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August 22, 2013

Posted on August 22, 2013 by Comments are off

ATOM AGE FREE EP, THE SMITH STREET BAND, GREAT APES/WILD MOTH PREORDER

Happy Tuesday!! So much to cover…..Let’s go!!
-THE ATOM AGE
FREE EP!! This 5 piece plays Garage Punk heavily influenced by bands like The Sonics, Rocket From The Crypt, MC5, and The Hives. Horn tinged Rock ‘N’ Roll is an apt description for the band, but the band makes no secret that they take great pride in paying tribute to feral and wild Rock ‘N’ Roll from decades past while laying down their own modernized sound. Download for free here: http://ep.theatomage.com

-THE SMITH STREET BAND.
Have you heard these guys yet? Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
“We are a shitty band from Melbourne who enjoy mock meat and alcohol. We play heaps of shows and tour lots because it’s fun”.

Hmmmm… I like that BIO. Very simple and straight to the point. We will be releasing their brand new EP “Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams” on CD/LP and will also be re-releasing their first 2 albums “Sunshine & Technology” and “No One Gets Lost Anymore”. Both on CD/LP. Catch them hitting the US supporting Frank Turner.
October 04 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
October 05 – Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
October 06 – Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA
October 07 – The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
October 09 – Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
October 11 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
October 12 – Hard Rock Live Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
October 14 – The Fonda, Los Angeles, CA
October 15 – House of Blues, San Diego, CA
October 16 – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
October 18 – The Neptune, Seattle, WA
October 19 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
October 20 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
October 22 – MacEwan Ballroom, Calgary, AB
October 23 – The Union Hall, Edmonton, AB
October 25 – Louis’, Saskatoon, SK
October 26 – The Garrick, Winnipeg, MB
October 28 – Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
October 29 – The Vic, Chicago, IL
October 30 – The Blue Note, Columbia, MO
November 01 – Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
November 02 – Mohawk, Austin, TX
November 04 – Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
November 05 – Soul Kitchen, Mobile, AL
November 06 – Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville, FL
November 08 – Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
November 09 – Beachum Theatre, Orlando, FL
November 10 – Center Stage Theater, Atlanta, GA
November 12 – The Music Farm, Charleston, SC
November 13 – Jillian’s, Columbia, SC
November 15 – Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC
November 16 – The Norva, Norfolk, VA
November 18 – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
November 19 – Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA
November 20 – The Taft Ballroom, Cincinnati, OH
November 22 – St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
November 23 – Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
November 24 – Calvin Theater, Northampton, MA
November 25 – Upstate Concert Theater, Albany, NY
November 27 – Terminal 5, New York, NY
November 29 – Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
November 30 – House of Blues, Boston, MA

-WILD MOTH
-THE GREAT APES
Pre-Orders for WILD MOTH and GREAT APES are up and ready for you to love.
Wild Moth play thoughtful and sludgy post-punk with a heavy dose of melodicism from San Francisco, CA. Listen to a track here: https://soundcloud.com/asianmanrecords/wild-moth-souvenir-no-future

GREAT APES also hail from San Francisco. Think Jawbreaker meets Jawbox meets the Lawrence Arms. This band features Brian Moss from the Ghost, Hanalei, Wunder Years. One of the most underrated song writers of our time. Listen to a track here: http://youtu.be/ewM3M3nZyUk

Just go to http://www.asianmanrecords.com and you will see these up for sale. Both are strictly VINYL releases and come with a Download code.

Okay, that’s it for now. Be well.
Peace, mike park

June 6, 2013

Posted on June 6, 2013 by Comments are off

Congrats to all the youngsters who are about to embark on summer vacation/graduation? Woop dee doo!

Okay, let’s do this!!!
First off, we have a brand new band from Scotland called the Murderburgers Kind of like a big punk mixture of teenage bottlerocket, meets chixdiggit, meets the queers, meets the ramones. You can listen to a preview here:

(Asian Man debut “These Are Only Problems”, will be out late summer/early fall)

To add to our growing list of Sacramento, Ca bands(KEPI, DOG PARTY, KEVIN SECONDS), we’re putting out a split 7” with the Croissants(http://lecroissants.blogspot.com/) and Union Hearts(http://www.unionhearts.net/). Nothing fancy here, just straight up no frills punk rock. I’ve always loved split 7 inches, so definitely look for more in the future.

And with that cue…
Another split 7” coming out from the SF punk band NOTHINGTON(http://www.nothingtonsf.com/) and Chicago punk band The Downtown Struts(downtownstruts.tumblr.com) Both bands recorded two songs each, but the Struts could only fit one song on their side of the wax, so the 2nd song will be on the download code. Blah blah blah. We’ll fill you in with more details as it gets closer to happening.

Sundials from Richmond will be releasing “Always Whatever (A Collection of Songs from 2009-2012). Hope to have this done by the end of July. These are the songs that first caught my attention to the greatness that is Sundials. They’ll be on tour with Pet Symmetry starting on the 4th of July.
07.04.13-Chicago, IL @ Gnarnia
07.05.13-Rock Island, IL @ Rozz – Tox
07.06.13-Milwaukee, WI @ Derrick Zoo Lander’s
07.07.13-Grant Rapids, MI @ DACC
07.08.13-Flint, MI @ Flint Local 432
07.09.13-Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
07.10.13-Binghamton, NY @ House Spot
07.11.13-Bay Shore, NY @ Even Flow
07.12.13-Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio
07.13.13-Cambridge, MA @ Democracy Center
07.14.13-Southington, CT @ Bramble Jam
07.15.13-New Brunswick, NJ @ Cooler Ranch
07.16.13-Bethlehem, PA @ Gallery U
07.17.13-Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
07.18.13-Alexandria, VA @ The Lab
07.19.13-Richmond, VA @ The Camel
07.20.13-Blacksburg, VA @ I Got Brains Fest

DOG PARTY will be supporting and backing KEPI GHOULIE on a month long tour that starts tonight. Please go out and make them feel loved.
06.06.13-Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s
06.07.13-Fresno, CA @Chinatown Youth Center
06.08.13-San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
06.09.13-Long Beach, CA @ DiPiazza
06.10.13-Fullerton, CA @ The Programme
06.11.13-Phoenix, AZ @ Trunkspace
06.12.13-Bisbee, AZ @ Old City Park
06.13.13-Las Cruces, NM @ The Trainyard
06.14.13-Howe, TX @ TBA
06.15.13-Beaumont, TX @ Tequila Rok
06.17.13-Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
06.18.13-St. Augustine, FL @ Nobby’s
06.19.13-Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
06.20.13-Huntsville, AL @ Lowe Mill
06.21.13-Murray, KY @ Terrapin Station
06.22.13-Akron, OH @ Old Haunts Tavern
06.23.13-Long Branch, NJ @ The Brighton Bar
06.24.13-Ridgewood, NJ @ TBA
06.26.13-Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
06.28.13-Baltimore, MD @ Insub. Fest
06.29.13-Baltimore, MD @ Insub. Fest
06.30.13-Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
07.01.13-Ft Wayne, IN @ The Art Studio (1301 Lafayette)
07.02.13-Chicago, IL @ The Township
07.03.13-Appleton, WI @ Fox River House
07.04.13-Annondale, MN @ The Roadhouse
07.06.13-Great Falls, MT @ Machinery Row
07.07.13-Spokane, WA @ Time Bomb
07.08.13-Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
07.09.13-Bremerton, WA @ The Charleston
07.10.13-Portland, OR @ katie obriens

April 18, 2013

Posted on April 18, 2013 by Comments are off

PLEASE DON’T POST THIS SUBSCRIPTION info on any newsgroups or message boards. Allow Asian Man newsletter subscribers first crack at this.

Let’s get started.
It’s all about the VINYL SUBSCRIPTION today.

We sent out emails to all our current members with a chance to renew their membership. If you are a current member and didn’t get that email, just keep reading.

If you have no idea what this vinyl subscription deal is, then this is for you. :)
You will receive the next TEN full lengths on 12″ vinyl, or two 7″s (which equal one full length). So it could be six full lengths and eight 7″s or seven full lengths and six 7″s. Make sense?
But to sweeten the pot we will make sure you get at least 12 full lengths(or equivalent of) and maybe even more?? :)

If there is a rare color variant, then you will be the first one to get that version. Your orders will ship first. You will also receive free stuff with each release like posters, stickers, patches. We will also be sending you a full color classic asian man t-shirt design. Basically, my goal is to make those who get a membership freak out at the end by thinking “Holy moly!! I got so much stuff”.

We put out tons of records every year, so you will be sure to get stuff constantly with no worries of us ever going out of business. We started putting records out in 1996. We’re almost 18 years old(almost legal). HOOORAY!!

So many good records coming out including Andrew Jackson Jihad double live 12″, Nothington/Downtown Strutts 7″(ltd to 500 one time pressing), The WILD “Dreams Are Maps” 12″, Maguma Taishi 7″(feat. Paddy from Dillinger Four and Mike Park ltd to 500 one time pressing), the first pressing of PET SYMMETRY(which is basically sold out, and so much more.

At the end of the deal, if you don’t like what you got just return everything and I’ll refund your money(as long as things aren’t damaged). I’m serious. Okay, MAILING LIST friends you get first crack at this and then I’m going to social media.

—This is for USA customers only. If you live outside of the USA please contact us and we’ll figure out an appropriate shipping price to accommodate you.—

Please click this link to order. The total price is $100 + $40 shipping.

http://asianmanrecords.bigcartel.com/product/asian-man-membership-2

This will be limited to 300 members. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at mikeparkmusic@gmail.com

Be well.
peace, mike park

April 10, 2013

Posted on April 10, 2013 by Comments are off

DO YOU BOOK DIY SHOWS?-All of you who book shows across the United States or actually anywhere in the world, get in touch. Trying to build a good network of DIY venues/promoters for Asian Man Records bands. So get in touch if you can help with booking. mikeparkmusic@gmail.com

TRADES: Anybody live in the bay area?? Near San Francisco? Want to trade stuff for Asian Man cds, shirts, etc. What free stuff you ask?? Basically
anything..if you work in a restaurant, theater, any type of entertainment like arcades, batting cages, amusement parks, blah blah….anything. Let’s trade!! Anything we have at Asian Man is up for trade. BOOYAH!!

HEY! HO! LET’S GO!
Happy Thursday. What a beautiful day here in San Jose. Makes me super duper happy!! WOO HOO!.. Anyways, here we go…..

Pre-orders for the WILD’s new full length album “Dreams Are Maps” and PET SYMMETRY’s “Two Songs About Cars. Two Songs With Long Titles” 7” are both up for pre-order on the asian man site.

The Pet Symmetry record features Evan Weiss from Into It. Over It and Erik Czaja and Marcus Nuccio from Dowsing. The 7” is friggin good. Just imagine that great Midwest pop punk sound, but just done right. You can check out a track here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWcPSFOVgAw&feature=share&list=UUgb_VNaXqPf1Di-kBfP9V6g

The first pressing is on random colored vinyl and there are 700 of these made. These will be gone soon. I hadn’t realized how fanatical Into It. Over It. and Dowsing fans were about vinyl. The band announced it yesterday and we’ve sold more than 400 without any mention on our end. WOWZA. So yeah, if you want to get this then you better hurry. FUN FUN

THE WILD from Atlanta, GA. Have graced us with the most beautiful follow up record anybody could ask for. The band headed south to Laura Jane Grace’s studio with Laura gracing her production to what is now “DREAMS ARE MAPS”. Everything about the record is beautiful. From the Gatefold jacket designed by Dianna Settles from the Wild, to the amazing song writing, to the performance, to the production, and blah blah blah.

We’ve set up a few different package deals for the WILD album. It’s all detailed on the asian man site.

Okay… I think that’s it for today. Oh yes, one last thing. Myself and Dan Potthast are flying out to New Orleans tomorrow to participate in the COMMUNITY RECORDS BLOCK PARTY festival, so if any of you friends live out there, please come out and say hello. It’s always fun being surrounded by nice and friendly people.
Peace always, Mike Park

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JOYCE MANOR
SELF-TITLED LP
/ CD

THE MURDERBURGERS
"THESE ARE ONLY PROBLEMS" LP
/ CD

THE SMITH STREET BAND
"DON'T FUCK WITH OUR DREAMS" LP
/ CD

THE SMITH STREET BAND
"SUNSHINE AND TECHNOLOGY"
LP
/ CD

THE SMITH STREET BAND
"NO ONE GETS LOST ANYMORE"
LP
/ CD

WILD MOTH
"OVER, AGAIN" LP

ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD
"LIVE AT THE CRESCENT BALLROOM" LP

GREAT APES
"THREAD" LP

DOG PARTY
"LOST CONTROL"
LP
/ CD

THE WILD
"DREAMS ARE MAPS"
LP
/ CD

--- April 27, 2014 ---
ALKALINE TRIO / MURDERBURGERS
Portsmouth, England @ Pyramid Centre

KEVIN SECONDS
Prague, Czech Republic @ Cross Club

THE SMITH STREET BAND
Bielefeld, Germany @ AJZ w/ Restorations

--- April 26, 2014 ---
ALKALINE TRIO / MURDERBURGERS
London, England @ Forum

THE ATOM AGE
Long Beach, CA @ The Prospector

KEVIN SECONDS
Kapfenberg, Germany @ Overdrive Festival

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
Austin, MN @ Bandshell Community Park

THE QUEERS
Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory

THE SMITH STREET BAND
Bausendorf, Germany @ Riez Indoor Air w/ Restorations

--- April 25, 2014 ---
ALKALINE TRIO / MURDERBURGERS
Bristol, England @ 02 Academy

THE ATOM AGE
San Diego, CA @ Whistlestop Bar

KEVIN SECONDS
Hohenems, Austria @ Prokontra

THE QUEERS
Denver, CO at The Bluebird

THE SMITH STREET BAND
Paris, France @ La Miroiterie w/ Restorations

--- April 24, 2014 ---
ALKALINE TRIO / MURDERBURGERS
Birmingham, England @ The Institute

THE ATOM AGE
El Paso, TX @ Black Market

KEVIN SECONDS
Bern, Switzerland @ ISC Club

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
Winona, MN @ Boathouse (Midwest Music Fest)

THE SMITH STREET BAND
Southampton, England @ Joiners w/ Restorations


MU330 - ULTRA PANIC LP
Available April/May 2014. To be released for the first time on vinyl.

KOO KOO KANGA ROO - WHOOPTY WHOOP CD/LP
Minneapolis dance party gurus. Available May 13th

SPRAYNARD
Available May 24. Compilation of out of print 7-inches, rarities, and unreleased material.

HARD GIRLS
Available June 24. New album from this San Jose post-punk band. For fans of Guided by Voices, Jawbreaker, and Superchunk.

MIKE WATT & THE SECONDMEN / THE CHRONICS
Split 7-Inch

Available Summer 2014. Badass Mike Watt and Italia's The Chronics. Oh yes!

PET SYMMETRY
Available Summer/Fall 2014. Debut full length.

MONKEY
Available Summer/Fall 2014. New full length of traditional and 2-Tone SKA from San Jose.

MIXTAPES / JABBER Split 7-Inch
Available Summer/Fall 2014. Pop-punk madness!

JEFF ROSENSTOCK LP
Available Fall 2014. Full band release. More info to come.

BRUCE LEE BAND LP
Available Winter 2014. Full length.



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