Awkward Thought was formed in the mid 1990's by ex-members of the New York Hardcore band No Win Situation. Mixing New York Hardcore with a classic punk sound, Awkward Thought's first demo was widely circulated in the New York area and abroad. In 1998 an Awkward Thought 7" on Nawpost\Back ta Basics records sold out two thousand copies in only one month. 1998 also saw Awkward Thought do a short European tour highlighted by playing the Raybeez memorial festival in the Netherlands.

In June of 2000 Awkward Thought had their first full length CD/LP titled "Mayday" released on Blackout records in the U.S.A. and I Scream records in Europe. The vinyl version of "Mayday" was released in conjunction with Dead City. The release of “Mayday” was followed by extensive coast to coast U.S.A. touring including Mexico.

As a follow up to “Mayday”, Awkward Thought released the "Fear Not" CDep in 2001. “Fear Not” was released on Coretex records in Europe (distributed by Dead City in the USA) and was followed by broad European touring. Highlights included the fact that they played to a wide variety of audiences across Europe and Awkward Thought was the only band to play the Dour, Graspop, and Holidays In The Sun festivals in 2001.

After more USA touring, Awkward Thought were asked to travel back to the UK to play Holidays In The Sun festival 2002 in Blackpool England where they managed to play 12 shows in 2 weeks for a July 2002 tour of England that took place around the festival. Awkward Thought then also played the Holidays In The Sun USA East Coast festival in September 2002.

Awkward Thought released their second full length record titled “Ruin a Good Time” in October 2002 on I Scream records in Europe. This was followed by further European touring until the new year. March 2003 saw the release of “Ruin a Good Time” on Thorp records in the United States and more USA touring followed.

Awkward Thought's raw New York Hardcore sound appeals to fans of metal, punk, and hardcore. They have played hundreds of shows across the United States, Mexico, and Europe and have played with everybody from Hatebreed, Madball, Agnostic Front, Warzone, Sheer Terror, etc., to bands like Conflict, GBH, Angelic Upstarts, The Business, Menace. If you go to an Awkward Thought show you'll see mohawks, hoodies, straightedge and metalcore kids there. Now considered a staple of the New York Hardcore, Punk, and Metal scene, Awkward Thought continue to broaden their fanbase with extensive touring.

Awkward Thought has also appeared on over a dozen compilation records and CDs including Blackout Records' Punk Rock Jukebox and Our Own Way, as well as I Scream/Triple Crown Records' Worldwide Tribute To Oi.

Band Website: WWW.AWKWARDTHOUGHT.COM

Awkward Thought - "Mayday" CD/LP
Blackout Records 046 (USA)
I Scream Records 88.943.02. (Europe)

Track Listing:
1. TORSION BADGER
2. SLOW DOWN
3. THE ADVANCE
4. THE DEFENESTRATION OF PRAGUE
5. PEOPLE
6. DTL
7. CUT YOU
8. NEW AGENDA
9. LOST DOG
10. NOT FOR ME
11. MAI DAY
12. COPS
13. CAN'T LIVE ON THAT
14. PULLED BY A CHAIN
15. COMPLETE CONTROL
16. FREEDOM
17. KEEP OFF THE GRASS

Awkward Thought - "Fear Not" CDEP
Coretex Records - Grapes Of Wrath 09

Track Listing:
1. ENOUGH ALREADY
2. ENTROPY
3. RULE YOUR STATE
4. GOODWILL
5. DOES IT MAKE SENSE
6. THE FINAL VERDICT
7. MAI DAY

Awkward Thought - "Ruin A Good Time" CD
Thorp Records 027 (USA)
I Scream Records 88.907.02. (Europe)

Track Listing:
1. RETURN THE COMPLIMENT
2. A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING
3. TAKE YOUR MUSIC AND SHOVE IT
4. REQUIRED CONTRIBUTIONS
5. LIGHTS OUT
6. RELIABLE SOURCE
7. LEAD THE WAY
8. EASY WAY OUT
9. THE OTHER SIDE
10. TELL ME
11. PLEASE BE GONE
12. THE WAY IT IS
13. VICE
14. SWEPT UNDER THE RUG