Concerted Efforts is happy to announce the addition of the band Karate to the roster. Established in 1993, Boston’s Karate released six albums and played nearly 700 shows in 20 countries during their 12-year run. Geoff Farina, Gavin McCarthy, Eamonn Vitt, and later, Jeff Goddard decelerated and deconstructed their post-punk influences for their first three full-lengths, and merged the results with post-war jazz, blues, and other disparate influences for their genre-bending Unsolved, Some Boots, and Pockets albums.
In 2021 Karate partnered with The Numero Group to deliver physical and digital releases of their long out-of-print catalog. In July of 2022, Karate will meet again on stage for the first time in 17 years.
The band will be heading across the United States for a series of tour dates this July, all dates listed on their artist page here. They will also be releasing a vinyl reissue of their 1998 album The Bed Is In The Ocean, out Friday, March 4th on Numero Group. This is the latest installment in Numero’s Karate catalog reissue campaign .