Movies can define our humor and character as individuals. We’ve spent way too much time at the FAT office debating important topics like, “Who would you rather be friends with, the kids in Goonies, or the kids in Stand By Me?” These are real debates people! Hours are spent deconstructing the merits of both. Obviously, we are doing this while packing your records, answering our buddy Sam Doerr’s phone calls, and performing necessary tasks to keep the ship upright. You’re welcome. But the important thing to remember is there are bands who take such things as seriously as we do. One of those bands, my friends, is Mean Jeans. We are two peas in a pod. For example, movies that have served as benchmarks for our shared humor are as follows: Wayne’s World, Spinal Tap, Dumb & Dumber, and of course, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Shall we go on? Okay, fine…here are a few more: Tommy Boy, Billy Madison, and Back to the Future also made the cut. This is one of the reasons we love Mean Jeans so much. They are impeccable musicians with witty lyrics and probably the band you are most likely to party with. So today, we’re thrilled to announce that on April 22nd, we’ll be releasing their third full-length overall and FAT debut, Tight New Dimension! You can get a taste of their new record by pre-ordering Nite Vision, out March 18th, a limited-edition single whose A-side (listen below) is culled from Tight New Dimension, and also includes two exclusive B-sides!
Now, without further ado, Billy Jeans (guitar/vox) breaks down their new record:
“We’re all flipped up about releasing Tight New Dimension to the world. We went to Mars and back recording it, chugging copious Coors and root beers in the process. We had to go to the future in a telephone booth just to take the freakin’ album cover photo. Thanks Josh Freydkis for making the trip with us! 12 new songs about partying, failure, friendship, and tributes to our heroes, like Michael Jackson and Gordon Bombay. It’s highly crankable and you can party to it, I tested it out. We hope you enjoy it. We’ll be appearing at SXSW and touring the Pacific NW in March, touring with NOFX in April, with US and Europe tours to follow. Check our dates out here!”