Published Jun 17, 2011Back in 2009, iconic smart-ass punkers NOFX announced they would be issuing a record composed of nothing but '80s hardcore covers. Over two years later, the record is finally coming out. While originally reported as a ten-inch, we've just learned that the upcoming tribute EP is being pressed on the punkest of vinyl formats: the seven-inch.
A tracklisting does not exist, but the single will cram nine manic mosh-inducers onto the slab of wax. Back when it was originally announced, though, bassist Fat Mike pointed to the Necros, Social Unrest and Stretch Marks as being some of the bigger bands to be featured on the set. If you don't know who they're covering, that's your own damn fault, poseur. Fuck the kids, indeed.
"We're just going to put it out and we're not going to put any information on it -- no credits, no song titles, no nothing -- just a blank disc, so if you don't know who it is, you won't know who it is," Fat Mike said at the time.
The record will be released August 2 on Fat Wreck Chords. You can see the over-the-top, D.I.Y. jiffy scrawl of an album cover up above.
As recently reported, NOFX fans can get set for the upcoming Thalidomide Child EP, which contains the group's first-ever recordings from 1984. Fat Mike told us it's "fucking terrible." Plus, the band are in the midst of a cross-Canada tour. All the dates are below.
6/17 Chicoutimi, QC - Zone Portuaire *
6/18 Montebello, QC - Rockfest *
6/20 Montreal, QC - Metropolis *
6/21 Montreal, QC - Metropolis *
6/23 London, ON - The Music Hall *
6/24 Toronto, ON - The Kool Haus *
6/25 Toronto, ON - The Kool Haus *
6/27 Winnipeg, MB - The Burton Cummings Theatre *
6/29 Edmonton, AB - The Edmonton Events Centre *
6/30 Calgary, AB - The Mac Ewan Hall *
7/1 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore *
7/2 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore *
8/12 Puttlingen, Germany - Rocko del Schlacko Festival
8/13 Rothenburg o.d. Tauber, Germany - Taubertal Festival
* with Teenage Bottlerocket