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NOVEMBER 14, 2013

Posted on February 13, 2014 by Comments are off

TYPHOON HAIYAN FUND RAISER!!
Help us raise money for our brothers and sisters in the Philippines who have been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. A $20 donation will net you an Asian Man Records full color T-Shirt and will include 2 random CD’s.

At times like this I wish I had the popularity of a Kanye West so I could do more. But even though we’re a small community, the Asian Man family has always been quick to help support others when they are in need. Please share and be well(All money will go to charity. We also need suggestions of a good place or places to send money to).
Peace, mike park

http://asianmanrecords.storenvy.com/products/3583141-donation-for-typhoon-haiyan

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

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

HARD GIRLS
"A THOUSAND SURFACES"
LP
/ CD

SPRAYNARD
"THE MARK TOM AND PATRICK SHOW" LP

DAN POTTHAST
"MY LIVING ROOM" CD

JOYCE MANOR
SELF-TITLED LP
/ CD

MIKE WATT /
CHRONICS

Split 7"

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
"WHOOPTY WHOOP"
LP
/ CD

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

ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD
"LIVE AT THE CRESCENT BALLROOM" LP

THE MURDERBURGERS
"THESE ARE ONLY PROBLEMS" LP
/ CD

--- September 5, 2014 ---
CHEAP GIRLS
East Lansing, MI @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU

HIRO TANAKA
Osaka, Japan @ Photoshow at Gallery Bi-0

KEPI / DOG PARTY
SLC, UT @ The Depot w/ The Aquabats

JOYCE MANOR / EXQUISITES
St Louis, MO @ Firebird

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
Minneapolis, MN @ Weisman Art Museum

MURDERBURGERS
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany @ Q1

--- September 4, 2014 ---
JOYCE MANOR / EXQUISITES
Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
Moorhead, MN @ Moorhead Center Mall

--- September 3, 2014 ---
BRUCE LEE BAND
TOKYO, JAPAN @ SHINDAITA FEVER w/ KEMURI

DOG PARTY / HOT TODDIES
Sacramento, CA @ Witch Room

JOYCE MANOR / EXQUISITES
Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

--- September 2, 2014 ---
BRUCE LEE BAND
TOKYO, JAPAN @ SHINDAITA FEVER w/ KEMURI

--- September 1, 2014 ---
JOYCE MANOR
Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre w/ Brand New

MURDERBURGERS
Evreux, France @ Chez Chriss


BRUCE LEE BAND - EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT, MY FRIEND LP
Available September 2014. New full length produced by Jeff Rosenstock.

HARD GIRLS - HARD LP
Available Fall 2014. Collection of songs from the band's two digital EPs as well as previously unreleased material.

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!

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

PET SYMMETRY
Available Winter 2014/2015. Debut full length.

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



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