Graduation Speech is back with a new EP and tour dates

Hey there. It’s been a while since we’ve had any news. I took most of this year off from BN to plan a wedding and get married. I’ve also been insanely busy at my 9-5, but enough about that…

Super stoked to announce our first 2019 release! We’ll be releasing “Maintenance Required”, the new EP from Graduation Speech on Nov 8th. It’s got 5 new songs that build on the groundwork Kevin laid on his debut EP, “Quiet & Calm” in 2017. On his new EP, Kevin worked with Devin Carr (drums & percussion), Pat Pie (piano), and Brian Moss (guest vocals) to add new depth to the sound. The end result is a mature sounding record fans of The Weakerthans, Sundowner, and The New Amsterdams are sure to enjoy.

Stream “Ourselves” from the new EP right now at The Alternative, and then head over to our webstore and pre-order the EP in our webstore. We’ve also got some bundles with “Quiet & Calm” and a pre-order only long-sleeve tee.

You can catch Kevin playing songs from both his EPs in November:

  • 11/07/19 @ The Meadow – Philadelphia, PA w/ Holy Pinto, No Thank You, Brackish, Perspective, A Lovely Hand to Hold
  • 11/08/19 @ Millhill Basement – Trenton, NJ w/ Meganow, Nikki Nailbomb & Friends
  • 11/09/19 @ Winter Hill Brewing Co – Somerville, MA w/ Small Songs (Christine of Save Ends)
  • 11/10/19 @ Limited to One Records – New York, NY w/ Ruby Landen, Hemingway (solo), and 1 more TBA. Presented by Punknews.org
  • 11/14/19 @ Spaceboy Clothing – Wilmington, DE w/ Nathan Gray (Boysetsfire)
  • 11/15/19 @ Fuzzy Cactus – Richmond, VA
  • 11/16/19 @ Cafe Nola – Frederick, MD w/ Glue Factory
  • 11/17/19 @ The Tileroom – Millersville, PA



Alright joins BN for the release of “On the Outs” EP

Charlotte, NC’s Alright have joined up with Black Numbers to release their new 4-song EP on cassette. You can head over to The Alternative to check out the title track, “On the Outs” right now.  Pre-orders for the cassettes are available in our webstore now. “On the Outs” comes out Dec 7th and we expect pre-orders to ship out a little early.

The band will embark on a little tour to celebrate the EP’s release:

12/12 Washington, DC @ Pie Shop
12/13 Long Island, NY @ TBA
12/14 New Brunswick, NJ @ In The West
12/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Green Line Cafe
12/16 TBA
12/17 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5


Black Numbers signs Austin’s Drip-Fed, joins forces with I,Corrupt and CoinToss records to release debut LP

I know it’s been quiet around BNHQ lately, but we’re back with a banger of an LP from Austin, TX’s Drip-Fed. Combining influences like Modern Life is War, Black Flag, The Stooges, and Oasis; Drip-Fed’s self-titled debut is sure to please fans of heavy guitar music as they balance melody and aggression on a razor’s edge.

Black Numbers will be releasing the album on cassettes, which are limited to 100 and available here. Vinyl is available from CoinToss Records in the USA, and I,Corrupt Records has you covered in Europe.

The lovely people over at PunkNews.org are premiering the first single off Drip-Fed’s self-titled debut, “Tell Me Off”. Click here to stream the track now.


Starving Arts release new cassette, “Yearn.”

Black Numbers is stoked to release two brand new tracks of melodic punk rock from Long Island’s Starving Arts. Available now on cassette & for streaming / digital download. Recorded by Ethan Murphy (Gouge Away, Axis) at Back Forty recordings in Dade City, Florida. All proceeds from this release will be donated to Bethany House, a local women’s shelter on Long Island.

You can order a tape or download “Yearn” right here, or stream it on Spotify, Apple Music, etc.


Static Radio announce January shows

Did you miss Static Radio’s set at Fest? You’re in luck, if that’s what you wanna call it.  The boys just announced three tri-state area shows.  Here’s the details and links to buy tickets:

1/26/18, Asbury Park Brewery, Asbury Park, NJ
Static Radio, Hot Knife, Hot Blood, Nervous Triggers
7pm, All Ages, $10 – Tix: http://bit.ly/SR-NJ-012618

1/27/18, P H Â R M Â C Y, Philadelphia, PA
Static Radio, Hot Knife, MakeWar, LE Yikes SURF CLUB
7pm, All Ages, $8 Adv/$10 Door – Tix: http://bit.ly/2BsgM2Z

1/28/18, Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn, NY
Static Radio, Hot Knife, MakeWar, VAPERS
8pm, 21+, $10 Adv/$12 Door – Tix: http://ticketf.ly/2BD0VC7


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