Big News – Comings and Goings

DISCLAIMER:

Over the last few months we had a bunch of trouble logging in to our website, so this news is a repost from the end of October, when it was posted on our facebook page.. Still it is the most current news as of this posting.

Thanks,
Chris

Hey Everyone,

Big news here. Buckle In because this is going to be a longer one.

Great news first:

We are proud to announce that we’ve found a new Drummer! Congrats to Dan Noriega, who is our former drummer Jake’s cousin! So join us and welcome Jake to the family! His first show will be our last minute addition to Hallowmas with The Lowdown Brass Band, O’Death & the incredible World/Inferno Friendship Society @ Warsaw in Brooklyn on 10/31!

Now the not so great news:

After years of faithful and excellent service, at the end of 2017, we will be seeing the departure of both our bassist Will Harris and our long time guitarist/vocalist Brian Kennedy. Both were a huge part of our sound, and it’s not at all hyperbole to say that without their contributions there would be no Pandemics as it stands today. It is also important to note that aside from myself (Malone) and Paul, that Brian is the only other Pandemic to play every single show weve had over the last 7 years and his absence will most definitely be felt, noticed and missed, no matter what happens going forward.

Both choose to move on to pursue other important personal, professional and creative goals and we wish them well in all of their pursuits, with nothing but prosperity in the future.

So, what’s next?

Well the good news is that (at current) we’ve got 2 shows left with this crew and they’re going to be fun ones!

First, we’ll be playing an extended set on thanksgiving eve at The Railroad Inn (The Rail!) In Valley Stream on Wednesday November 22nd for free (21+ only)! Come get down and catch a cab home! This show will feature our former drummer Jake Navarro playing with us one last time.

And finally, on December 9th with some of our best friends, Love is a Fist, Freya Wilcox & The Howl, MJT and Mad Conductor at The Gateway in Brooklyn. You can check the details here:

The Pandemics w/ Mad Conductor @ The Gateway, Brooklyn, NY

Beyond that?

Everything is fresh and things are a bit open ended, but it is our intention at the moment to continue, try and soldier on, rebuild as an even better and stronger band, a task that will be no easy feat given the giant footprints left behind. Still, we move forward, hoping not to stumble too much along the way.

In summation:

Thank you Dan for stepping up.

Thank you Will and Brian for your years of dedicated service.

And thank all of you guys who have helped us on this journey and continue to stick with us. We hope to see you at these two shows.

Cheers,
The Pandemics

Delayed posting – web portal difficulty issues – Goodbye Jake

Hey Everyone,

This news wasn’t posted on the website because we were having website issues when it was going down. It WAS posted on our Facebook page back in August. Posted for posterity in these ever changing times.

Thanks,
Chris

Hey Everyone,

First off, HUGE thanks to everyone who came out to our last couple of shows last week!

The Knitting Factory Brooklyn was OFF THE HOOK! It came within a handful of people to being SOLD OUT! Not too shabby for a Wednesday! Our buds in Rude Boy George played great, and The Selecter had the whole room sweating their butts off playing a KILLER mix of their classic tunes and newer fare, including some new jams off their soon to be released Subculture! Catch it when it comes out in October! Special thanks as well to our friends over at ReadJunk who did an awesome review of the show (link in the comments!)! We really appreciate the kind words!

Our return to our east end roost, Stephen Talkhouse, was a lot of fun too! We played everything we knew and then some! MAJOR props to our buddy Lucas who caught us at BOTH of these shows, despite them being over 100 MILES APART! Now that’s dedication!

Lastly, on a more somber note, we reluctantly say goodbye to our immensely talented drummer Jake Navarro who has been playing with us for the last year or so. In his scant 14 months in the band Jake played some amazing shows with us with some of truly great bands, including The English Beat, Soul Asylum, King Django, Pilfers, J. Navarro & the Traitors (no relation), Dave Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7, The Porkers, InCircles, The Skatalites Band and of course The Selecter and many more!

It truly has been our pleasure to play with Jake, and we wish him the best in all of his future endeavors. We’re not sure who will be playing drums for us yet, but whoever it is is going to have some giant shoes to fill.

That’s pretty much it for now. Have a great summer everybody!

Cheers,

The Pandemics

MORE SHOWS in the Summer Of SKA!

Hey Guys,

Just added another show to our SUMMER OF SKA! We’ll be playing a free show with our buds in Dirty Notion (from Detroit) and Splatterhouse at The Rail in Valley Stream on July 14th!

Come thru! It is 21+ tho (Sorry Kids!)

Cya there!,
The Pandemics

Summer Of Ska!

Hey Everyone,

The Summer Of Ska is here! We’re still confirming a couple of shows, but we’ve just announced/listed shows for:

Thursday, June 8th @ The Well (Brooklyn) w/ Love is a Fist, Color Tongue and more!
Wenesday, August 9th @ The Knitting Factory w/ The Selecter!!! and Rude Boy George!
Thursday, August 10th @ Stephen Talkhouse!

Stay tuned for more information over the next few days, and a few more gigs, but this is already shaping up to be our BEST, SUMMER, EVER!

Cya in the pit!

Cheers,
The Pandemics

Record Store Day 2017 – Sale! 4/18 – 4/23!

Hey Everyone,

Team LAR jacking the mic for just a second to let you guys know that this Saturday, April 22nd, is Record Store Day!

Record Store Day is a day where artists and fans come together to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store! We’ve all got our favorite local spots that have over the years supplied us with some of our favorite albums, and we love the fact that this holiday focuses on INDEPENDENT record stores above all else!

So to celebrate, you should totally head down to your favorite record store, and pick up some new records! You should also tell them that we sent ya, and that we’d love to stock a few copies of our debut release Radical Chemicals – Volume 1 with them!

To help get you in the vinyl buying mood, we’ll be dropping our vinyl shipping rates between now and Sunday, April 23rd!

International —> was: $14, now $10
Canada –> was $9, now $5
USA –> Was $4, now $0!!

Yes, in the USA, we’ll be offering FREE shipping for the rest of the week! No codes or anything, just place an order as per normal at Lonely Atom Records Bandcamp Page!

You can also get in on the fun by picking up your record here, with the same rules in effect!

As of right now you can get these same shipping rates SITE WIDE in our webstore on this site to match those shipping rates for orders over $5 with promocode: RSD2017

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS! Email us at lonelyatomrecords@gmail.com for all vinyl orders. Currently that code will not work as the shipping class we use is different. We’re working on it.

So, happy Record Store Day everyone!

Cheers,
Lonely Atom Records!

Front Cover

The Pandemics – Vinyl Debut! on Lonely Atom Records

Hey Everyone,

We’re hard at work on our next record, but we wanted to let you guys know about a HUGE announcement that we dropped on our FB page awhile ago. We are DAMN PROUD to announce our VINYL Debut on Lonely Atom Records, Radical Chemicals – Volume 1!!!

Radical Chemicals – Volume 1 is a brand spanking new split single featuring awesome new singles by us and our buddies in InCircles! This red hot single is pressed on cherry red translucent vinyl, and is STRICTLY limited to 500 copies in its first pressing! You can pick up your copy (and support us directly) by heading on over to our webstore to pick up the record by clicking here

Or if you want to preview the tracks, you can check them out at the Lonely Atom Records Bandcamp Page!

So get your copy ASAP and help us out by moving these records, and help our buds at Lonely Atom Records out by helping them raise funds right away so they can get started on Radical Chemicals – Volume 2!

Cheers,
The Pandemics

CYBER MONDAY 2016 SALE!

Ever get the feeling that you’re doing something wrong? Like… really wrong? Well, if saving some cash is wrong, we don’t wanna be right! So in honor of Cyber Monday we’re giving people 20% off their entire order (of $5.00 or more) when they use the promocode ASL20 (Ask someone born before 1990…like we said, we’re pretty sure we’re doing this wrong…) until midnight on Friday December 2nd (like I said, preeeetty sure we’re doing this wrong). But hey, our ‘mistake’ is your gain! So get your Pandemics Gear for 20% off your total order (minimum order $5.00) today!

WARNING: Some items are VERY limited in quantity! (especially on certain sizes of tee shirts) So, first come, first served! We warned ya!

The Pandemics to support the legendary SKATALITES on northeastern US Leg of their World Tour!

Hey Everyone,

We have just gotten confirmation that we will be heading out on the road supporting The Skatalites on the north eastern US leg of their world tour 9/9 – 9/11! We could not be any more humbled or honored to be supporting the band that played such a pivotal role in the history of Ska music. The Skatalites will be promoting their newest release, Platinum Ska, which is packed with all kinds of rarities including some of Lloyd Knibb’s last recordings.

We will be appearing at the following shows:

Friday 9/9 at Electric Haze in Worcester, MA

Saturday 9/10 at American Beauty Bar in New York, NY

And

9/11 at Underground Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

We are still waiting some details, but ticket and Facebook event info will be located in the details of our show page.

Cheers,
The Pandemics

We’re BACK Baby!

Happy 2016 everybody!

We’ve been kinda quiet lately, but it isn’t without good reason. There’s been a bit of a “Changing of the Guard” here at Pandemics HQ. A more substantial update will be coming when I have a little time, but for now, I’ll just mention that our drummer CJ Dunaieff has decided to leave the band to pursue other projects. We wish him nothing but the best with all of his future endeavors. The other new news is we want to extend a big raucous welcome to our new drummer Jake Navarro! More info on him and what else we’ve been up to coming soon!

In the meantime, please check out our freshly updated “Shows” section and check out all the awesome shows we have going on this summer! Including our long awaited return to the main stage at The Paramount in Huntington (On Tuesday 6/28) with The English Beat and Soul Asylum!

Got some big things in store guys!

Stay tuned!,
The Pandemics