NOFX Scrap Plans for Double Album and Announce 'Single Album' Instead
They've also celebrated covers of "Linoleum" with a new version called "Linewleum"
Published Jan 12, 2021Pop-punk veterans NOFX had been releasing songs on the regular throughout 2020 as they looked toward their next LP. Though it had been planned as a double album, the band have scrapped that plan and will now release the cleverly titled Single Album.
The 10-track release was recorded with Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore. In a press release, the band's Fat Mike explained that he had set out to make "a perfect double album." He admitted he didn't accomplish that, thus the title Single Album.
The record includes the previously released singles "I Love You More Than I Hate Me" and "Doors and Fours." There's also a brand new version of "Linoleum" called "Linewleum," which was recorded as a thank you to all the fans who've covered the song over the years.
Here's what Fat Mike had to say about the new version:
I have no idea why "Linoleum" is THE NOFX song that is covered by so many bands while other NOFX songs get hardly any attention. "Linoleum" wasn't a single, it had no video, it got no radio play, and most importantly, it didn't even have a chorus!!! All popular songs have choruses! WTF! So, One night I stayed up till 4:00 am checking out all the different versions on YouTube. Watching hundreds of bands from over 28 countries (mostly Indonesia) doing "Linoleum" was a humbling experience for me. So I decided to write a song that was a shout out to all those people that learned those four chords and remembered the non-rhyming lyrics. Then I asked the biggest of all the bands (Avenged Sevenfold) to play some leads on the song. Then M Shadows suggested we do a video together. Then I figured I should put all of the bands in the video. Well, I couldn't fit all the bands, but I picked a bunch of cool ones! A song about not playing a song that's not a hit song with a video about other bands covering the song! This is why I love punk rock writing punk songs. Rules out the door!
Watch a video for "Linewleum" below.
Single Album arrives on February 26 via Fat Wreck.
1. The Big Drag
2. I Love You More Than I Hate Me
3. Fuck Euphemism
4. Fish in a Gun Barrel
7. My Bro Cancervive Cancer
8. Grieve Soto
9. Doors and Fours
10. Your Last Resort
Pre-order Single Album.