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Fastmusic has been putting out records since 1999. They are most well-known for their discovery of Cooter, now known as Autopilot Off [who were signed to Island for several years]. The label has also worked with Dave Smalley sideproject The Sharpshooters, pop-punks the Unzung Zeros [now on Eulogy], and Sewing With Nancie [who are now known as The Reason].

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Travoltas (1990-2006)
Travoltas have called it a day. The Dutch band made the announcement in a bulletin on myspace explaining: After 16 years, 7 albums, numerous singles, compilations and videos, we have decided to call it a day. We feel that at this point in our lives we would like to focus on other activities, and we feel that we can't give the…
2006-09-04 23:00:03

The Independents touring this fall
The Independents have announced a number of dates this fall. Joining the band on the first half of the tour will be The Queers. The Independents continue to support their last EP and full length Full Moon Arise and Back from the Grave, and work is continuing on the follow up, Eternal Bond which the band hopes to release before the tour begins. The band will also be bringing along a reissue of Back From the Grave with more tracks and new artwork by Darren Marinuk. The…
2005-09-04 17:39:53

Fastmusic to release PunkRadioCast compilation
PunkRadiocast and Fastmusic are teaming up to release a compilation this fall. Punk Rock Mix Tape 2005 will be a 20 song collection of bands who've appeared on the PRC's Interpunk Top 40 show over the past year. Just like the regular show, the bands on the compilation will be picked by PRC listeners over the course of the next two weeks of voting. Starting on Monday, May 30th the list will go live on punkradiocast.com and voting will…
2005-05-29 10:12:30

Fastmusic signs Darlington, The Tri-Fives
Fastmusic has signed Darlington of Texas and The Tri-Fives of Florida. The Tri-Fives includes ¾ of Anti-Anti who disbanded last year. The label promises "fast hard punk with short, catchy songs." The band plans to release their debut Won't Back Down on April 19th. Four tracks from the album are available here and an additional one…
2005-04-09 23:03:03

The Huntingtons (1995-2005)
The Huntingtons have announced they're bring an official end to their ten year career on July 1st 2005 at the Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, IL. The band have invited former guitarist and co-founder Cliffy to join them for the final show. Tooth & Nail, who released the bulk of their catalog, will be producing a retrospective compilation which the band expects to include 30 Huntingtons originals including some previously unreleased material. You can check out a review of…
2005-03-12 16:14:10

Travoltas post new video
The Travoltas have posted a the first video from their recent Fastmusic release, The Highschool Reunion. You can see it here: "(All We Really Want Is) Rock 'n…
2005-02-01 16:23:47

Independents, Dangerfields back on tour
The Independents have posted an update on their status since the bus crash in the UK which left both the Independents and tour partners, The Dangerfields with minor injuries. The band had this to say: Our Driver Ian was not as lucky as us. He suffered some major injuries. Last report he is still in the hospital but recovering slowly but surely. Willy B will be in a cast for another 5 weeks while we continue to write the new record and set up recording…
2005-01-14 14:48:55

The Independents still walk among us after bus crash in the UK
The Independents were involved in a serious bus accident this past Friday in the UK, forcing the band to cancel the rest of their tour. Aside from minor cuts and bruises for most of the band, guitar player Willy B suffered a broken arm, and driver Ian was seriously injured. The band is reporting that a bus swerved to avoid another vehicle and hit a patch of black ice, causing it to flip several times. Only by the luck of having a pair of army medics close-by the driver survived.…
2004-11-22 12:06:06

New Action Toolbelt CD has MP3, AAC files included
Action Toolbelt's upcoming self-titled release will be the first of its kind, playing in standard CD players, while allowing unrestricted access to the same music digitally encoded on the enhanced CD. All songs are encoded as MP3 and AAC formats in high quality (192kbps) Unlike paid songs downloaded from iTunes or Napster, the files come with no built-in tracking or restrictions. The new Fastmusic release will be in stores May 4, 2004. Fastmusic has stated that they are taking a firm stance against…
2004-05-01 15:39:46

New Travoltas album in September
The Travoltas will be entering the studio this May to record their upcoming Fastmusic label release The High School Reunion. The 10 song CD will hit stores in the US and Canada on September 7, 2004 followed by a US tour in early 2005. The album will be preceded by a limited edition CD EP/single this summer in the US and…
2004-04-19 15:43:15

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