NOFX’s Fat Mike has launched a new label, Fat Wreck Chords

NOFX frontman Fat Mike has launched a new label, Fat Wreck Chords.

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Bottles To The Ground was produced by the frontman for his and the band’s musical projects, including new band Codefendants, guitarist Eric Melvin’s new EDM project Melvinator and British punk duo The Meffs.

Explaining the label’s name, Fat Mike said in a press release: “When NOFX first played Amsterdam in 1988, we were invited to the closing night of one of the most famous squats in the city. It’s not just a squat, it’s a punk bar, ordered to break all the glasses and bottles on the street after emptying them.

“Apparently, there was no consequence from the city, because it had no one. So we drank all night with hundreds of punks and smashed every bottle. To me it felt like what punk rock music should be. Bottles on the ground is the beauty of disaster.”

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He announced his new music project, Codefendants, and last month released two singles, Suicide By Pigs and Abscessed.

Melvinator, meanwhile, continues Eric Melvin’s “hands-on exploration of the connections between punk rock and EDM,” according to a press release. His first release on the label was a reworking of NOFX’s 2003 track “American Bug (I Hate Haters),” which you can listen to below. It will also be released as a 12″ single with a ZBA remix and is available for purchase Here.

“I’m so excited to share this track with the world. “I’ve been experimenting in my private lab for what seems like an eternity, but I’m finally ready to share my creations with you,” said Melvin.

“While the fusion of punk rock and EDM may seem like an unholy marriage to some, I think people like me enjoy the similarities more. The high energy, sonic intensity, and refusal to conform is clearly the way to go for me. I see connections in impossible places.”

Meffs new EP ‘Broken Britain, Broken Brains Pt. 1’, meanwhile, will also be released digitally today, and the band have shared a video for the track, which you can watch below.

Meanwhile, NOFX’s Double Album just came out and could be the last for the punk veterans, as they announced earlier this year that they intend to embark on a farewell tour in 2023.

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