The Los Angeles outfit’s fourteenth studio effort will arrive by way of Fats Mike’s label Fats Wreck Chords on February 26, following on from 2016’s ‘First Ditch Effort’.
Recorded at San Francisco’s Motor Studios with Invoice Stevenson and Jason Livermore (Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Teenage Bottlerocket), the 12-song file is described as “unpredictable” and the band’s “most private” to-date.
“I do not know why ‘Linoleum’ [released in 1994] is the NOFX music that’s coated by so many bands whereas different NOFX songs get hardly any consideration,” singer Fats Mike defined in a press launch. “‘Linoleum’ wasn’t a single, it had no video, it acquired no radio play, and most significantly, it didn’t also have a refrain!!! All in style songs have choruses! WTF!
“So, one night time I stayed up until 4:00 am testing all of the totally different variations on YouTube. Watching a whole bunch of bands from over 28 international locations (largely Indonesia) doing ‘Linoleum’ was a humbling expertise for me. So I made a decision to jot down a music that was a shout out to all these those that realized these 4 chords and remembered the non-rhyming lyrics.”
Mike went on to explain ‘Linewleum’ as “a music about not enjoying a music that’s not a success music with a video about different bands overlaying the music!”, including: “That is why I like punk rock writing punk songs. Guidelines out the door!”
You possibly can watch the video above.
The forthcoming ‘Single Album’ was initially set to be a double file, however the coronavirus pandemic modified NOFX’s plans (back in March, the group began sharing new songs for fans in lockdown).
NOFX ‘Single Album’ paintings. CREDIT: Press
“Whenever you write a double album, you write otherwise,” Mike stated. “I used to be writing actually totally different songs, and a few enjoyable songs, however it’s important to make a double album fascinating sufficient to take heed to the entire means.
“I wished to make an ideal double album, and I didn’t accomplish that. So I made a decision to simply make a single album, therefore the title.”
NOFX are set to perform at Slam Dunk Festival this summer, COVID restrictions allowing.