Audio Karate unearth “lost” songs for new 7″, playing shows w/ Descendents
SoCal punk vets Audio Karate broke up back in 2005, a year after the release of 2004's Lady Melody. In recent years, members formed a new band called Indian School, but earlier this year, Audio Karate officially reunited for the first time in 13 years. They reissued 2002's Space Camp on vinyl via Wiretap Records/Hidden Home Records and celebrated by playing the album in full at some hometown-area reunion shows, and they've got more shows coming up including The Fest and a short run with the Descendents (whose Bill Stevenson produced Lady Melody). They're also unearthing two songs from the "lost" followup to Lady Melody and releasing them on a 7" this Friday (9/28) via Wiretap. Pre-order it here.
After Lady Melody came out, Audio Karate parted ways with Kung Fu Records and started recording a new album at their own studio in Montebello, CA (that they called Lady Melody Studio). They ended up cutting 13 tracks, including three with Rufio's Mike Jimenez on drums. Two of the three songs with Jimenez, "Bounce" and "Landing," are the songs coming out this Friday. We're premiering "Bounce," which is proof that this band broke up way too soon. It rips as hard or harder than any of Audio Karate's best songs, and it suggests they had plenty of great ideas left up their sleeves. Listen below.
We've also got a video of the band discussing the "lost" album, and you can watch that below too.
Audio Karate -- 2018 Tour Dates
SEP 29 Wiretap Records 4 Year Anniversary Party- The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen - Fullerton, CA
OCT 4 w/ Descendents, A Wilhelm Scream- Knitting Factory- Spokane, WA
OCT 5 w/ Descendents -Showbox SoDo- Seattle, WA
OCT 6 w/ Descendents at Crystal Ballroom -Portland, OR
OCT 26-28 The Fest Gainesville, FL