NOFX Unveil New LP 'Double Album,' Share "Darby Crashing Your Party"
It's the follow-up to 2021's 'Single Album'
Published Sep 27, 2022This summer, NOFX bandleader Fat Mike said the punks would release a second Single Album — their 2021 LP — and so the prophecy foretold: the band have unveiled their new record Double Album, led by the single "Darby Crashing Your Party."
Arriving December 2 via Fat Wreck Chords, the new record cobbles together the pieces of NOFX's scrapped double album plans, and cleverly finds delayed gratification in the lifers releasing their first double album — or at least an album called that. Double Album serves as Single Album's second half, rescued from the cutting room floor.
As per a press release [via BrooklynVegan]:
At this point in your career, why do a double album?
"I wish I knew," the fat one offers, almost confounded why anyone would ever ask him that question in the first place. "OK. I mean, we have a lot of records. I'm not sure how many, let's call it 15 with 10 more EPs and 65 7"s. I wanted to do a double album cuz there are no good ones out there. Pink Floyd's The Wall is about it. Quadrophenia is OK, I guess, if you're a Who fan. Definitely not [The Beatles'] White Album. I don't think anybody else has made good double albums. Certainly not Husker Du, Minutemen, or Smashing Pumpkins.
"I really like Single Album a lot, but the songs on Double Album aren't quite up to scratch. All these songs were recorded at the same time, except this one was finished two years later. I think it's a very enjoyable album, and maybe our funniest. I think it is what a lot of our fans will want to hear and it's a great side three and four for a double album. I accomplished my goal of making a solid double-album, but it just took a lot longer than I expected."
[...] "You have to laugh at everything," Mike reveals, "because the world is just falling apart and you have to have a good attitude not to take things seriously. So this is how I've always done it. I make people laugh every day. I usually do it in a self-deprecating way, it's just how I go through life: I have as much fun as I can. That's what life is — trying to find all the happiness you can. And spreading happiness. Which is what I feel like is supposed to be my job in life — spreading joy." The determination to continue making compelling music, keeping the bar high for punk, and doing the best thing for their punk-rock legacy, makes NOFX simply unstoppable. Double Album is filled with moods, tales, and tempos slightly faster than an ice-road trucker backsliding down a hill. What's their secret? Quite simply, NOFX isn't half-assing anything.
Mike laughs. "I full-ass everything. Literally."
Earlier this month, Fat Mike said NOFX's final tour will be in 2023. Bittersweet as it may be, it's sure to be a party — and Darby is sure to crash it.
Get a taste of the festivities to come and listen to "Darby Crashing Your Party" below, where you'll also find the album tracklist.
1. Darby Crashing Your Party
2. My Favorite Enemy
3. Don't Count on Me
4. Johanna Constant Teen
5. Punk Rock Cliché
6. Fuck Day Six
7. Is It Too Soon if Time Is Relative?
9. Three Against Me
10. Gone with the Heroined