Published Apr 14, 2009Quickly becoming on-par with cockroaches and Keith Richards, original pop punk acts such as No Use For A Name just can't be killed off. They've recently completed their ninth studio effort, The Feel Good Record Of The Year, at Fort Collins, CO's Blasting Room with legendary producer Bill Stevenson (Descendants, Black Flag).
To celebrate 14 more blasts of galloping ditties, the band have opted to sweep the likes of Only Crime - a pop punk "superband" comprised of genre veterans such as Good Riddance's Russ Rankin, Bane/Converge's Aaron Dalbec and strangely enough, Bill Stevenson - into a van with latest Fat Wreck signees Pour Habit for a Canadian stint next month.
Hailing from Compton, CA, Pour Habit have been ripping around the scene for a few years with their self-financed debut coming out circa 2007. After watching them open for his act NOFX, Fat Wreck Chords owner Fat Mike became enthralled with the trio, signed them and is re-releasing said effort.
"Fat Mike told us that he was expecting to like two or three songs but he said it was a great album that he could release as it was before he put us in the studio," says Pour Habit. "[We're] still kind of overwhelmed by the whole thing."
What a bunch of lucky ducks.
No Use For A Name with Only Crime and Pour Habit:
5/18 Vancouver, BC - Richards On Richards
5/20 Calgary, AB - Warehouse
5/21 Edmonton, AB - Starlite
5/22 Regina, SK - Ridell Hall
5/23 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Events Theatre
5/24 Thunder Bay, ON - C2
5/26 London, ON - Call The Office
5/27 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
5/28 Ottawa, ON - Capitol Music Hall
5/29 Montreal, QC - Le Medley
5/30 Quebec City, QC - Imperial