Fat Mike Offers G.L.O.S.S. $15,000 to Sign to Fat Wreck Chords

Fat Mike Offers G.L.O.S.S. $15,000 to Sign to Fat Wreck Chords
G.L.O.S.S.'s recent decision to turn down a $50,000 deal with Epitaph has become a hot topic in the punk and hardcore scene this week. Following Geoff Rickly's encouraging letter of support for the band's D.I.Y. direction, Fat Wreck Chords owner Fat Mike (a.k.a. Mike Burkett) has weighed in a with a few opinions on the state of labels these days.

Over a series of tweets, Burkett explains that he listened to G.L.O.S.S. on Bandcamp, and publicly put out an offer of $12,500 USD to join the Fat team.

The offer was increased to $15,000 USD once a follower pointed out the trans membership/activism of G.L.O.S.S. But Burkett backed off, suggesting even this number was way too low. Instead, he thinks NOFX and G.L.O.S.S. should play a show together.

That's the gist of it, with Burkett also noting that Epitaph had helped NOFX out back in the day with their own record contract. The band recorded with the imprint from the late '80s into the '00s. It was only with the band's 2003 release The War on Errorism that they began issuing full-lengths through Burkett's Fat Wreck Chords.

You'll find Fat Mike's tweets down below. G.L.O.S.S. singer Sadie Switchblade has not commented on the label owner's offer.