Codefendants Drop Single “Def Cons,” Announce New Tour

The cat’s out the bag, Codefendants announced the release of their highly-anticipated debut album, This Is Crime Wave (Bottles To The Ground) today. Made up of Fat Mike (NOFX), Sam King (Get Dead) and Ceschi Ramos, the band has released the latest video in its conceptual series. The video/single “Def Cons” takes a different approach, rolling behind ska-like guitars & rhythms allowing for a broader view of the genre-bending outfit. Factor Chandelier handles drums on the track here. The album is set for release on March 24, 2023.

Of the song and video, Fat Mike offers, “I suggest listening to the song first – then watch the video. The song is better than the video, and the video is pretty fucking good.” Commenting on the very real issues addressed in the video for “Def Cons”, Ceschi Ramos says, “As someone who’s been pepper sprayed while arrested, beaten with nightsticks & had more police guns to my head than I’d like to remember, filming this video was an exercise in confronting PTSD. Enjoy.”

Codefendants also announced their first ever US headline tour dates today. 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 two shows with NOFX in Austin, TX on April 22nd and Tacoma, WA on July 23rd and will appear at Lost Festival in St Petersburg, FL on April 29th. Tickets go on sale today at 10am PT/1pm ET from Dates listed below.


This Is Crime Wave Tour

14-Apr – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill

16-Apr – Los Angeles, CA – Knitting Factory

17-Apr – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

18-Apr – Mesa, AZ – The Underground

19-Apr – Flagstaff, AZ -Yucca North

20-Apr – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill

22-Apr – Austin, TX – Carson Creek Ranch (w/ NOFX)

23-Apr – Houston, TX – The Secret Group

24-Apr – Dallas, TX – Sundown at Granada

25-Apr – Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live

26-Apr – Murfreesboro, TN – Hop Springs

27-Apr – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade 

29-Apr – St Petersburg, FL – The Lost Festival

23-Jul – Tacoma, WA – LeMay – America’s Car Museum (w NOFX)