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NOFX announce new album, premiere first single—listen

July 22 2016, 4:24 PM EDT By Caitlyn Ralph

NOFX will release their new album, First Ditch Effort, on October 7 via Fat Wreck Chords. The first single is streaming now.

Have a listen of "Six Years On Dope" below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments. 

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This announcement comes after the band landed a spot on the New York Times bestseller list for their memoir NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub And Other Stories.

Leading up to the release of First Ditch Effort, NOFX's 13th full-length, the band will tour Europe and play sets at Riot Fest. They'll then tour North America in the fall.

“This album is more personal than anything I’ve ever done before because once we put everything out there in the book it opened all of these doors are far as what I want to sing about” frontman/bassist Fat Mike says about the album.

On "Six Years On Dope," Fat Mike says, "It’s like you don’t expect it, what the fuck?... That song reminds me of the Angry Samoans meeting the Bronx and I don’t think there’s anything that sounds like it.”

Read more: “No one was allowed to fingerbang it”—the brutal truth behind NOFX’s tell-all book

Cameron Webb (Alkaline Trio, Motörhead) is credited for producing. “Cameron had a lot of ideas that I would have never have thought of when it came to arrangements,” Fat Mike says.

“The song ‘Ditch Effort’ just came out of nowhere from us jamming,” Fat Mike continues. “That’s not a normal thing for us but we just started playing and it had so much power and it felt so good to play it together so we had to put it on the album.”

“A lot of people are going to look at me differently after hearing this album,” Fat Mike says. “I think I was more comfortable about being myself on this record and a large part of that is due to my relationship with my wife and involvement in the BDSMworld."

“I used to live so much of my life in private but I’ve slowly started going to parties and out in public without being embarrassed of my true identity and that confidence just transferred over to my entire life,” he continues. “When you’re dressed in rubber and heels and corset and you’re waiting in line for an Omelette in Jamaica, well, after that there’s nowhere else to go.”

“I went out with El Hefe the other night to a party and I think it was the first time we had ever hung out socially and it was a ton of fun,” Fat Mike recalls. “I think the process of doing the book and the book tour and making this record has brought the four of us together and formed a bond that we never would have discovered otherwise,” he concludes.

Tracklisting:
01. Six Years on Dope
02. Happy Father’s Day
03. Sid and Nancy
04. California Drought
05. Oxy Moronic
06. I Don’t Like Me Anymore
07. I’m A Transvest-lite
08. Ditch Effort
09. Dead Beat Mom
10. Bye Bye Biopsy Girl
11. It Ain’t Lonely at the Bottom
12. I’m So Sorry Tony
13. Generation Z

Dates:
08/06/16 Hamburg, Germany at Grosse Freiheit 36
08/07/16 Hünxe , Germany at Ruhrpott Rodeo
08/08/16 Nuremberg , Germany at Hirsch
08/10/16 Tolmin, Slovenia at Punk Rock Holiday Punk Rock Holiday
08/11/16 Riga , Latvia at Kubana Festival
08/12/16 Moscow , Russia at Yota Space
08/14/16 Igea Marina , Italy at Bay Fest
08/15/16 Lindau , Germany at Club Vaudeville
08/16/16 Saarbrucken, Germany at Garage
08/18/16 Amsterdam, Netherlands at Melkweg
08/19/16 Hasselt , Belgium at Pukkelpop
08/20/16 Grossposna, Germany at Highfield Festival Highfield Festival
08/23/16 Wiesen, Germany at Ottakringer Arena And There Come The Wolves
08/24/16 Prague, Czech Republic at Good Sounds
08/25/16 Straszecin , Poland at Czad Festival Czad Festival
08/27/16 Chiemsee, Germany at Chiemsee Summer Fest
09/02/16 Denver, CO at National Western Complex Riot Fest
09/16/16 Chicago, IL at Douglas Park Riot Fest
09/24/16 Pozo, CA at Picnic In Pozo w/ Descendents, Youth Brigade, Swingin' Utters
09/30/16 Sterling Heights, MI at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre 89X Chill On The Hill
03/10/17 Miami, FL at On A Cruise Ship Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise

Watch more: AP @RiotFest 2009: NOFX - Stickin' In My Eye

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