Punk rockers NOFX have announced their new album, Single Album, out February 26th via Fat Mike’s record label Fat Wreck Chords.
Featuring 12 new tracks, the album was originally intended as a double album. It was later scaled down after COVID changed the band’s plans. (Single Album, get it?).
“When you write a double album, you write differently,” Fat Mike says. “I was writing really different songs, and some fun songs, but you have to make a double album interesting enough to listen to the whole way. I wanted to make a perfect double album, and I didn’t accomplish that. So I decided to just make a single album, hence the title.”
In addition to the announcement, the band have shared the album’s lead single “Linewleum.” In a sense, it’s a remake of their 1994 song “Linoleum.” Musically, it’s pretty much the same with new lyrics that find Fat Mike trying to figure out how the song became a hit even though it wasn’t released as a single. The song’s accompanying music video features Avenged Sevenfold along with footage of other bands around the world who have covered “Linoleum.”
“One night I stayed up till 4 a.m. checking out all the different versions [of ‘Linoleum’] on YouTube,” says Fat Mike in a statement. “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 [and] writing punk songs. Rules out the door!”
Watch the video below.
Single Album comes out February 26th. Pre-order the album here.
The Big Drag
I Love You More Than I Hate Me
Fish In A Gun Barrel
My Bro Cancervive Cancer
Doors And Fours
Your Last Resort