Underground Operations has announced the signing of Southern Ontario-based pop-punk outfit, The Artist Life. The band includes ex-members of The Fullblast, Jersey, Always Outnumbered, Jude The Obscure, and At the Mercy of Inspiration. The label draws comparisons to acts like Green Day and Rancid and the group will be releasing a new EP, Let's Start a Riot on October 28th and a new full length in 2009.

You can check out some music from the EP on their myspace page.

The band is planning an Eastern Canadian tour with labelmates Means and Kathleen Turner Overdrive on the Unity Tour.