FREE DOWNLOAD: New EP available on CD and digital. Co-produced by Kevin Army (Green Day, Operation Ivy) and Dave Ristrim (Luke Bryan). Mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering (The Replacements, Bash 'n Pop).
The EP’s opening track “Budokan” is a pop-punk basher that pays tribute to the band’s history, including opening as The Raging Marys for grunge pioneers Mudhoney at the famed Satyricon nightclub in Portland.
“Unfortunately, Fotomat destroyed our manager’s photos from that show and tour, so we have nothing from it but a surreal memory and permanent hearing damage,” says Steve Hartsoe, lead singer and guitarist.
Formed by accident in a disheveled practice room on Labor Day weekend in 1985, London Down emerged out of the fertile college rock scene in San Jose, California, boasting a sound melding folky strains with garage-band grit.
Since reuniting in Nashville in 2018, London Down has released “Gnashville” (December 2018), a 13-song indie album available on CD and on digital download sites. The band has also released the digital “Live in San Jose” album (July 2020) and a pair of singles. London Down released their first album, “Strange Places Unknown,” on vinyl in 1987.