Today, Heavy Psych Sounds is proud to announce it will issue the new album from Fatso Jetson this fall ahead of their upcoming European tour.
It’s been six long years since the Californian desert rock progenitors released their last proper full-length. 2010’s Archaic Volumes (review here) answered the go-anywhere-at-any-time intensity of earlier records like 1995’s Stinky Little Gods and 1997’s Power of Three with a refined sense of groove, always bringing in a sense of experimentalism to their foundation of heavy, punk-infused rock.
Since that album came out, Fatso Jetson have hardly been idle. They’ve toured Europe multiple times over, including with Yawning Man, in which Fatso honcho Mario Lalli also plays, and released splits with Yawning Man, Herba Mate (review here) and, last year, one with Farflung (review here) that marked their first collaboration with Heavy Psych Sounds.
Comments Mario Lalli:
This record represents one of the toughest years in my life. To be honest, I barely got it done. It’s a very important record because I’m in a way coming out of a long troubled period in my life, and with lots of love and help from my friends and family I got to a place where I could get back to music and express some of this stuff.
The band spent three days at Rancho de la Luna with Mathias Schneeberger recording and co-producing and writing on some pretty rough ideas. Dino, my son, wrote a lot of the heavier, more angular, intense music, and I was coming from a more melodic, dark vibe… seemed to all come together.
Larry and Tony both wrote music on the album and one of my life-saving buddies Sean Wheeler collaborated on two songs I’m very proud of. Also was awesome having my daughter, Olive Lalli, singing on half the tracks.
The title of the album is straightforward and the record, the contrary action, to faith without works is dead.
We are stoked to do the record with Gabriele [Fiori] from Heavy Psych Sounds. He’s been so supportive of us for years now, a good friend. That’s how this should be.
Fatso Jetson, which features Mario alongside fellow guitarist/son Dino Von Lalli (also BigPig), bassist Larry Lalli and drummer Tony Tornay, begin their European tour on Sept. 23 in Germany.
They’ll be on the road with Sweden’s Greenleaf and will make stops at the Up in Smoke, Fuzzfest, Keep it Low and Heavy Psych Sounds festivals, the latter put on by the label, which also presents the Italian leg of the tour in conjunction with Sound of Liberation.
Fatso Jetson with Greenleaf:
23.09. Aschaffenburg / Colosaal (Ger)
24.09. Regensburg / Alte Mälzerei (Ger)
26.09. Berlin / Cassiopeia (Ger)
27.09. Copenhagen / Loppen (Den)
28.09. Hamburg / Headcrash (Ger)
29.09. Hannover / Chez Heinz (Ger)
30.09. Jena / KUBA (Ger)
01.10. Pratteln / Up in Smoke(Ch)
02.10. Lausanne / Le Romandie (Ch)
04.10. Paris/ Le Backstage (Fra)
05.10. Bordeaux / Void (Fra)
06.10. Nantes / Ferrailleur (Fra)
07.10. Utrecht / DBs (NL)
08.10. Vorselaar / Jeugdhuis (Bel)
10.10. Leipzig / Werk 2 (Ger)
11.10. Dresden / Scheune (Ger)
12.10. Poznan / Bazyla (Pol)
13.10. Katowicze / Kobra (Pol)
14.10. Gdansk / Ucho (Pol)
15.10. Vilinius / Kablys (Lt)
16.10. Warsaw / Hydrozagadka (Pol)
18.10. Zagreb / Klub Attack (Cro)
19.10. Trieste / Tetris (Ita)
20.10. Salzburg / Rockhouse (Aut)
21.10. Vienna / Fuzzfest (Aut)
22.10. Munich / Keep it Low (Ger)
Fatso Jetson Italian tour:
23.10. IT Pisa/Livorno – Stones from the Hill
24.10. IT Zerobranco – Altroquando
25.10. IT Torino – Blah Blah
26.10. IT Roma – Init
27.10. IT Cagliari – La Cueva Rock
28.10. IT Sassari – The Hor
29.10. IT Parma-Mu / HPS Fest 3
30.10. IT Erba – Centrale Rock
31.10. IT Savona – Raindogs