Miami's late, great girl-punk act A.K.A. was much lamented when it went bust. But late last year, the act retooled with a slightly different lineup: Lori Garrote, Natalie Smallish, and Jordan Calloway. It also debuted an appropriately fresh name: the New. The name clearly signaled good things to come. Just a few months later, Ray Los of Long Island-based label Ocean Front Records heard the New on the radio, tracked it down, and scooped it up. Since then, the New has been continuing to build its buzz, perfecting its sugar-sweet punk pop that would make Joan Jett proud. Now Ocean Front is planning another grand coming-out party of sorts for the band this Friday at... More >>>