SKATERS: Debut “Manhattan” Out Feb. 25th/Live in PGH Altar Bar 4/2

SKATERS Releases First Video in Weekly Getting To Know You Series
Confirmed for SXSW, Spring Headlining Tour
“Miss Teen Massachusetts (Magic Man Remix)”  



 with Neon Gold
Debut Album Manhattan Drops February 25th
NYC-based SKATERS has just released the very first video, “Shredding” for their new weekly Getting to Know You series. The band recorded a string of videos to lead up to the release of their debut album which let fans “peer” into their lives in the city. Brand new Getting to Know You videos will be rolling out on SKATERS’ YouTube channel every Thursday.
Getting to Know You “Shredding” Video via YouTube
“Miss Teen Massachusetts” Official Video via YouTube
“Miss Teen Massachusetts (Magic Man Remix)” via Soundcloud
SKATERS recently released the Magic Man Remix of their song “Miss Teen Massachusetts”which premiered with Neon Gold last week. “NYC’s Skaters have ably thrashed their way from the sweat-soaked moshpits of FUZZ into the national spotlight over the past 18 months, and new single “Miss Teen Massachusetts” is arguably their best offering to date.” Said the outlet upon the remix’s release. “Enter Magic Man, who weave gold into gold as they lend their silky remix touch to the Skaters original…It’s like Mr. Brightside on MDMA as Magic Man whip ‘Miss Teen’ into a hormone-crazed frenzy.”
In other “Miss Teen Massachusetts” news, VICE’s Noisey premiered behind the scenes footage around the song’s official video, accompanied by an interview with director and SKATERS-family-friend Danilo Parra.
With the release of debut album Manhattan  nearing two weeks away, the band is gearing up for their NYC Record Release Show at Bowery Ballroom, then will take off for a handful of dates in the UK. SKATERS is confirmed to be at SXSW and has just announced a bi-coastal spring headlining tour featuring Team Spirit. For a full list of upcoming dates, see below.
Confirmed SKATERS Upcoming Tour Dates:
02/24     Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

02/27     The Exchange – Bristol
02/28     Hare & Hounds – Birmingham
03/01     Cockpit 2 – Leeds
03/02     The Bodega – Nottingham
03/03     King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow
03/04     The Deaf Institute – Manchester
03/04     Dingwalls – London
03/06     Joiners – Southampton
03/18     Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
03/19     Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
03/20     Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
03/21     Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
03/22     Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
03/25     Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
03/26     Czar Bar – Kansas City, MO
03/27     7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
03/28     Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
03/29     CD101 Show – Columbus, OH
03/31     Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
04/01     Revival Room – Cincinnati, OH
04/02     Altar Bar – Pittsburg, PA
04/03     Rock and Roll – Washington, DC
04/04     Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA


Official Site:




SKATERS Announce Spring Headline Tour/Altar Bar PGH 4/2

New York City’s very own SKATERS have announced that they will hit the road for a spring headlining tour presented by FILTER in support of their debut albumManhattan, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on February 25th. Following appearances at SXSW 2014, the tour will begin in Santa Ana, Calif., on March 18th and finishes up in Philadelphia on April 4th. Please see below for all dates.


Before the U.S. tour begins, SKATERS will celebrate the release of Manhattan with a hometown album party show at The Bowery Ballroom the night before album street date on February 24th.They will then leave for the U.K., where they have amassed a loyal following, for a string of shows.


The digital version of Manhattan is currently available for preorder on iTunes. Upon purchase, fans instantly receive the first single, “Deadbolt.” Those who preorder the album will also receive an exclusive bonus track, “Played Out,” on release date. Click here to order.


Manhattan is already attracting glowing headline in advance of its release:


“Hubbard provides layered guitar chords that are more waves of sound than riffs, adding to the feeling of isolation. Meanwhile, Cummings’ detached voice adds another element of frost, further referencing the band’s post-punk influences.” –RollingStone.Com

“The mod-rockers combine The Strokes ragged melodies, hints of 2tone’s checkerboard tempo swings and Britpop’s hooligan smirk, plus new Wave’s baritone strut and hardcore ‘s sprint; the result reverberates with unbridled energy.” – Electronic Musician Magazine

“A band with the garage revivalist instincts and lo-fi cool to finally bring guitars back into fashion.” —NME (UK)

SKATERS have recently shot a video for the song “Miss Teen Massachusetts.” Click here to view and post.



SKATERS upcoming tour dates are as follows:


2/25      New York, NY             Bowery Ballroom (Album Release Party)


U.K. Tour:


2/27      Bristol                          The Exchange

2/28      Birmingham                   Hare & Hounds

3/01      Leeds                          Cockpit 2

3/02      Nottingham                   The Bodega

3/03      Glasgow                       King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

3/04      Manchester                  The Deaf Institute

3/04      London                         Dingwalls

3/06      Southampton                Joiners


U.S. Tour:


3/18      Santa Ana, CA             Constellation Room

3/19      Los Angeles, CA           Satellite

3/20      San Francisco, CA        Bottom of the Hill

3/21      Portland, OR                Mississippi Studios

3/22      Seattle, WA                Tractor Tavern

3/25      Denver, CO                 Larimer Lounge

3/26      Kansas City, MO           Czar Bar

3/27      Minneapolis, MN           7th Street Entry

3/28      Chicago, IL                  Bottom Lounge

3/29      Columbus, OH              CD101 Show

3/31      Cleveland, OH              Grog Shop

4/01      Cincinnati, OH              Revival Room

4/02      Pittsburgh, PA              Altar Bar

4/03      Washington, DC            Rock and Roll

4/04      Philadelphia, PA            Boot & Saddle



Much more SKATERS news to be announced shortly. Until then, go to:

SKATERS Releases Official Video for New Single “Miss Teen Massachusetts”

Debut Album Manhattan Drops February 25th on WBR
With the band’s debut album slated for release February 25th, NYC’s SKATERS has just released a brand new track off Manhattan – “Miss Teen Massachusetts.” The official video for the song premiered Friday with Rolling Stone who said

“Hubbard provides layered guitar chords that are more waves of sound than riffs, adding to the video’s feeling of isolation. Meanwhile, Cummings’ detached voice adds another element of frost, further referencing the band’s post-punk influences.”

of the song and video combination which was directed by long-time SKATERS collaborator Danilo Parra.

Manhattan Pre-Order on iTunes
SKATERS, who signed to WBR in early 2013 is a dynamic New York City band on the cusp of releasing their highly anticipated debut next month. The band garnered early attention for their energetic live shows, original EP (the lead track of which is featured on Manhattan) and involvement in the NYC creative community including DIY publication of the popular art zineYONKS. They have been championed by publications like VICE, Blackbook, Paste, MTV and Filter as well as BBC internationally.
In celebration of their album release, SKATERS will be playing a very special record-release show at Bowery Ballroom in New York City on February 24th, the eve of their debut. Then the band will be hitting the road for a handful of shows in the UK. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, see below. More announcements coming soon.
Confirmed Tour Dates:
02/24     The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
02/27     The Exchange – Bristol, UK
02/28     Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, UK
03/01     Cockpit 2 – Leeds, UK
03/02     The Bodega – Nottingham, UK
03/03     King Tut’s – Glasgow, UK
03/04     The Deaf Institute – Mahnchester, UK
03/05     Dingwalls – London, UK
03/06     Joiners – Southampton, UK

SKATERS Launch Pre-Order for Debut Album, Manhattan




Beginning today, November 11th, the digital version of SKATERS debut album, Manhattan, will be available for preorder on iTunes. Upon purchase, fans will instantly receive the first single, “Deadbolt.” Those who preorder the album will also receive an exclusive bonus track, “Played Out,” on release date, which is February 25th, 2014.


As previously announced, Twin Shadow has remixed “Deadbolt”. Click here to listen. Those who enter their email at the band’s website will receive a free download of the remix. Remember, a limited edition 7″ vinyl pressing of “Deadbolt” will go on sale at independent record stores on Black Friday, November 29th. It features “Deadbolt” on Side A and an exclusive track, “Stood Up,” on Side B.


Last week, SKATERS took over the Nylon Guys Instagram account to reveal the tracklist forManhattan. Click here to view.


The track-listing for Manhattan is as follows:

One Of Us

Miss Teen Massachusetts



To Be Young In NYC



Fear Of The Knife

I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How)

Nice Hat

This Much I Care


Much more SKATERS news to be announced shortly. Until then, go to:

SKATERS to Perform on MTV Hive




New York City’s SKATERS will play MTV Hive’s “Artist To Watch Live” Event next Monday, October 21st. The show, which takes place at The Studio @ Webster Hall, will be streamed live on  MTVHive.Com beginning at 9:45 pm ET. Go here for more info. Buy tickets for the event here.



SKATERS: Michael Ian Cummings, Noah Rubin, Dan Burke and Joshua Hubbard, will be playing songs from their upcoming debut album, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on February 25, 2014 in the U.S. and February 24, 2014, in the U.K.


As previously announced, the album’s first vinyl single is “Deadbolt,” and will be released digitally on October 29th, and pressed on the ever-popular 7″ vinyl format (yes, an actual single!) and available for sale on Black Friday / Record Store Day, November 29th.


More SKATERS information to be made public soon but until then, catch them on tour now:


On Tour With Palma Violets in the U.S.:

10/14    Seattle, WA                   Neumos

10/15    Vancouver, BC              Venue

10/16    Portland, OR                 Crystal Ballroom

10/18    Berkley, CA                   UC Berkley/ ASUC Superb 10 Esheleman Hall #4500

10/19    Los Angeles, CA           El Rey Theater


On Tour with Deap Vally in the U.K.:


10/29    Sheffield                       The Leadmill

10/30    Oxford                          Oxford Academy 2

11/01    Brighton                        Concorde2

11/02    Bristol                           Trinity Centre

11/04    Nottingham                   Rock City Basement

11/05    Manchester                   Club Academy

11/07    Birmingham                   Birmingham Academy 2

11/08    Leeds                           The Wardrobe

11/10    Newcastle                     Warehouse 34

11/11    Edinburgh                     Liquid Room

11/12    Glasgow                       Oran Mor

11/14    London                         Electric Ballroom


SKATERS Announce Debut Album Release Date — Feb. 25, ’13

New York City’s very own SKATERS have announced that their upcoming debut album will be released by Warner Bros. Records on February 25, 2014 in the U.S. and February 24, 2014, in the U.K. The album’s first vinyl single is “Deadbolt,” and will be released digitally on Oct 29th, and pressed on glorious 7″ vinyl and available for sale on Black Friday / Record Store Day, Nov 29th. The single has already been released in the U.K. (its first public broadcast was Oct 2nd on the ultra-cool Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio show) where the band are quickly amassing an ardent following.


A brand new lyric video has been created for “Deadbolt,” andwill premiere on PureVolume.Combeginning today. The clip was directed by Bill Richards and can be viewed here


Beginning tomorrow, NME.Com in the U.K. will premiere the song. Go to

To hear the track.


What the U.K. press has been saying:


“We present to you SKATERS – the best band to emerge from Manhattan since…great writing and an incessantly creative arrangement. Gloriously inventive grooves, wonderfully nonchalant vocal and constantly engaging composition. SKATERS have got that vintage lo-fi pop sound down to a tee so what are you waiting for?” – ThisFeeling.Com (UK)


“Like the Beach Boys, who famously didn’t surf (Dennis Wilson excepted), SKATERS don’t skate… [songs] reeking of subways and steam hissing from backstreet vents with a clattering urgency . It’s the end of the world as we know it … and SKATERS feel fine.” – The Guardian (UK daily)


Back home in the USA, the media know what’s up:


“New York band SKATERS want to be your new party soundtrack. Wait, scratch that – this band doesn’t want to deliver the late-night anthems only to you. They want to serve ’em up to your friends, your little brother, and pretty much everyone you know.” These guys are well on their way to cementing their place on the sweaty dark dance floors everywhere.” – NylonMag.Com


“There’s no covering up their romantically ragged edges”  The New York Times



The domestic tour w/ Palma Violets begins tomorrow. Dates are as follows:


10/08    Philadelphia, PA            Boot & Saddle

10/09    New York, NY               Webster Hall

10/14    Seattle, WA                   Neumos

10/15    Vancouver, BC              Venue

10/16    Portland, OR                 Crystal Ballroom

10/18    Berkley, CA                   UC Berkley/ ASUC Superb 10 Esheleman Hall #4500

10/19    Los Angeles, CA           El Rey Theater


On Oct 14, the “Deadbolt” video will make its worldwide debut via NME.Com in the U.K. Shortly thereafter, SKATERS will tour overseas w/ Deap Vally. Those dates are:


10/29    Sheffield                       The Leadmill

10/30    Oxford                          Oxford Academy 2

11/01    Brighton                        Concorde2

11/02    Bristol                           Trinity Centre

11/04    Nottingham                   Rock City Basement

11/05    Manchester                   Club Academy

11/07    Birmingham                   Birmingham Academy 2

11/08    Leeds                           The Wardrobe

11/10    Newcastle                     Warehouse 34

11/11    Edinburgh                     Liquid Room

11/12    Glasgow                       Oran Mor

11/14    London                         Electric Ballroom