Snooze is a good band

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That’s right, snooze is a “good ass band” in my book.
5 piece heavy & fun math rock from the Chicago burbs.
I’m super excited to help release their new album on vinyl.
Check out a new single from their album :

Besides that there’s some other things in the works for “Choke Artist” in November.
Check back soon or follow us on fb/insta. Thanks <3.

NO MORE MONDAYS

^Garfield’s dying words

It’s been a while! I’d like to think that sometimes people check this homepage in between endlessly scrolling their social media feeds. If you’re here, thank you.

I play drums for a few bands, one being In Angles. We released a new EP called Shortfalls, and we released a new music video.

Besides that, we just added CDs for the Invalids Fulfillment EP on our webstore. We’re moving out of dad cap season and into beanie season. Hats rule every thing around me.

”Your Breath Stinks Vol.4” is our next compilation. I held off on releasing it because a lot of my friends told me they would have new music ready in September. So the comp will have a bunch of unreleased tunes from bands you hopefully dig. 50% of the donations we get on bandcamp will go towards the “Best Friends Animal Society”, the other 50% will help pay for making physical comps, which get mailed out with any order you place in the webstore.

Thanks for rolling, ttysoon

It's Summertime Baby

We're back!  Took a break from doing label stuff (although I never take a break from doing mailorder) to book the In Angles tour and wrap up our EP.  Also I had some health issues that kinda put a hinder on shit, but I'm dusting off the cobwebs and getting back in the swing of things.

Besides the tour we've got other things happenin'.  Jackets and Inserts for Invalids' Fulfillment EP have arrived, I'm just waiting on the actual records.   As long as they arrive before 7/22 I will be able to ship them out before I leave for tour.  It's a race against time.

We just got these dad hats made up, which you can pick up in our webstore.

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Besides that we'll have some new merch designs in September, another record pressing of a great band, a new compilation CD, and one other super secret thing that I can't tell you about yet.

I'll be bringing my podcast gear on tour and plan on getting back into that this Summer as well.  Trying to figure out how to balance all this shit out haha.

Thanks for hangin, follow me on twitter where I will single handedly take down Papa John through a barrage of tweets and witty insults: @chokeartistnj.  
 

March Update:

I'm back!  An update!  Few things:
Pre-Orders for the new Sick Shit 7" are up.  Here's what they look like:  

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The album will be up for full stream tomorrow.  Follow me on IG I'll post it there.
In addition, we got some sick new merch.  

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Podcasts are still going up on a weekly basis!  It's awesome talking to people from all over about BEING PUNK AND SHIT.  Hahaha no seriously though it's fun.

Lastly, we've begun screen printing shirts.  I added a tab at the top of the site about it, if you need one color shirts printed up for cheap click the tab and get in touch with us.

Next endeavor is bringing the Invalids Fulfillment EP to vinyl!  It's almost done.  Also Summer sounds like a good time for a "Your Breath Stinks, Vol. 4" (download #3 for free here).  

Thanks for reading this section of the site.  First 2 people to email chokeartistnj@gmail.com with the subject "Great Reader" will get some free merch.  It's like a fun scavenger hunt, wow!

-Joe

 

NEW YEAR, SAME SHIT

Damn, it's been a while.  Thanks for popping by.  I'm on Winter Break (I'm 12) so I've been able to catch up on some things.  Here are all the updates:

-I'm back to doing podcasts!  Once a week I speak to someone who is involved in DIY/playing or creating art.  It's always fun to hang out with new people and get their perspectives.  You can listen and subscribe on iTunes.  I've got a ton in the cannon, they're posted weekly.

-We released two LPs.  That's right, since I last updated this we put out two records.  Behind Every Great Man by the Buttress and Drown to You by A.M. Overcast.  Here's what they look like:

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Both are available on our webstore.  

-Beanies are back in stock in our webstore.  It's cold out.
-I revamped some of our website a bit.  Check out the roster page, it has little write ups for the artists we've worked with recently, and bandcamp players.  Woo!
-Papa John is no longer the CEO of Papa John's Pizza.  

We're sending a few more things out to press soon.  So just keep in touch, okay?

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-).