News Bytes from the Smartpunk Records Camp: Featuring Bayside, Jabberjaw Media, Keep Flying, and State Champs

Smartpunk Records has partnered with Bayside to unleash a limited pink vinyl of Acoustic Volume 2 set for release on September 28th via Hopeless Records, which features single “It Don’t Exist.” There are limited edition copies (300 total) and fans can begin pre-ordering the vinyl today, August 27th here. The record is a follow up to the 2006’s Acoustic release and features ten re-imagined versions of songs from across the band’s discography.

Smartpunk Records has officially partnered with Jabberjaw Media to present “The Lead In” your source for quick and easy music news delivered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm EST.

“For us at Smartpunk, we know that news is flying around at a million characters per second, so we’re trying to make a home for you to be able to stay caught up in all the happenings. With all of the other great podcasts on the Jabberjaw network, we knew that this was a no-brainer when presented to be part of the family. We hope to make something really cool and special, without having too much fluff, so you’re able to get your news in within a quick break from work or on a short commute.” – Smartpunk Records

“Smartpunk has been an institution in the underground music community for over a decade.  The people who run it are some of the finest in the business and we are excited to help them implement their vision for their music news podcast.  The ‘Lead In’ by Smartpunk is one of a number of new podcasts we are developing across the Jabberjaw Media podcast network.  Subscribe, listen, rate and review, and don’t hesitate to share this podcast and the many other great ones with friends and family!” – Mike Mowery of Jabberjaw Media

More about the Network: Jabberjaw Media
Jabberjaw Media was formed after founder Mike Mowery saw a need for podcast hosts to strategize and find ways to build stronger audiences and share tips under one roof. They collaborated to create an entertainment-centric podcast network that enables direct communication between artists and their audience without the influence of media conglomerates or other gatekeepers. The artist-friendly network will work with its hosts in creating compelling content and encouraging free expression of thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. Jabberjaw Media exists to aggregate present podcasts and help them thrive while seeking to produce great content from interesting personalities within independent music and beyond. Jabberjaw Media shows will provide a wealth of knowledge, offer insightful stories, and thought-provoking topics. Network members and hosts not only work in the their respective industries today, but they are also genuinely passionate about the people that make up this community. As a result, the network is full of shows relevant for both fans and professionals alike.
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Keep Flying are currently on the road this August for their vinyl release party. The band kicked off their tour on 8/12 at the Canal Club in Richmond, VA before winding their way through Florida and up to the North East. The band concludes their tour on 9/2 in Wantagh, NY at the Long Island Sound Fest. Their Walkabout vinyl is nearly sold out and can be purchased now on the Smartpunk here! The band kick off their run with State Champs at the beginning of September and tickets are on sale now at (see below for dates).
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