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NOFX Announce 13th Album; Drop New Single “Six Years On Dope”


Brace yourselves: NOFX are back, and they’re back with a vengeance!

Okay, not really, but they are back with a new album – First Ditch Effort is their thirteenth shot at a full-length, and first since coming out hot with Self Entitled back in 2012. To hype its October 7th release date, the Californian punk rock ravagers have released a short, fast, loud new single, “Six Years On Dope”.

It’s never been any secret that NOFX have been big on drugs – a topic covered in decent measure in their recent memoir, The Hepatitis Bathtub, but also in pretty much all of their albums and live shows (Fat Mike fucking pissed himself during a 2014 show in New Zealand). Notably, though, drummer Erik “Smelly” Sandin has a rather morbid history with narcotics, which finds itself at the centre of the band’s new minute-thirty-long jam.

“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,” frontman/bassist Fat Mike told Alternative Press.

Of the new LP, he continues: “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.

“A lot of people are going to look at me differently after hearing this album. 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 BDSM world. 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.”

Wrap your ears around “Six Years On Dope” below!

First Ditch Effort drops on October 7th via Fat Wreck Chords
Pre-order it: JB HiFi | Webstore | iTunes


1. Six Years on Dope
2. Happy Father’s Day
3. Sid and Nancy
4. California Drought
5. Oxy Moronic
6. I Don’t Like Me Anymore
7. I’m A Transvest-lite
8. Ditch Effort
9. 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

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