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March 25, 2013

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Comments are off

Hello friends. Hope all is well in your world. I am currently flying 41,000 feet somewhere over the middle of the US of A. I’ve spent the last 3 months on tour with a children’s television show called Yo Gabba Gabba. I was the super music friend on the live version of the show.

And I thought I’d be ultra productive with work and I should have and could have, but instead I spent most of my time wandering the various cities, eating candy, drinking hot tea, and daydreaming about what it would be like living there. So yeah, that leads us to this short and concise newsletter.

Basically, I’m so behind on everything I don’t even know where to start so I’m going to just write and see what I come up with.

The Atom Age are looking for a drummer for their May 1st to June 1st tour. They’ll be doing most of the US as well as Pouzza Fest in Montreal. Any serious drummers message them at theatomage@gmail.com

The Exquisites/Wild Moth are doing a short west coast tour together:
4.12.13-Bellingham, WA @ Yellingham Fest w/Shook Ones
4.13.13-Bellevue, WA @ Ground Zero (early show)
4.13.13-Olympia, WA @ TBA
4.14.13-Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
4.15.13-Portland, OR @ TBA
4.16.13-Oakland, CA @ Yellow Room
4.17.13-Pomona, CA @ VLHS w/ Summer Vacation
4.18.13-Los Angeles, CA @ Unit B w/ Dad Puncher
4.19.13-San Jose, CA @ House of the Dead Rat w/ Hard Girls
4.20.13-San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill w/ Shinobu

Congratulations are in order to Ben from Andrew Jackson Jihad. He is now a proud father to his first baby boy? Shoooootzzzz.. I can’t remember if they had a boy or girl? But congrats Ben either way.

The Taxpayers are on the cover of the current Razorcake. That’s pretty cool. yay.

We’re gonna be doing a 7” with PET SYMMETRY (members of Into It. Over It. and Dowsing). Here’s a sneak peek… NICE!!!

I(mike park) recorded some punk songs with Paddy from Dillinger Four and Matthew and Hideo from Birthday Suits. We are called Maguma Taishi and we have a 7 inch coming out this summer. We’ll probably never play a show, but this was a lot of fun recording. You can hear a song here:

and I’m positive there’s much much more, but this is all I can think of now. I’ll get back into the swing of things with weekly updates now that I’m heading home. Be well friends.
Smile big and be nice to people.
peace, 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 21, 2014 ---
ALKALINE TRIO / MURDERBURGERS
Glasgow, Scotland @ 02 ABC

THE SMITH STREET BAND
Cambridge, England @ The Portland Arms w/ Restorations

--- April 20, 2014 ---
ALKALINE TRIO / MURDERBURGERS
Newcastle, England @ 02 Academy

THE ATOM AGE
New Orleans, LA @ Bank St. Bar

CHRIS MURRAY
Tramore, Ireland @ O’Shea’s Hotel Bar

THE SMITH STREET BAND
Newport, Wales @ Le Pub w/ Restorations

--- April 19, 2014 ---
ALKALINE TRIO / MURDERBURGERS
Leeds, England @ Metropolitan University

THE ATOM AGE
Valdosta, GA @ Red Door Records

CHRIS MURRAY
Tramore, Ireland @ O’Neill’s Bar

JEFF ROSENSTOCK
Newark, DE @ University of Delaware, Perkins Student Union

SHINOBU / SUMMER VACATION
San Jose, CA @ SJ Rock Shop

THE SMITH STREET BAND
Liverpool, England @ Korova Lounge w/ Restorations

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Santiago, Chile @ Punk Festival / Estadio Nacional

--- April 18, 2014 ---
ALL PEOPLE
New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa

THE ATOM AGE
Tallahassee, FL @ The Shark Tank

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
North Manchester, IN @ The Firehouse

THE SMITH STREET BAND
Glasgow, Scotland @ Audio 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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