MUCH THE SAME
Much The Same spent most of the previous decade as a staple of the Chicago punk scene and making a name for themselves worldwide. They kept 90’s-style skate punk alive on two albums, Quitters Never Win on Anti-Flag’s own A-F Records, and then on the more musically mature Survive on Nitro Records. Their focus has always been on writing fast and catchy songs that chronicle their struggles with friendships, faith, and failure. During their otherwise successful 2007 European tour the band broke up under the strain of changing dreams and character flaws. In 2015, with a fresh perspective, a still-growing fan base, and a desire to make music together again, the band picked up where they left off and began the process of writing new material.
THE BRAVER DAYS
The Braver Days are a punk rock band based out of Chicago IL, that was formed by three friends in 2012. The band draws influence from the So-Cal skate punk bands of the 90’s
LIGHTS OVER BRIDGEPORT
Lights Over Bridgeport is a rock band formed by four friends who grew up on punk rock and metal. We write music for anyone who aspires to make a better life for themselves and the ones they care for. Through wholesale lineup changes and personal tragedies we have continued to make music that we believe in with all our hearts.
Bullet Tooth is excited to announce the worldwide signing of KNOCKOUT KID from Chicago! Their unique brand of aggressive, metal-tinged pop punk has solidified them as a frontrunner of the scene, and they’ve spent the last two years touring the U.S. and Canada extensively in support of their self-released debut, “It Comes With the Job Description.” Having been compared to Four Year Strong, A Day ToRemember, and The Wonder Years, KNOCKOUT KID released their label debut 12 song album, “MANIC,” in-stores and digitally via Bullet Tooth on 2/26/16. The album also features guest vocals from Kid Liberty singer, and Bullet Tooth alumni, Trey Sexton, on the track “Jurassic Park After Dark,” the first single off the record. “MANIC” LPs will be available with an unheard bonus track in two variations – blue splatter and gold – in early fall of 2016. The first music video from the album, “Empire Business,” will be out in summer ’16.
Speaking on the signing, the band said, “Joining the Bullet Tooth family is a dream come true for KNOCKOUT KID. Having grown up on bands from Josh and Bullet Tooth, it’s only right that they release our most ambitious album to date. The future has never been brighter.”
Since its release, “MANIC” has garnered critical acclaim. New Noise Magazine called it the “most important record of 2016” because of its forward-thinking lyrical content. Chicago’s own Reckless Record’s hails “MANIC” as a “songwriting masterpiece for instrumentation & lyricism.” The record also earned the band a personal invitation to play Belgium’s Groezrock Festival in April of 2016, one of Europe’s top ten rock festivals.
KNOCKOUT KID is touring full time to show the world “MANIC.”