“LOST” ‘Malo’ LP To Finally See Light Of Day on October 18 on Wiretap/A-F/SBAM Records
Band Playing FEST & The Blasting Room 25th Anniversary Show in Ft. Collins, CO on Nov. 23 with ALL, Rise Against, A Wilhelm Scream and more
Beloved Latinx So Cal punks Audio Karate have partnered with Wiretap Records, A-F Records, and SBÄM to bring new music to their fans.
The band reunited in 2018 and released a 7″ with two “lost” songs from the aborted follow-up to 2004’s ‘Lady Melody,’ and now they’re gearing up to release the full “lost” album, titled ‘Malo,,’ on October 18 via Wiretap/A-F Records/SBAM Records.
During 2018, guitarist Jason Camacho dug up his old MacBook which contained the Protools files for the 13 songs recorded in 2007 at Lady Melody Studio. A time capsule of sorts, AK learned the songs were a lot closer to complete than previously thought. Many of the songs they had forgotten they had ever written and recorded. Enlisting the help of their old friend Mike Jimenez (Rufio) who now owned Modern Fuzz studio in Pomona, AK remixed the album taking special care to not re-record any parts and rely on the rawness and spontaneity of the original sessions. The result is Malo, a snapshot of AK in their prime.”
A music video for “Sin Cuchillo” is streaming at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Pre-save the album on Spotify: https://distrokid.com/
Audio Karate will perform at the sold-out 25th-anniversary show of famed recording Ft. Collins, CO recording studio The Blasting Room, taking place at Washington’s FoCo on Saturday, November 23rd, alongside such acts as ALL, Rise Against, A Wilhelm Scream, Hagfish, Armchair Martian, Wire Faces and more.
OCT 31 Fest Presents: Halloween
NOV 1 Downtown Fats – Fest FL 18
NOV 22 Streets Denver
NOV 23 The Blasting Room 25th Celebration SOLD-OUT!!
DEC 14 The Hi Hat (Audio Karate, Decent Criminal, Bandaid Brigade, Pity Party)
From Audio Karate:
Audio Karate is 4 Mexican-American guys that got our start playing backyard shows in El Monte in the late 90’s. The San Gabriel Valley (SGV) being a
Through luck of the draw, we met Joe Escalante and were offered a record deal. We recorded and released our debut album ‘Space Camp’ on Kung Fu Records in 2002, before we could all legally drink. The album spawned a minor hit in the UK
We recorded our follow-up ‘Lady Melody’ in the winter of 2003 at the Blasting
Bill and Karl of Descendents have both been quoted as saying ‘Lady Melody’ is one of their favorite records to have been recorded at the Blasting Room.
In 2006, we built a small studio in an alley in Montebello, Lady Melody Studio.
Art wrote and recorded most of the vocals spontaneously \without a written lyric sheet, opting for phonetic melodies over lyrical fanciness. By 2008, Art and Jason were no longer living together and AK was essentially done.
As often happens, people went their separate ways and Art, Justo and Gabe
In 2018, Rob from Wiretap approached Art about reissuing ‘Space Camp’ on
AK played a sold-out headline show in LA to celebrate the reissue of ‘Space Camp’, was invited to Fest 17 in Florida (a first for them) and finished 2018
During 2018, Jason dug up his old MacBook which contained the Protools files for the 13 songs recorded in 2007 at Lady Melody Studio. A time capsule of sorts, AK learned the songs were a lot closer to complete than previously thought, many of the songs they had forgotten they had ever written and recorded (except