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Go Rydell – debut LP on Black Numbers

Black Numbers welcomes Orlando, FL’s Go Rydell to its expanding roster. On July 27th, the New Jersey label will be issuing the band’s debut full-length, The Golden Age, on 12-inch vinyl and is now taking pre-orders for the LP.

Produced by Roger Lima (Less Than Jake, Rehasher) and mastered by Stephen Egerton (Descendents), the first pressing will be limited to 500 copies (100 Blue, 150 White, 250 Green) and includes a free digital download. Swing on by the Black Numbers webstore now and grab your copy.

Listen to “The Golden Age” (mp3).

Go Rydell is set to embark on a sweet East Coast tour with the equally rad Nightlights. The tour will see them playing with awesome bands such as label-mates Banquets, as well as Maker, Spraynard, Touche Amore, Late Nite Wars, Bearings and The Motorcycle Industry.

You can check out the tour poster here.

TOUR
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JUN 22 – Gainesville, FL @ 1982 w/ Maker, Late Nite Wars, Battle!
JUN 23 – Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm w/ Touche Amore
JUN 24 – Orlando, FL @ Hoops Tavern w/ Touche Amore, Maker, Late Nite Wars, Nightlights, Battle!
JUN 25 – Atlanta, GA @ PS Warehouse w/ Nightlights, Maker, Late Nite Wars
JUN 26 – Greenville, SC @ The Channel w/ Nightlights
JUN 27 – Greensboro, NC @ Arts By Alexander w/ Nightlights, Late Night Wars
JUN 29 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel w/ Nightlights
JUN 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The OX w/ Nightlights
JUL 01 – Nanuet, NY @ Le Garage w/ Nightlights, Motorcycle Industry
JUL 02 – Mendon, MA @ RAD Skatepark w/ Nightlights
JUL 03 – Garden City, NY @ EHS w/ Nightlights
JUL 04 – Happauge, NY @ House Show w/ Nightlights, Ink and Lead
JUL 05 – Hackettstown, NJ @ House Show w/ Nightlights, Banquets
JUL 06 – West Chester, PA @ Basement Show w/ Nightlights, Bearings, Spraynard
JUL 07 – York, PA @ The Skid Row Garage w/ Nightlights
JUL 08 – Bethlehem, PA @ Secret Art Space w/ Nightlights
JUL 09 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Nightlights
JUL 11 – Savannah, GA @ Sweet Mellisa’s Pizza Place w/ Nightlights
JUL 13 – Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm w/ Nightlights, Featherweight

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NEW SIGNING

BLACK NUMBERS welcomes Norman, Oklahoma’s OVER STARS AND GUTTERS as the newest addition to its growing roster.

Originally self-released, the New Jersey label will reissue the band’s debut full-length, Consider This Your Curse, on CD as well as vinyl for the very first time. The initial pressing of the 12″ will be limited to 500 copies (300 orange, 200 yellow). A physical release date has been set for January 12, 2010, with pre-orders shipping ahead of time. You can secure your copy at the Black Numbers webstore now.

Additionally, Black Numbers and Over Stars And Gutters are currently offering Consider This Your Curse as a donation-based download via the label’s Bandcamp site. Try before you buy!

Listen to “I’d Rather Be Dead” (mp3)

In related news, Over Stars And Gutters will be hitting the road in December / Early January with John Moreland and the Black Gold Band. Dates and specifics to follow shortly.

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PJ BOND – U.S. TOUR

Beginning on Sunday and through the month of November, PJ Bond (New Brunswick, NJ) will be touring the U.S., covering most of the East Coast and parts of the Midwest.

The ex-Outsmarting Simon front man – fresh off a two week trek across the U.K. – is playing shows in support of his latest full-length, You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical … not to mention the homeless / life on the road experiment formally known as the Year Of A Thousand Roommates. You can read about PJ’s daily nomadic adventures here.

Alphabetical is being released by Black Numbers in LP and CD format on November 10th, but you can pre-order a copy now or pick one up directly from PJ on tour.

It’s also worth mentioning that Bond has hitched a ride with label mates Static Radio NJ and The Arteries as they tour their way to The Fest for the weekend’s festivities. While he doesn’t have an “official” show, you can count on PJ playing the street corners of Gainesville or making an appearance at a house party or two.

TOUR
NOV 01 – Waterbury, CT @ Lil Tommy J’s
NOV 02 – Providence, RI @ Chris’s Pad
NOV 04 – Burlington, VT @ TBA
NOV 05 – Plattsburgh, NY @ The Coffee Camp
NOV 06 – Troy, NY @ Shela’s
NOV 07 – Upstate NY @ Need Help!
NOV 08 – Oneonta, NY @ Hyrle Castle Basement
NOV 09 – Ithaca, NY @ The Shop
NOV 10 – Syracuse, NY @ House Show
NOV 11 – Oswego, NY @ Raven’s
NOV 13 – Rochester, NY @ Muddy Waters
NOV 14 – Jamestown, NY @ Labyrinth Press Co.
NOV 15 – Ohio @ Need Help!
NOV 16 – Columbus, OH @ House Show
NOV 17 – Ann Arbor, MI @ TBA
NOV 18 – Rochester, MI @ The Factory
NOV 19 – Ann Arbor, MI @ ABC
NOV 20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Josh’s
NOV 21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Kelly’s
NOV 22 – Chicago, IL @ The Elbo Room
NOV 23 – Indiana @ Need Help!
NOV 24 – St. Louis, MO @ Cicero’s
NOV 25 – Louisville, KY @ Derby City
NOV 27 – Charlotte, NC @ TBA
NOV 28 – Richmond, VA @ Need Help
NOV 29 – State College, PA @ 797 Lounge

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BLACK NUMBERS TO RELEASE P.J. BOND’S FULL LENGTH

Black Numbers is pleased to announce that it will release You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical, the latest full-length from New Brunswick, NJ native and ex-Outsmarting Simon front man PJ Bond.

The album, which will be released November 10th on both vinyl and CD formats, is now up for pre-order from the label. Black Numbers will press 300 copies of the LP (100 white, 200 blue), as well as a short run (200) of hand-screened CDs with liner notes personally written by PJ. No two of these limited edition discs are alike. There is an “official” CD version of You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical as well. To grab a copy (or all three), go here.

Beside Outsmarting Simon, Bond has also been a member of The Color Fred, Charlotte Sometimes, Marigold and Communipaw (with brother, Brian Bond). In comparison to previous endeavors, Alphabetical is decidedly more organic, homespun affair – a heartfelt slice of creaky, back porch Americana tossed against a perfectly catchy pop backdrop. Still, the record has a little bit of everything, from rustic, uptempo alt-country rockers to haunting, melancholy acoustic offerings and sweetly infectious indie numbers. For fans of Rocky Votolato, Neutral Milk Hotel, Whiskeytown and Elliott Smith.

Listen to “You, Too” (free mp3)

On a related note, Bond has given up his permanent residence, dedicating a year of his life to living on the road, bunking with friends, family, fans and even strangers, and playing as many shows in between. He chronicles his nomadic adventures on his blog, Year Of A Thousand Roommates. Check it out!
There will be extensive touring of the East Coast and Midwest in November. Before that though, Bond will travel to the UK for two weeks of shows beginning on October 2nd.

UK TOUR
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OCT 02 – London, UK @ The Miller
OCT 03 – Wednesbury, UK @ St. Mary’s Club
OCT 05 – Nottingham, UK @ Speakeasy
OCT 06 – Leeds, UK @ The Wellington
OCT 07 – Glasgow, UK @ 13th Note
OCT 08 – Aberdeen, UK @ Cafe Drummonds
OCT 09 – Girvan, UK @ Z1 Youth Club
OCT 10 – North Berwick, UK @ The Dalrymple Arms
OCT 11 – Bradford, UK @ The 1 in 12
OCT 12 – Stoke, UK @ Harry’s Bar
OCT 13 – Swansea, UK @ Mozart’s
OCT 15 – London, UK @ TBA
OCT 16 – Folkestone, UK @ TBA

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BLACK NUMBERS – CATALOG UP FOR DONATION-BASED DOWNLOAD

Beginning today and continuing for the next two weeks, New Jersey independent punk label, Black Numbers, will partner with Bandcamp.com to offer its entire catalog as a donation-based digital download. All albums are available in several bitrates and formats, including mp3, AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis and Apple Lossless.

To start downloading – and ideally, donating – go here. If you chose not to donate (and why should you? I mean, it’s not like the label and bands dumped a ton of cash into recording, manufacturing, advertising, touring and promotion, right?) then all Black Numbers needs is your email address and you can continue to live your fancy pants, free-music-having lifestyle.

Featuring Al’s Moustache, the newest 7-inch from Higher Giant (members of Token Entry, Grey Area,
Lifetime, Kid Dynamite, WARZONE), Black Numbers’ discography also includes releases from Static Radio NJ, Rock, Star and Purpose.

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Static Radio NJ – North American Tour

STATIC RADIO NJ is leaving today for a month-long tour of North America.

The New Brunswick, New Jersey punk trio will be playing shows in support of the vinyl release of their debut full-length, An Evening Of Bad Decisions. Originally issued on CD by Black Numbers in September of 2008, the 12-inch version was released by the label earlier this month. It features brand new artwork and a free digital download for all the songs. There were 1000 copies pressed on 3 limited colors: 500 black, 300 white and 200 clear. For more info, go here.

Listen to “Green Hoody” and “Places.” (free mp3s)

Joining the Static Radio boys will be Florida’s No Harm Done. The tour will take both bands coast to coast, including five dates in Canada and one in Tijuana, Mexico.

TOUR DATES
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MAY 29 – Tallahassee, FL @ Castlemania
MAY 30 – Fulton, MS @ Carries Coffee House
MAY 31 – Mountain Home, AR @ The Brick Yard
JUN 01 – Tulsa, OK @ Pinkeye
JUN 02 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
JUN 03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Amped Theater
JUN 04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Phix Gallery
JUN 05 – Tijuana, Mexico @ Kimbara Bar
JUN 06 – Hollywood, CA @ Alt Lounge
JUN 07 – Whittier, CA @ The Green Turtle
JUN 08 – Fresno, CA @ The CYC
JUN 09 – San Jose, CA @ 3125 Valmaine Ct.
JUN 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Parkside
JUN 11 – Reno, NV @ TBA
JUN 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge (21+)
JUN 13 – Denver, CO @ Blast O Mat
JUN 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Club Moustache
JUN 15 – Des Moines, Iowa @ The Haunted Basement
JUN 16 – Chicago, IL @ Tiger O’ Stylies (21+)
JUN 17 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
JUN 18 – Sarnia, ON @ Trinity Lounge
JUN 19 – London, ON @ Pandemic w/ Energy
JUN 20 – St.Catherines, ON @ Sessions 73 w/ Energy
JUN 21 – Toronto, ON @ Siesta Nouveaux
JUN 22 – Ottawa, ON @ The New Bayou
JUN 23 – Montreal, QC @ Cafe L’inconditionel
JUN 24 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey Bar
JUN 25 – Boston, MA @ Basement Show
JUN 27 – Kingston, NY @ The Basement
JUN 28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes

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STATIC RADIO NJ NEWS

STATIC RADIO NJ is currently on the first leg of what will be a five-week tour of Europe.
The New Brunswick, NJ trio will be playing shows in the UK, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, The Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, France and Spain, not to mention an appearance at the Groezrock Festival in Belgium.

Joining Static Radio will be The Arteries, Tackleberry and Deny Everything.

Static Radio NJ are touring in support of the vinyl release of their debut full-length, An Evening Of Bad Decisions. Originally issued on CD by Black Numbers in September of 2008, the 12″ version will be released by the label in early spring 2009.

Pre-order a copy now and Black Numbers will automatically enter you to win a test pressing of the record, which features brand new artwork and a free digital download for all the songs. There were 1000 copies pressed on 3 limited colors: 500 black, 300 white and 200 clear. For more info, go here.

http://www.theblacknumbers.com/

TOUR
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MAR 22 – Exeter, UK @ The Cavern w/ The Arteries
MAR 23 – Brighton, UK @ The Hobgoblin w/ The Arteries
MAR 24 – South Hampton, UK @ Joiners w/ The Arteries
MAR 25 – Swansea, UK @ The Strand w/ The Arteries
MAR 26 – Peterborough, UK @ The Park w/ The Arteries
MAR 27 – Buryst Edumnds, UK @ Oldmaltings w/ The Arteries
MAR 28 – Manchester, UK @ The Oxford w/ The Arteries
MAR 29 – Glassgow, Scotland @ The Twisted Wheel w/ The Arteries
MAR 30 – Leeds, UK @ The Packhorse w/ The Arteries
MAR 31 – Brixton, UK @ The Windmill w/ The Arteries
APR 02 – Kiel, Germany @ Martha w/ Tackleberry
APR 03 – Saalfeld, Germany @ Klubhaus w/ Tackleberry
APR 04 – Plauen, Germany @ Shuldenberg w/ Tackleberry
APR 05 – Branka Bystrica, Slovenia @ Irish Pub w/ Tackleberry
APR 06 – Szeged, Hungary @ Garaboncias w/ Tackleberry
APR 07 – Hungary @ TBA w/ Tackleberry
APR 08 – Grob Enzersdorf, Austria @ Raghead w/ Tackleberry
APR 09 – Zagreb, Czech Republic @ Squat w/ Tackleberry
APR 10 – Bologna, Italy @ Lazaretto Squad w/ Tackleberry
APR 11 – Milan, Italy @ Italy w/ Tackleberry
APR 12 – Lurzen, Switzerland @ Kulturhaus / Pogo You Basterds Festival w/ Tackleberry
APR 13 – Clermont-Ferrand, France @ Raymond Bar w/ Tackleberry
APR 14 – Paris, France @ TBA w/ Tackleberry
APR 15 – Koeln, Germany @ Sonic Ballroom w/ Tackleberry
APR 16 – Arnhem, Belgium @ Willemeen w/ Tackleberry
APR 17 – Regensburg, Germany @ W1 w/ Tackleberry
APR 18 – Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock w/ Get Up Kids, NOFX, H2O,Rise Against
APR 20 – Le Havre, France @ Le Mac Daid’s w/ Deny Everything
APR 21 – Caen, France @ El Camino w/ Deny Everything
APR 22 – France @ TBA w/ Deny Everything
APR 23 – Toulouse, France @ La Pavillion w/ Deny Everything
APR 24 – Torelló, Spain @ L’eclèctic Club w/ Deny Everything
APR 25 – Dijon, France @ Des Tanneries w/ Deny Everything
APR 26 – France / Germany @ TBA w/ Deny Everything

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