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Up For Nothing announce final three shows

Brooklyn punks Up For Nothing are ending their run as a band, but not before they play a couple of farewell shows.

The band recently announced that after playing FEST next month, they’ll have two more shows before putting an end to it all. Check out the dates/locations of the final shows below.

Up For Nothing released their last album, Swindled, early this year on It’s Alive Records. Check out our review of it right here.



It’s Alive Records releases free comp ft. Plow United, Up For Nothing & more

It’s Alive Records has released a free compilation titled It’s Alive and Chill. The comp features 25 songs from bands like Plow United, Up For Nothing, Hospital Job, and The Mugwumps.

You can listen to the compilation below and download it for free on the label’s Bandcamp page.



Album Review: Up for Nothing – “Swindled”

Two years ago, I called Up for Nothing “Brooklyn’s best kept secret” and thought it was time to let everyone else in on them. I’m not sure if the rest of Brooklyn really got the memo. Also two years ago, the band released the acoustic EP, Responses, highlighting the band’s knack for strong melodies and songwriting, as well as highlighting the need for them to no longer be a well guarded secret. Now, in 2016, their latest album, Swindled, brings back the band’s signature, hardcore-tinged style without sacrificing the musicality that makes their songs so catchy, and it’s damn time that you open your ears to hear them.

Although the band’s current line up has been in place for awhile now, Swindled marks their first full length album together. It might have felt like a long wait, but in the end it was worth it because it is a smooth album- everything falls right into place, and any signs of rough edges that come with a membership shift have been sanded down. On a handful of tracks, not-so-new-anymore guitarist Josh Gaon sings lead alongside front-man Justin Conigliaro as if Up for Nothing has always been a two singer band. Everything about the album just feels right, marking the logical next step from the band’s 2013 EP, In Trance.

Like all good punk albums, Swindled features exactly zero out of fourteen songs that break the 3 minute mark (a few come close), bringing its total run time to just under a half hour. This is no nonsense punk rock, Up for Nothing avoids experimentation with ballads, they don’t try mixing and matching other genres, and if any of their members are Springsteen fans, they sure don’t let it bleed into their music here. So, you want in on a secret? Check out Swindled by Up for Nothing, then tell all your friends to do the same.

4 / 5 – Listen up, listen loud, and listen multiple times below.

RIYL: Dear Landlord, Banner Pilot, Chinese Telephones



Up For Nothing streaming new album “Swindled”

Brooklyn punks Up For Nothing have made their new album Swindled available for streaming. It’s the band’s first LP featuring new guitarist/backing co-vocalist Josh Gaon and drummer Thomas Sobolow.

You can give the entire thing a listen below, and grab it on your choice of vinyl or CD here.

Swindled released today via It’s Alive Records, serving as a follow-up to 2011’s Twelve Stories Down. The band’s currently jumping on a plane to go tour Europe with The Penske File (dates & locations below).



Up For Nothing announce EU tour dates with The Penske File

Brooklyn punks Up For Nothing are jumping on a plane to go play some music for our European friends. The band will be joined by Canadian punks The Penske File for several shows in Germany, France, The Netherlands, and Belgium. Check out the upcoming tour dates and the tour poster below.

The tour coincides with the Up For Nothing’s new album, Swindled, which is due out February 20th on It’s Alive Records.

The Penske File’s latest album, Burn Into The Earth, came out in June 2015 on Stomp Records.



Stream new tracks from Sass Dragons, Deforesters, Sic Waiting, Up For Nothing, Skipjack, Western Settings and more off new benefit comp (free download)

When you’ve been writing for zines as long as I have its not surprising that you end up with a lot of great friends in a lot of killer bands. The friendships I’ve made have been the best thing about doing what I do, and last year I decided to use my privileges for a greater good by putting out a benefit comp for the SPCA featuring a bunch of great music by a lot of punk bands I’m proud to call my friends. After its success I made a commitment to release a new compilation for charity every year and this year’s comp is for Suicide Prevention, an issue that is close to home for me because I suffer from depression.

Today I’m proud to present the compilation “Hope: A Compilation for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention” which features great punk bands from across the globe and includes unreleased songs by  Sass Dragons, Deforesters, Sic Waiting, Up For Nothing,  Skipjack, Western Settings, Poor Me and more. You can stream the compilation and track list below and download it for a pay-what-you-want donation on bandcamp.

All proceeds go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The organization was created to raise awareness, offer support, fund research and call for action in regard to advancing a national response to the problem of suicide. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.7 million, or 18.6%—experiences mental illness in a given year. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. (more common than homicide) and the second leading cause of death for people aged 15–24.  The goal of this compilation is to expose bands I love to a wider audience, while donating to a good cause. In addition to giving people solid tunes to listen to and donating money to charity, I wish to open up a dialog and help those struggling feel less alone. Please go download the record. If you feel inclined, throw some cash to the charity by donating.



Up For Nothing announce new album, “Swindled”

If you’ve been Jonesing for some new Up For Nothing, you’re still going to have to wait a while, but at least know we know how long.

Today, the Brooklyn punks announced plans for a brand new album. It’s due to be called “Swindled,” and it’s slated for a release in February 2016 via It’s Alive Records. The album was recorded with the one-and-only Pete Steinkopf at Little Eden and The Lakehouse in Asbury Park, NJ. Stay tuned for pre-order information, etc.

Up For Nothing released a split with Resolutions on May 11th of this year through Swamp Cabbage Records andHomebound Records.



Up For Nothing announce North American tour dates

Brooklyn punk act Up For Nothing  have announced North American tour dates.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

They released a split with Resolutions on May 11th through Swamp Cabbage Records and Homebound Records.



Up For Nothing and Resolutions stream songs from upcoming split 7-inch

Brooklyn punk act Up For Nothing and Germany’s Resolutions are streaming two tracks from their upcoming 4-song split 7-inch, which is set to be released on May 11th through Swamp Cabbage Records and Homebound Records. Head over here to give ’em a listen.

Up For Nothing released their Responses EP in 2014, and they are currently working on a new full-length slated to release later this year. Resolutions most recently put out a split with Florida punk act Teen Agers through No Panic! Records.



Up For Nothing announce split with Resolutions, LP and tour

Brooklyn punk act, Up For Nothing, have announced that they will release a new LP and a split. Firstly, the split will be with German punk act, Resolutions. It was recorded and mixed by Vinnie Punziano was will be released this spring through Team Beard Records, Swamp Cabbage Records and Homebound Records.

Up For Nothing will hit the studio this May at The Lakehouse and Little Eden Studios in Asbury Park, NJ with Pete Steinkoph (Bouncing Souls). The LP is due out this summer through It’s Alive Records. The the band will be supporting these releases on tour.

Up For Nothing released their Responses EP in 2014. Resolutions last released a split with Florida punk act,  Teen Agers, through No Panic! Records.



Video: Up For Nothing featured in short documentary “12 Stories Down”

Dayside Productions has released a short documentary about Brooklyn punk rock outfit, Up For Nothing, entitled, “12 Stories Down”

You can check it out here.

The band last released an acoustic EP entitled Responses on the 4th of July.



Up For Nothing release music video for “Sink”

Brooklyn punk rock outfit Up For Nothing have released a music video for their song “Sink”

You can check it out below.

The song appears on their acoustic EP entitled Responses which was released on the 4th of July!



DS Exclusive: Up For Nothing stream new acoustic EP “Responses,” announce summer tour dates

Our friends in Brooklyn punk act Up For Nothing have decided to change things up a bit and will be releasing a brand new acoustic EP entitled Responses on the 4th of July! The good news for all of you is we’ve got an exclusive stream of the whole thing, so you don’t have to wait to hear it.

You can listen to the entire EP below. Details on Up For Nothing’s summer tour can also be found down there, so keep that in mind if you live in New York, New Jersey, or California and you like awesome, live punk rock!



Up For Nothing to release acoustic EP “Responses” later this month, reveals cover art

Brooklyn punk rock outfit Up For Nothing will release their new acoustic EP “Responses” later this month.

They’ve revealed the cover art for the EP, which is pictured above.

The band released their last EP “In Trace” on April 26, 2013 on It’s Alive Records / Swamp Cabbage Records.



Up For Nothing announce east coast tour dates

Brooklyn punk rock outfit Up For Nothing have announced east coast tour dates.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

The band released their last EP “In Trace” on April 26, 2013 on It’s Alive Records / Swamp Cabbage Records.