March 25, 2013

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


ASIAN MAN MUSIC FOR ASIAN MAN PEOPLE
"VOL. 2" LP

DOGBRETH
"SECOND HOME" LP

DOWSING
"OKAY"
LP
/ CD

MIKE WATT
BERNAYS PROPAGANDA

SPLIT 7-INCH

THE ABRUPTORS
"BUFFALO SKA" 7-INCH

CAYETANA
"TIRED EYES" 7-INCH

ASPIGA / BY SURPRISE
SPLIT 7-INCH

DAN ANDRIANO IN
THE EMERGENCY ROOM

"PARTY ADJACENT" LP
/ CD

PET SYMMETRY
"PETS HOUNDS" LP
/ CD

MU330
"CRAB RANGOON" LP

--- August 13, 2016 ---

DOGBRETH
Oakland, CA @ No Dome III

DOWSING
FARGO, ND @ NEW DIRECTION



--- August 12, 2016 ---

DOGBRETH
Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go! Records

DOWSING
MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ THE WAYSTATION



--- August 11, 2016 ---

DOGBRETH
San Jose, CA @ Trash House

DOWSING
DEKALB, IL @ HOUSE CAFÉ



--- August 10, 2016 ---

DOGBRETH
Santa Cruz, CA @ SubRosa

DOWSING
MILWAUKEE, WI @ MOSH HAUS



--- August 9, 2016 ---

DOGBRETH
Santa Barbara, CA @ Funzone

DOWSING
CHICAGO, IL @ SUBT (DOWNSTAIRS)



--- August 8, 2016 ---

DOGBRETH
Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate and Sound



--- August 7, 2016 ---

DOGBRETH
San Diego, CA - Che Cafe



--- August 6, 2016 ---

DOGBRETH
Pomona, CA - VLHS



--- August 5, 2016 ---

DOGBRETH
Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge



--- July 31, 2016 ---

DOG PARTY
SLO, CA @ TBA



--- July 30, 2016 ---

DOG PARTY
LA, CA @ The Market



--- July 29, 2016 ---

DOG PARTY
LA, CA @ Gnarburger

DOGBRETH
Las Cruces, NM @ TBA




DOGBRETH "Second Home" LP
Available August 5th 2016. New full length of heartfelt and punky power-pop, with hints of The Boss, Thin Lizzy, and Phoenix, AZ sprinkled throughout.

COLOSSAL/OWEN SPLIT 7"
Available Summer/Fall 2016. First Colossal recording in almost a decade, and the solo project from Mike Kinsella of American Football

DINERS "Three" LP
Available September 16th, 2016. Third full length of wide-eyed, lush indie pop from this PHX band.

DOG PARTY "Til You're Mine" LP
Available August 5th, 2016. Fourth full length from the prolific Giles sisters from Sacramento. Think X meets the Ramones meets Bikini Kill.

MURDERBURGERS "The 12 Habits Of Highly Defective People" LP
Available Oct/Nov 2016. Third full length from our Scottish brothers. More Ramones-core pop punk to get your body moving.

THE EXQUISITES "Home" LP
Available Oct/Nov 2016. Second full length from this Seattle mainstay. If Otis Redding had punk roots and listened to Fugazi, you'd have the Exquisites.

CHEAP GIRLS "Gods Ex-Wife" LP(Selective Rarities 2007-2014)
Available Oct/Nov 2016. The pride of Lansing, MI give us a slew of unreleased power pop gems.

COMING in 2017
GREAT APES-NEW LP
Available late 2016/early 2017. The prolific Brian Moss gives us another shot of Jawbreaker-esque gritty punk rock.

DAN P AND THE BRICKS-NEW LP
Available early 2017. Dan P and his mega 10 piece SKA orchestra deliver us a new batch of tunes produced by Matt Embree (RX BANDITS)