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


DOG PARTY
"Til You're Mine" LP

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

DOGBRETH
"SECOND HOME" LP

KITTY KAT FAN CLUB
"Songs about Cats" 7-INCH

DOWSING
"OKAY"
LP
/ CD

MIKE WATT
BERNAYS PROPAGANDA

SPLIT 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

--- August 27, 2016 ---

DOWSING & DINERS
PHOENIX, AZ @ THE LEAF HOUSE



--- August 26, 2016 ---

DOWSING & DINERS
POMONA, CA @ VLHS



--- August 25, 2016 ---

DOWSING
FRESNO, CA @ DYNAMITE VINYL



--- August 24, 2016 ---

AJJ
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA @ GRANGE HALL

DOWSING
OAKLAND, CA @ 1-2-3-4 GO RECORDS!



--- August 23, 2016 ---

AJJ
CAMARILLO, CA @ ROCK CITY STUDIOS

DOWSING
SACRAMENTO, CA @ THE COLONY



--- August 22, 2016 ---

AJJ
ANAHEIM, CA @ CHAIN REACTION

DOWSING
EUGENE, OR @ VOODOO DOUGHNUTS



--- August 21, 2016 ---

AJJ
LOS ANGELES, CA @ TERAGRAM BALLROOM

DOWSING
PORTLAND, OR @ BACK WATER BAR



--- August 20, 2016 ---

AJJ
TUCSON, AZ @ 191 TOOLE

DAN POTTHAST & GREAT APES
SANTA CRUZ, CA @ POWER OF EXPRESSION FEST

DOWSING
BELLINGHAM, WA @ MAKE.SHIFT




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.

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)