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


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

HARD GIRLS
"A THOUSAND SURFACES"
LP
/ CD

SPRAYNARD
"THE MARK TOM AND PATRICK SHOW" LP

DAN POTTHAST
"MY LIVING ROOM" CD

JOYCE MANOR
SELF-TITLED LP
/ CD

MIKE WATT /
CHRONICS

Split 7"

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
"WHOOPTY WHOOP"
LP
/ CD

THE SMITH STREET BAND
"DON'T FUCK WITH OUR DREAMS" LP
/ CD

ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD
"LIVE AT THE CRESCENT BALLROOM" LP

THE MURDERBURGERS
"THESE ARE ONLY PROBLEMS" LP
/ CD

--- September 5, 2014 ---
CHEAP GIRLS
East Lansing, MI @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU

HIRO TANAKA
Osaka, Japan @ Photoshow at Gallery Bi-0

KEPI / DOG PARTY
SLC, UT @ The Depot w/ The Aquabats

JOYCE MANOR / EXQUISITES
St Louis, MO @ Firebird

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
Minneapolis, MN @ Weisman Art Museum

MURDERBURGERS
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany @ Q1

--- September 4, 2014 ---
JOYCE MANOR / EXQUISITES
Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
Moorhead, MN @ Moorhead Center Mall

--- September 3, 2014 ---
BRUCE LEE BAND
TOKYO, JAPAN @ SHINDAITA FEVER w/ KEMURI

DOG PARTY / HOT TODDIES
Sacramento, CA @ Witch Room

JOYCE MANOR / EXQUISITES
Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

--- September 2, 2014 ---
BRUCE LEE BAND
TOKYO, JAPAN @ SHINDAITA FEVER w/ KEMURI

--- September 1, 2014 ---
JOYCE MANOR
Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre w/ Brand New

MURDERBURGERS
Evreux, France @ Chez Chriss


BRUCE LEE BAND - EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT, MY FRIEND LP
Available September 2014. New full length produced by Jeff Rosenstock.

HARD GIRLS - HARD LP
Available Fall 2014. Collection of songs from the band's two digital EPs as well as previously unreleased material.

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!

WARM THOUGHTS - MAR VISTA LP
Available Fall 2014. Bedroom-recording project of Elliot Babin (of Touche Amore). For fans of The Weakerthans, Joyce Manor, and The Beach Boys.

PET SYMMETRY
Available Winter 2014/2015. Debut full length.

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



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