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"Battlescars" from Punchline - ACTION played on Y100 in Philadelphia

"The World" from Punchline - ACTION played on WXDX in Pittsburgh & WEDG in Buffalo

ACTION released FEB '04 on Fueled By Ramen.

the Rewind EP released FEB '03 on Fueled By Ramen


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Punchline knows it’s not about how big your label is --- its about the size of your effort. And effort is something that Punchline puts as much heart and soul into as they do their music. On ACTION, Punchline’s first full length release on Fueled By Ramen Records, they are out to make that effort much louder than just words. Which is how they got their reputation as one of the hardest working bands out there.

After playing over 200 shows in 2003 and touring non-stop since the release of ACTION in February '04, Punchline has continued to build a solid fan base nation wide. Their signature sound was developed on the REWIND ep, their first Fueled By Ramen release. Some elements are constant like the return of their incredible three part vocal harmonies, which they have perfected in their live show. Also returning is the signature switching off between their three lead singers, guitarist Steve Soboslai, guitarist Paul Menatiodes or bassist Chris Fafalios, at any given moment in a song sometimes even switching mid verse. Added are crunchy guitar leads and even soloing but its still hook filled rock on steroids with heavenly harmonies some so in the background in the mix you’d swear they were coming from the sky.

While often being lumped in with the current crop of “is it emo? is it pop punk? is it alternative?” bands, on ACTION’s 12 songs, Punchline’s sound has been honed into roughly three minute upbeat catchy autobiographical tunes that leave you generally happy. The songs run the gamut from the defiant “Just Getting Started” (which ironically closes the record) to the very introspective “Battlescars”. Punchline also demonstrates their ability to stretch musically as on the electronic “Beautiful Green”. ACTION’s songs burrow into your head and stay there.

ACTION was recorded in Chicago with producer Sean O’Keefe (Spitalfield, Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack) in August 2003.

Their relentless touring over the last year has enabled the friendly foursome to meet and befriend not only a ton of music lovers on the road but also almost every band in the genre. Thus far enabling Punchline to play with Catch 22, Fall Out Boy, Coheed and Cambria, Good Charlotte, Brand New, Sum 41, some Warped touring and several stints with their idols Less Than Jake. And as the anthemic last song on ACTION proclaims “We’re not done yet we’re just getting started!

Contact Punchline at www.punchlineaction.com or www.FueledByRamen.com