Photo: Greg Pallante 2013

The Scandals are:

Vocals/Guitar: Jared Hart

Guitar: Anthony Iarossi

Bass/Vocals: Sean Carney

Drums: Paulie Yaremko

The Scandals are a punk rock band from New Jersey. We are four guys who spend more time in our van than our own beds.

The Scandals were founded in 2004 and started off with numerous demos and EP’s. Our first full length, “The Sound of Your Stereo,” consisted of 14 tracks and was released in 2010 on Skeleton Crew Records. It is currently out of print and is in the process of being repressed. We recorded our next EP, “Trenchknife,” with Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls and it was self released on 7” vinyl in 2012. We also released an EP called “Riot on the Dancefloor: The Story of Randy Now and City Gardens” and a split 7” with New Mexico’s Stabbed in Back the same year.

 

We have shared the stage with bands such as: The Bouncing Souls, The Gaslight Anthem, New Found Glory, Chuck Ragan, American Steel, Street Dogs, The Menzingers, TSOL, US Bombs, Dave Hause, Guttermouth, Subhumans, MDC, Fishbone, The Briggs, Left Alone, Youth Brigade, Teenage Bottlerocket, Off With Their Heads, Samiam, Gameface, Buck O Nine, The Flatliners, I Am the Avalanche, Roger Miret and the Disasters, A Wilhelm Scream, The Ataris, Vision, Old Man Markley, DRI, Agent Orange, The Unseen, Red City Radio, Stigma, and more.

 

In 2013 we were chosen to be a part of the Red Bull Sound Select program, which is a continuing partnership between the band and members of the Red Bull Music team. We have played numerous music festivals such as SXSW in Austin in 2013, CMJ in New York City in 2012, Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas in 2011, and The Bamboozle festival in New Jersey in 2008 and 2009.

 

In March of 2014 we will be embarking on our first European tour for 5 weeks via City Rat booking and Gunner Records. We are currently working on our second full length and are in search for it’s home. We are looking at a tentative release by Fall 2014.

To sum it up, The Scandals are a touring band. We have a van, it’s registered, and we’re ready to roll. When the band is not on the road, Jared is out with an acoustic guitar screaming his way through bars, living rooms, venues, parking lots and record stores because that’s where this music lives; on the road.