Boston/New York City-based hardcore outfit COUNTDOWN begins their two-week East Coast US tour today, advancing the re-release of their debut demo recordings, which are about to be officially issued through Flatspot Records.
Fully embodying the DIY spirit, COUNTDOWN is a force with which to be reckoned. These young musicians are channeling legendary hardcore acts such as the Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, Leeway, and Outburst, while adding their own fresh twist to create an original take on the timeless punk sound. The band splits their time between two locations: vocalist Chris Wilson, bassist Hardy Alegria, and guitarist Chandler Mercer in New York City, while guitarist Connor Jones, and drummer Mike Ralston are in Boston. This does not stop COUNTDOWN from remaining constantly busy, and after writing, recording, and self-releasing a demo, Flatspot Records picked up the act to officially re-release the songs to a wider international audience. Already carrying an intense amount of energy in the American hardcore scene, with a lot of attention already being focused on this “demo” release, you can expect to hear a lot more on COUNTDOWN in the months and years to come as the band blossoms and expands through more records and shows.
Following the demo’s initial release, Flatspot Records is officially reissuing the record on vinyl September 2nd; preorders have been released in conjunction with the tour kickoff at THIS LOCATION; the record is also available for immediate download and streaming at iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and more.
COUNTDOWN begins The People’s Tour ’16 TODAY, Thursday, August 11th, in NYC, bringing with them copies of the vinyl for sale well ahead of street date. The tour runs through August 24th, with support from Glory and Abuse Of Power for the entire trip, and also including Free and Faze on several shows. September will see COUNTDOWN playing the Back To School Jam 2016 in New Jersey, Not Dead Yet Fest in Ontario, and much more to be announced.
COUNTDOWN Tour Dates:
The People’s Tour ’16 w/ Glory, Abuse Of Power:
8/11/2016 Aviv – New York, NY #
8/12/2016 Canal Club – Richmond, VA #
8/13/2016 Wrecking Ball Fest after-show – Atlanta, GA #
8/15/2016 The Birdhouse – Jacksonville, FL #
8/16/2016 Churchhills – Miami, FL *
8/17/2016 Lucky You Tattoo – St. Petersburg, FL *
8/18/2016 Seasick Records – Birmingham, AL *
8/19/2016 The Station – Charlotte, NC *
8/20/2016 Asian Taste – Baltimore, MD *
8/21/2016 EMS Hall – Brick, NJ *
8/22/2016 The Otherside – Wiles Barre, PA *
8/23/2016 Am Leg – Wallingford, CT *
8/24/2016 HC Stadium – Boston, MA *#
9/10/2016 Gamechanger World – Howell, NJ @ Back To School Jam w/ Title Fight, Turnstile, Bracewar, Forced Order
10/13-16/2016 Not Dead Yet Fest – Toronto, ON w/ Turnstile, G.L.O.S.S., Red Death
* w/ Faze
# w/ Free