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


CAYETANA
"TIRED EYES" 7-INCH

ASPIGA / BY SURPRISE
SPLIT 7-INCH

SKANKIN' PICKLE
"SING ALONG WITH"
LP
/ CD

LINK 80
"17 REASONS" LP

DAN ANDRIANO IN
THE EMERGENCY ROOM

"PARTY ADJACENT" LP
/ CD

SLOW GHERKIN
"SHED SOME SKIN" LP

DOG PARTY
"VOL. 4" LP
/ CD

MU330
"CRAB RANGOON" LP

PET SYMMETRY
"PETS HOUNDS" LP
/ CD

THE ATOM AGE
"HOT SHAME" LP
/ CD

--- February 9, 2016 ---

DOWSING
Boise, ID – Neurolux w/Hop Along

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s



--- February 8, 2016 ---

DOWSING
Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground



--- February 7, 2016 ---

DOWSING
Henderson, NV @ Stoked on Printing w/ Alaska

SMITH STREET BAND
Rozelle, Australia @ Laneway Festival at Sydney College of the Arts



--- February 6, 2016 ---

DINERS / DOWSING
Phoenix, AZ @ Waffle House w/ Diners

SMITH STREET BAND
Bowen Hill, Australia @ Laneway Festival at Brisbane Showgrounds

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4



--- February 5, 2016 ---

DOG PARTY
Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman w/ Swmrs

DOWSING
San Diego, CA @ The Bancroft

SMITH STREET BAND
Adelaide, Australia @ Laneway Festival at Harts Mill

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Krefeld, Germany @ Magnapop



--- February 4 ---

DOWSING / WINTER BREAK
Pomona, CA @ VLHS

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Berlin, Germany @ Wild at Heart



--- February 3, 2016 ---

DOWSING
Fresno, CA @ Dynamite Vinyl



--- February 2, 2016 ---

DOWSING
Berkeley, CA @ Kingman Hall w/ Tadaima

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Montpellier, France @ Secret Place



--- February 1, 2016 ---

DOWSING
Redding, CA @ Panty Palace


DOWSING LP
Available April 2016. Feel good sad jams from Chicago, IL.

DOGBRETH LP
Available Spring 2016. New full length of heartfelt and punky power-pop, with hints of The Boss, Thin Lizzy, and Phoenix, AZ sprinkled throughout.

CHEAP GIRLS "God's Ex-Wife" LP
Available Spring 2016. Collection of songs from 7"s, unreleased B-sides, and demos.

MIKE WATT & THE SECONDMEN / BERNAYS PROPAGANDA SPLIT 7-INCH
Available Spring 2016. The San Pedro legend meets this Macedonian post-punk band.

COLOSSAL / OWEN SPLIT 7-INCH
Available Spring 2016. Colossal's first new music in years, joined by fellow Chicago indie legend, Owen.

DINERS LP
Available Spring/Summer 2016. The third full length of wide-eyed, lush indie pop from this Phoenix band.