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Indian School (ex-Audio Karate) sign with Animal Style Records

Indian School (ex-Audio Karate) sign with Animal Style Records

Rosemead, California indie rockers Indian School have signed with LA based indie Animal Style Records which will reissue the band’s self-released debut digitally and on vinyl with all-new cover art and a new bonus track on September 25, 2012. Pre-orders will launch shortly at

From 2000 – 2005, Arturo Barrios, Justo Gonzalez and Gabriel Camacho where all part of AUDIO KARATE (Kung Fu Records), a indie pop punk band that turned in two completely different albums, 2002’s Space Camp and 2004’s much darker Lady Melody. They hadn’t reached GREEN DAY levels of popularity, but could write same damn catchy songs and been dragged across the globe by bands like THE VANDALS and THE ATARIS, winning over fans in various countries. Then they called it quits.

Years went by with nary a peep from the group, then front man Barrios got in two back to back accidents. Bam! Inspiration found. What followed was a song writing exercise that brought up themes of death, religion, greed, drugs and chicks (come on, you gotta write about chicks). Finally recovered, he called up some of his old band mates and brought along Anthony Leach on guitar and Eric Wood on piano. Gone for nearly a decade, not to mention the added element of piano, the band’s sound had changed a bit. Still catchy as hell, they have a stronger indie rock vibe now; part MY MORNING JACKET, with the rebellious streak of THE REPLACEMENTS. The band has grown up, and so has their sound, so somehow it made sense to rechristen the collective as they release their six-song debut EP The Cruelest Kind.

You can listen to some tracks at their Soundcloud.

1. Elvis
2. Wind You Up
3. High Low
4. Rob Your House
5. Cocktail Flu
6. Head Right
7. Bowerbird (bonus download track)

Upcoming shows
Aug 4- DBA- Pomona, CA (w/ The Motel Life and Salinger)
Sept 26 – Origami Vinyl – Los Angeles, CA (record release show)
Sept 29 – Rhino Records- Claremont, CA (record release show)

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