February 23

Fat Wreck Chords Imprint – Bottles To The Ground – Releases New Label Compilation Feat. New Music From Fishbone

Fat Wreck Chords Imprint Bottles To The Ground Releases New Label Compilation BOTTLE MUSIC FOR BROKEN PEOPLE Featuring Songs From Codefendants, Fishbone, The Meffs, Melvinator, The Skints and More Stream Now HEREOfficial Music Video For Brand New Track From Ska-Punk Legends, Fishbone”ALL WE HAVE IS NOW” Out Now | Watch HEREBottles To The Ground, the new Fat Wreck label imprint founded by notorious punk rock legend Fat Mike, has released its first label compilation today. ‘Bottle Music For Broken People’ is available digitally now HERE and features tracks from FishboneCodefendants, Melvinator, The Meffs, The Skints and more. The majority of the tracks featured are previously unreleased and many will appear on upcoming Bottles To The Groundphysical releases on either 10″ or 12″ vinyl. ‘Bottle Music For Broken People’ gives fans the first cross-sectional look at what they can expect from the new label moving forward. 

Speaking on Bottles To The Ground first compilation release, Fat Mike shares
“We’re trying out a new thing where we put a bunch of different songs by a bunch of different bands on the same record and see what happens.”
The release of the new collection is highlighted by the music video for brand new track from ska punk legends, Fishbone. The video for the new track, titled “All We Have Is Now“, can be viewed HERE or by clicking the image below.

All We Have Is Now” is the first Fishbone release with Chris Dowd back in the band since 1994. The current line-up features 4 of 6 original members, making this the first new song recording with these members in 29 years.
Speaking on their brand new track and accompanying music video, Norwood Fisherof Fishbone shares
“Fishbone and NOFX go waaaay back. We’re in the mutual admiration club, great appreciation for our individual approaches to the music that we’re known for. I don’t remember exactly when Fatty 1st expressed interest in producing Fishbone but it seems like it was a long time ago. A random encounter in a parking lot in more recent history, led to the current release. Mike is batshit crazy but highly functional, with incredible integrity and follow through. Just right for Fishbone’s batshit crazy, dysfunctional world, yet we are this functional enough to make it this far, asses! It was a long time coming and we hope you love it like we do. Enjoy if you will…
Sometimes a note to self finds its way to the song form. ‘All We Have Is Now’ is a prime example. Philosophically, it’s far from a new concept. Eckard Tolle, Allan Watts, Joseph Campbell and many others have contemplated and pontificated on this topic. The pursuit of self inquest, in the hopes of experiencing an extended, extraordinary sense of Being, the song, wrapped in a fully blown Fishbone party, reminds me to take advantage of the gift of the ever present now. Feel free to interpret it however it speaks to you. Ain’t nuttin’ buttah potty…”WATCH: Official Music Video for Fishbone’s “All We Have Is Now“The ‘Bottle Music For Broken People‘ compilation is just the start for a stacked year of releases from the new label. Fans can look forward to more new music coming from CodefendantsMelvinator, The MeffsFishboneRas-1Doom Scroll and Tommy and June over the coming months. Be sure to follow Bottles To The Ground on Instagram to keep up with all new releases.
One more round then it’s Bottles to the Ground, smashing of the glass, an imperfect perfect sound.“ – Fat Mike

Bottle Music For Broken People Track Listing 
1. Def Cons – Codefendants2. No Future – The Meffs3. All We Have Is Now – Fishbone4. Silver Lining – Doom Scroll5. American Errorist – Melvinator6. I Really Hate You – Home Street Home Cast7. Where Does She Go – The Skints8. Take Me Home – Ras-19. Bad Business – Codefendants, N8NOFACE10. I’m Not Dead Anymore – Sitting on Stacy11. B273 – Tommy and June12. Total Bummer – Fat Mike Gets Strung Out
FIND BOTTLES TO THE GROUND ONLINE    ABOUT BOTTLES TO THE GROUND Fat Wreck Chords now has a new imprint Bottles to the Ground. Fat Mike created this label for both his and NOFX’s music projects such as Codefendants and Melvinator, as well as other bands that do not fit the traditional Fat sound. This label is a collective not solely owned by Fat, but by all members of NOFX.
Fat Mike explains the origins of Bottles to the Ground: “When NOFX first played Amsterdam in 1988, we were invited to the closing night of one of the most infamous squats in the city. Not just a squat, this was a punk bar that instructed everyone to smash all glasses and bottles on the street after we emptied them. Apparently there would be no repercussions from the city because no one owned it. So, we drank all night along with hundreds of punks and every fucking bottle got smashed. To me, it looked like how punk rock music should feel. Bottles to the Ground is the beauty of disaster.”FIND FISHBONE ONLINE        Fishbone Press Shot Credit Pablo Mathiason | ABOUT FISHBONE
Fishbone is a band. Fishbone is a Familyhood. Fishbone is Red Hot.
Born out of the punk rock scene of Los Angeles, CA, Fishbone came out as a force of songs and live energy, a feeling that continues today. Signed to Columbia Records in 1984, they went on to release 4 critically acclaimed albums and numerous EPs and singles. They have toured the world headlining their own shows as well as festivals – always leaving people stunned and declaring it “one of the best shows ever seen.” A constant statement that still is used today from fans to artists.
After years of touring and rotating members, 2023 finds Fishbone back to their most solid line up which includes original members, Angelo Moore (vocals/Saxophone), Chris Dowd (Keys/Vocals), Dirty Walt (Trumpet/Vocals), Norwood Fisher (Bass), rounding it out with veteran Fishbone drummer, John Steward, and Mark Phillips.
With a new EP recorded and produced by Fat Mike of NOFX and coming out on Bottles To The Ground later this year, Fishbone is getting ready to reclaim their live touring throne. No doubt they will continue to leave the audience wanting more and thinking more, leaving their mark and influence on younger bands, and paving the foundation and legacy they have been laying for decades. #FuckRacism