New Madrid Faults

New Madrid Faults


some have called it orchestral punk, some ambient glitch rock...but all genres aside, its just fun, we enjoy playing small basements, and big festivals, or the occasional library. we like people dancing and singing with us on stage. but were not all fun and games...we hit hard and play rough.


New Madrid Faults have been cultivating a unique presence on the East Coast for the past year, creating music and art, publishing underground literature, and magnetically-pulling like-minded artists and musicians to their sprightly Pennsylvania valley. It was with one spring '08 demo that attention and praise from Ropeadope Records (Brooklyn), was won, leading to an on-the-spot signing. Their debut album "Concerning Small Town Aberration", constant writing/recording, and tendency to fiercely traverse the Eastern U.S. has earned them national recognition with some help from playing major festivals like the All Good Music Festival, Riverfusion, and SXSW Music Conference. And they were ready for anything with all they've experienced in previous bands including Gertie Fox (6 U.S. tours, Single w/ Yep Roc, LA/OC Weekly Featured Band), Insidious Rays (Music used in Foreign Films + Feature in New Kingdom Music Conference), and The Octave Below (Artist To Watch - Relix Magazine).

Co-existing Bethlehem Above Ground collective is also the brain-child of Bethlehem locals and New Madrid Faults member Matt M. who together started the D.I.Y. performance/rehearsal/art venue and recording studio appropriately named "Above Ground Audio Labs" which has recently received national press on the,, and provided the backdrop for music video shoots for Settle (Epitaph) and New Madrid Faults while hosting underground bands from all over the U.S. as well as Sweden and Germany.

As if this wasn't enough, a quarterly physical zine was in order. B.A.G. zine was born covering everything from ground-breaking art feats around the country, inspired personal RANTS and playlists, album and live show reviews, and local happenings, to local politics, and anything else pulling at the teeth of the people.

Are we still talking about a band? Yes....New Madrid Faults is the full package; They create and capture music, review music, and host musicians from anywhere in the world in their Bethlehem Pennsylvania respite. This is a true testament to how art survives through uncertain times and climates when driven by people of conviction and certainty...

...Keep an eye out; they aren't going anywhere without you.


New Madrid Faults - "Concerning Small Town Aberration" 2009 - Ropeadope Digital

Set List

1. To The West Goodbye
2. Cities
3. Little Bullets
4. Mother's Song
5. Henry Street
6. War Zones
7. Im Happy For You
8. Warnings Are Everywhere
9. Hopeless
10. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down