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Sorry for the radio silence over here on the site! Thanks again to everyone that made THE CODA TOUR and BUDDY FEST so so amazing.

We've been getting some great reviews of GHOSTS which you can see by checking out our Facebook page.

There's also been some confusion as to why we broke up, which Al has responded to here.

Just to update you all on what we've been up to, Lou has been playing drums with Sherpas, Al and I have been working on a hardcore band with our friends Rachel Rubino and Will Noon called Panther Modern, and I've been working on my solo project Ghost Robot Ninja Bear, playing bass with Ludlow Lions, and many other various projects. One thing I want to reiterate that Al said is that we're didn't break up the band to stop playing music. I can't even believe some folks think that. If you know us personally, then you know that's an impossibility.

We'll see you all soon. And once again, THANKS SO MUCH!!!


THE CODA TOUR was amazing! We'll have an official wrap-up posted next week!

BUDDY FEST is tonight and tomorrow! See you there!


THE CODA TOUR starts today!

Tickets for BUDDY FEST are on sale now! We strongly encourage you to buy tickets in advance as space is limited.

Thanks to all who have downloaded GHOSTS and/or donated money, it's much appreciated and has been really helping us with the album/tour costs. We're going to leave the download up for one more day so have at it!

See you at the shows.


Dear friends, I just found out that our van needs $1000 of repair/maintenance work done. This is on top of our gear maintenance costs and all the album production/promotional costs. If you have the means please download GHOSTS here and if you have a few dollars you could donate it'd really be appreciated at this time!

We really appreciate all the kind words about GHOSTS and all the donations we've received thus far!

There's a great review up at and also posted something, check it out!


As you can see on our web site's front page, our new and final album GHOSTS is available right now until August 31 as a free / pay-what-you-like download. So go ahead, take it! All we ask is that if you do like it, then please tell your friends about it.

There's also a donation option too. This final album and our upcoming final tour are completely self-financed, so any donations would be greatly appreciated.

You'll also be able to buy GHOSTS on CD (which has a really beautiful layout done by our good friend Jon Loudon and essays from each band member) directly from us on the final tour.

Listen to GHOSTS right now at our, Pure Volume, Myspace, and Muxtape sites (the Muxtape stream sounds the best to my ears).

For the final tour (which we've dubbed The Coda Tour, Aug 31 - Sept 12), we have been rehearsing the following songs:

from GHOSTS:

Bomb Shelter
The Ghost Intrigue
Artificial Light
Pigs Will Pay (Redux)
It Came From Outside
Song For Al
The Finish Line


A Manifest Destiny Grows In Brooklyn
Not Hopeless
Calling All Cars
The Strikes
(Don't) Close Your Eyes


Meanwhile In Greenpoint...
Bike Rock Revolution
Consider This A Hostile Takeover

If you'll be attending one of the upcoming shows and you'd like to hear one or more of these particular songs then please get in touch and let us know which show(s) you're coming to and which song(s) you want us to play and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

And finally, we've organized a pretty amazing "going away" party for ourselves entitled Buddy Fest (aka our last 2 shows ever). Buddy Fest will take place on Fri Sept 11 (eve) and Sat Sept 12 (all day) at Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St. in Brooklyn, NY). Advance tickets are available at the shows page. Due to the nature of this event and because space is limited, we strongly encourage people to buy advance tickets ASAP (especially if you're traveling from far away). We have an amazing line-up planned for this and our upcoming tour; see below for all the details!


AUG 31 - New Brunswick, NJ @ The Court Tavern w/ Disarmor
SEP 01 - Washington, DC @ TBA w/ Trophy Wife and Avec
SEP 02 - Baltimore, MD @ The Talking Head w/ Avec and Lingos Clamore
SEP 03 - Richmond, VA @ Plaza Bowl w/ Landmines, Marionette, and Cities For Small Towns
SEP 04 - Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley w/ Desolation Wilderness, Attica! Attica!, and Alcohawk
SEP 05 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop w/ Good Luck, Attica! Attica! and Eric Ayotte
SEP 06 - Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop w/ I Am Champagne, Swarm of Bats, and Attica! Attica!
SEP 07 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Lemuria and Attica! Attica!
SEP 08 - Ithaca, NY @ The Shop w/ Attica! Attica! and Beach Parade
SEP 09 - Binghamton, NY @ TBA w/ Summer People
SEP 11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium BUDDY FEST DAY 1 (2nd to last NP show!) w/ Avec, The Reveling, and The New Dress
SEP 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium BUDDY FEST DAY 2 (last ever NP show!) w/ Cities For Small Towns, Lemuria, I Am Champagne, Man Without Plan, Trophy Wife, Summer People, Ludlow Lions, One Main Riot, Rapid Cities, and Kill Wealthy Dowager

We want to thank everyone for such an amazing 10 years, and we're looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible in the coming weeks.


The Frodus show was rad, check out pics here. Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan, Frodus, Limbs, Himalaya, and everyone that came and rocked out, it was a fun night!


We're almost done with the liner notes and the artwork and layout are almost finished. Mixing and mastering (thanks to Will at Sterling for working his magic with the songs) are both complete and soon the record will be off to the record pressing plants and to the mysterious digital factory where nanobots will convert our hard work into compressed 0s and 1s for your enjoyment on your digital music player. All that said, we still do not have a firm release date and at the moment we're going to hold off on posting any of the GHOSTS songs online. Good things come to those who wait.

In the meantime, please come see us play our first show after this past recording hibernation. It's on Sunday May 10th at Death By Audio with a reunited FRODUS!!! Believe me, you don't want to miss this one. Also, we have slightly increased our web presence once again now that we are a part of the Muxtape community. The site and its concept are pretty awesome, get into it and check out some new music!

And lastly for now, we still do not know when our final round of shows will be. But we can say that there is talk of doing a short farewell tour later this Summer, probably a little after the release of GHOSTS, followed by one or two farewell shows in NYC. Stay tuned.


Hello! I apologize for the lack of updates, but we've been working really hard on this record and some things, like our website and myspace site, have been neglected. That said, we are very proud of this nearly completed record which we've named "Ghosts." Today is our final mixing session and I'm grinning ear to ear about how great it all sounds. Ali Hassan really gave his all on this and is making the band sound better than it ever has and we thank him for that. This is some of the best writing and playing the band has done and we can't wait for you all to hear it. We still do not have a projected release date (though expect it sometime this Summer; sorry folks, vinyl manufacturing and surprisingly digital distribution take a while) nor do we have any info for the final round of shows but we will soon so stay tuned.


Happy holidays everybody! Thanks to everyone that has been writing in with well wishes and show requests. Your words have been very inspiring and we can't thank you enough for your support. Right now we are taking things one step at a time and have been spending the last few weeks finalizing recording plans and putting the finishing touches on our demos. Things have really come together and we are entering various NYC recording studios with our good friend Ali Hassan (fresh off sessions with the Bouncing Souls!) starting in mid-January to make this final album. Unfortunately we do not yet have a projected release date or a tentative plan for the final show(s) but we will keep you posted for sure. In the meantime, please have a safe and happy holiday season, have a happy new year, and continue to be good to each other.


We're breaking up...

from Oscar:
Nakatomi Plaza has entered the process of disbanding. I say "process" because that's exactly what it is. It's nearly impossible to end something overnight that you've been involved with for a decade, but it is in-fact ending, and very soon. I wanted to tell everyone (particularly our friends that do not live in the Northeast and that may be attending the Fest 7 in Gainesville, FL this weekend) to encourage you to come see the band this Sunday at 7:30pm at Durty Nelly's for one of our final performances.

We hope to enter the studio by the end of this year and finally record these songs we've been working on for the last year and a half. We are too proud of them to let them go undocumented. And hopefully not too long afterwards, we will play an undetermined amount of farewell / record release shows centered around the Northeast. These will surely be very special events and we hope you can attend.

A couple months ago I told Al and Lou that I no longer wanted to continue playing in Nakatomi Plaza. After 10 years, 3 full-lengths (and a few singles/EPs/comp tracks), 3 vans, and seemingly countless shows, tours, and recording sessions I had decided it was time for me to move on and explore other music with different people. For all three of us, this was heavy news and we needed time to digest it which is why we delayed the announcement until now.

To Al and Lou, you are two of the most inspiring people I have ever met and I want you to know that our time together in this band means the world to me. Please understand that nothing has gone unnoticed and I appreciate you both encouraging me and believing in me and the music when others would not. The kind of support you two have given me is rare. I'm glad we're ending this where we are and I'm very proud of what we've done.

And I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart that has been there for us over the years. You released our records, you bought our records, you came to our shows and sang along, you housed and fed us on tour, you were our roadie, you recorded us, you played shows and toured with us, you booked us, you used to be in the band, you sat up with us late into the night as we tried to figure it all out and you let us know we weren't alone... I could go on and on but the point is "thanks and we love you."

Finally, do please stay in touch with us; we would love to know what you all are up to and we would love to keep you all informed about each of our individual future undertakings and projects.

oscar albis rodriguez

from Al:
If you asked me 10 years ago where i wanted to be in 10 years, i'd pretty much answer with my life the way it is now (with a few minor alterations, i mean, i couldn't have predicted exactly what sort of retail job i'd have, and i did want to move to a new city sometimes.) but anyway, i'm really happy with nakatomi and what we've accomplished, and i'm really glad for what it's given back to me, it has been so much more than a musical project. honestly, i didn't get into punk rock to be a rock star. i got into punk rock to make friends and feel the sense of community i always crave, the sense of community, of kinetic positive energy that keeps me sane. it's sometimes a struggle to feel connected and being in nakatomi has put me in the position to meet such wonderful people all over the country, doing such great things. nakatomi plaza became a part of me around month 2 of being involved, and i can feel in it my bones, i breathe it from my lungs. i have never in my whole life stuck with anything as long as this and i will miss it greatly. but it's time to move on. and i am really looking forward to spare time and new projects, some musical, some not.

i want to thank everyone whose kept us in their hearts and minds, everyone whose come out to see us or listened to our music who felt connected. everyone who helped us out even if they didn't really like our music so much (something i love about punks!). man, i just want to thank everyone. roadies, crash pad hosts, bookers, cookers, mechanics, tour buddy bands, people who have told me they like our lyrics, everyone. and of course i want to thank all the other nakatomiites, past, honorary and especially present. and i'd also like to thank my parents, because it really isn't everyone who is so supportive, excited really, psyched even, about their kid being in a money-losing, basement playing punk band with no pressure or lofty expectations of her having "success" with fame or money. they are really the best.


from Lou:
Thank You All it's been amazing being part of an experience with so much passion, that's why it's so hard to say goodbye.
But with endings come new beginnings. I'm so grateful to have met so many awesome people because of Nakatomi!
And hope to meet more. Keep in Touch. Thank you for being there. I don't know what else to say...
More Music, More Shows, More Hugs, Blood, Sweat and Tears!!!

The Fest 7 is this weekend + Al's photos are being featured at the Paper and Plastick / Store 101 Art Show!!

Please come see us at one of our final performances:
This Sunday, November 2
Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 7!!! (
DURTY NELLY'S (208 West University Ave) featuring:
Cassette 10:00 - 10:30
A Love Dog 9:10 - 9:40
Hawks and Doves 8:20 - 8:50
Nakatomi Plaza 7:30 - 8:00
Averkiou 6:40 - 7:10
Laserhead 5:50 - 6:20
Sorry No Ferrari 5:00 - 5:30
Low Red Land 4:10 - 4:40
Towers of Hanoi 3:20 - 3:50
Deep and Holy Sea 2:30 - 3:00
Antarctic 1:40 - 2:10
Doors at 1:00pm
$10 or FREE w/FEST 7 pass 21+

and please check out Al's photography work at:

Paper and Plastick / Store 101 Fest Art Show!
Also featuring Horsebites, Robbie Huddleston (Ann Beretta/Foundation), Gary Viter (Dirty Tactics), Laura Predny, Danny Lore (Against All Authority), Rob Dobi, Skull With Hair, Dave Quiggle, Mike Ski (The A.K.A.s), Laren Denitzio (The Measure [SA]), Adam Wentworth and more.
@ Store 101
101 N. Main St.
Gainesville, FL
6:00pm-2:00am Friday, Oct 31
noon-midnight on Saturday, Nov 1

Please download the FREE Anniversary / Beartrap PR compilation which features our new song 4017. Hurry, it's only available until November 16th!


the PASTEPUNK.COM 10th ANNIVERSARY / BEARTRAP PR FREE MP3 COMPILATION is officially available for download today! it features a new Nakatomi Plaza song called 4017, a new(!) song from my old punk/hardcore band De La Hoya (featuring Aaron from Attica! Attica! and Marathon, Gunnar from The Exit, and me and Al) called Union Square, new/rare/unreleased songs from other bands on Red Leader Records and more! it's only going to be available online for a month so download it now!

also, don't forget that Nakatomi Plaza will be playing at the CMJ Music Marathon on Wed Oct 22 @ The Trash Bar and at The Fest 7 in Gainesville, FL on Sun Nov 2.

thanks for your continued support and thanks for checking out the songs on the compilation! we had such a blast recording last thursday night and would like to thank Ali Hassan and Bill Henderson for all their last minute / super awesome production work. we're very proud of this recording; please go to our myspace page let us know what you think!


We are playing the CMJ Music Marathon here in Brooklyn at The Trash Bar on Wednesday October 22 and The Fest 7 in Gainesville, FL on Saturday November 1! Stay tuned for more details!


Al and I are back from Scotland and we would like to wish Lou a very happy birthday! Come celebrate with us this Saturday afternoon at ABC No Rio where we'll be playing a great show with our friends Bridge and Tunnel, Scream! Hello, Static Radio, and Jena Berlin.

Apologies to the bands and folks that went out a few weeks ago to the Martini Red show and also to TJ and everyone else involved with the Europa show. Sorry we had to cancel but I injured my hand right before the Martini Red show pretty seriously and there was no way were going to be able to play (quite frankly if we did play it would have made my hand injury worse).

Thanks for your continued support, see you all soon!


We have two shows left before Al and I do some touring/traveling across the pond, hope to see you there!


First off, Al and I would like to congratulate Lou and Jess on their recent wedding! They've been away on their honeymoon but now they're back so we're going to play a couple shows and finish demoing a couple songs before Al and I do some touring/traveling (with the Eric Hill Band) across the pond in August. Following that trip, NP will hopefully start recording. Fingers crossed.

We'd love to see you at these shows before we go! Please come if you can, thanks!


We have two more shows before our "summer vacation" starts so please come out tonight to Fat Baby and tomorrow to The Brooklyn Kitchen. Thanks!


Thanks so much to everyone that came out this past weekend in Baltimore and Asbury Park to check out us and Young Hearts. If you live in or near NYC, please come to Death By Audio tonight to see both bands rock together one more time!


We just had a great time hanging and playing with our friends in History. They are on tour and have a new record out so please go support them!

This weekend we'll be meeting up with our friends in Young Hearts in Baltimore and Asbury Park so please come out if you're around!

And in case you missed us on Fearless Music this past Saturday...


Hey everyone! We won the poll over at Fearless Music! Thank you so much for all your support! If you're in New York City, you can see us playing "The Strikes" on Fearless Music at 12:30 AM sunday morning (or, as i think about it, saturday night). Check out Fearless Music's Myspace Blog or contact them for where and when Fearless Music is on in other cities. It will also be available to watch at


They are still taking votes so please help us be on next week's show by voting here: (scroll down to the bottom right hand corner)

Thank you to those of you who have already voted. We really appreciate it! Also, please feel free to click on "videos" at and comment on our video. And in case you missed it this past Saturday night...


Hey! We had a blast playing the New England shows last week with The Jesse Minute. Thanks to them, the promoters, the other bands, and everyone that came to the shows, we had a great time. Special thanks to Jay for all the help as well!

Big news! We're going to be on Fearless Music TV this Saturday night! If you live in NYC, it'll be on at 12:30am (late Saturday night / early Sunday morning) on FOX. If you live outside of NYC, please check out the Fearless Music myspace blog to see where you can view it (which you can do from pretty much anywhere in the world). Also, don't forget to vote for us before and after the episode airs at the Fearless Music website. The band that receives the highest amount of votes will be featured again on next week�s episode.

We're very, very excited about this and I hope you'll all take the time to check it out! Thanks so much!


Providence tonight and Boston tomorrow!!!


Hey everyone! We want to say thanks to everyone that came to the Coco 66 show last Saturday and thanks to the other bands that played. Special thanks to The Reveling for hosting the show. We're playing at The Trash Bar this Saturday with Dynamite Plan so please come out if you can. And next weekend we'll be hitting up Providence and Boston! See you all soon!


Hello! This is just a quick reminder that we are playing tomorrow night at Coco 66 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with The Reveling, Racing Exit 13, and Dead Set on Destruction. Please come by if you can, if we're all lucky we may unveil a new song or two. Thanks!


Hey everybody! Just wanted to remind you all that we're playing a free show tomorrow (music starts at 9pm) at Lost and Found (113 Franklin at Greenpoint) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Scream! Hello, The New Dress, Let Me Run, and Summer People (ex-Fire When Ready). Not only will we be celebrating the millionth birthday of our friend Dave, but it's also the release show for Scream! Hello's new EP and the Red Leader Birthday 10" Picture Disc (featuring us, S!H, The New Dress, and Attica! Attica!). It'll be a fun time for sure and we hope to see you there!

We also want to say thanks to everyone at Tainted Blue and From The Penthouse for having us play an acoustic set this past Monday (we played The Strikes, Retro Is Really In This Year, Not Hopeless, and The Finish Line) along with Young Hearts, Kill The Camera, and The Reveling. We had a great time and hopefully we'll be able to share the recording of that show with you all soon. We also want to thank Soren Anders for having us last Friday at his KaBall series where we got to try out the songs acoustically for the first time in front of a live audience (it was so helpful, thanks Soren!).

We have many more shows coming up so please check our sites for updates. And we're nearly done writing the new record and will soon be having the ever fun discussion comparing studios, producers, what's right for us, gear purchases and rentals, artwork, and blah blah blah - I just want to record already!

Part of my current enthusiasm to record is because I saw the legendary Geoff Emerick give a lecture last night. For those of you who don't know, Mr. Emerick was The Beatles' recording engineer from Revolver to Abbey Road. It was quite an honor to hear him speak and I'll be listening to those records with fresh ears once again having heard his insights. And not to be cheesy but I think I learned the secrets to making good music last night and I don't mind sharing them:

Discipline. Heart and Soul.

Think about it...


Hey all, we have something new for sale! I'm personally very proud of this record as I was involved with the production for 3 of 4 of these songs and the whole thing is rad.

From Red Leader Records:

"...we have a new release coming out in the next 2 weeks. The record is an EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION hand numbered 10" Picture Disc. We pressed 500 copies and when they are gone they are gone for good. They aren't going to stores, and will only be available from us or the bands at shows. What's on it you ask? Four of the sweetheart bands on Red Leader recorded four of their and our favorite songs to celebrate one of our birthdays. SCREAM HELLO covers SUPERCHUNK's "Hyper Enough", THE NEW DRESS covers "No Depression" by THE CARTER FAMILY (inspired by UNCLE TUPELO as well), ATTICA! ATTICA! covers "No Children" by THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, and NAKATOMI PLAZA covers "Car" by BUILT TO SPILL. This record is really amazing, if you don't know those songs or artists you should be ashamed of yourself and then go buy their records...and then get excited for these interpetations.

The 10" is $10 plus $4.50 shipping and handling, but if you order it from us we will get you the mp3's of the songs if you want and throw in a bunch of neat cool stuff for you with your order. IF YOU ORDER OUTSIDE THE U.S. you need to double the shipping! Sorry. Limited Edition vinyl costs a lot to make and put in your hands...
Anyway, a few select randomly chosen orders will get the option of getting a test pressing of the record. Include a note with your preorder if you want to be in the running. Good luck and thanks!"

So head over to and pick this up now, don't waste a second. Like we keep saying, there's only 500 of these that'll ever be in existence!

We want to say thanks to SUNY Oneonta, Ryan, Phil, and No Radio Records for having us play upstate NY last weekend and I want to thank everyone that attended the shows and supported the benefit. The shows were so much fun for us and it looked like you all were having a great time too. Thanks for making us feel at home.

And on one last very serious note, Al and I would like to say thanks to everyone that has gotten in touch with us with their condolences, thoughts, and kind words about Mr. Frog and her recent passing. We are starting to do better over here but admittedly the apartment feels empty and we miss her more than you can imagine. We realized one thing before each of the last two upstate NY shows: one, Mr. Frog can now be with us in spirit at all NP shows - and that's really comforting, and two, Mr. Frog is no longer sick and suffering (she had been quite ill for the last couple months). So here's to Mr. Frog, 1985 - 2008, RIP. We love and miss you.


We're back from SXSW! Thanks to all our new and old friends that came to see us play, we really had a great time! Special thanks to Afshin and Singer for the shows, Low Red Lands for the gear, and Matt Caron for the hanging and schlepping. Extra special thanks to Travis for literally everything, it would've been so much harder to take the trip had it not been for his generosity and help.

We're heading upstate this Thursday and Friday, check the shows page for more info, thanks!


It all came together over the last week, and now we'll be seeing you all in Austin, TX in a few short hours where we'll be playing 3 (yes, three!) shows during the SXSW Music Festival!!

Thursday, March 13
Austin, TX - SXSW
@ The Parlor
w/ Spain Colored Orange, Monster Sleeps Quiet, Nakatomi Plaza (we play at 8pm), and Low Red Land. all ages, free show!, 7pm.

Friday, March 14
Austin, TX - SXSW
@ Parts and Labour (back parking lot)
w/ TBA (we play at 5pm). all ages, free show!

Saturday, March 15
Austin, TX - SXSW
@ Agave Bar (415 6th St.)
w/ TBA (we play at 3pm). 21+, free show!

We're way too excited about this and you should be too! Thanks so much in advance to Travis, Singer, and Afshin for hooking this all up. We could use all the support we can get so if you will be at SXSW (or know someone that will be) please spread the word about our shows.

Over the next few weeks while we continue to write and record new songs and demos we'll also be playing a few more shows around the north east; check out the shows page for more info on that.

And lastly there's a rumor circulating that we might have some cdrs at SXSW with new songs and demos (cleverly titled "New Songs/Demos 2008"). Is it true?

Ask us. In person. In Texas. See you there!


Hey everyone. We're playing tonight at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ so if you're around please come to the show!

We've also confirmed one show in Austin, TX during the SXSW Music Festival next week. It's on Saturday March 15th, I believe we play at 3pm, and the show is at the Agave Bar (plus, it's FREE!). If you or someone you know will be in the Austin area next week please let them know about this; we'd really appreciate it. And of course, if you have any leads for any other shows or parties we could play while we're down there please let us know!

There are a few more shows in the works including SUNY Oneonta, No Radio Records in Ithaca, and O'Brien's in Boston just to name a few. Keep checking our shows page for updates.

About two weeks ago, WNYC ran a story by reporter Lisa Chow on the underground basement show scene that includes interviews with The New Dress, End Of A Year, New Brunswick house show promoters, Nakatomi Plaza, and Against Me! There's also a little bit of live audio of Nakatomi from our last New Brunswick basement show. Check out the story here:

or by copying and pasting this address into your browser window:

Thanks so much for your support, hope to see you all soon!


Here's a quick reminder that we're playing Mercury Lounge tonight! Please come out if you can, it's really one of the best sounding rooms in NYC so it's sure to be a fun time.

Also, we want to thank Fearless Music TV for having us over at their studio this past Friday. We taped four songs (The Strikes, The Ghost Intrigue, Finish Line, and A Manifest Destiny Grows In Brooklyn) and an interview for them and had a really great time over there. They're going to let us know when it'll air so stay tuned.

True to form I totally slept through today's show Morning Edition on WNYC where they aired a story (by Lisa Chow) on DIY house shows. It featured interviews with me, Laura from The New Dress, Patrick of End of The Year, Tom from Against! Me, and the hosts of New Brunswick house shows. It'll air again later this week on the show Soundcheck (which knowing me I will probably unfortunately also miss). I will post links to their archive MP3s once we get them. Thanks to Lisa Chow, Paul Schneider, and WNYC for doing this story and having us involved; it was nice to have a public forum to explain what it is bands like us do and what we're trying to accomplish within and outside our community.

We are making progress booking shows (Details TBA) in Austin, TX during the SXSW music festival but still need your help! If you have any leads for shows/parties we can play please get in touch with us!

And lastly, we've just confirmed our show at Maxwell's for Thursday March 6. Please see our shows page for more info, thanks!


Hey everyone! Lots to talk about today, we just got added to a Mercury Lounge show for this Tuesday February 19 night at 10pm. Mercury's one of my favorite rooms to play in NYC so please come out if you can. Thanks to The Teenage Prayers for hooking that up for us. We'll also be playing at MCC on Friday February 22 as part of a great night of new music curated by our good friend Soren Anders; you don't want to miss that either! More details at our shows page.

We are also still looking for shows in and around Austin, TX from March 12 - 15. If you have any leads for shows or parties we can play please get in touch with us at oscar[at]nakatomiplaza[dot]com (trying to fend off the spam bots)!

Tonight we'll be taping our segment for Fearless Music TV. No, we didn't win the second round of the online contest (but we do appreciate the hundreds of you that did vote for us!) but they liked us enough to have us on the show anyway! We're very excited about this so please wish us luck! I'm not sure when it'll air but as soon as we know we'll make a lot of noise about it.

I guess that's it for now. We are still in the midst of writing and demoing new songs. If you'd like to hear some of these new works then please come to our shows! Thanks and have a great weekend!


We have a few shows this week starting tonight at Fontana's! We'll be playing a few new songs and would love to see all of you if you can make it out:

TONIGHT! January 30
NYC! @ Fontana's w/
8pm Lorem Ipsum
9pm Nakatomi Plaza
10pm the Golden Age of Radio
11pm Paper & Sand
$7, 21+.

Friday, February 1
New Brunswick, NJ @ 90 Central Ave.
w/ Scream! Hello, Nakatomi Plaza, and more TBA. Details TBA.

Saturday, February 2
Brooklyn, NY @ Lost and Found
w/ Landmines, Cheeky, and Nakatomi Plaza. Free show! 8pm.

We are also currently looking for shows to play in the Austin, TX area around and during SXSW (March 12 - 16). If you have any leads for any possible shows please get in touch with us! Thanks so much!


Hey Everyone! Today marks the 9th anniversary of our first show as a band. It was at a VFW hall in Providence, RI, we opened the show and only played 3 songs, but it was surely the start of something special. Thank you so much to everyone that's been supporting us throughout these many years; thank you for listening and understanding, and for letting us share our music, art, and thoughts. We're so lucky to have met so many wonderful people because of this band, to have traveled to some amazing places, and to have shared in some great life-changing experiences. Here's to many more good times to come!
ps - Come celebrate with us this Saturday at our show at Lost and Found!


Happy New Year! Thanks so much to everyone that came out to our shows with Polar Bear Club, it was a great way to close out 2007 (our busiest year ever)! And thanks to Polar Bear Club and the promoters for having us!

We're continuing to write and demo new songs (thanks for all the kind words you've sent about "The Finish Line"), some of which we may perform at our next two shows, Saturday January 19 at Lost and Found and Wednesday January 30 at Fontana's. Check the shows page for info. Thanks!

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