Portland party punk purveyors Mean Jeans recently made the very wise decision to bring their beer-soaked anthems on board with Fat Wreck. Now, they've announced their first release for the label.
Those that feared the group would lose their penchant for '90s slang and general idiocy will take comfort in the fact that the new record is called Tight New Dimension. Its wonderfully garish album art (courtesy of illustrator Josh Freydkis) is available above.
The album will arrive as close to 4/20 as possible, as Fat has fitted it with an April 22 release date. Prior to that, the group have a whole bunch of American tour dates with NOFX, as well as a headlining show at Vancouver's Astoria on March 26. Peep their tour dates here.
We don't have a tracklisting for Tight New Dimension just yet, but its lead single "Nite Vision" can be streamed below. The song is also the A-side of a three-song 7-inch that the band will release on March 18. That release features two B-side bangers that won't be found on the new album.
The band's own Billy Jeans offered the following statement about Tight New Dimension:
We're all flipped up about releasing Tight New Dimension to the world. We went to Mars and back recording it, chugging copious Coors and root beers in the process. We had to go to the future in a telephone booth just to take the freakin' album cover photo. Thanks Josh Freydkis for making the trip with us! 12 new songs about partying, failure, friendship, and tributes to our heroes, like Michael Jackson and Gordon Bombay. It's highly crankable and you can party to it, I tested it out. We hope you enjoy it.