Chalk Talk- Bad Influences EP Feature

August 5, 2012

Chalk Talk, the incredible three piece have returned with their flawless sophomore EP ‘Bad Influences’.

With no music scene in their area to speak of, Chalk Talk has risen to the challenge of being a decidedly DIY band. Within months of forming, the band, then consisting of dual vocalists Bryce Pulaski and Andy Kapinos on guitar and drums respectively, recorded a six-song demo entitled Killing Spree, threw together a few dozen copies on their own and hit the road for a week-long Northeast tour. Over
the next year the band acquired a bassist, Brian Bartus, and worked on building up a fan base around their home in the suburbs of Enfield Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Chalk Talk then hit the road for a self-booked, month-long tour, which took them across the Eastern half of the United States in support of their release The Food Chain. The Food Chain, which the band, in co-operation with Canadian label L’oeil Du Tigre, has made available on CD, 7″, and cassette, consists of two brand new tracks and two reworked songs from their original demo Killing Spree. With subject matter ranging from sexual frustration to the monotony of suburban life, and melodies taking cues from the power-pop sensibilities of Weezer, blink-182, and the Promise Ring. The Food Chain is both relateable and widely accessible. Chalk Talk in the past year has done multiple weekends in Canada and also toured for 2 weeks down to Texas. Next up for Chalk Talk is MACRoCK Fest in Harrisonburg VA and Pouzza fest in Montreal w/ acts such as Bad Astronaut and Lifetime.

‘Bad Influences’ sees the band refine themselves from their earlier raw sound into an effortlessly stirring, melodic soup of surf, punk and 90s style indie rock. fun yet poignant, charming yet energetic, there’s a shameless wad of youthful enthusiasm and love of emo-ish sounding emotional bombast that proves a great antidote to the run-of-the-mill bloggy electronic music that so populates our ears. imagine a collision between wavves and the best of the american emp movement and you’ll start to grasp how great this is.. pop-punk done right.


1. Outro
2. You’re In
3. Orchard Torture
4. Bad Influences
5. Babe Paralysis
6. Memo: Sploof

The complete record is streaming in its entirety below and available to purchase now.

The second EP release. Released by:
Sex Cave Records (US) sexcaverecords.tumblr.com
Sometimes I Get Drunk Records (US)
Rough Book Records (UK)

Pre orders will ship on August 4th, 2012*
Released 04 August 2012
All songs written by Chalk Talk
Recorded by Jon Yeston at JY Studios, Glastonbury CT
Mastered by Michael Rosado, Dallas Texas

Layout and Design- Radish White Ice


Catch Chalk Talk on their European tour with Everyone Everywhere.

Everyone Everywhere will be touring supporting their brand new self titled album, released on Big Scary Monsters and Chalk Talk will be touring to support their new record “Bad Influences” out on Sex Cave Records (US) Rough Book Records (UK) and Sometimes I Get Drunk Records (US).

The two bands will play 32 shows across Czeh Republic, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, England, Ukraine and Hungary!

Tour Dates:
08.08.12 – Ukraine, Lviv – Johnny Rocker
09.08.12 – Ukraine, Uzhhorod – Maliy Zal
10.08.12 – Hungary, Budapest – Szféra
11.08.12 – Italy, Foligno – Italian Party Festival / Circolo Arci Varanasi
12.08.12 – Italy, Genova – Secret show
13.08.12 – Italy, Milan – CS Torchiera
14.08.12 – France, Lyon – Tostaki
15.08.12 – France, Toulouse – Connexion
16.08.12 – Spain, San Feliu (BCN) – Atzavara Club
17.08.12 – Spain, Madrid – Nasti Club
18.08.12 – Spain, Gijon – The Class
19.08.12 – France, Bayonne – Kixkil
21.08.12 – UK, Brighton – Green Door Store
22.08.12 – UK, London – The Blackheart
23.08.12 – UK, Liverpool – Mello Mello
24.08.12 – UK, Dundee – Kage Nightclub
25.08.12 – UK, Sheffield – Tye Die Tapes
26.08.12 – UK, Cardiff – Undertone
27.08.12 – UK, Falmouth – The Fish Factory
28.08.12 – UK, Milton Keynes – The Craufurd Arms
29.08.12 – UK, Kingston – Fighting Cocks
30.08.12 – Belgium, Antwerpen – JC Den Eglantier
31.08.12 – France, Paris – L’International
01.09.12 – Germany, Offenbach – Hafen 2
02.09.12 – Germany, Hamburg – Rote Flora
03.09.12 – Denmark, Copenhagen – Musikcafeen
04.09.12 – Sweden, Stockholm – Lava
05.09.12 – Norway, Oslo – Mir
06.09.12 – Denmark, Kolding – Rehearsal Space
07.09.12 – Germany, Berlin – Marie-Antoinette
08.09.12 – Germany, Chemnitz – AJZ
09.09.12 – Czeh Republic, Prague – VENUE TBA

European Tour Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/311352002294846/

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