My old pals face to face are celebrating 25+ years as a band with a ton of good stuff. Their latest album Protection (released March 2016) marked their return to Fat Wreck Chords and has earned great reviews everywhere. A new 7″ single from the album is coming out in May. The band continues to tour all over, and in May and June of this year they will reprise their legendary 1996 “Econo Live” tour with a series of small club shows around the U.S.
The band’s classic first three albums have also received long-awaited vinyl and digital reissues through Fat Wreck, remastered by the outstanding Joe Gastwirt. The second album Big Choice is a special case: For the reissue, Trever and I remixed the entire album from the original multitrack master tapes. The new mixes give the album a more honest sound, presenting the band’s performances straightforwardly and without the “studio polish” that adorned the original release. (See below for more about this process.)