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

POWERNAP
"OREOSMITH" LP

ANTARCTIGO VESPUCCI
"I'M SO TETHERED" 7-INCH

THE MURDERBURGERS
"HOW TO RUIN YOUR LIFE" LP

HARD GIRLS
"HARD" LP

WARM THOUGHTS
"MAR VISTA" 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

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
"WHOOPTY WHOOP"
LP
/ CD

--- December 20, 2014 ---

BAGHEERA
St Louis, MO @ Schlafly Tap Room

JOYCE MANOR / TOYS THAT KILL / HARD GIRLS
San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

LEMURIA
Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (FREE SHOW)



--- December 19, 2014 ---

BAGHEERA
Chicago, IL @ Quenchers

DAN POTTHAST
Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme

JOYCE MANOR / TOYS THAT KILL
San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

LEMURIA
Boston, MA @ Great Scott



--- December 18, 2014 ---

LEMURIA
Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar w/ Prince

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar



--- December 17, 2014 ---

JOYCE MANOR
Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

LEMURIA
Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall w/ Prince



--- December 16, 2014 ---

JOYCE MANOR / TOYS THAT KILL
Vancouver, BC @ Korean Hall

LEMURIA
Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose w/ Prince

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls


MIXTAPES / JABBER Split 7-Inch
Available Winter 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.

ANTARCTIGO VESPUCCI - I'M SO TETHERED 7-Inch
Available Winter/Spring 2015. Chris Farren + Jeff Rosenstock = ANTARCTIGO VESPUCCI. Four sweet, sweet power-pop hits!

PET SYMMETRY
Available Spring 2015. Debut full length. Earnest pop/punk from Chicago.

WINTER BREAK
Available Spring 2015. Debut album from these former members of Summer Vacation. Dark, snotty punk for fans of Recess Records-style bands.

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


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