Audio Karate share ‘A Show Of Hands,’ their first new song in 20 years

California’s melodic punk outfit Audio Karate return with their first studio recordings in almost 20 years! The band reunited in early 2018 following the reissue of their two classic LPs ‘Space Camp’ and ‘Lady Melody.’ They later released two albums worth of previously unreleased material on ‘Malo’ and ‘¡Otra!’ and got back on the road for festival appearances and playing with the likes of Descendents and other punk legends. The band quickly realized that playing together was an important part of their lives, and they went into the studio to record the new song ‘A Show of Hands’ in 2022, while also re-recording their song ‘A Monster in Disguise,’ adding some much-needed production work, making it a much more powerful song.

This limited edition 7-inch EP, which will be published on June 30th, is being presented by Iodine Recordings, which includes beautiful artwork by Jeff Caudill (Gameface) and photography from the studio and recent tour dates, and was mastered by Jack Shirley (Joyce Manor, Jeff Rosenstock). These songs showcase the power, and precision of Audio Karate‘s songwriting, which masterfully strikes a balance of hyper-melodic punk rock, emo, and post-hardcore

‘A Show of Hands’ is our first recording of the modern era, recorded at New Monkey Studio (previously Elliot Smith’s studio) in late 2021,” says guitarist Jason Camacho. “Pandemic stuff had made it so we hadn’t been in a room together in a minute and we were beyond happy with the outcome. Instantly recognizable as an Audio Karate song, it blends elements of everything one would expect from AK, rolling bass lines, hummable riffs, rusty nail gargled vocals, and catchy hooks.”

Audio Karate on tour:

June 2nd – 924 Gilman – San Francisco, CA
July 28th – Reggies – Chicago, IL *with Tightwire
July 29th – X-Ray Arcade – Milwaukee, WI *with Tightwire
July 30th – The Space – Champaign, IL *with Tightwire
August 19th – The Paramount – Los Angeles, CA
October 28th – The FEST – Gainesville, FL

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