I just signed to Stand Up! Records, huzzah!


JT Habersaat and the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour sign on to Stand Up! Records for Hostile Corporate Takeover.

Austin, Texas – JT Habersaat and his critically-hailed Altercation Punk Comedy Tour have joined forces with comedy powerhouse imprint Stand Up! Records for their next album.

 “I’m beyond thrilled to work with Dan Schlissel and Stand Up! Records, and have long been an admirer of the label’s roster,” says Habersaat. “I’ve been very hesitant in regards to working with labels in the past, but after speaking at length with Dan during this year’s SXSW I quickly became convinced that he ‘gets it’. Plus we have a shared love of the Melvins, so that was huge.”

The new album, dubbed Hostile Corporate Takeover, is slated to be recorded live in Austin, Texas in late summer 2012. Habersaat, who initiated the Altercation Tour in 2008, has become a go-to support act for a wide-range of boundary-pushing comics and bands, including Doug Stanhope, Henry Rollins, Brian Posehn, Andy Dick and Jeanine Garofalo. The Altercation Tour has appeared on numerous national festivals including Fun Fun Fun Fest 2008-2011, The Fest 9 and Vans Warped Tour, and Habersaat recently acted as direct support for a largely sold-out package tour featuring punk bands Riverboat Gamblers, Dead to Me and Off With Their Heads.

Stand Up! Records was founded by Dan Schlissel in 1999 in Minneapolis, MN and has gone on to release albums from some of the comedy scene’s brightest stars including David Cross, Maria Bamford, Doug Stanhope, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Lewis Black and Hannibal Buress.

 “I'm happy to have a motivated self-starter like JT be involved in our hostile corporate takeover,” says Schlissel. “Stand Up! Records started as a DIY label in a basement, out of the ashes of the music world, so not only do we get JT and the Altercation Comedy Tour, but we are also happy to work with peers who have the same independent roots.”

“It helps that they're funny fuckers as well,” Schlissel added.

 The album, headlined by Habersaat and featuring an assortment of Altercation Tour veterans to be announced in the near future, will be available on limited-edition vinyl and digital download upon release. Numerous national festival appearances are in the works in support of the album for fall of 2012, with Habersaat co-headlining the comedy portion of the 2012 Punk Rock Bowling Festival in Las Vegas this Friday alongside Joe Sib (Side One Dummy Records). Bands slated to appear at PRB 2012 include Rancid, NOFX, Youth Brigade, Hot Water Music and many more.