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MARCH 20, 2014

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Comments are off

Happy Wednesday!
Let’s do this!!

HARD GIRLS
Have you heard this band before? For years I’ve been in love with their music.
They’re not only a great band, but great friends. But I wanted them to work hard
and not just rely on me and my good looks to put out their music. So after a few
years of making them sweat, I’m here to announce that the new Hard Girls album
“A Thousand Surfaces” will be coming out June 24th via Asian Man Records. If
you’re not familiar, please get familiar. Think of a mix between the
Weakerthans, Guided By Voices, Superchunk, Wire ,and Jawbreaker. That’s a good
start. Check out a new track from the forthcoming album and PLEASE Please do me
a favor and share with friends. http://youtu.be/dv9mrbJS9zw

DAN POTTHAST
Super friend Dan P will be doing a solo tour around the U.S. and Canada this
summer(JUNE/JULY/AUGUST). No bars, no clubs, ALL LIVING ROOMS! He’s especially
excited to play small and obscure out of the way towns. If this sounds like
something that you’d be interested in hosting, please Email danpotthastmusic@gmail.com
and he will hash out the details.

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
We’re doing a split release with my family friendly label FUN FUN RECORDS to
release the new Koo Koo Kanga Roo album. Not familiar? This duo is unlike any
band I’ve released before. One night you can see them performing with Yo Gabba
Gabba and then the next night you’ll see them with Dillinger Four. You might
have seen them on tour with Frank Turner and The Smith Street Band or your kids
might have told you about this crazy band that played their school assembly. I
call this music FUNCORE. Check out a video for their hit single that’s sweeping
the nation called fanny pack. http://youtu.be/PFR_U42pOFA

SKA REGGAE ROCKSTEADY SOUL STORE
I started up a SKA store to sell a lot of my vinyl. I want to keep this mostly
a vinyl distro for SKA, so if you’re in a band and you want to consign your
records, just get in touch. The store is here: http://srsr.storenvy.com/

And that’s it for now. Hope all is well. If you have a question, just shoot me
an email at mikeparkmusic@gmail.com
Be well.
Peace, mike park

FEBRUARY 13, 2014

Posted on February 13, 2014 by Comments are off

Happy day before Valentines!
The dumbest holiday around cause shouldn’t everyday be Valentines day when you’re in love?
Anyways, my wife and I will celebrate by going to Costco and eating free samples.. Maybe we’ll splurge and get a slice of Pizza for $1.50? Who knows? It’s Valentines Day after all, so anything is possible.

Ok..here we go!
The big news is that SPRAYNARD are reuniting on May 24th in Philadelphia, Pa at the First Unitarian Church. This will coincide with a new release that consists of out of print singles and also a new recording they did last week. Most importantly friendships have been mended and even the slight possibility of them doing more stuff is just super exciting. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon EST. http://www.r5productions.com/event/496171-spraynard-philadelphia/

More SPRAYNARD. “Funtitled” has been out of print for nearly a year now, but the third pressing just arrived. This time it’s 500 on Clear BLUE vinyl.
You can order it here: http://asianmanrecords.storenvy.com/collections/197073-12-inch-vinyl/products/3352959-spraynard-funtitled-lp

2nd pressing of Wild Moth “Over, Again” has arrived. This pressing consists of 300 on opaque white vinyl. You can order here:

http://asianmanrecords.storenvy.com/products/2248755-wild-moth-over-again-lp

And finally those living in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’ll be at thee Parkside this Saturday from noon-5 ish for the first BAY AREA RECORD FAIR. It’s a free event and DOG PARTY will be playing along with other great bands and tons of labels including FAT, ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES, 1234 GO, and so many more. Lots of vinyl will be available for great prices.
hope to see some friendly faces. Be well.
Peace, mike park

JANUARY 24, 2014

Posted on February 13, 2014 by Comments are off

Happy New Year!! 24 days after the fact, but hey!! It’s the thought that counts right? Okay, here’s a short one for you. We just got ASIAN MAN pint glasses that are exclusive for our record club members. If you have an existing membership, you will automatically get one. If you’re a former member, then please re-NEW!

You can order here http://asianmanrecords.storenvy.com/collections/234988-new-releases/products/172 2548-amr-record-club

You’ll also get an exclusive asian man slip mat and an old school asian man t-shirt. Already have those? Well, give em away as gifts. People won’t know you’re recycling goods, they’ll just think you’re a swell person. Have any questions? Email me at mikeparkmusic@gmail.com

Okay, that is all. Have a great weekend.
Peace, mike park

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GREAT APES
"PLAYLAND AT THE BEACH"
12" EP

ANTARCTIGO VESPUCCI
"I'M SO TETHERED" 7-INCH

WARM THOUGHTS
"MAR VISTA" LP

THE MURDERBURGERS
"HOW TO RUIN YOUR LIFE" LP

HARD GIRLS
"HARD" LP

BRUCE LEE BAND
"EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT, MY FRIEND" LP

HARD GIRLS
"A THOUSAND SURFACES"
LP
/ CD

DAN POTTHAST
"MY LIVING ROOM" CD

SPRAYNARD
"THE MARK TOM AND PATRICK SHOW" LP

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
"WHOOPTY WHOOP"
LP
/ CD

--- November 3, 2014 ---

CHEAP GIRLS / JOYCE MANOR
Paris, France @ Espace B

HARD GIRLS
Orlando, FL @ Backbooth w/ Antarctigo Vespucci



--- November 2, 2014 ---

HARD GIRLS / SHINOBU / SMITH STREET BAND
Gainesville, FL @ The Fest (High Dive) w/ Jeff Rosenstock

MURDERBURGERS
Gainesville, FL @ The Fest (Loosey’s: 1:00AM)



--- November 1, 2014 ---

APERS
Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotown

CHEAP GIRLS
Gainesville, FL @ The Fest

KEPI
Gainesville, FL @ 8 Seconds

LEMURIA
Gainesville, FL @ The Fest



--- October 31, 2014 ---

KEPI
Gainesville, FL @ Bo Diddley Plaza w/ Chixdiggit

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
Minneapolis, MN @ NOMAD WORLD PUB

LEMURIA
Gainesville, FL @ The Fest



--- October 30, 2014 ---

CHEAP GIRLS
Ybor City, FL @ Pre-Fest

GREAT APES
San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/Void Boys

KEPI
Tampa, FL @ Orpheum w/ Chixdiggit

MURDERBURGERS
Tampa, FL – Ybor Prefest @ New World Brewery (8:30PM)

SMITH STREET BAND
Tampa, FL @ Pre-Fest 2 (Crow Bar)

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Corona, CA @ M15



--- October 29, 2014 ---

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar


WARM THOUGHTS - MAR VISTA LP
Available November 2014. Bedroom-recording project of Elliot Babin (of Touche Amore). For fans of The Weakerthans, Joyce Manor, and The Beach Boys.

MURDERBURGERS - HOW TO RUIN YOUR LIFE LP
Available Fall 2014. Re-issue of their killer 1st album, a modern pop-punk classic.

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

POWERNAP - OREOSMITH EP
Available Winter 2014/2015. Saturnine, melodic punk in the vein of The Lawrence Arms and Crimpshrine. Features members of the Sainte Catherines.

GREAT APES - PLAYLAND AT THE BEACH EP
Available Winter 2014/2015. New collection of songs inspired by and told from the perspective of different sites and locales in San Francisco.

DAN POTTHAST - MY LIVING ROOM LP
Available Winter 2014/2015. Already available on CD, but coming to you on vinyl soon, Dan P's newest album is dedicated to all you homebodies, rockin' out on your couches across the world.

DOGS ON ACID 7-Inch
Available Winter 2014/2015. Stellar new indie/punk band, from members of Algernon Cadwallader and Snowing.

PET SYMMETRY
Available Winter 2014/2015. Debut full length. Earnest pop/punk from Chicago.

MONKEY
Available Winter 2015. New full length of traditional and 2-Tone SKA from San Jose.


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