Friday, October 30, 2009

Cold Cave Tix On Sale / San Diego

San DIego Cold Cave Dec 5 tickets are now on sale and you can buy them here. They are ten bucks presale, and 12 dollars if they are still available at the door. Nite Jewel, Ale Mania and Former Ghosts are also on the bill, which is pretty nuts, right player? At The Casbah.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Heavy Hawaii / New Songs To Trip To


If you've ever wondered what it would sound like if Brian Wilson would have doubled up on drugs you're in for a treat. San Diego's Heavy Hawaii
sent me over a couple o' trax and my mind is blown. Jam packed with bright sunny melody, these songs out do even their own stellar 'Sleeping Bag' from the Bathetic tape. There's something lovely, yet tripped out about these slow jams. 'Teen Angel' sounds like Phil Spector's genius template with a scary circus sound tossed in for extra bonus freakiness. 'Philly Games' is an underwater love song that's sung by a high as the sky romeo. You don't believe me? Click, stream and treat yourself below...

Heavy Hawaii - Philly Games

Heavy Hawaii - Teen Angel

Heavy Hawaii plays in San Diego November 10 with Yellow Fever, Nude Boy, and Jungle Fever at Soda Bar. Freakout sounds provided between by yours truly. It costs 5 dollars. Much more in the works by these dudes, stay tuned.

Cold Cave / Stereogum Interview + News

Stereogum did an interesting look into the days and day jobs of Cold Cave members. As with anything with Wes & Co., it's more insightful than most musicians' interviews. Read it here.

In related news, if you are a shop in the US, you can purchase the Ye Olde Maids LP 'God Blesses Us, Mother Dresses Us' via Revolver USA and Carrot Top. It is also available at Art Fag's mail order site in increasingly limited quantities.

Lastly, as hopefully you know, Cold Cave will appear at The Casbah Dec 5, and tix go onsale this weekend here. Get them quick fool, I have a crazy feeling about this night.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Best Coast Debut 7" Is Here!!


That right there is the new Best Coast 7" laying all pretty on my big ol' white beach towel. They're finally in and I'm ecstatic about it. I hope you are too, fool. This evening you'll be able to purchase here. Shops, we'll be doing direct sales for you, Revolver USA will be carrying, and Insound will also have in their store. Lastly, Best Coast will have at all shows in future, so go say 'Hi' and buy it! This is an edition of 500 on black vinyl.

Track listing:

A) Sun Was High (So Was I)

B) So Gone
That's The Way Boys Are

Upcoming shows:

Nov 10 2009 THE ECHO W/ 60 WATT KID + TBA LA, CA

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Art Fag Fest November 27 In San Diego


I am very, very proud to announce this. The line up is kinda tight right? Tickets are on sale right now and you can get them here. It's being held in an awesome hall built in 1942 called The San Diego Woman's Club. It's in San Diego's Banker's Hill neighborhood. This is ALL AGES. So go get yr tickets and don't miss out!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New Song 'Robust Universe' By Ale Mania

Here is a new song by Ale Mania. It's called 'Robust Universe' and it will be on an upcoming 7" on the label Hell Yes. Untill then, you'll only hear it here, so enjoy.

Ale Mania is the brainchild of Andrew Montoya, former drummer for San Diego garage freaks, The Sess, and and is also the current drummer in Beaters with former Sess brodog Jeremy Rojas. Ale Mania, like I mentioned below, is playing with Cold Cave + Nite Jewel on December 5 @ The Casbah in San Diego.

Ale Mania - Robust Universe

Cold Cave Video - Love Comes Close

Cold Cave have just released the video for the title track of their new LP, "Love Comes Close". It's cool. This song was the song of summer, but now that it's getting cooler, it's gonna go ahead and become the song of fall, and most likely the song of winter. Fuck it.

Video courtesy of Stereogum

Cold Cave will be in my city of San Diego December 5 w/ Nite Jewel + Ale Mania. @ The Casbah.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Mika Miko Calls It Quits :,,,,o(

The coolest punk band in California is pulling the plug. I'm too tore up to talk about it so read all about it here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jeremy Jay / Christmas Island / San DIego / Oct 22


As if next week isn't fun and crazy enough with the below mentioned Pearl Harbor/Dunes party, there's MORE fun in San Diego the night before on Thursday. K Records and Los Angeles' Jeremy Jay makes his way down for a night at Soda Bar. Christmas Island is playing as are Sea Lions. Indie pop fun all nite long.

To get in the mood try this vid on for size...

And here are Jeremy Jay's tour dates...

Oct 22, 2009 - San Diego, California - Soda Bar

Oct 23, 2009 - Los Angeles, California - THE SMELL

Oct 24, 2009 - San Francisco, California - The Knockout

Oct 29, 2009 - Portland, Oregon - Rotture

Oct 31, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia - 1/2 Alive Halloween Party

Nov 1, 2009 - Olympia, Washington - Northern

Nov 4, 2009 - Washington, DC - Comet Pizza and Ping Pong

Nov 5, 2009 - New York City, New York - Union Hall

Nov 6, 2009 - New York City, New York - Cakeshop

Nov 7, 2009 - Montreal, Quebec - Zoo Bizarre

Nov 10, 2009 - Chicago, Illinois - The Empty Bottle

Nov 11, 2009 - Bloomington, Indiana - The Bishop

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pearl Harbor + Dunes - 10/23 In Sometimes Sunny San Diego


This is a show in San Diego that I'm extra extra excited about. Two of Los Angeles' finest are coming down for a quick sec. And these are top buds too. Count on this one to be a party if yr in town.

Dream punx, Dunes will be playing for the first time ever down here and I'm pretty sure they haven't played ANYWHERE very often yet. They consist of ex-Mika Miko drummer Kate Hall, Finally Punk's Stephanie Chan and Talbot Talgora's Mark. Don't miss these fools!

It's no secret Pearl Harbor is one of my personal faves. The pride of '09. Their sunwashed melodies and mini-Marr guitar will make you swoon....promise.

Between bands Jeff Graves and I will be spinning punk rippers, after bands count on soul & oldies stompers for yr big ol' nalgas.

FREE, nuff ced.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Summer Bummer, Get Laid, Get Wasted Tape OUT NOW


Bathetic Records has just released a stellar cassette compilation with the above title. It has all the summer faves on it. I'll allow them to describe it:

We're so stoked to put this out... This is, hands down, probably the greatest compilation mixtape you'll ever own. Laid out to showcase the blissful chaos of a perfect summer. Soak your brain in the warm transition from summer to fall when everything goes all orange and red and burns up and cools out. Sixty perfectly golden moments of shimmering vibes. Totally fuckin awesome! Pro-dubbed cassettes with Pro-printed artwork!

So there were 300 made but there's no more than 299 now cuz I just bought mine. You can buy it here. And check the tracklist below:

Young Governor - Demands Of Me
Eden Express - On The Beach
Cough Cool - Rainbow God
Cat Killer - Tree Limbs Together
Pink Priest - Field Of Orgasms
Norse Horse - Never Seen The Sea
Nude Beach - Nude Beach
Ouija - Sue Tissue
Julian Lynch - Basement Jam
Angel Olsen - Your Train, My Home
Heavy Hawaii - Sleeping Bag
Dirty Beaches - Drunk Driving
Strange Frames - Not One To Talk
Deep Sht - Hiss This
The North Sea - Crowned King Of July
The Super Vacations - Yellow Hissing
Flight - State Trooper (Springsteen Cover)
Jeans Wilder - Please?
Jen Paul - Sailor's Ball On Ghost At Sea
Best Coast - Sun Was High (So Was I) [Demo Version]

Don't miss out!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Woven Bones Record Out NOW On Zoo Music


Woven Bones' new 12" is ready to buy! It's a 4 song 12" lp and the artwork is above. It's stellar, and there are only 500 of them so get one! Order it here, at the Zoo Music website. Of course Zoo Music is Brandon from Crocodiles and Dee Dee Dum Dum's record label. Check out Texas' Woven Bones music and all the exciting upcoming stuff on Zoo Music! use those links I just meticulously put together for you.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Best Coast Tee By Dunes' Kate Hall / Kinda Fresh


Above is an image drawn by Kate Hall for a new Best Coast tee. Kinda kool.

Kate's formerly of Mika Miko and currently in Dunes which are a badass semi-new Los Angeles band. If yr in California you can see them soon at The Whistle Stop in San Diego on 10/23 and in LA at The Smell on 11/9.