A "Fat" SamplerThis probably isn’t news to anyone, but the Fat Wreck Chords Web site has a large sampler platter of music – for free! There is at least a song or two from pretty much every band they have on their label. And pretty much every song is good – all killer, no filler, as they say.
I’ve had the page bookmarked for a long time, meaning to check back and just never got around to it. The other night I was looking around for some information about Minneapolis rockers The Soviettes and saw that they are signed to Fat Wreck Chords. Scrolling through the bookmarks, and, aHA! There they are, along with music to sample and music to buy.
Fat Wreck Chords is the brainchild of Fat Mike, bass player and singer for NOFX, and his wife, Erin. They started the label in 1990 and, today, it is considered one of the largest and most financially successful punk-affiliated record labels in the U.S. One interesting fact about Fat Wreck Chords is that they have never been part of the RIAA. “Are we a member?” they rhetorically ask on the label site. “Not only no, but FUCK NO! We spent three years having our label’s name (which was misspelled) removed from their members list. A year went by, then our name showed up again on their fucking list! Who are these sonsabitches?!”
Enjoy this last-day-of-May Fat sampler and be sure to check out the Fat Wreck Chords Web site and support their bands.
Noble Stabbings.mp3 Dillinger Four
I Went Out With a Hippy.mp3 Frenzal Rhomb
I Want to be Wrong.mp3 No Use for a Name
Multiply and Divide.mp3 The Soviettes
July August Reno.mp3 The Flatliners
The Shape of Drunks to Come.mp3 The Saint Catherines