Philadelphia hardcore outfit, PAINT IT BLACK have announced plans to release their debut album, CVA (JT1080) LP/CD on Jade Tree, February 4, 2003 (Available for pre-order December 9, 2002). Featuring Dr. Dan ‘Screamin’ Yemin of LIFETIME and KID DYNAMITE (making his vocal debut), David Wagenschutz (LIFETIME, KID DYNAMITE, GOOD RIDDANCE), Dave Hause (The Curse), and Andy Nelson (Affirmative Action Jackson), PIB bring the noise on one of the most thrilling and long-awaited debuts of 2003. There are not too many ways to elaborate on the PAINT IT BLACK sound-it’s raw, uncompromising, aggressive ‘core plain and simple, with heavy emphasis on political and personally motivated lyrics, and a touch of melody thrown in for good measure. With a demo that sold out within mere weeks, an exclusive track on Jade Tree’s Location is Everything, Vol.1(JT1075) CD Sampler and 2 tracks on Chunksaah Record’s The Philadelphia Sound compilation (Out October 22 with fellow Philly notables Knives Out, The Curse, and Go! For The Throat), PAINT IT BLACK has been busy generating a buzz across the globe. Live, PAINT IT BLACK has played with the likes of Dillinger Four, The Locust, MILEMARKER, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kill Your Idols, Born Dead Icons, Count Me Out, Total Fury, and STRIKE ANYWHERE and plan to continue stunning audiences throughout 2003 .

The 16 song CVA was recorded at Inner Ear in Washington, DC with the acclaimed J. Robbins (JETS TO BRAZIL, Dismemberment Plan) at the helm of his first hardcore record-a gamble for both band and producer-which paid off handsomely on CVA‘s riveting sonic attack.

CVA is highly recommended for fans of Black Flag, Seven Seconds, and early Bad Brains.

Related titles:

LifetimeHello Bastards (JT1021) LP/CD
LifetimeJersey’s Best Dancers (JT1034) LP/CD
Kid DynamiteS/T (JT1039) LP/CD
Kid DynamiteShorter, Faster, Louder (JT1045) LP/CD
Good Riddance/Kill Your Idols Split (JT1065) CD EP

Upcoming PIB Shows:

The Philadelphia Sound Record Release Shows

October 12: Boston, MA Regeneration w/ Knives Out, The Curse, Go! For The Throat + 2 More
October 13: Philadelphia, PA Pontiac Grille w/ Knives Out, The Curse, Go! For The Throat

Jade Tree 2002 CMJ Showcase

October 30: Brooklyn, NY Warsaw

Check out this interview with PIB:


Jade Tree’s 2002 CMJ Showcase will take place on Wednesday, October 30 at Warsaw, located in Brooklyn, NY. This event is expected to sell out immediately and Jade Tree advises purchasing tickets in advance for what will be the most spectacular CMJ Showcase in the label’s 13-year history.

Jade Tree 2002 CMJ Showcase

Wednesday October 30, 2002

Schedule of bands:

12:00-1:00 Pedro The Lion
11:20-12:45 The Explosion
10:35-11:05 Milemarker
9:55-10:20 Strike Anywhere
9:10-9:40 Denali
8:25-8:55 Owls
7:40-8:10 onelinedrawing
6:45-7:25 Paint It Black & Trial By Fire

Doors 6:30

*Features current and ex-members of Lifetime, Kid Dynamite, Good Riddance, and The Curse.

261 Driggs St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
718 387 0505

All Ages/21 to drink
$12 Advance/Door

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Photos of Warsaw:
Warsaw Virtual Tour


Jonah’s going back out on the road to play the beautiful Visitor (JT1076) LP/CD live and all by himself-Ok, R2D2 will be in tow-but you get the point. It’s vibrant, it’s live, it’s Jonah at his best. All current dates listed below.

Related Releases:
New End Original Lukewarm CDS JT1058
New End Original Thriller LP/CD JT1062

28:San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s (11th & Folsom) w/Matt Nathanson, Jump Little Children

All dates w/ Thursday, From Autumn To Ashes, Planes Mistaken For Stars

29: NYC, NY @ Irving Plaza (17 Irving Place)

1: Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners ( 1375 New Loudon Rd)
2: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Laga (3609 Forbes Ave)
3: Pontiac, MI @ Clutchs Cargo ( 65 E. Huron)
5: Minneapolis, MN @ 1st Ave (701 1st Ave N)
6: Chicago, IL@ House of Blues (329 N. Dearborn St)
7: Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club ( 2401 Wisconsin Ave)
8: Cleveland, OH @ Agora (5001 Euclid Ave)
9: Rochester, NY @ Water St. Music Hall (204 N. Water St)
10: Providence, RI @ Lupos (239 Westminster St)