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24 were there [x] Now They're Square

farewell show [19 Aug 2004|11:10am]
[ mood | cynical ]

hey party people...if you haven't heard already, the farewell show will take place on SEPTEMBER 24TH @ the cobalt cafe. so far stanler, the royal mile, simply lost, and knock first have been confirmed for this show. more surprise bands and updates to come, so stay tuned. please come and help make this our best show yet!!! it's going to be the greatest night of your lives!!!!


14 were there [x] Now They're Square

*clearing things up* [05 Aug 2004|03:22pm]
i apologize if anyone got the wrong idea from the last couple of updates. by internal conflicts i didnt mean that any one person was the cause of k1 splitting. it was a combination of things and no one is really to blame. kevin is a great guy with a sexy body and we are definitely on good terms with him. as for our little "project" that i mentioned before, it may take a while for any of that to get going. it may involve different people, different ideas, etc. just be prepared for some different things to be happening in the future. everything is just a little confusing right now. anyway, thanks for all you guys' support along the way, you all rule :).

22 were there [x] Now They're Square

But wait...theres more..... [02 Aug 2004|06:27pm]
[ mood | ? ]

Guys...before u start having sad thoughts......things might not be over. Dont worry. Just hang tight and pray. I cant open my mouth anymore....but for now....dont be too sad.


44 were there [x] Now They're Square

all good things must end..... [01 Aug 2004|12:02am]
[ mood | melancholy ]

hey, guys. if you haven't heard already through the mailing list, here's the bad news. knock first is breaking up due to several internal conflicts within th band. it's been a crazy ride from start to finish, and we want to thank EVERYONE involved with knock first. that includes our amazingly loyal street team in california and all over the country. thanks to everyone on livejournal who has given us the time of day and listened to us at purevolume. thank you to everyone who has sent in their mail orders and supported us through merch sales. we LOVE you more than you will ever know. you may not like or understand this decision, but we all felt that it needed to be done in order for each of us to lead a happier life. however, although "knock first" is technically ending, kellen, steve, and i are starting up a new project with me as the singer, steve on lead guitar, and kellen on rhythm guitar. so, if anyone knows any drummers or bassists that are fairly skilled and live in the san fernando valley/simi valley area, PLEASE email also, we'll be playing a farewell show most likely next month, so stay tuned for one last update. thanks again to everyone, it's been awesome. take care, and God bless.

-NATE (on behalf of k1)

22 were there [x] Now They're Square

WE'VE LANDED ON THE MOON!! [22 Jul 2004|03:57pm]
[ mood | cynical ]

wat up's it hangin with everyone? we've been a little lazy with our progress on the ep...but we're getting back to writing this week and should have some new shiiiiet very soon. another thing is that we don't really have any shows for a long while :(. but don't fret!!! we may have a few surprise appearances at a couple shows....hehehehehehe. all i gotta say is that you guys are fucking awesome and i hope everyone is doing well. oh and one last thing -- we are doing another huge street team "dispatch" with a ton of promo fliers, so those of you who are on the street team and DIDN'T get promo fliers last time around, speak up, cuz you're the one's who are getting them this time. that seems to be all for now.


26 were there [x] Now They're Square

one more song [15 Jul 2004|11:35pm]
[ mood | content ]

hey everyone, there's ONE MORE new song up at purevolume. it's the last song, "ten seconds to birmingham." we hope you all like it...and you can now download the song "my reasons" instead of just streaming it, due to popular demand. anyway, you all fucking OWN for listening to the new stuff and liking it. seriously, it's an amazing feeling to know that so many people out there actually appreciate what we do and love. thank you soooo much for everything, we truly love you.


50 were there [x] Now They're Square

new songs [14 Jul 2004|12:42am]
[ mood | happy ]

hey guys, the new songs are up at purevolume!!! you can check out 2 of the 3 new songs we recorded at we put a lot of time and effort into this and we're really happy with how everything turned out. we hope y'all love it...cuz if you didn't, we'd have to write another emo song about it :).


p.s. - the other three songs for the ep will be recorded sometime next month.

19 were there [x] Now They're Square

sit down, sit back, relax.... [12 Jul 2004|12:50am]
hey kiddies...tracking is going very well. we've finished all of drums, almost all vocals and bass, and still have a bit of guitar left to track before we start mixing. its sounding AWESOME so far. we seriously can't wait for everyone to hear it. these first three songs that you hear will be on the ep along w/ 3 other songs (to be recorded later). anyway, everything should be finished by tuesday, so expect some new songs up on purevolume VERY soon. that's it for now.


32 were there [x] Now They're Square

a-BUUUUUH?????? [09 Jul 2004|02:09pm]
[ mood | silly ]

wat up g slaps?? we're heading into the studio tomorrow to start tracking the new shiiiiiet!!! aren't you excited?? i'm more ways than one.... so anyway, expect 2 or 3 new songs up on purevolume next week. what songs will they be you ask? you'll just have to wait and see hehehehehehe. warped tour was sick, had a great time. passed out a shitload of sampler CD's...hope that strategy worked out. i tried as best i could to give the CD's to people with bags so that way they wouldn't just throw them on the ground. anywho, i wanna thank everyone who has been helpin us out lately with $$ and such...especially our friends JOE and ALLY from affinity clothing. they're some cool people and will one day get their company up and running again. when that happens, i will strip at a show. yes, whether you like it or not. but beware, some of you may not be able to handle my sexiness.......psh. that seems to be all for now. get ready for some new songs!!!!


p.s. - i'm emo and i miss my girlfriend :(....she's in argentina for 3 weeks.

25 were there [x] Now They're Square

Recording [05 Jul 2004|02:48pm]
[ mood | good ]

Hey silly kids! Well, tour was fuckin amazing. Knock First wants to thank all the kids who came to the shows in the past couple of weeks and supported us. It really means so much, and also thanks to everyone who takes a minute every once in a while to listen to our CD or one of our songs on purevolume. you guys rock! WEll anyway. We will be headin up this weekend to record the first half of our EP. There should be a couple of those songs up on purevolume by next week, which will prabobly consist of "Enjoy the show" and "My reasons" which will feature guest vocals by our good friends Isi and Tyler of THE ROYAL MILE. BE sure to check them out at
They have some awesome fuckin music which im sure all of you will love.
WEll, thats all for now crazy kids. :PEACE:


P.S. The results for last months "guess the size of steve's penis" contest were not very good. All of you were wrong, except me.

35 were there [x] Now They're Square

Tour, Cock, Shows [27 Jun 2004|10:44pm]
[ mood | silly ]

Well boys and girls. WE are on the road right now and it is going freakin awesome. We wanna thank all the boys and girls out in Arizona, and up in the North Cali Area for helpin us out with the shows and everything. Well....Weve got some crazy pictures to show u when we get back and some awesome stories and shit like that. we will post a new story everyday the day we get back from tour until we either run out of stories or just get really lazy. BUt if we run out, well make up a couple of stories. All we have to say for right now is to make sure to EXIT the freeway to fill up on gas, u prabobly wont get stuck in the middle of the desert that way. Well, thats all for now kids, we love you and thank u for all of your support and blessings for our trip. :PEACE:


50 were there [x] Now They're Square

roxy show [19 Jun 2004|09:36pm]
hey just so everyone knows, if you need tickets to the JULY 3RD SHOW AT THE ROXY, please email our lovely moderator jimena at she will be handling most of the ticket sales while we're gone on tour. we need your support!!! this will be our homecoming show, and we want to make it huge. bullets and octane and the rise and fall will be joining us on the bill. it's going to be insane. please help make this show a memorable experience. also, if you want to buy tickets this week, we'll be around until wed., then we head out to arizona. lastly, we just got a new merch order in and have more small shirt sizes as well as youth larges for girls. anyway, that's about it.


p.s. - just for the record, we are NOT neglecting people on the east coast, so nobody should ever think that.

44 were there [x] Now They're Square

tour...comp...penis.... [14 Jun 2004|12:31pm]
wat up homies. thanks to everyone who came out to ventura on turned out to be an awesome show, even though the promoter fucked us and our assholes are a bit wider now. we're getting ready for tour!! it's gonna be sick. our first show on tour is WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23RD at the cobalt cafe. it's a sweet lineup, including simply lost, vesta, as in dreams, nathaniel's endeavors, and tragedy andy. show starts at 6, so get there early!! also, our new website is up at be sure to check that shizz out. lastly, our label, tears and blood records, is putting together a compilation cd that will be sold in virginia, florida, california, and germany (weird combination of places, i know). it's like $20 for one song on the comp, and $30 for 2. if ANY band is interested, send an email to, or shoot me an email at see you on the 23rd!!!


30 were there [x] Now They're Square

shows etc. [09 Jun 2004|05:35pm]
[ mood | complacent ]

hey guys...if you haven't noticed already, our website is down at the moment. the new one should be up by tomorrow if all goes as planned. anyway, this saturday is the BIG SHOW at the VENTURA THEATER. i really hope to see all you so-cal fans's going to be a really fun night, especially with stole your woman, you can't go wrong with those guys. and thank you sooooo much to all the kids who responded to our promo project. our street team has increased a ton in like a's crazy. you'll all get fliers and free stuff in the mail :). you guys seriously rule. as for now, we have a new contest running - guess the size of steve's penis. we look forward to your response.


28 were there [x] Now They're Square

off the hizzy [06 Jun 2004|08:27pm]
[ mood | enthralled ]

hey everyone...are you ready for summer or WHAT?! hells yes. this summer is going to be insane. we've got a ton of shows lined up, which are all posted up on the website ( and for those of you living in other states and can't come to our shows, we'll have some new songs up on purevolume soon. also, we've got a big promotion project going on right now too. if ANYONE wants to hand out promo fliers in their hometown at shows, hangouts, etc., let us know and we'd be happy to send you over a handful of fliers and some free CDs as well. the fliers aren't for a show or anything, but are just promoting k1 in general. we want ANYONE and EVERYONE to know about knock first, so it would be awesome if you'd volunteer yourselves to promote k1. lastly, we are SOLD OUT of size small t-shirts...sorry!! we're placing another order soon, so sit tight. we still have a bunch of mediums, but the larges are almost act fast. thats about all for now. we love you all...seriously, don't forget it :).


55 were there [x] Now They're Square

friends [29 May 2004|11:33pm]
[ mood | tired ]

hey guys, just to let you know, for those of you who have added us as of late, we are unable to add back because of the stupid friends capacity thing. apparently we've reached our limit for friends (which is bull shit), so we won't be able to add anyone else. please don't think we're assholes or something because really those of you who have added us are fucking awesome. please still keep in touch with us and don't be offended. anyway, that's about it, just wanted to fill y'all in.


54 were there [x] Now They're Square

VENTURA SHOW [26 May 2004|04:59pm]
hey guys...thanks for all the congrats and crazy support. you all rule...seriously. anyway, we're pretty stoked about playing the ventura theater with some fucking awesome bands (april 6th, stole you woman, hey mike, and craig's brother) on JUNE 12TH. we ask that you pleeease come out and support k1, since it is our first real headlining show. you guys have to make us look good (as hard as that sounds) :). anyway i hope everyone is well and i'd like to take a moment to commend australia for its awesomeness. i can't believe people over there are listening to us and it's fucking incredible. auzzies OWN. that's all i have to say about that.


88 were there [x] Now They're Square

THE BIG NEWS [17 May 2004|10:43pm]
[ mood | happy ]

alrite know that big news we've been talking about for weeks?'s finally here. k1 has signed to TEARS AND BLOOD RECORDS, an awesome record label out of virginia. this means we won't be doing a full length anymore, but instead we'll be recording a new ep with 6 songs, including a new version of eight fourteen. the ep will be released at the end of summer, but is still subject to change. it will be available at all shows and at so yeah...we finally made it!!! all the times of being fucked over...yeah, it has somewhat paid off. hopefully this is only the beginning. thanks for sticking with us, because you guys seriously make being a band worth it. the support from you kids is unbelievable. and not only from the kids here on the west coast...but the east coast...don't get me started. you guys have been so supportive and have been spreading the word over there. trust me, when we do get over there for some shows, it's going to be fucking unbelievable thanks to you guys. we're going to have some crazy mad fun and that's fo sho. anyway, i could go on for days, but we REALLY would like to thank you guys for your unconditional will never be forgotten.


48 were there [x] Now They're Square

cockinthebutt [13 May 2004|11:44pm]
[ mood | crazy ]

hey's everyone feeling? we're on the home-stretch at school and i can hardly wait for the freedom that will bring me shows and happiness. Tour is going to be amazing...especially because we're heading out with our pimp-a-licous friends, simply lost. those guys are actually playing tomorrow with JENOAH, an awesome drive thru band, at the plaza in check that out if you can. we've actually got some new merch ideas and will have aaallll new shit for you guys come this summer. man...i know i've been telling you this for a while now, but this big news will be announced NEXT WEEK. and no, it has nothing to do with steve's penis. can u stand the can't, can you. wait waaat? anyway, there's some new pictures up on our website if you wanna check that shizzle out. lastly, PLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSEEEEEE come out to ventura on june 12th!!!!! it's going to be can't even put it into words. it's going to be fabulous, and all the bands are fucking great too. so yeeeaaah i'm gonna bring this entry to a close and relieve you of my insolence and stupidity. be cool, and drink beer.


38 were there [x] Now They're Square

wat up [09 May 2004|10:07pm]
[ mood | anxious ]

hey kids, nate here. just wanted to let you know that you can buy tickets for the ventura theater show at they're only $10 and the show is going to be please check that out. also, if you happen to run into any of us before the show, you can buy one off of us as well. the new material is turning out great...i can't even describe how stoked i am to record it. big news...yes....big news is coming....stay tuned....


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