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New Trailer + free track posted on
Check out the new trailer over at .. and while you're there, download the first full track we've released off the album!

Absolute Punk review!
"It seems that the last few years have seen a plethora of "punk" documentaries. From American Hardcore (based on the book of the same name) to a semester of the genre packed into Punk: Attitude, we're certainly getting a visual of the 80's and 90's punk platform of yesterday. BYO Record's 25th anniversary documentary is not one to be shelved at all. Not only is there a visual, there's an audio accompaniment that is equally as nostalgic for some." Read the whole thing here:
Verbicide Review
Another great review from our friends at Verbicide! "I’m going to say this right off the bat: if you’re not considering buying this box set, there’s going to be an emptiness in your music collection, thus making the rest of your collection worthless without it. I was so excited to get my hands on this that I had to tell somebody. So I called my friend Alvin, who I assumed knew a lot about California punk rock. But when he told me that he never heard of Youth Brigade or BYO Records, I felt like shoving his ass into a time machine and transporting him to LA 25 years earlier. I had to resort to explaining that BYO was responsible for the Rancid/NOFX split — that got the gears working in his head. I can only hope to god the rest of you don’t disappoint me." To read the full review click HERE
Cool Review of Boxed Set!
We've run into a lot of people on the road, and this dude was awesome! We got to talk to him and his dad (two generations of punks!). Anyhow, we wanted to share with you his review!
Have you checked out the Let Them Know site yet?
Head over to to check out trailers, ecards and get more info on the just-released BYO 25th Anniversary boxed set!
Screening in SLC this friday!

Slug Magazine and BYO Records presents the exclusive SLC screening of 'LTK'! This screening will take place immediately after the Youth Brigade show at In The Venue on the same night. Seating is limited (movie is F-R-E-E!) and the only way you're gettin' in is to RSVP in advance to: R.S.V.P now or you'll be left out in the cold!
Ordering info on boxed set!
....Hey folks! Heads up that ordering on the boxed set (both the limited edition 2 x red vinyl and the cd versions) are going to be available online for order here starting Tue, 9/22. Sorry everyone for not being able to get back to each of you, we've gotten a TON of emails. Hopefully this eases your minds. Place your orders early cause I think the vinyl sets are gonna go quick! Also, every Hot Topic in the country will have the LP and CD versions available front and center, so if you can't wait to get your paws on them, head there on Tuesday! Over and out.
New Trailer + free track posted on
Check out the new trailer over at .. and while you're there, download the first full track we've released off the album!
9/01/09: Brand new ECARD! Preview more tracks!
We've got five more tracks for you to sneak preview...head over to and go to the 'audio comp' page to check em out, or just click HERE! ( case you missed last weeks, you can catch up cause last weeks is all loaded up on that too!) Stay tuned for next week where we'll have another five mindblowing tracks.
BYO Boxed Set Los Angeles Release Party!
The Los Angeles Movie Premiere of
"Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records"
Thurs. Sept. 10, 2009 Nike Sportswear at The Montalbŕn Theatre 1615 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
Movie Premiere: 7:00pm sharp

Show to follow with
7 Seconds / Swingin Utters / Youth Brigade
Limited number of tickets available here.
Let Them Know + Director Jeff Alulis tours the South!
"Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade" will be shown alongside other quality independent features on this year's Southern Circuit Film Festival. This unique tour will take a group of young filmmakers on the road, taking up-and-coming directors along for each of the showings. "Let Them Know" director, Jeff Alulis, will be joining the tour and will be appearing on behalf of his film and BYO. Get more info on the tour at :
Let Them Know at NXNE!
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We're packing our bags and heading up to this year's NXNE Music and Film Festival, Canada's #1 showcase event, featuring the best new music and music films around.

Let Them Know is stoked to be a part of it! The festivities will kick off on June 17and run through June 21. More details are coming on venue/times for the film as well as further BYO showcase details. In the meantime, wrap your head around this: the movie, which will be part of the BYO 25th Anniversary Box set will be available for purchase this fall. We'll be posting previews, trailers, and other tidbits for your hungry punk fans in the coming months.


By the time the second wave of Los Angeles punk rock began to crest in the early 1980's, most historians had already closed the book. But things were just starting to get interesting. The music was becoming increasingly harder and faster. Politics became integral to the scene. Police-on-punk violence and massive riots were de rigueur meanwhile, the concept of "D.I.Y." transformed from a necessity to a battle cry. It was at this time that the Better Youth Organization was born.

Founded by Canadian brothers, Shawn and Mark Stern of the influential L.A. punk band Youth Brigade, the BYO was part political movement and part business venture. Through the BYO, Mark, Shawn and their buddies, teenagers at that time, found a way to organize punks to take positive actions to help sustain their scene and way of life. The ideals upon which the BYO was founded helped countless bands put on shows, put out records, and get their music out to the world. It allowed for the makaing of the landmark punk documentary "Another State of Mind." It also spawned BYO Records, which remains one of the oldest surviving independent punk rock labels in the world. BYO, Youth Brigade, and the Stern Family are three intertwined entities that comprise an all too often overlooked chapter in the history of punk. This movie is that chapter. Interviews with Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat, founder of Dischord Records), Fat Mike (NOFX, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, founder of Fat Wreck Chords), Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Gary Tovar (found of Goldenvoice Promotions), Brendan Mullen (founder of The Masque Club, author of "Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and The Germs ", members of The Bouncing Souls, Swingin' Utters, 7 Seconds, and many others involved in the So Cal Punk Scene.

For more information on this, other, and future events and showings:

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Zero Visibility Self Control BYO Split Series Vol. 1 (w/ Hot Water Music) The Menudo Incident Hardcore Hooligan Hepcat-Bobby & Joe Automatic 7 Everything Else Is A Far Gone Conclusion If You Swear, You'll Catch No Fish