and parent with an evolved perspective on the world. Fat Wreck Chords CD | LP
CJ Ramone American Beauty The third full length album from CJ Ramone, a 12-song record that crackles with the spirit of '76. and stays true to that classic Ramone, punk sound. American Beauty is the record I’ve been working towards since I started putting out records as CJ Ramone. My songwriting has definitely grown up some, but the raw energy is still there. Steve Soto, Dan Root, and Pete Sosa helped me drive every track home in a way that only veterans of the business can do, with engineer/co-producer Paul Miner throwing gas on the fire every step of the way. I don’t think I could have made this record any better. Fat Wreck Chords LP
Snuff There's A Lot Of It About After a long hiatus (yet again), one of the UK’s most notable and unique punk exports Snuff are back with a brand new full-length. There’s a lot of It About is a return to that trademark Snuff sound that took up where The Specials left off, turning abandoned dancehalls into adrenaline filled clubs where punks, mods, and skins all stage dived together. Twelve classic tracks with horns, hooks, and catchy melodies that exemplify just why they have survived for over 30 years make certain There’s a Lot of It About will quickly be considered among the best albums of Snuff’s vast catalog. Fat Wreck Chords CD | LP
Mean Jeans Jingles Collection Since forming in 2006, MEAN JEANS have become one of the better-known bands of the Paciic Northwest punk scene for their chaotic but relentless attack, raucous live shows, and fierce commitment to the art of partying. FAT finally got their paws on the threesome in 2016 for their much anticipated third album Tight New Dimension. As those familiar with the band know, these guys’ hands refuse to stay idle. Following the release of their latest album, MEAN JEANS went right back to work, but on something a little different this time around... Jingles Collection is a collection of, well, Jingles! MEAN JEANS tackle everything from “Mountain Dew”, to “Coors light”, “Dunkaroos”, “Pop Rocks”; and even give “180069SHRED” some love. These 23 tracks (most of which clocking in at under a minute) give fans of the band everything they’ve come to expect from these guys: Garage style rock n’ roll, with all the hooks, energy, and humor you can handle. Fat Wreck Chords CD | LP
The Flatliners The Great Awake Demos A handful of demo versions of songs that made it onto The Flatliners debut album The Great Awake, giving fans a sneak peek at these classics at their inception. Americana influend punk-rock for fans of The Menzingers, The Cut-Ups, The Gaslight Anthem and Polar Bear Club Fat Wreck Chords 7"
Scorpios Volume 2 Scorpios are back with a brand new album from Joey Cape, Jon Snodgrass, Brian Wahlstrom – and their first with the band’s newest member Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners, One Week Records). A band born from friendship, years on the road, and fall birthdays – this record packs in more songwriting talent than a single release is usually allowed! All the earnestness and humor you’ve come to expect over the years from their collective barroom soundtrack can be found on their new release on One Week. Fat Wreck Chords LP
Joey Cape One Week Record “I have been playing Lagwagon and Bad Astronaut songs for years at my acoustic shows. Some songwriters feel more comfortable keeping their solo work and band work separated but, I have always liked hearing a full band song stripped down. Most of my material began on acoustic so it seems natural to play them at acoustic shows and in some cases record them. This “One Week Record” is 10 of those songs revisited and somewhat revised. I enjoyed recording them. The record includes members from the One Week Family - Brian Wahlstrom, Walt Hamburger, Laura Mardon, and Yotam Ben Horin. I hope you enjoy listening!” - Joey Cape Fat Wreck Chords LP