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Cartel did an interview with Buzzfeed.
However, the actual release is different than the way we initially intended. “Matter of Time” was supposed to be number eight, I believe?]Oh, yeah, so the label was like, “‘Matter of Time’ is the hit, man, we’ve got to move it up.” So it turned out to be fourth and it ruined our tuning order.

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Jason Tate on 05/05/15 - 02:33 PM
Last week I got the chance to see Cartel perform Chroma in its entirety (plus some surprise favorites). Hit The Lights, Team, and Driver Friendly were all out to support. Take a trip back to 2005 and check out our photos and show review in the replies!
After "If I Fail," Will said, "I'm pretty sure the St. Patty's day show was completely blown out just now. This is probably the most fun I've had in ten years; I'm not kidding."
Anthony Sorendino on 04/23/15 - 07:16 AM
Cartel's Chroma 10-year anniversary show is streaming on Yahoo!.

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Jason Tate on 04/20/15 - 12:32 PM
Cartel's upcoming UK shows probably their last.
We wanted to mention that while planning this year of Chroma shows, we decided that there is likely not much international touring in the cards left for the band, and these will be the band’s last UK shows. Though we would love to keep traveling the world and playing shows, it’s a wildly expensive endeavor to cart ourselves and our gear around the world, and we aren’t really banging out new tunes left and right which would necessitate us promoting it worldwide. While all this may be a bummer, that’s not to say the band is over by any means, we will still play shows in the US. We’re very grateful and excited that we get another shot at...
Jason Tate on 04/20/15 - 12:14 PM
Cartel stated at the Chicago date of the Chroma tour that "Honestly" had just gone gold and that they will be selling a gold 7" in August with the song and an acoustic version. Congratulations to the band!

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Jason Tate on 04/14/15 - 03:05 PM
Some video clips from Cartel's first show of the Chroma tour last night in Minneapolis can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:27 PM
Due to industry wide vinyl delays, Cartel's Chroma will be delayed.
While we were hoping that this would be only a minor setback and that we would still have the records in time for the beginning of the Chroma tour, due to Record Store Day forcing record plants around the US (and the world) into operating beyond maximum capacity, we are now being told that our records won’t be getting sent out to us until mid-May at this point. We asked if there is ANY way for us to get the records before then, even if that meant paying extra out of our pockets, but we’ve been told there is no way to speed this up. We are extremely disappointed, but since it is something that is out of our control, we...
Jason Tate on 04/03/15 - 11:48 AM
Update: Huge thank you to the band and everyone for hanging out. The chat has now ended.

We'd like to welcome our longtime friends Cartel to the website today to chat. The band recently released a bunch of acoustic versions from Chroma and will be heading out on tour very soon. Hit the replies to chat with the guys about their upcoming tour, plans for the future, and things like that. They'll have blue names and sassy personalities.
Jason Tate on 04/02/15 - 11:18 AM
Quick reminder that Cartel will be chatting on this website on April 2nd at 4pm PST.
Jason Tate on 03/31/15 - 11:13 AM
Cartel will be chatting on this website on April 2nd at 4pm PST. Set your calendars and reminders accordingly.
Jason Tate on 03/11/15 - 11:56 AM
Today is the day we wrap up our exclusive video series with Cartel performing acoustic tracks from Chroma. If you hit the replies you can find the band performing "Honestly," and if you missed any of the other videos I highly recommend checking them out. The band also recorded some songs from their other albums during these sessions and I've heard those will be released, along with this series, in some fashion for purchase in the near future. Don't forget that the band are heading out on a tour to support the 10 year anniversary of this album and you should probably make sure you grab it on vinyl as well.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 01:04 PM
I mean, I know it's not Brand New finally putting Deja back on vinyl ... but I think that Cartel's acoustic session videos have been making Monday tolerable for the past few weeks. Today we've got a special performance of "Runaway" that the band knocks out of the park. You can find that in the replies. I think it's a testament to just how great these songs are that they translate this well once stripped down. Don't forget that the band are heading out on a tour to support the 10 year anniversary of this album and you should probably make sure you grab it on vinyl as well.
Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 12:12 PM
I've long had an obsession with "track ones" on an album. There's just something about setting the stage for an entire experience that has always captivated me. If you blow track one, it's sometimes impossible to recover. I've always felt like Cartel nailed it with "Say Anything (Else)" on Chroma, and today we're continuing our series of acoustic sessions with a performance of that very song. Don't forget that the band are heading out on a tour to support the 10 year anniversary of this album and you should probably make sure you grab it on vinyl as well. The video of this pretty damn awesome performance, and the band's upcoming tour dates, can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 11:31 AM
Cartel are going on a Chroma 10 year tour. They're also doing a special vinyl pressing of the album.
Jason Tate on 02/02/15 - 01:01 PM
Cartel are announcing "some Chroma stuff" this week.
Ryan Gardner on 02/02/15 - 07:38 AM
Happy 10 years to Cartel's The Ransom EP. Still one of my favorite EPs.
Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:19 PM
Cartel will be performing Chroma in its entirety at South by So What.
Jason Tate on 10/02/14 - 02:03 PM
Cartel is playing a string of acoustic shows in Austrailia.

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Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:29 PM
I've been speaking with Will from Cartel a little bit about the Chroma pressing announced earlier today, and he wanted to make sure to pass on the following message.
Enjoy The Ride Records is well within their rights to release this product. Our intentions on Twitter were to let our fans know that this isn't our release that we have talked about for the last few years and that we did not coordinate any aspect of this particular release. That is NOT to say that ETR put out a bad product. From everything we can ascertain, it appears to be of very high quality and would make a great addition to the Cartel vinyl collection.

ETR did contact us regarding their intentions to put this out...
Jason Tate on 05/13/14 - 10:48 PM
Update #2: Enjoy the Ride says the band was aware of the release in advance.

Update
: Looks like the band didn't approve this release, they knew nothing about it, and they'll be releasing this album on their own as well apparently.


In addition to Reel Big Fish's Turn the Radio Off, Enjoy the Ride Records has released Cartel's Chroma on vinyl for the first time ever. The label's exclusive variant is limited to 500 copies, with another variant coming soon from Hot Topic.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/13/14 - 02:44 PM
There are a three more test presses for Cartel's The Ransom EP on eBay. The tests are in laser cut sleeves -- 100% goes to the Wounded Warrior charity.

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Jason Tate on 04/08/14 - 11:23 AM
Will Pugh of Cartel will be playing several acoustic shows in Australia this May. Dates are below, tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 3rd.
Ryan Gardner on 03/31/14 - 07:29 PM
Do you remember Cartel's stint as the "Band in the Bubble" for Dr. Pepper? Producer Kenneth Mount has been reminiscing on Twitter about the experience and soem of the behind the scenes shenanigans. Epic Records does not come off well.
MTV told us to set the drum set up inside the control room where the console and speakers were. #2 learned from MTV experience. The Vice President of epic records at the time didn't know what mastering was and asked me to explain that.
Jason Tate on 03/21/14 - 12:50 PM
Only one hundred copies of Cartel's The Ransom EP on clear vinyl were pressed, you can grab one here.
Jason Tate on 01/15/14 - 03:24 PM
The drums used to record Cartel's Chroma are for sale on Craigslist.

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Jason Tate on 01/07/14 - 04:35 PM
Cartel's Ransom EP has come to vinyl -- and we're giving away two copies! Want to win one? Well, tell me why you love this EP in the replies and I'll pick two winners.
Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 01:10 PM
Orders for Cartel's Ransom EP on vinyl are now up.
Jason Tate on 12/20/13 - 02:51 PM
Cartel's The Ransom EP is coming to vinyl. The record will be available for sale on December 20th at 12pm PST. It will begin shipping on January 2nd.
Jason Tate on 12/16/13 - 11:29 AM
Will Pugh of Cartel recently moved to Dallas, TX and is available for production during the month of July before the band heads off for Australia and Japan. He produced the band's latest album, Collider, as well as Audiostrobelight's latest EP. For more information, email here.
Ryan Gardner on 06/21/13 - 03:17 PM
Cartel has announced headlining dates surrounding their tour with New Found Glory. State Champs will be support. Head to the replies for dates and ticket links.
Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 05:51 PM
Watch Cartel's new lyric video for "Uninspired" on MTV Buzzworthy.
Ryan Gardner on 04/25/13 - 09:17 AM
Cartel recently released Collider, and we had a chance to sit down and talk with Will and Joseph a little bit about the past, present, and future of the band. You can check out that interview right here.
Thats it. We put our career in the hands of our fan base. If people want to hear more, they'll buy the record and/or buy a ticket to a show. Beyond that, we have no control. I'd love to continue this as long as possible. Hopefully, a great enough percentage of the folks who have bought our records in the past will do so again and we'll continue on. I don't think we've said everything we have to say or written the songs that would allow us to walk away with no letdown.
Jason Tate on 04/12/13 - 11:44 AM
The new Cartel album Collider is now available on iTunes in the UK & Europe with bonus track "Thin Air" (Acoustic). Pick it up here.
Christian Wagner on 04/03/13 - 07:36 AM
You can stream Cartel's new album, Collider on AOL. What do you think? Be sure to read Ryan's review of it here. The album comes out tomorrow and is available for pre-order for $7.99 on itunes.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/25/13 - 08:43 AM
Cartel's "Disconnect" can be streamed here and the album is now available for pre-order on vinyl.
Jason Tate on 03/20/13 - 01:19 PM
Anyone have any quesitons we should ask Cartel?
Jason Tate on 03/18/13 - 12:28 PM
You can stream a new Cartel song titled "Sympathy" here. Collider will be released March 26th and is available for pre-order here.
Drew Beringer on 03/15/13 - 01:25 PM
Cartel's "share for new songs" Facebook app is only a few more shares away from debuting another new song.
Jason Tate on 03/14/13 - 11:03 AM
Cartel have posted "First Things First" from their new album Collider here. The album will be released on March 26th and is available for pre-order here.
Ryan Gardner on 03/12/13 - 09:46 AM
Cartel will release their new song "First Things First" once they reach 500 shares on this Facebook link. Collider will be released March 26th
Jason Tate on 03/11/13 - 01:28 PM
Listen to clips from Cartel's Collider here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/11/13 - 10:12 AM
Cartel will be releasing their new album, Collider, on vinyl. Details to be announced soon.

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Jason Tate on 03/01/13 - 10:36 AM
You can pre-order Cartel's new album, Collider, here.
Drew Beringer on 02/19/13 - 01:43 PM
You can stream a new Cartel song titled "Mosaic" in the replies. The band's new album, Collider, hits stores on March 26th.
Drew Beringer on 02/19/13 - 10:58 AM
Check out the artwork for Cartel's upcoming new album Collider in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 02/13/13 - 01:14 PM
From now through February 19th, Cartel are giving one fan the opportunity to win a private one-on-one chat with them. Head here, join the mailing list, and you're all set.
Ryan Gardner on 02/06/13 - 09:42 AM
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