LA Punk notaries NOFX return today with news of their 14th studio record, Single Album, out February 26. News of the record comes alongside the release of a new single, ‘Linewleum’ – a meta take on their 1994 classic, ‘Linoleum’ that was made with a little help from some of their friends in Avenged Sevenfold.
Single Album will be the band’s first record since 2016’s First Ditch Effort. It’s also the first time the band has released music since *THOSE* tone deaf comments they made about the Las Vegas shootings back in 2018.
Frontman Fat Mike says ‘Linewleum’ was the inspired result of a night of binge watching covers of ‘Linoleum’ on the internet.
“I have no idea why ‘Linoleum’ is THE NOFX song that is covered by so many bands while other NOFX songs get hardly any attention”, he said.
“‘Linoleum’ wasn’t a single, it had no video, it got no radio play, and most importantly, it didn’t even have a chorus!!! All popular songs have choruses! WTF! So, one night I stayed up till 4:00 am checking out all the different versions on YouTube. 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 writing punk songs. Rules out the door!”
Single Album will be out on February 26 via Fat Mike’s record label, Fat Wreck Chords. Watch the clip for ‘Linewleum’ below.