NOFX HIT THE LINO!
L.A. punk legends NOFX herald their forthcoming album with a new video.
New single ‘Linewleum’ celebrates one of the band’s most famous – and most covered – songs, ‘Linoleum’, taken from their classic 1994 album Punk In Drublic. The new track features a guest appearance from Huntington Beach metallers Avenged Sevenfold.
“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,” says bassist/singer Fat Mike. “‘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!”
The band’s 14th album, Single Album was recorded at San Francisco’s Motor Studios with Jason Livermore and Descendents drummer Bill Stevenson producing.
Single Album is set for release on 26 February through Fat Wreck and is available to pre-order here.
‘Linewleum’ is available to stream/download here.