NOFX’s Fat Mike Launches New ‘Genre Fluid’ Band Codefendants

NOFX bandmaster “Fat” Mike Burkett has officially launched a new group called Codefendants. The outfit, which includes hip-hop artist Ceschi Ramos and vocalist Sam King of the punk band Get Dead, calls itself a “genre-fluid” musical collective.

Combining rap, rock, new wave and other musical styles, the Codefendants kicked things off Wednesday (November 16) with music videos for two new singles, “Suicide by Pigs” and the Get Dead-assisted “Abscessed.” The latter number features the hip-hop artist Onry.

Watch the videos at the bottom of this post.

“Get ready for the best sound sex of your life,” said Fat Mike.

Codefendants celebrated somewhat of a soft launch earlier this year with the single “Fast” with NWA alum DOC, as Rolling stones reported in June. NOFX, Fat Mike’s main musical outfit, is plans to dissolve within the next two years. In September, Fat Mike revealed that 2023 would be the longtime punk act’s last year of touring together. He later extended that discretion until 2024.

Throwing it back to punk’s mail-order heyday, listeners can get the Codefendants’ six-song demo cassette by sending $7 to “PO Box 20496 NYC NY.” Or “call Rhonda at (929) 810-1044” for more info.

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Codefendants, “Suicide by Pigs” (music video)

Codefendants + Get Dead feat. Onry, “Abscessed” (Music Video)

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