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    AUDIO KARATE SIGNED TO KUNG FU RECORDS IN FALL 2004. THEY PUT OUT THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, SPACE CAMP, ON MAY 14, 2002. THE ALBUM FEATURED THE SONGS "NINTENDO 89," "ROSEMEAD," AND "SENIOR YEAR." AFTER THE RELEASE OF SPACE CAMP, AUDIO KARATE TOURED THE WORLD WITH BANDS SUCH AS THE ATARIS, NOFX, BLINK-182.

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Reviewed by Johnny Loftus
"Audio Karate sounds blatantly, happily (and unhappily) young on Space Camp, its Kung Fu debut, and this continually reminds you that you've heard all of this before. Peppy punk revivalist anthems filled to the brim with earnest vocals, guitarists outdoing each other with power chord slides and keening solos, and enough pogoing melody to fill a thousand Warped Tours -- this is the sound of Space Camp. But who cares if you've heard it before when vocalist/guitarist Art is giving you his mushy, bleeding heart to hold while he blasts out another fabulous riff? "I remember when we first met," he sings in the bomb track opener, "Rosemead." "It was freshman summer I can't forget/Daydreams of you and I/Wrote your name on my folder a thousand times." If you're not teary-eyed yet, you will be when you find out Art messed it up and she left him. "Nintendo 89" is another melodic nugget, featuring great breaks and rhythm guitar chug, thumping bass, and Descendents-worthy high-pitched wailing. Just when the energy-drink high that is Space Camp can't get any more hyper, Audio Karate drops "Senior Year," which tumbles one set of anthemic chords into a successively more powerful set. It's like listening to three of your favorite Cali pop-punk songs at once while looking at the picture of the one who got away in your high-school yearbook. And if Art's singing about the same girl he lost in "Rosemead," back at the beginning of the album, then the boys in Audio Karate have on their freshly scrubbed hands the makings of a sugary skatepunk rock opera."

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released May 14, 2002

Audio Karate - writer, Primary Artist
Art Barrios - writer, Guitar, Vocals
Chad Blinman - Engineer
Ramón Bretón - Mastering
Gabriel Camacho - Drums
Jason Camacho - Guitar
Justo Gonzalez - Bass
Lisa Johnson - Photography
Trever Keith - Producer
Mick Stern - Enhanced CD Development
Angel Vazquez - Graphic Design

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Track Name: Rosemead
I remember when we first met
it was freshman summer I cant forget
and daydreams of you and i
wrote your name on my folder a 1000 times

so why can't I let you go?
when I know I should
well I'm not sure I ever could

and how will we go on again?
it doesn't matter cause you left me
ticks the time away again
doesn't matter cause you gone

well I remember when we first met
and now I'm left to weather
if you'll be gone forever
but daydreams of you and I
theres a place I don't need to try.
Track Name: Drama Club Romance
Practice all the lines we've rehearsed
play will start at nine
and drama is a game I've been thru
sort thru broken ties

and the curtains on the rise
in the moment of surprise
the stage that i built on holidays

so stand back
lights on...
I won't fail
when your gone...

I will never die without you
fine without you
life without you exists...in time

So have you seen the show run lately?
seats are hard to find
and the teachers on the rooftop
singing praise aint justified

and the curtains on the rise
in the moment of surprise
our thoughts will coincide on better days

so stand back
lights on...
I wont fail
when your gone...

I will never die without you
fine without you
life without you exists...in time

and the curtains on the rise
in the moment of surprise
when you find the part to play
don't let it get away
Track Name: Nintendo 89
Game over she said i got a new friend
and thats harder to face over the deep end
its harder to sense she wanted to go home

Game over she said are you receiving
the time that we spent has been deceiving
so were parting our ways with no regrets tonight
because I've been doing fine

so please don't leave me I've been feeling fine
so stop wasting all your time
don't deceive me I've been telling lies
because I've been doing fine
and if you don't believe me I've been feeling fine
so stop wasting all your time
so please don't leave me all night

controlling 2 player situation
will surely result in hesitation
continuing lives and continuing tries
will surely result the situation

So game over she said the level needed for the time
and the place has been defeated
so don't blame its hard to believe it was love we had
because I've been doing fine
Track Name: Halfway Decent
This one dimension of myself
has hurt the ones I love
and I have come to shut you out
and the god I fear above
and I will make my way
through the lines drawn on the floor
it goes away so quickly now
but I've been gone before
and everything I do
and everything I say
they come in conflict even as I sing this song today
and I know I've let you down
please know it's not your fault
because knowing you has made me halfway decent by default

so let me go and fall asleep
when I wake up it won't be me
so let me go and fall asleep
when I wake up it won't be

no it won't be me

and everything I do
and everything I say
they come in conflict even as I sing this song today
and I know I've let you down
please know its not your fault
because loving me has made me halfway decent by default

so let me go and fall asleep
when I wake up it won't be me
so let me go and fall asleep
when I wake up it won't be

so let me go and fall asleep
when I wake up it won't be me
so let me go and fall asleep
when I wake up it won't be
Track Name: Hello St. Louis
and so I can't decide if I wanna stay or leave tonight
cause a dream has called that I've waited for my entire life

so leave the window open cause tonight I think I'm coming home
so leave the window open for tonight...

and so baby I'll be missing everything I leave behind
but just maybe I'll be finding what it takes to feel alive

so leave the window open cause tonight I think I'm coming home
so leave the window open for tonight...

pictures I have seen...
and places in between....
I'll see you in my dreams.....
Track Name: Monster In Disguise
she has seen no words speak through him
he has seen her grow through plastic eyes
and the sign thats posted on the door reads
do not enter, monster in disguise

she says theres no such thing inside
but he says that when I finally love me
I wont break inside you will see
plus I promised mom and dad......

standing, sleeping, sitting, breathing,
cant help but feel the cold air in this room
complacency and urgency
ode to those that know better than I do

so she says will I go numb inside
but she's says are you the boy who loved me
was it something said please tell me
because the flaws that run through you
will surely trample me you see

this soul has many voids throughout me
I have fallen deep inside
I'll never find the right way
and I'M sick of living life through weakness
I would rather slip and die than live this life without you

so when I finally love me
I will break inside you will see
cause I promised mom and dad I have this thing called son wrapped up
this soul has many voids through out me
i have fallen deep inside, I will never find the right way
and I'm sick of living life through weakness
I would rather slip and die than live this life without you
Track Name: Car Ride Home
so hold yourself together
I've been good but you've been better
now that all our misdirection is left right on me

on the car ride home you tell me
i was lost could you please tell me
broken down and broken off from you inside

well I've been waiting for my longing soul to say
and she's been holding on for a reason then i might stay
if you hold yourself together I've been writing you this letter
stating all the things you needed me to say

and so ahhh ain't it funny how it used to be
like a broke down memory tonight (2x)

so staying on is hard to do
but breaking down is long over due
and i, tend to leave my whoas behind

well I've been waiting for my longing soul to say
and she's been holding on for a reason then i might stay
if you hold yourself together I've been writing you this letter
stating all the things you needed me to say
if you hold yourself together I've been writing you this letter
stating all the things you needed me to say

and so ahhh ain't it funny how it used to be
like a broke down memory tonight (2x)
Track Name: Senior Year
Well it's friday night at the football game,
the crowd is cheering one more time for me,
and everything is going fine so far
but life is just ten yards away
a football play that goes on three but when you don't know me
and you don't see me
the ball springs loose you're alone and scrambling
once again you're looking for that open man
today i'm right beside you screaming you can do this
no one seems to understand i'm not afraid to take a stand
and when you don't know me it makes no difference what you say you are wrong
and maybe you don't wanna say will i just get sacked
someday i do this all because of you yeah tired
and bleeding it's tough i will go on it makes me wanna sing this song
and maybe you don't wanna say dreams come true don't they?
Track Name: One Day
and maybe one day
if you would just look straight into my eyes
and you would find your son inside
not just a twinkle in your eye
and maybe you'd say
"I did the best I can with what I know"
our hollowed past will feed the wrong
it makes more sense to move along

and maybe one day
maybe you'd say
keep ourselves from moving on
and we will try and get along
maybe one day
maybe one day
we will both just lead our lives
and we will try and compromise again, without you

some things we're happy you could say:
doesn't matter anyway
doesn't matter in the end
doesn't matter, all depends
and I was happy just to say
doesn't matter anyway
doesn't matter in the end
doesn't matter in the end
and I was happy just to say I met you

and maybe one day
maybe you'd say
keep ourselves from moving on
and we will try and get along
maybe one day
maybe one day
if we could both just lead our lives
and we would try and compromise
maybe one day

so maybe one day
maybe one day
keep ourselves from moving on
and we will try and get along
maybe one day
Track Name: San Jose
and so darling for once please get clean for me
nothing else left i can say
when i refuse to say words that won't break through to you
deny when you see me lie when you tell me i'm wrong
it seems good and fine to you
the drugs that you're doing are bad
and i wish it was easier for me to say
please girl stop using
don't run away run along to a world that won't lie to you
trust you and get drawn into your eyes
there are places that take you in its not some drug rehab
its what i've been trying to say
this world has lost faith in you
for the promises that you have made
but there's still a place that believes in you
just close your eyes make believe that this world will come true
the pain that you feel is gone
vices in life fade away and there's no more pain
no more drugs, no more lies, no need to worry
cause I'm standing here by your side
where no harm will come to you
don't you see your trust is safe with me
of course you must get here first
no need for directions
allow me to show you the way
do you know the way to san jose?
let me show you the way
do you know where to turn when you do wrong?
that's why i'm singing this song
Track Name: Jason
and its hard to say you're sorry
when theres nothing wrong and you don't wanna talk about this
something on your mind
you try and point the finger, but you wont let this linger
cant take this anymore

shock my systems with charisma
leaves you breaking in my waste
lost my faith, I've lost my faith,
I've lost my crucial time and place

its hard to say you're sorry when theres nothing wrong
and you don't wanna talk about this
you will understand that you will never need me,
so why don't you just leave me
and let me be the one to take the fall

shock my system with chrisma
leaves you breaking in my waste
lost my faith, I've lost my faith,
I've lost my crucial time and place
Track Name: T-San
So I say good night to you
So I say good night to you
When it's all been said
And you no longer left in me

And there's nothing I can do
'Cause you're the only thing that I can see
Evolving into everything I need

So I say goodnite to you
When it's all been said
And you no longer left in me

And there's nothing I can do
'Cause you're the only thing that matters now
Oh, how you seem to go in everyway

When I go home again
Oh baby, just please forgive me
And I won't be comin' back again
So baby, just please forgive me

When I go home again
Oh baby, just please forgive me
And I won't be coming back again
So baby, just please forgive me
Oh baby, just please forgive me now

When I go home again
Oh baby, just please forgive me
And I won't be coming back again
So baby, just please forgive me
Oh baby, just please forgive me now