Fat Wreck Find Jesus?
“Everybody knows Fat Mike is a Jew, how else do you explain his success as an entertainer? MXPX meets the same criteria as all of our bands: they make great punk records, have an awesome live show, and are terrific people,” said the label on their official website. “This in no way means that we support Christianity or “Christian punk”. Fat Wreck Chords is a label committed to giving back to the punk scene and furthering progressive causes, and we will continue to be so.”
Whilst label head honcho Fat Mike added “We got Jews, Japs, Krauts, Queers, Catholics, Capes, Canucks, Muslims, and morons on the label. Why not Christians?”
Meanwhile MXPX frontman Mike Herrera, has this to say about his band’s forthcoming Fat Wreck Chords Singles Club release:
“The Renaissance EP isn’t just 9 songs. It marks a new beginning, a rebirth of many years to come. As a band we are stronger than we’ve ever been. We’re better friends than we’ve ever been. We knew that it would be a long time ’til we got the chance to record and release our next full length so we wanted to put out some new music for our fans. Something a little bit different yet actually very similar. This is our interpretation of what our first three records may have sounded like if we had recorded the songs at the present time.
“We also wanted to record it all ourselves at home here in Bremerton. So we did. Our friends or we did every aspect of the recording and artwork. We handled the recording, and my friend John Reid whom I used to work with at Spiro’s (a Bremerton Restaurant) did the artwork for us.
“Since we had done everything DIY we wanted to continue on that path. We’ve been friends with Fat Mike for a while after meeting him on the 1998 Warped Tour and we started talking about being on the Fat Wreck Chords singles club. It just made too much sense not to release the EP on Fat as well as our online store. So the rest is history.”
To join the forthcoming Fat Wreck Chords Singles Club, point your browser at: www.fatwreck.com
Daniel Lane – Metal Hammer