Jump Start Records


"In 1994 the idea to release a record from a local hardcore band by a outgoing college freshman turned into a small punk, hardcore, and and ska mailorder and distro. Two years later, the addition of a partner that not only balanced that outgoing freshman's sometimes unchecked ego and arrogance, also provided more financial and fiscal capabilities. Jump Start's first release was a 7" from Montreal, Canada's Planet Smashers which was released in September of 1996.

Six years later some things have changed, somethings haven't. Thirty-six plus releases later the label is certainly stronger than ever and from our tiny start we now boast a roster of active bands, the majority of which tour and perform an average of 150 shows a year. Simply not a local or regional label, our roster also includes bands from across North America and Europe."

excerpted from http://www.jumpstartrecords.com/v2/about.html

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Kill Lincoln: 'Good Riddance to Good Advice'
Kill Lincoln are streaming their new EP, Good Riddance to Good Advice. It will be coming out March 3, 2015 on Jump Start Records.…
2015-02-11 17:00:01

Kill Lincoln (US)
DC ska-punks Kill Lincoln have announced dates for a full US spring tour, with select dates supporting Survay Says!. You can see the dates after the jump. The band is promoting their 2013 Jump Start release That’s Cool... In a…
2015-01-15 17:00:01

Astpai: "Small Change" (Little Elephant Session)
Astpai recently performed a Little Elephant Session. The band played the song "Small Change," which is off of their latest release, titled Burden Calls. …
2015-01-08 09:30:01

Astpai announces and streams new record
Astpai has announced that they will be releasing a new album titled Burden Calls. The album will be released on Jump Start Records in the US on September 22, 2014 and Ass Card Records in Europe on August 22, 2014. You can find pre-order information here for the US release and…
2014-08-04 12:00:01

Jump Start Records sign The Young Leaves
Jump Start Records have signed The Young Leaves to their roster. The Massachusetts band plans to release their fourth full-length, titled Burial Dreams, and a two-song 7-inch which is planned to be released this fall on the label.…
2014-05-12 15:30:02

Kill Lincoln (US)
DC ska-punks Kill Lincoln have announced a string of coast-to-coast tour dates for the Spring, concluding with an appearance at Pouzza Fest in Montreal this May. Tour dates are below. The band will be supporting their 2013 release That's Cool...In a Totally Negative and Destructive…
2014-03-03 10:00:01

Broadcaster / Muncie Girls (Europe)
Broadcaster and Muncie Girls will be touring Europe together later this month. Both bands will be supporting new records, with Broadcaster having released A Million Hours in October and Muncie Girls having released the…
2013-11-01 15:00:01

Astpai: 'Crohnicles'
Today's stream comes from Wiener Neustadt-based Astpai. We've got a stream of the band's new EP, Crohnicles.You can find it on their Punknews.org…
2013-08-20 16:00:01

Plow United (west coast)
Plow United have announced a handful of west coast shows around their appearance at Awesome Fest in San Diego. They continue to support their new album Marching Band, released earlier this year via Jump Start Records. You can click Read More for the…
2013-08-15 13:00:01

Broadcaster: "Tomorrow"
Long Island, NY's Broadcaster have premiered a new song titled "Tomorrow." It's from their upcoming, J. Robbins-produced full-length A Million Hours, due out October 2, 2013 via Jump Start Records. Head over to…
2013-07-26 18:30:01

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