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Hey Everyone! We've posted a new song on our myspace page, it's a full-band demo of "The Finish Line." Check it out and let us know what you think!

We've also posted pictures from our performances at Lost and Found, The Fest 6, and Rooftop Films on our Flickr page.

And finally, please keep those votes coming in for us at the Fearless Music TV Battle of the Bands! There's only one day left to vote and we could really use the support!

Thanks so much!


Hey Everyone!
It's been a few weeks since anyone's heard from us and we apologize! We've been locked away in bedrooms, rehearsal spaces, and recording studios writing songs for our next record. We may post some of these recordings on myspace soon....

In the meantime, we need to ask for your help again. A few months ago, we competed in the Fearless Music TV Battle of the Bands. Because of your votes (thanks!) we won that monthly round (along with a $350 gift certificate to Sam Ash). Now we're in the final rounds of the battle and the grand prize is to play on Fearless Music TV!

I hate contests, especially online band-related ones, but I also watch Fearless Music TV and I'd be thrilled if Nakatomi Plaza could play on the show.

So please, vote for us here, it'd mean a lot to us:

And if you feel so inclined, please help us further by posting your own bulletins and blogs and telling your friends to check us out and vote for us!

New mp3s on myspace and pure volume and new pictures on flickr are forthcoming. Stay tuned!


Thanks to everyone that came to last week's shows with History, and extra special thanks to History for making the trek all the way up here! Check out their new record!

We're playing a FREE show this Saturday at Lost and Found with Young Hearts, Problems, and Junior Revolution. Get into it!


Happy Halloween! So much has happened this month:

First, we won the Fearless Music TV Battle of the Bands for the month of October! Huge thanks to everyone that took the time out to vote for us. I promise we'll spend that $350 Sam Ash gift certificate wisely. So now in a few months, we'll be competing for the grand prize of being featured on the Fearless Music TV show itself! Details TBA.

We played The Fest 6 this past Friday and the whole weekend was so much fun (yes, even the 6AM show on Saturday was fun). Thanks to Matt from Red Leader Records for coming down and hanging with us, Ali Hassan for also coming with us on the trip to hang and to do sound, Matt, Melissa and Patrick from History for letting us crash at their house, Army of Ponch and Young Livers for letting us borrow their gear, Army of Ponch (again!) for reuniting and rocking so incredibly hard, and everyone that came out to support us at our show. Highlights (besides playing!) from the Fest include seeing Sarah and Jacob from Louisville, hanging all weekend with Kenzie from History and Clair from The Immaculate Shark (who totally rocked it on Sunday night), seeing new and old friends like Brian Pacer from Ireland (even if it was only for a second), watching The Measure, Glass & Ashes, Haram, Look Mexico, Gaslight Anthem, Savage Brewtality, Defiance, Ohio, Landmines, and Seaweed. Very special thanks to Tony Winebender and everyone else that was directly involved with organizing The Fest. We can only imagine the amount of work it takes to pull off an event like this and we're very grateful to be included!

Prior to the Fest we also played the CMJ / Red Leader Records showcase at the Bowery Poetry Club. We want to thank Polar Bear Club, Dear Tonight, Scream! Hello, The New Dress, and Fire When Ready for being awesome bands and rocking so well. Special thanks to Scream! Hello for letting all the bands use their gear, and specifically to Chris Connallon for helping everyone set up and tear down the whole night. Extra special thanks to The New Dress for letting me rock my mandolin with them and to Pete Morgan from Dear Tonight for playing keyboards with us for our Built To Spill cover. All in all it was a pretty spectacular night, the turnout was amazing, the music was great, and it made me thankful for being on the best label in the word (Matt and Claire, thanks again for everything!).

Tomorrow night we're playing a free show at Lost and Found with our great friends History from Orlando, FL. They're pretty incredible live so please come out!

Thanks for a great month!


Due to circumstances beyond our control, tomorrow's show at 90 Central in New Brunswick, NJ has been canceled. See y'all at CMJ and The Fest VI, and please keep those votes coming!


Thanks to everyone that came to see us this past weekend at 331 Somerset, we had a blast playing and watching the other bands!

We have a ton of great shows coming up including the CMJ Music Marathon / Red Leader Records showcase, The Fest VI, and shows with Young Livers, The Immaculate Shark, History and Problems! Click on the shows page for more info.

And finally, please take one minute out of your hourly internet surfing and VOTE for us at Fearless Music TV's Battle of the Bands. Thanks so much!


Come see us tonight for *FREE!!

*to get your free pass, sign up for the Rooftop Films mailing list at, otherwise tickets are $8.


*Friday, August 31
Dan Asher: Near Life Experience
Complimentary Martin Miller's after the show at Bar Matchless
Three years in the life of the high-functioning autistic artist Dan Asher as he goes about mounting his next New York gallery show.

On the lawn of Automotive High School
50 Bedford Ave, between N. 12th and Lorimer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8:30: Live Music by Nakatomi Plaza
9:00: Dan Asher: Near Life Experience
11:30 After party at Bar Matchless with complimentary Martin Miller's Gin.

PS - we also put up a ton of new pictures on our flickr and myspace pages, check it out!



Thanks so much to everyone that came (from near and far!) to the Knitting Factory this past Thursday, it was quite an amazing night. Thanks to Jena Berlin, Attica! Attica!, The New Dress, and Polar Bear Club for rocking out.� And special thanks to Red Leader Records for putting the whole show together and making tasty vegan cookies.

We're playing The Fest 6 with a billion great bands, check it out!


TOUR starts today!


Hey! Thanks so much to everyone that came to our show with Look Mexico and Fake Problems at Capone's! We had a blast, and those bands are so good! Check out their records!

We spent a great deal of time in the studio this past week working on some new material. Hopefully some of it will find its way to your ears soon. Thanks to Zack at 502 Studios and Bill at Azimuth Mastering for guiding us along the way thus far!

Our next show is this Tuesday June 26 at the Knitting Factory Old Office with Des Ark, Dear Tonight, The New Dress, and Annabel. Seriously, this line-up is pretty intense and you don't want to miss this show!

That's it for now, see you guys on Tuesday!


Our show tonight has been moved!. it is now happening in williamsburg at Capone's, where you can get a free cheese pizza when you buy a drink. the show is still at 7.


The Ghost Intrigue (live) is being featured as Video Of The Week at Click here to check it out!


We're playing tonight at Piano's with The Jealous Girlfriends! See you there!

If you missed our interview last week with Generic Insight Radio you can listen to an archived copy here. Thanks again to Barrie for having us on the show!


Hey everyone! We're very sorry to say that this Sunday's show in Philadelphia has been canceled. We hope to be coming back to Philly ASAP...

Our interview with Generic Insight Radio is airing tonight at 10pm. Click the link to tune in!

Some pictures of our recent tour with Jena Berlin have been posted. Check out pictures from The Atlantic in Gainesville, FL and Siren Records in Doylestown, PA.

There's another Unsettled review up at (issue #16). There's also a feature on us over at

We're hitting the road again in July for a quick tour that'll include dates with our labelmates Dear Tonight. Click on our shows page for more info. If you can help out with booking any shows please get in touch with us.

Thanks, and see you all soon!


Hey! We're back from our very sucessful tour with our new good friends in Jena Berlin. Their record comes out in August, so be sure to pick it up! Thanks so much to Jena Berlin, all the promoters that set up shows, all the bands we played with, and anyone that supported us by coming to the shows, buying merch, giving us food and/or a place to stay, or anything else that made tour a little easier. Some of the highlights included hanging out with Phil and playing No Radio Records, seeing Procession Came Opposite, staying with Dave and Mindy in Cleveland, hanging with Kevin in Chicago (even if it was for only 5 minutes), Beloit College!, hearing Arms Exploding, hanging with Jamie in Louisville, seeing Brain Banger, staying at the Guitar House and briefly jamming with Chad, Gainesville! Tony! No Idea Records! Jack!, playing and hanging with History, bbq'ing with Chuck in Charlotte, seeing Landmines in Richmond, hanging with Clair at Belle Isle and getting the new Langley Holland ep, hearing the new Haram songs, playing Siren Records, and celebrating the end of tour at the Alligator Lounge. I'm sure I'm leaving out some stuff (sorry!) but again, thanks so much for a great tour!

We're being featured on the front page of Pure Volume this week! Please go to our PV page right now and help us stay on the charts (currently we're #47 in "plays" and #16 in "downloads")! Tours are being planned for July through November (including an appearance at The Fest VI!) but for now we have some awesome regional and local shows coming up in June. We'll be playing with some great bands like The Casting Out (ex Boy Sets Fire), Dear Tonight, The Jealous Girlfriends, Look Mexico, The New Dress, Annabel, and Des Ark! Click on the shows page for more info!

See you all soon!


Hello from BWI airport (I dropped off the tour for a day to play a wedding in DC). Just wanted to check in and say that this tour's going really well. We have some new info for tomorrow's show in Richmond up on our shows page along with info for our June dates. Thanks to our tourmates in Jena Berlin and everyone that's been so supportive on this tour, we're having a lot of fun and we appreciate you all so much!

Oh, and check out this review of Unsettled!


Sorry for the lack of news updates! We're so excited to announce that our spring tour with Phildelphia's Jena Berlin starts TODAY! Click on the shows page for more info.

Also, Unsettled and the Frog Octopus Wolf EP are now both available from iTunes and other digital stores online! just reviewed Unsettled; check it out!

And lastly, we have a new email list which you can join by clicking here.

See you on the road!


Hear "UNSETTLED" from start to finish by going to!


...and we've hopped on tonight's Hella show in Tampa at the Crowbar. see you there!


we're still on tour and we just hopped on the Hella show tonight in Gainesville at Common Grounds. spread the word.

unfortunately, our show in Tampa tomorrow night has been canceled, so if you have any leads for a show for us to hop on please get in touch.

and lastly, have you bought our new cd yet? if not, go to eMusic to download it now!!


hey everyone!
i'm too excited to finally write this post but here goes:

UNSETTLED (produced by J. Robbins) is in stores TODAY!! man, it's been a long time coming. please help us out and support us directly by going to your local record stores and picking it up. and if you do things digitally, it'll be up on iTunes, eMusic, etc. next tuesday March 20.

we've been touring (quickly) down to SXSW. thanks so much to everyone in DC at the benefit for NCOR last friday for making that an awesome tour kick-off show / dance-a-thon, everyone in Louisville for waiting around for us to sort out our van issues (sorry we were late!), and the nice folks in Denton for last night's festivities. Check out the rest of our tour dates here. See y'all soon!


We're on TOUR!


The Unsettled CDs are now available for pre-order from Interpunk. Interpunk is giving away a free poster and sticker with each pre-order but only while supplies last, so order it today!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Callum Robbins benefit / Unsettled record release show last Saturday, we had a blast playing! And thanks to The New Dress, Dear Tonight, and The AKAs for playing, thanks to Mrs. Fair for the balloons, thanks to Red Leader Records for the cake (and everything else!) and thanks to Larry, Tanya, Nico, and everyone else at Matchless for hosting the show. We raised a great deal of money that we're getting to The Robbins later today. Thank you all so much for your generosity!

Tour starts Friday! See you all soon!


hello everyone,
your presence is requested at our show this saturday night. not to be melodramatic, but the official release of "Unsettled" has been 4 years in the making so if there's any show of ours you come to this year it should be this one. we're extremely proud of the songs we've written and the record we've made with J. Robbins, and we'd like to share it all with you - complete with fantastic new artwork by Beth O'Brien at Blank Pictures and backed with support and love from our friends at Red Leader Records.

our release show is doubling as a benefit for Callum Robbins, son of J. and Janet. if you don't know about Callum's situation please read about it here.

if you can't make it to the show you can still make a donation online!

needless to say, the Robbins family greatly appreciates your support so please give generously. J. has given (and is still giving) so much of his life and creative energy to a lot of music and countless records we all love and i think we as a community, united by our passion for the music underground, should give him something back. think about it.

Saturday, March 3
w/ Nakatomi Plaza, The AKAs, Dear Tonight, and The New Dress.
8pm, 21+. Admission: sliding scale of $5 - $50. Donate what you can afford!
All proceeds from the show (and a portion of our cd sales) will go directly to The Robbins family, so please give generously!
Brooklyn, NY @ Matchless
557 Manhattan Ave. at Driggs (across from Enid's)
L to Bedford Ave., exit at Driggs, walk north on Driggs to Manhattan
or G Train to Nassau, exit at Nassau, walk east on Manhattan to Driggs

"Unsettled" will be available in stores (physically and digitally) on Tuesday March 13th! spread the word!

and our new "Frog Octopus Wolf - EP" (which features 2 songs off of "Unsettled" and 3 previously unreleased tracks!) is currently available at our shows and at online stores including but not limited to:

iTunes (search for Nakatomi Plaza)

on next Friday at the National Conference for Organized Resistance in Washington, DC we'll be starting our tour down to SXSW (4 austin shows as of now!). the dates are March 9 - 31. shows are still getting confirmed so for please keep checking our shows page for updates.

thanks so much for supporting our band and our music, and thank you for supporting our efforts to help Callum and family, it's all much appreciated.


We're back home, but only for a week! Thanks to everyone that made this past tour awesome by coming out to the shows or buying merch. Special thanks to Clown In Car Booking and Family, Jamie, Sarah, Jacob and the rest of the Kitchen crew, Louisville, Doc Electro, Mike Harpring, House of Guilty Pleasures, Melody Inn, Scott and everyone else in Indy, MP Shows and everyone else that made the Ronny's show possible, Relative, Kevin Kansler and everyone else at the N. Paulina apartment, Ed Blair and everyone else involved with the Vortex show at Beloit College, and Robb and everyone at BJ's. Extra special thanks to Chris "Mouth" Anderson and Kimbo for rocking the highways with us. No thanks to the Weather - and much apologies to everyone at the Oswego and Kent shows - we'll reschedule those shows soon.

We're playing tonight at the Cake Shop! It's a benefit for The Deli Magazine's SXSW efforts, so please come out and support!

More tour dates for March, April, and May are being posted as shows get confirmed. Please check back often for updates.

And in case anyone forgot, our CALLUM ROBBINS Benefit / UNSETTLED cd release show is this Saturday March 3rd and Matchless in Brookyn, NY. Be there!


Hey Everyone,
We're really sorry we didn't make it to our Kent, OH show. Both I-78 and I-80 were closed due to there being 4 inches of ice on the road, and we got stuck in detour traffic for many, many hours.

We are continuing on to our Richmond, IN show today. Again, much apologies to everyone involved with or that attended the Kent show yesterday - we'll make it back there soon.


Due to the inclement weather in Oswego, NY we'll be rescheduling tonight's performance at SUNY Oswego. We apologize to everyone setting up the show or planning to attend. This show will be rescheduled for a later (safer) date TBA.


hey everyone!
we're heading out on tour in a couple hours! please come to the shows! also, please spread the word that our album "Unsettled" will be physically available in stores (and physically and digitally available online) on Tuesday March 13th.

we also have a new cd single (that features 2 "Unsettled" songs and 3 unreleased songs) that'll be available at our shows for $5 along with the vinyl version of "Unsettled" (brought to you by Brightskull Records) for $8.

after we get back from tour we'll be hosting a show that'll double as our cd release and a benefit for Callum Robbins (son of J. and Janet). it'll be at Matchless in Brooklyn, and will also feature The AKAs and the Red Leader bands Dear Tonight and The New Dress. all the proceeds from the show (and a portion of our cd sales) will go directly to benefit Cal.

you can read up on Callum here.

It goes without saying that The Robbins family truly appreciates your support and generosity.

show list:

February 15
Oswego, NY
@ Ozone (at Suny Oswego Campus - Hewitt Union)
w/ Nakatomi Plaza, Mysterious Mysteries, Lemuria, and Robert Blake. $5, all ages, 6pm. Brought to you by the Independent Music Organization.

February 16
Kent, OH
@ Kent Roosevelt High School (1400 North Manpua St.)
w/ A Voice Like Rhetoric, Annabel, Nakatomi Plaza, and Either/Origami. $5, all ages, 6pm.

February 17
Richmond, IN
@ Charlie's Coffee Bar (416 N. 10th St.)
w/ Nakatomi Plaza, The Receiver, African-American Zombie Lawyer, Draft Riots, Quebec. $5, all ages, 7pm. Brought to you by Clown In Car Booking and Underscore Booking.

February 18
Louisville, KY
@ Keswick Democratic Club (1127 Logan St.)
w/ Nakatomi Plaza, Morning Belle, August Moon, and Abandon Arlington. $6 or $4 w/canned goods for Food Not Bombs, all ages, show starts at 6:30pm!

February 19
@ Louisville, KY
Rudyard Kipling (422 W. Oak St.)
w/ TBA. 21+.

February 20
Bloomington, IN
@ House of Guilty Pleasures (201 e. 2nd st. or corner of 2nd and washington.)
w/ Kentucky Nightmare, Nakatomi Plaza, Morrow, and Andrew Restrepo. all ages, $3, show starts at 9pm!

February 21
Indianapolis, IN
@ Melody Inn
w/ Nakatomi Plaza, Metal In The Microwave, and The Tallest. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm, $5, 21+.

February 22
Chicago, IL
@Ronny's Bar February 23
help! (IN/IL/WI area)

February 24
Beloit, WI
@ Pearson's Hall at Beloit College (700 College St.)
w/ Tullycraft, Decibully, Modern Life Is War, Nakatomi Plaza and Dead Town Revival. all ages, free show!

February 25
Fredonia, NY
@ BJ's
w/ TBA. Free for 21+ , $5 for 18+. show starts at 10:30pm.

February 27
@ Cake Shop
A fundraiser for The Deli Magazine w/ A Place To Bury Strangers, Goes Cube, Rasa Rasiata, and Nakatomi Plaza (we play first at 8pm sharp!). $7, 21+.

March 3
Brooklyn, NY
@ Matchless
CALLUM ROBBINS BENEFIT / "UNSETTLED" RECORD RELEASE SHOW! w/ Nakatomi Plaza, The AKAs, Dear Tonight, and The New Dress. 8pm, 21+. More info TBA!

then we're heading out on tour again in March (and we could use some booking help). please get in touch if you have any leads!
fri march 9 washington dc @ NCOR
sat march 10 help! WV/western PA area
sun march 11 louisville, ky @ TBA
mon march 12 drive day
tue march 13 austin, tx @ the parlor
wed march 14 help! austin, tx SXSW
thur march 15 help! austin, tx SXSW
fri march 16 help! austin, tx SXSW
sat march 17 help! austin, tx SXSW
sun march 18 help! austin, tx SXSW
mon march 19 help! Houston, TX
tue march 20 New Orleans, LA @ The Green Project Art Space
wed march 21 Tallahassee, FL @ TBA
thur march 22 help! central FL
fri march 23 Atlanta, GA @ 141 moreland
sat march 24 help! GA/SC/NC area
sun march 25 help! SC/NC area
mon march 26 help! NC area
tue march 27 help! NC/VA
wed march 28 help! VA
thur march 29 help! VA/DC/MD area
fri march 30 Philadelphia, PA @ The North Star Bar
sat march 31 help! NJ area

then from April 27-May 17 we'll be out with Philly's own Jena Berlin. tour dates TBA!

busy busy.
thanks again for your support.
keep each other warm.


Well, we're back from tour. Thanks so much to everyone that supported us by coming to the shows, buying merch, giving us a place to stay or food, etc. - you guys are all the best and we love you. Extra special thanks to the boys in Langley Holland for helping us book the tour and for being such excellent tourmates. Some highlights of the tour include:

-touring and hanging out with Langley Holland!
-getting to play Gallery 5 (what a great venue!) in Richmond
-talking about Sunny Day Real Estate's "Diary" with Eric from Langley Holland in Norfolk
-getting lost in North Carolina and somehow ending up driving through a US Army Weapons Testing Center
-getting to play The Milestone with Karmella's Game (they rule!) and seeing a jaw-dropping surprise set by 2013 Wolves
-hanging with Curt and Heather in DC
-getting to play The Annex in Baltimore and hanging with our old friends Dexter and Miguel
-and for me personally, getting to play Dinosaur Jr.'s "Going Home" and Chet Baker's "My Funny Valentine" with Langley Holland's bearded then non-bearded captain Clair Morgan, and Toussaint McCall's "Nothing Takes The Place of You" with Al and Clair. Good times!

You can check out Dan from Langley Holland's tour pics here. More pics to come...

Check out the shows page! We're playing Long Island this Friday and in NYC at the Knitting Factory this Sunday. Our February tourdates are also posted and we need some help so please get in touch if you can!



We're on TOUR!!


The UPS guy showed up with the new CD singles! Be the first to have one by picking one up at our show this Saturday! Speaking of Saturday's show, the great Shlshkd have been added to the show. They go on first at 6pm, doors are at 5:30pm, so don't be late!


Hey everyone! This Saturday's show is starting early. Falkonr goes on first at 6:45pm so don't be late! And some of the tour info has changed so please keep checking our shows page for updates. It also looks like we'll have our new cd single for sale on this tour, but I'll believe it when the UPS guy shows up. See you soon!


There are some sweet pics from our last ever North Six show posted here. Check them out!

We leave again for tour in about a week; hope to see you guys at the shows! If all goes as planned we'll have a new cd single for sale featuring two songs from our "Unsettled" full-length along with a previously unreleased track and two acoustic demos. Keep your fingers crossed.

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