The wait is over as Codefendants (Sam King, Ceschi Ramos and Fat Mike) emancipate their debut album ‘This Is Crime Wave‘ today. The highly anticipated album is released via Fat Wreck Chords imprint, Bottles To The Ground and is available to listen to on streaming platforms HERE with physical copies being available to purchase HERE.
Speaking on the album’s release, Ceschi Ramos shares:
“ ‘This Is Crime Wave’ has a nostalgia about it that feels familiar to people our age but, in actuality, there is nothing quite like it. It’s the album I needed at 16 that nobody ever created for me. We’ve made a record that feels classic & important for the times but could have been felt 20 years ago and will continue to be relevant 20 years from now.
It’s exciting to finally share this with the public & hope people feel the amount of experiences, friendship & caring that went into its creation.”
With producer, accomplice and label boss, Fat Mikeemphatically stating:
“In forty years this is the most excited I’ve ever been about an album.”
Codefendants released five singles prior to today’s release – “Suicide By Pigs“, “Abscessed” feat. Get Dead & Onry, “Bad Business” feat. N8NOFACE, “Def Cons” and “Fast Ones” featuring the first new verse from legendary rapper, The DOC in 19 years.
These tracks were each accompanied by a music video that when played in order, combine to create a short film written by Fat Mike that lays bare the hard hitting realities of police corruption and brutality in the USA today. The This Is Crime Wave Series features cameo appearances from Rick Thorne (Professional BMX Biker), Stacey Dee of Bad Cop Bad Cop, Jen Razavi of The Bombpops, Bettie Bondage(Pro Dominatrix), Zeta (also the backing band for Codefendants on their North American tour), 2MEX, MYKA9and Awol One.
The full series is available as one clip for the first time today and can be watched HERE.
Codefendants will hit the road for their first ever US headline tour in April. The ‘This Is Crime Wave Tour’ will kick-off in San Francisco on April 14th and hit 10 further cities before culminating in Atlanta, GA on April 27th and will feature special guests, Zeta as support. Codefendants will also play several shows with NOFX on their Final Tour and will appear at Lost Festival in St Petersburg, FL on April 29th. The band also announced a handful of shows in the UK today. Tickets are on sale now fromcodefendantslegalfund.com Full routing below.
CODEFENDANTS LIVE DATES 2023
March 25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Dive Bar (Stripped-Back Set)
April 14 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
April 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Knitting Factory
April 17 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
April 18 – Mesa, AZ – The Underground
April 19 – Flagstaff, AZ -Yucca North
April 20 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
April 22 – Austin, TX – Carson Creek Ranch (NOFX Final Tour)
April 23 – Houston, TX – The Secret Group
April 24 – Dallas, TX – Sundown at Granada
April 25 – Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live
April 26 – Murfreesboro, TN – Hop Springs
April 27 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 29 – St. Petersburg, FL – Lost In St Pete Festival
May 13 – San Diego, CA – Waterfront Park (NOFX Final Tour)
May 19 – Barcelona, ES – Poble Espanyol (NOFX Final Tour)
May 23 – London, UK – Old Blue Last
May 24 – Southampton, UK – Joiners
May 25 – Bristol, UK – Exchange
May 26 – Leeds, UK Temple Newsum (NOFX Final Tour)
May 31 – Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo
June 1 – Köln, DE – Luxor
June 3 – Rimini, Italy – Bay Arena – (Slam Dunk Festival Italy)
June 24 – Columbus, OH – Legend Valley (NOFX Final Tour)
July 23 – Tacoma, WA – LeMay – America’s Car Museum (NOFX Final Tour)
September 16 – San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace (NOFX Final Tour)
September 30 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park (NOFX Final Tour)
On the subject of the US tour dates, Sam King adds
“With everything going on in the world right now, I just hope we don’t go to jail”