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Crucial Dudes Announce Reunion Show

Crucial Dudes - 61 PennDefuncy Jumpstart Records pop-punk band Crucial Dudes have announced details for anothe reunion show in South Jersey.  As the press release bluntly elaborates:

“This show is special for quite a few reasons. First, this will be your first chance to see Crucial Dudes play again. Second, it’s at a venue that opened the flood gates to discovering underground music for many kids in South Jersey.”

Full details are below.

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Noise By Numbers Streams New EP

Noise By NumbersNoise By Numbers is streaming their brand new EP.  The disc is titled High On Drama and is available now digitally and is due out on vinyl on February 17th 2015 via Jumpstart Records.  The album will serve as the followup to their sophomore full length, Over Leavitt.  

Listen to the disc here.

The album was recorded by Jeff Dean at Million Yen, Mixed and Mastered by Jon Drew (Tokyo Police Club, All Eyes West).  The pressing will tentatively be available with 300 randomly mixed split color vinyl and 200 translucent blue.

Noise By Numbers Announce New EP

Noise By NumbersNoise By Numbers has released a new details for a brand new EP.  The disc will be titled High On Drama and is due out digitally  and physically on January 13th and February 17th 2015 respectively via Jumpstart Records.  The album will serve as the followup to their sophomore full length, Over Leavitt.  

The album was recorded by Jeff Dean at Million Yen, Mixed and Mastered by Jon Drew (Tokyo Police Club, All Eyes West).  The pressing will tentatively be available with 300 randomly mixed split color vinyl and 200 translucent blue.

Tour: The Young Leaves

Young LeavesThe Young Leaves will be heading out on tour during  June.  The band will be releasing a 7″ on Jump Start Records later this year, with plans for a full length LP in the near future. 

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Album: Astpai Announce New Full Length

AstpaiJump Start Records will be releasing the new album from Astpai on September 23. This marks the sixth collaboration between the group and label. The new album is titled Burden Calls and will also be released on Ass-Card Records in Europe a full month earlier (August 22). 

Astpai’s fifth full length contains 13 tracks. Full track listing can be seen below. Burden Calls was recorded and mixed by Tom Zwanzger at S.T.R.E.S.S. Studio Graz and  mastered by Alan Douches of West West Side Music. The bands friend Flö Rastbichler created the artwork for this release.

According to Astpai, Burden Calls is a concept album which:

focuses on the burdens that the main character faces while trying to find deeper meaning in his life. It leads him through depressive dialogues, hopeless monologues and hopeful thoughts.

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Tour: Kill Lincoln

jumpstartJump Start Records band Kill Lincoln has announced tour dates for their upcoming tour.

Full listing is available below.

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All Eyes West And Easy Creatures Announce 7″ Split

jumpstartJumpstart Records has announced that the label will be releasing a brand new split 7″ featuring All Eyes West and Easy Creatures.  The first pressing is limited to 500 will be done on randomly mixed color vinyl (200) and black (300) and will be available March 25, 2014.  Pre-sale starts on March 4th.

Both bands will be sharing a handful of tour dates.  Check them out below.

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Jumpstart Records Announce Discography Giveaway

swamp punkJump Start Records has announced that for a limited time, those that download their free 2013 FEST compilation, Swamp Punk: Volume One, will be automatically entered into a contest to win a copy of every single item in the label’s discography that is currently in stock.  This includes posters, vinyl, CDs, and even a coveted lacquer acetate of one of their releases.  Bands on the compilation include Astpai, Kill LincolnFailure’s Union, and Plow United to name a few.

Download the compilation here.

Broadcaster - A Million Hours

Broadcaster

A Million Hours

Jumpstart Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

The trio from Long Island has returned with the sophomore full length, produced by J. Robbins. Weighing in at 10 songs in a half hour, the band has consciously gone for short and catchy. Power pop songs with a heavy dose of 90s influence, the band have used Robbins impressive resume (Jawbreaker, Small Brown Bike, The Promise Ring) to their advantage, crafting hooky songs that instantly stick in your head. This is perfect for Friday night listening, songs for bringing forth smiles and bobbing heads as you head out to meet friends. 

The album kicks off with the gruff World Turned Grey, which combines the slow burn of the guitars with the rough vocals in an angsty ode to grunge. They pick up the mood with The Current, which is more indicative of the album as a whole. They channel the spirit of the short lived Rentals in Jamie and bring to mind Saves the Day in their prime on The Current. That being said, there are a ton of influences that shine through, but they manage to make their sound their own. Well-crafted songs stand on their out, deserving of praise on their own merit. The catchy pop of I Don’t Wanna Talk, could easily serve as the theme song for a 90s sitcom. The vocals move seamlessly from a Chris Conley whine to the whiskey soaked gravelly gargle that is so popular these days. The songs are short enough to stick with the listener after a few listens, yet they have a depth that prevents them from becoming boring. The weakest song is also the longest; Comfortable ironically does not sit well amongst the rest of the album. 

Listening to Broadcaster walking down the street it is likely you will find yourself bobbing along to their catchy choruses. Standing on the subway, feet will be tapping. You will have a goofy smile on your face as you stand in the elevator, creeping out everyone around you. This is pop influenced music, but void of the shallowness that often accompanies the term. Broadcaster has created a solid follow up release that will leave fans happily anticipating the release of their next EP. Those of us who are discovering them for the first will be scrambling to find their back catalogue.

Tour: Astpai

ASTPAIAustrian hardcore and punk rockers Astpai have announced new tour dates.  The band will be touring in support from their upcoming 7-inch  Chronicles, which is set to drop on Oct. 15, 2013 via Jumpstart Records.  The band will be making a stop at this year’s FEST 12 in Gainesville.

Tour dates below.

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Video: Astpai – 2000 Pills

astpaiAustrian hardcore and punk rockers Astpai has premiered a brand new music video.  The video features the song “2000 Pills” from their upcoming 7-inch  Chronicles, which is set to drop on Oct. 15, 2013 via Jumpstart Records.

Watch the video below.

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Astpai To Release 7-inch EP / European Tour

astpaiAustrian hardcore and punk rockers Astpai will release a 7-inch titled Chronicles on Oct. 15, 2013 via Jumpstart Records.

This three-track EP follows the band’s 2012 full-length Efforts and Means. Listen to a stream of these tracks at Punknews.

Astpai will also release a music video to the song 2000 Pills and a pre-order for the 7-inch including limited edition buttons, patches and a beer koozie along with the limited edition colored vinyl on Sept. 20, 2013.

Beginning early next month, catch Astpai on a European tour. Check out the dates below.

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Broadcaster Announce New Album / Stream Single

BroadcasterLong Island, NY pop-punks Broadcaster have announced that their sophomore full length, titled A Million Hours, will be released on October 2nd via Jumpstart Records. The album was produced by J Robbinswho has worked with the likes of Jawbreaker, Dismemberment Plan and Against Me! in the past and whose skills helped hone Broadcasters’ blend of modern punk and pop. 

A stream for the first single, Tomorrow is available on their soundcloud page.