It's August Now

Wow it's August now!  Time really does fly.  I hope you've been enjoying your summer.  

I've been on the road with Invalids (playing drums) for the past few days.  After August we are going to lay low and finish up recording an album, which will be put out on Choke Artist.  I think it's corny to say "Choke Artist Records", doesn't that kind of sound dumb?  Idk dude I'm just trying to to make cool stuff and help people make cool stuff.  

There are some other Choke Artist releases coming out within the two months.  Both are records that I like a lot.  I'll post a video of a test press being played on Instagram so check it out if you want a tasty sneak peak.  Looking to put out 4 more things this year onto vinyl and it ain't cheap so hit that webstore if you wanna support us and make it less scary when we do releases!  

Also thanks to everyone who has supported us up until this point!  People have said nice things about the compilation and the label in general and that's cool to hear.

Check back here in two weeks cause I'll be putting OG Choke Artist snapback hats in the webstore and announcing a pre-order.  Thanks

-Joe

An Update!

Wow!  An update!  
Sorry for the lack of updates on this thing.  Hopefully you keep up with Choke Artist on instagram (@chokeartistnj) or facebook or something.  

If you're reading this hopefully you heard our latest compilation "Your Breath Stinks Vol. 3".  50% of the money donated to the bandcamp is being donated to the NJ Battered Women's Service.  So far about $50 has been donated, so thanks if you donated!  Also recently we donated $100 to the ACLU from sales of our Stupid Cop Shirt.

Besides that, life has been cool.  Invalids is going on tour in a few weeks, we are putting out some more records out in a couple of months, and we're gonna have classic Choke Artist baseball caps back in stock for the 4 people that have been asking me for the past two years!!!

Going to try to do biweekly updates on this thing and more regular updates on our social media.  
Looking to do some more music reviews/show reviews.  If you're interested in contributing for this site send me an email and we'll chat chokeartistnj@gmail.com

That's it for now, stay cool and enjoy your summer B-).

December 6: Update

Art by Corey Humphrey

Art by Corey Humphrey

Hey!  Thanks for checking out what we do.  Some updates...

Podcasting has been going down bi-weekly with success!  They are hella fun to do and it's cool to get some different perspectives in the mix.  The last two got automatically cleared from my hard drive (sorry to Basement Beers and Floral, we shall chat again soon :/).  

We are releasing three more LPs within the next few months, once we get a little closer we'll make more officially posts about em.  Some really cool music coming out for the first time on wax though.

Choke Artist compilation #3:  "Your Breath Stinks Vol. 3" is in process.  We've been doing this weird bedroom art/label thing for four years and it's cool to see everything we've accomplished in between all the compilation releases.  Each one is like a new bookmark in a book filled with diarrhea.  This year was cool but 2017 is shaping up to be even cooler.  Here is a link to our last compilation, it's out of physical print but is up for free download.  Download

-Joe

Bitch'n'Dudes - Live at Champ's House

Las Vegas dirty-ska punkers Bitch'n'Dudes stopped by Champ's house to do a session in the basement!  This band is not only sick but it turns out they are awesome people too.  TBOTW got a chance to play with them at The Meatlocker and they ended up hangin' with us a few days in NJ.  

They were on the road for SIX MONTHS.  I think they are back on tour again actually?  I have no fucking idea, but you should definitely see this band if they are ever in your hometown.  

We ended up doing a podcast w this gang when they stayed over.  That should be up sometimes next week so check it out! 

-Joe

INVALIDS - Eunoia Vinyl Pressing

Hey!  We pressed Invalids' first full length album Eunoia on vinyl.  300 black and 50 fluorescent green.  The green is already almost sold out so don't sleep if you wanna grab that!  If you never heard the album before you can do that here.  Buy the LP here.

The band just finished their first West Coast run with The Lunch.  They played with a bunch of great bands including Floral, Covet, and Hollow Ran.  I play drums in the band and feel weird talking in the 3rd person.  Tour was rad so thanks if you were there!

If you click around the site you may find some things to read that mighttt be more interesting than your social media feed.  We are slowly adding more and more content to our site...click around and see what you like.  Our podcasts are also available on iTunes.

We got 2-3 more vinyl releases up our sleeves for this year as well as some CD releases but I ain't announcing shit right now cause I learned the hard way that vinyl takes forever.  Is this a cliff hanger???? Holy shit!

6/29/2016: Invalids / Use Big Words / Have a Good Season / Sleep In / Weird and Wonderful Words in New Brunswick

WEDNESDAY, 6/29/2016

Choke Artist is posting up at In the West in New Brunswick, NJ.  This stacked lineup will consist of a whole lot of mathy, feely, sing-songy vibes.  Spend your Hump Day sending off Invalids and Use Big Words as they venture to the WIIINNDDDYYY CIIITTTYYY (Kanye West is illuminati.  BLACK HELICOPTERS, SON):

Invalids (math rock + feels) 
www.invalids.bandcamp.com

Use Big Words (your boys, obviously)
www.usebigwords.bandcamp.com

Have a Good Season (a pissed off built to spill)
www.haveagoodseason.bandcamp.com

Sleep In. (NJ v cool emo/indie sing songs)
www.sleep-in.bandcamp.com

Weird and Wonderful Words (Andy plays songs nicely for you)
https://weirdandwonderfulwords.bandcamp.com/

In The West, New Brunswick
Doors at 7pm Music at 7:30
$6

Such Gold, Save Face, In Angles, Have a Good Season, Keep Flying, and The Worthwhile Fight hit up NJ on 6/24 (whoop whoop)

THE SUMMER KICKOFF Ft. SUCH GOLD (Razor & Tie): 11-END https://www.facebook.com/suchgold/?fref=ts SAVE FACE: 10:10-10:40 https://www.facebook.com/savefacenj/?fref=ts KEEP FLYING (EP Release, Ex Survay Says!): 9:30-10 https://www.facebook.com/keepflyingband HAVE A GOOD SEASON: 8:50-9:20 https://www.facebook.com/HaveAGoodSeason/?fref=ts IN ANGLES: 8:10-8:40 https://www.facebook.com/Inangles/?fref=ts THE WORTHWHILE FIGHT: 7:30-8 https://www.facebook.com/theworthwhilefight/?fref=ts Kick off the Summer of '16 with the craziest show at Red Bank Rehearsal yet!!  Tickets: $10, Walk-Ups Only Doors: 7 PM Tell a friend, and as always, respect the venue!

THE SUMMER KICKOFF
Ft.

SUCH GOLD (Razor & Tie): 11-END
https://www.facebook.com/suchgold/?fref=ts

SAVE FACE: 10:10-10:40
https://www.facebook.com/savefacenj/?fref=ts

KEEP FLYING (EP Release, Ex Survay Says!): 9:30-10
https://www.facebook.com/keepflyingband

HAVE A GOOD SEASON: 8:50-9:20
https://www.facebook.com/HaveAGoodSeason/?fref=ts

IN ANGLES: 8:10-8:40
https://www.facebook.com/Inangles/?fref=ts

THE WORTHWHILE FIGHT: 7:30-8
https://www.facebook.com/theworthwhilefight/?fref=ts

Kick off the Summer of '16 with the craziest show at Red Bank Rehearsal yet!! 

Tickets: $10, Walk-Ups Only
Doors: 7 PM
Tell a friend, and as always, respect the venue!