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


HARD GIRLS
"HARD" LP

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

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
"WHOOPTY WHOOP"
LP
/ CD

MIKE WATT /
CHRONICS

Split 7"

ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD
"LIVE AT THE CRESCENT BALLROOM" LP

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

--- October 3, 2014 ---
ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD
Glasgow, Scotland @ Audio w/ Caves

EXQUISITES
Pomona, CA @ VLHS w/ Winter Break

SMITH STREET BAND
Manchester, England @ Gorilla

--- October 2, 2014 ---
ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD
Manchester, England @ Gullivers w/ Caves

JOYCE MANOR / EXQUISITES
San Diego, CA @ Irenic w/ Winter Break

SMITH STREET BAND
London, England @ Electric Ballroom

--- October 1, 2014 ---
JOYCE MANOR / EXQUISITES
Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room

SMITH STREET BAND
Glasgow, Scotland @ Classic Grand

--- September 30, 2014 ---
JOYCE MANOR / EXQUISITES
Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
Oxford, UK @ Town Hall w/ Frank Turner

WILD MOTH
Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst w/ Merchandise

--- September 27, 2014 ---
CHRIS MURRAY
San Diego, CA @ Two Tone Club

JOYCE MANOR / EXQUISITES
Austin, TX @ Red 7

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
Hull, UK @ City Hall w/ Frank Turner

SSPRAYNARD
Kingston, England @ The Fighting Cocks w/ Modern Baseball

WILD MOTH
San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside (Bay Area Record Fair)


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

HAPPY WAGS
Available Fall 2014. Jesse Wagner from the Aggrolites makes an album for kids! Some songs reflect his reggae roots, with others venturing into punk rock, country, and even funky 1980's-style R&B.

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.

GREAT APES - PLAYLAND AT THE BEACH EP
Available Fall 2014. New collection of songs inspired by and told from the perspective of different sites and locales in San Francisco.

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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