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


GREAT APES
"PLAYLAND AT THE BEACH"
12" EP

THE MURDERBURGERS
"HOW TO RUIN YOUR LIFE" LP

WARM THOUGHTS
"MAR VISTA" LP

HARD GIRLS
"HARD" LP

HARD GIRLS
"A THOUSAND SURFACES"
LP
/ CD

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

SPRAYNARD
"THE MARK TOM AND PATRICK SHOW" LP

DAN POTTHAST
"MY LIVING ROOM" CD

JOYCE MANOR
SELF-TITLED LP
/ CD

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
"WHOOPTY WHOOP"
LP
/ CD

--- October 27, 2014 ---

HARD GIRLS
New Orleans LA @ The Beatnik w/ Pup



--- October 26, 2014 ---

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
Minneapolis, MN @ Electric Fetus (in-store)



--- October 25, 2014 ---

ALL PEOPLE
New Orleans, LA @ Carver Theater (Block Party 2014)

HARD GIRLS
Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s w/ Pup



--- October 24, 2014 ---

ALKALINE TRIO
Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

APERS
Nordenham, Germany @ Eldorado

HARD GIRLS
Austin TX @ Red 7 w/ Pup

MURDERBURGERS
Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar

SPRAYNARD
Long Island, NY @ Revolution w/ Menzingers



--- October 23, 2014 ---

ALKALINE TRIO
Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD
London, England @ Old Blue Last w/ Caves

THE APERS
Münster, Germany @ Baracke

HARD GIRLS
Dallas TX @ Three Links w/ Pup

MURDERBURGERS
Philladelphia, PA @ Creep Records


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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