Renowned SoCal punk rock stalwarts NOFX dropped their 14th full-length album, plainly titled Single Album, on February 26th via Fat Wreck Chords.
The plans were to record a double album, but when the pandemic hit that idea fell by the wayside and instead a single album was made, leading to the LP’s title.
The band take musical chances in their 4th decade by exploring various genres and offering up a stylistically disparate bunch of tunes.
Besides the usual raucous punk rock numbers, Fat Mike and his crew go for post-hardcore on album-opener “The Big Drag,” reggae-tinged “Fish in a Gun Barrel, and piano-led ballad “Last Resort.”
Songs are lyrically dark and personal, and reflect the life that we’re living now, eyeball-deep in the pandemic, full of fears, panic, and anger.