Two months ago, Fat Mike revealed that 2023 would be the last year for his longtime punk band NOFX. Frontman isn’t giving up on his music career, though, as he just revealed his new project, Codefendants.
Codefendants was described in a press release as “a smooth genre musical group—a cross between hip-hop, New-wave, flamenco, and the Beatles.” The main players are Fat Mike, Sam King, and Chichi Ramos, and the origin of the band is described as follows:
Sam King of the Get Dead graffiti crew was giving out tattoos and making quick art to raise money to help rapper Ceschi Ramos when he was in prison. Months later they met at the Gilman Street Project in Berkeley, California. They bonded, and talk about their love of hip-hop. And punk rock, over a bottle of Jameson. They didn’t know it yet, but they were just starting Codefendants. They started recording songs after two years in Los Angeles with NOFX’s Fat Mike as producer. Shortly after Faty joined the band, they decided to make an album like nothing Another. This album will be released in early 2023.”
Defendants unveiled two singles, “Suicide By Pigs” and “Abscessed,” the second of which was quietly released last month on YouTube. While the video for “Abscessed” is episode 2 of the cinematic pentalogy and the clip for “Suicide By Pigs” is episode 1, it’s a good idea to watch “Abscessed” first, as they appear below.
Both songs are available via Fat Wreck Chords on a 10″ vinyl split edition that also features two songs by Get Dead.
Watch the videos for “Abscessed” and “Suicide By Pigs,” and check out the cover art for the 10-inch split below.
Codefendants x Get Dead Artwork: