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The label founded by Vandals bassist Joe Escalante originally started in order for them to release a record from Assorted Jelly Beans. Since then the label has released high profile releases from The Ataris as well as becoming the home for the The Vandals.

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The Vandals: 'Internet Dating Superstuds' re-release
The Vandals have re-released 2002′s Internet Dating Superstuds as a 31-track album. Expanding on the original, the re-release includes instrumental versions of each of the album's songs as well as an unreleased demo of "Disproportioned Head." Kung Fu Records…
2013-07-18 10:00:01

Vandals finishing up EP, promise more releases
The Vandals have announced that their previously unveiled EP is being "expanded and improved as a proper worldwide release." They said this: Producer Warren Fitzgerald is finishing the tracking right now and 4 to 5 tracks will be mixed by Andy Carpenter (Dwarves,…
2013-07-16 13:00:01

The Vandals to release EP in March
The Vandals are in the studio, finishing up a new record, according to their label Kung Fu Records. The label tweeted: #TheVandals, we can confirm, are in the studio at this very moment putting finishing touches on new tracks. Release Date: March 2013 The band themselves posted about the recordings, saying it would…
2013-02-15 12:00:02

The Vandals announce 15th annual Christmas Formal
The Vandals have announced their 15th annual Christmas Formal show, to take place December 11th at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. The band will be supported by The Crowd and Versus the World. The annual event notably features songs from the band's 1996 Christmas album, Oi to the…
2011-11-04 12:00:01

Versus The World (Lagwagon, ex-Ataris) recording new album
Versus the World is currently in the studio at work on their second full-length. The group is recording in Santa Barbara, CA with producer Thom Flowers (Bad Astronaut, The Ataris, Mad Caddies) with plans for a summer release. The band notably includes Lagwagon guitarist Chris Flippin and former Ataris bassist Mike Davenport. The band released their self-titled…
2011-05-11 11:30:01

Audio Karate update: new members, new material, name change
According to an update to the band's Facebook page, Audio Karate will be more or less abandoning their old sound and material, as well as changing their name. The group has a new lineup as well, and one show planned for June 7 at The Press in Claremont, CA. The band last released Lady Melody in 2004 to critical…
2011-05-10 12:00:01

Vandals secure preliminary victory against Variety
The Vandals have gained a preliminary victory in their defense against Variety Magazine. The LA Times is reporting that the band secured the right to contest the case in a California federal court, since Vandals bassist and lawyer Joe Escalante, who is representing the band in the lawsuit, is based in Los Angeles. The magazine had been trying to have the case tried in Delaware. The band themselves…
2011-04-18 18:45:01

The Vandals' debate merits of legal case with New York Law School Journal
The Vandals ongoing battle with Variety Magazine took a more cerebral tone this week when two members of the New York Law School began looking into the case and bassist/lawyer Joe Escalante's defence. They noted: Statements to the press and fans by Joe Escalante, the Vandals' bassist and its attorney, have stressed that the original album art is protected by the First Amendment as parody. And while that may be true, it's actually irrelevant to the case at hand. The media is mischaracterizing the current lawsuit as…
2010-10-27 14:00:01

More on Vandals vs. Variety
Billboard is reporting on the resuming of hostilities between the Daily Variety and The Vandals. According to the report, bassist (and lawyer) Joe Escalante is fighting the suit himself. He noted: I'm spending ridiculous amounts of hours on this. Like four to 10 hours a day. It's a nightmare, but I'm learning how to do litigation. I hired a guy to teach me how to do it in Delaware. Reed…
2010-09-10 15:00:01

The Vandals plan benefit for fight against Variety
The Vandals will play a benefit show at the Glass House in Pomona, CA on Friday, September 10 to fund their legal defense against the Daily Variety, whom have recently restarted litigation against the band over the cover to their 2004 album, Hollywood Potato Chip. The band posted the announcement: The tickets for this show are $20.00 and AEG/Goldenvoice is donating a lot of free services to help us raise the money we need. If it turns out we don't need all…
2010-08-19 11:30:01

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