Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Best Coast 7" On Sunny Orange Vinyl Available NOW

It's rad, it's sunny, it's orange, and it's badass and also you can buy it here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Best Coast Talks New LP

Best Coast talks to Pitchfork about their new album here.

More tour dates:

Feb 24 2010 CAFE DU NORD W/ HARLEM San Francisco, California
Mar 17 2010 SXSW AUSTIN, Texas
Mar 18 2010 SXSW AUSTIN, Texas
Mar 19 2010 SXSW AUSTIN, Texas
Mar 20 2010 SXSW AUSTIN, Texas

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cold Cave / Best Coast + More Tonight In LA!!


Magic times in California tonight. Also perfroming: Avi Buffalo, Smith Westerns, djs and junk. FUN. Best COast will have Art Fag 7 inches for you and your loved ones..

Monday, February 15, 2010

Chain And The Gang, The Strange Boys, Heavy Hawaii In San Diego


Next Thursday (2/25) in San Diego at The Casbah go to this. I hope it's bananas, cuz it really really should be.

And if you don't know, now you know:







Friday, February 12, 2010

Art Fag Facebook

Art Fag Recordings is on Facebook and you can be a friend/fan by going here.

And here are the Art Fag related groops that have FB too:

Best Coast
Dum Dum Girls
Graffiti Island
Heavy Hawaii
Internet Forever
Pearl Harbor

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Veronica Falls


If you like melodies, harmonies, oooo ooo back ups, good songs, boy/girl vocals, and all around goodness you'll like Veronica Falls. These people must listen to the best records to sound like this. You can buy their new record from Captured Tracks. It has the brilliant Found Love In A Graveyard and the Roky Erickson cover Starry Eyes. And (WTF) listen to Beachy Head on their Myspace's perfect. Oh, and they're from London, where they have some shows soon with PENS and Dum Dum Girls. Alright, there you go.

Best Coast 7" Is Sold Out, Repress Coming ASAP


The Best Coast 7" sold out today on the Art Fag Recordings website. The sunny orange repress is coming SOON, like a week or so. Again, the mailing list will let you know all the 411 you need, so join. Also, if you have purchased the record, you are guaranteed to receive it don't trip.

Lastly, Best Coast has a grip of them on the current Vivian Girls west coast tour, so go say hi and buy one.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Dum Dum Girls Cassette / Mailing List


We're nearing the release of the long awaited Dum Dum Girls cassette, the next release on Art Fag Recordings. There are going to be 300 of these available exclusively via our mailorder. We are also making 2 special colors (blue and grey) available via Sub Pop and Rough Trade respectively. To ensure you get first dibs on these and all other Art Fag titles, in addition to news and updates on all things Art Fag, go to the new website and sign up for the mailing list. Go here now.

New Strange Boys Video, 7" & LP 'Be Brave' On Rough Trade

The Strange Boys' new Rough Trade LP, Be Brave will be released on February 22. The new video and single with the same title are out now (via In The Red in US). They are better than ever, and Jenna Thornhill deWitt's (ex Mika Miko) sax is a brilliant addition. This song rules!

Dum Dum Girls DJ Nite Thing In San Diego: Blank Girls


Fun gals + perfect records + suds + free = BIG FUN IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. Wednesday nite.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

LA Times Article: Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast, Nite Jewel, Pearl Harbor


The LA Times did thing on Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Nite Jewel and Pearl Harbor. It came in today's Sunday edition and I was shocked to see how big it was. The picture was like the whole page! Anyway go read about the queens of LA noise or whatever.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

San Francisco Bay Guardian Offers Props To Best Coast



SFBG is getting the Frisco fools all hyped up for the big Tuesday night show at Bottom Of The Hill. Read their take on the situation here.

Tomorrow In San Diego: Vivian Girls, Best Coast & Dunes


This is the tour kick off spectacular! FUN. By the way, Best Coast will have the last of the first press black Art Fag 7 inches!! Congratulations west coast, congratulations.


Feb 4 2010 The Casbah San Diego, California
Feb 5 2010 Detroit Bar Cost Mesa, California
Feb 6 2010 The Smell Los Angeles, California
Feb 8 2010 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz, California
Feb 9 2010 Bottom of The Hill San Francisco, California
Feb 11 2010 Holoscene Porland, Oregon
Feb 12 2010 Biltmore Vancouver
Feb 13 2010 Seattle, Washington
Feb 17 2010 The Glasshouse Pomona, California
Feb 18 2010 The Echoplex Los Angles, California

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Video Rewind: White Mice By Mo-Dettes

I'm surprised this video had 20,000 plays w/o me being aware of it. Mo-Dettes' (pronouncd MOE, not mod) LP is one of my favorites of all time. 'White Mice' is like one of the best songs on it, although it's perfect all the way through. Anyway, this is my jam. Thank you to my good friend Lil' Duenas for bringing this to my attention.

New Xiu Xiu LP & Video

Video courtesy of Stereogum

The new record by Xiu Xiu comes out on 2/23 on Kill Rock Stars and I'm kinda into it. At least what I've heard, which is limited to the above video. This song is so weird, but oddly melodic. The video on the other hand is a bit much. Self induced vomiting kinda sucks. Actually any vomiting generally sucks. Below are a mess of tour dates.

On tour:
03/06 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn #
03/07 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree #
03/10 - Norman, OK @ Opolis Productions #
03/11 - Dallas, TX @ The Cavern #
03/12 - Houston, TX @ The Studio @ Warehouse Live #
03/13 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 #
03/16 - Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture %
03/17 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah $
03/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo $
03/19 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place $
03/20 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill $
03/23 - Olympia, WA @ Northern ^^
03/24 - Portland, OR @ Holocene ^^
03/25 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux @
03/26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge !!
03/27 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive !!
03/29 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon !!
03/30 - St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center !!
03/31 - Iowa City, IA @ The Picador !!
04/01 - Northfield, MN @ The Cave at Carleton College !!
04/02 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry !!
04/03 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall ##
04/05 - Oberlin, OH @ The Dionysus Discotheque !!
04/07 - Cleveland, OH @ The Spot !!
04/08 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place ^^
04/09 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom %%
04/10 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs ^^
04/13 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^^
04/14 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel ^^
04/15 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 ^^
04/17 - Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
# w/ Noveller
% w/ Extra Life, Noveller
$ w/ Tune-Yards, Noveller
^^ w/ Tune-Yards
@ w/ Tune-Yards, Scout Niblet
!! w/ Tune-Yards, Talk Normal
## w/ Tune-Yards, Talk Normal, Zola Jesus
%% w/ Tune-Yards, Zola Jesus

Monday, February 1, 2010

Last Of The Ye Olde Maids LPs


Speaking of Cold Cave and Art Fag Recordings, there are about 30 LPs of the Ye Olde Maids record left, and you can buy them at It was limited to 500 so here's your last chance!!

Cold Cave 'Life Magazine' Video

Everybody's favorite song from Cold Cave's Love Comes Close LP just got a video. Matador just premiered this weirdo gem for 'Life Magazine. It's directed by Ben Chappell and Aaron Brown of Focus Creeps. Evidently 'Life Magazine' is going to be released as a single soon and you can read all about it and their crazy amount of new dates announced on the Matador site.

For the record, my favorite song from LCC is 'Youth And Lust', but it's pretty much a perfect record anyways so who cares.

New Art Fag Recordings Website


The new Art Fag Recordings site is up. Go to There will be tons of updates and news coming soon.