Saturday, January 31, 2009

San Diego, California

Come on people, now, smile on yr brother, everybody get together and love one another right now.

This crap is freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. FUCK.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Perfection Annoyingly Linked

Fuck, you know what the fuck I hate? When you find a gem of a video on Youtube, I mean like something you've been waiting FOREVER for, and it says, "EMBEDDING DISABLED BY REQUEST". I just want to share. Shouldn't we spread the disease? Who the hell do you think you are, you god damned video uploader man? Or woman. Whatever. So selfish you beast. You're not even a man or a woman anyway, you're a selfish ugly greasy fat beast. With hooves. So now, instead of looking all cool, and like totally down, I have to post a busted ass link. Thanks butthole. This blog is for coming off cool, not building nice little boring links.

Nice by Kleenex, 1978

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Internet Forever

Fuck man, this is my latest obsession. London's Internet Forever. Pure abrasive pop perfection. I literally listen to these songs twice, three times daily. It's a guitar, a keyboard and a wonderful voice (and voices). I challenge you to get these songs out of your head after you listen. A perfectly sweet sounding noisy mess. I see big things for Internet Forever in the future, maybe as early as 2009.

Ye Olde Maids 'God Blesses Us, Mother Dresses Us' LP Done, Release Date Soon!

Very good news! The Ye Olde Maids lp (Art Fag 004) is totally done. 10 songs. Front cover (was) above...but it's being changed. Anyway. Wesley Eisold (Cold Cave, Heart Worm Press) has made a masterpiece. Will be up for preorders VERY soon. So excited. ECSTATIC. This record is amazing. I want to post some samples so bad, but I have to keep it under wraps. Believe me you'll be blown away. If you're not familiar with YOM, I'll be posting some samples when pre order time comes. I promise. You can sample a couple at YOM Myspace. As stated above, the title is 'God Blesses Us, Mother Dresses Us'. Here's the track listing:

Side A

1) Cocoa Cherubs
2) Candy Cigarettes on Fire
3) Love Theme from a Cannes Cafe
4) Hawk Over the Highway from My Way to You
5) Dreamscraper

Side B

1) Advice to a Future Giallo Killer
2) In the Palms of God's Hands
3) Love Theme from a Car Commercial
4) I don't think I'll miss the Beaches
5) White Impatiens

Going to be vinyl only and only 500 pressed. Stay tuned...we're so close!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Soft Pack Signs With Kemado

Congratulations to the The Soft pack on their recent signing to Kemado records. Looks like 2009 is shaping up like I thought.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Crocodiles Have Signed With Fat Possum

Crcodiles have signed a two album deal with Fat Possum Records. Their debut cd/lp is complete and should be released around May, not only in the US but worldwide. Expect a ton o' touring. Congrats doggies.

Althea And Donna - Uptown Top Ranking

I love this song. There are some songs that no matter who you are, you like it. Examples: Tally Ho! by The Clean, Teenage Kicks by The Undertones, Lo Boob Oscilator by Sereolab, Ca Plane Por Moi by Plastic Bertrand, the first five Ramones records and this, Uptown Top Ranking by Althea And Donna. Ha, after writing that list, it also seems that sometimes you record a song so perfect that your career is fucked. Anyway, can you believe these gals were 17 and 18? Produced by Joe Gibbs, co-written by Errol Thompson.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Mini Baby Planner

This is stuff in January that's Art Fag Recordings or Crocodiles related. San Diego & Los Angeles.

Saturday January 17 - Crocodiles @ Motion L.A. Art Gallery in Los Angeles

Don't know much about this 'cep for I'm going, Crocs are going and that's a good combo. Dunno if it's free either.

Sunday January 18 - Too Many Creeps / 'The Shield Around The K Screening' @ The Whistle Stop in San Diego

Not only is it our weekly post punk / indie / underground records party, but at 8:30 we're screening the K Records documentary! We love K and so should you. As usual 'djs' Mario Orduno, Brandon Welchez and Sir Charles. Always free so don't you ever EVER trip.

Tuesday January 27 - Magic Bullets @ The Soda Bar in San Diego

San Francisco's Magic Bullets return to San Diego! Indie pop magic. SD's Spirit Photography and Sunday Times play before along with 'djs' Mario Orduno and Jeff Graves. $5.

I think that's it. I'll add if I remember more. In the meantime enjoy this magic ass classic.

Beat Happening's Indian Summer

Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy New Year Man

Hey man. How are you? It's been a while. I just didn't feel like it. The end of the year sucked right? I was jonesing for 2009 bad. And here it is. what better excuse for starting it up again than sitting here at 11:55 on a Friday night, right? So anyway. Ecstatic about this year for real. Art Fag Recordings is up to a LOT in the next three months. Soft Pack live lp, Ye Olde Maids lp, and the split 7" with PENS (London), Crocodiles (San Diego), Dum Dum Girls (Los Angeles) and best Fwends (Austin). All that shit's limited and vinyl only buster brown. Dum Dum Girls have a slew of records coming out including ones on labels Hozac, Captured Tracks and the aforementioned Art Fag release. Crocodiles are doing crazy shit too, with a new single on Down In The Ground which also features Cold Cave and Blessure Grave. They have two tours in Jan and Mar as well as an lp coming out on a yet to be announced label (stay tuned buster brown). More? Ok. Christmas Island is set to release their lp on In The Red. More? Wavves is soon releasing his lp on Fat Possum as well as a big ol' Euro tour and US tour in Feb and Mar. Magic. California magic. It's good to be back buster brown. xo

p.s. 2009 rules.

p.s.s. Barack Obama