Sunday, December 28, 2008

we're not dead! no!

hemlock february 12! details TBA!

Monday, December 8, 2008

oh shit!

this thing still works!

we are all currently obsessed with this:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

we'll be here

we're going to the EP release show for the Splinters on friday.  tyler helped record their EP so we can vouch that it sounds hella hella good.

be there!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


the remix is up!!!! CHECK THE MYSPACE, FOOLS!


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


...coming soon.

we're busy demoing and also working with our ladyband the SPLINTERS. tyler is recording their first EP and he's trying his best not to fuck it up.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

blogging backup...

...we have HELLA THINGS TO SAY i assure you...

Friday, June 13, 2008

Wassup Oregon

After a couple days of rest in Berkeley, we headed North to Chico to play with all time badasses Floss Anonymous. These dudes covered Eddie Murphy's "Party All the Time" then for an encore, they covered it AGAIN. Brilliant.

We've added skateboarding to our free tour activities, and you can find us in any tour stop falling on the sidewalk on Tyler's sweet elementary school Toy Machine board.

We played the Space in Salem, Oregon last night. Good times, good people. For the first time on any tour, we succumbed to getting a motel for the night. Taking full opportunity of the romantic potential, we purchased some Andre champagne and nestled into bed while whispering sweet nothings into each others' ears. Obviously.

We've been offered a house party in Salem tonight, hooray. Then it's up to Washington for more skateboarding and bagels.

While in Chico someone threw a water balloon at our van. Papa don't take no mess, so we drove back to let them know we are not to be fucked with.


Band surf adventures in Santa Cruz

Best License plate EVER in San Jose

Back in Berkeley, Jason goes to Safeway looking like a straight Pimp

Chicken, bro

Champagne and the OC....Bromantic

AND THE COOLEST PART....A video clip of our brand new song "I'm Alright," performed on KXLU in Los Angeles. Check it out!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008



Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tour halftime

We're back in Berkeley for 3 days between the Socal and Northwest tour stops. While squatting in our old house, I've been remembering our good ol' days in LA and watching alot of Cheaters. Join me.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Tyler's Secret Talents and Hobbies

As far as we know, Tyler only has like 3 interests: Music, da ladies, drinking, and star wars...alright, that's four. We're pretty sure he hates everything else, or at least we WERE sure until this tour when he started revealing former hobbies and talents he cultivated in high school.

Things we have learned about Tyler so far:

1. Frisbee. He kinda blows at it now, but he apparently started a frisbee club at his high school.
2. Prom King: WTF?
3. Excessive extracurricular activities: jazz band, speech and debate, mock trial. God, what a nerd
4. Juggling: As I write this, Tyler is juggling limes in his parent's kitchen.
5. Surfing. AHAHAHA, Tyler in a wet suit,
6. Dating Christian girls: He once dated a girl that went to Biola, as in Bible Institute of Los Angeles.

We're pretty sure that drinking took the place of all of these hobbies. Why shouldn't it? What else will this tour reveal about our mysterious singer/guitarist? 

Thursday, June 5, 2008

hella update

so here's a quick recap of what we've been up to:

1. we played the echo in LA! it was awesome! look at alex bring the rock action!

2. we went to santa barbara! it was full of drunk people! we played twice, once at the "chilla vista" festival, and then a house party -- we have pictures of both. thanks to the homies at the house show for the very excellent light setup. unfortunately, right after we played, the cops came, so the house excellence died down after we killed the crowd with our muuusic.

3. UCLA! we don't have photos of the show, but we played in the kerchoff room, which looks like Yale/Cambridge/Hogwarts. so rad! we DO have photos of jason's renegade on-campus parking! He is truly a champion of freestyle driving.

4. other dumb shit. we've done a lot of this. like, a lot. a lot a lot. and also, a picture of mr. tim jones. holllaaaa


Friday, May 30, 2008


We play The Echo in Los Angeles...TONIGHT

We are indeed waiting for tonight

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


for those coming from pitchfork, check out our music here:

Preparing for tour

Our tour begins in just a few days with our HUGE IMMENSE show at the Echo on Friday. Wooo. We're pumped. We're taking it seriously, so I thought I'd clue you in on our tour preparation process.

Essentials for tour training include:


Lifting all that gear and beating up club owners to make sure we get paid our scrilla requires a lot of strength. We wake up every day at 6 am for a 2 hour work out that starts and ends with a steady protein shake supplement.


Yes, it's true. Everyone in the band is a never nude. It's difficult to talk about in public, but at all points we are wearing short shorts. This gets extra challenging on the road with the summer heat and our tight rawk star pants. So for the past two weeks we do Bikram Yoga wearing only our denim shorts in order to physically prepare us for the challenges ahead.


There's a lot of pent up male frustration on tour. Maybe for big arena bands or for bands with things like "natural good looks" or "charisma" the road is a place of endless vice. The ladies flow like a revolving door. But for us, we mostly smell weird and are surrounded by each other all the time and the only person who is excited to meet us is the old dude with 3 teeth that wants to talk about how he toured with Sabbath 40 years ago. I mean, that's a good dude, but a good listen to 'Kill Em All' will get all the road frustration out. Thanks Metallica, there was a time when you didn't suck.


I've already admitted my love for the Hills. I watch a lot of, a lot of TV. I survive on a steady diet of a morning dose of 'Cheaters,' a lunchtime viewing of my OC dvds, yelling at Tyra, chilling with Wolf Blitzer in the Situation Room, then watching the Real World Hollywood reruns for 4 hours. I can't believe Greg is such an asshole, and I really hope the buff dude gets his act together in rehab.

But on tour, there's not much TV. There's a lot of driving, a lot of music, a lot of hardwood floors, but not much TV. Like a desert camel, I've been stocking up on my TV, watching for days on end so I have reserves on tour. If I start getting the shakes and need a fix, I can just recount a silly Ellen interview or a meal from 'Take Home Chef.'

AND FINALLY, Journey's Greatest Hits

So, embedding this video is disabled, but you should really follow this link. It's the video for Journey's "Faithfully." It's all the best AND worst parts of touring, but mostly Steve Perry knowingly shaves his mustache in the mirror. I hope that when I shave my beard before tour, it will look EXACTLY like that.

I think we're ready. A few more days of these ingredients and we will be UNSTOPPABBLE!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


it was @ CZ, with Battlehooch and the Splinters. Yay!
(all photos by jonathan hung)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


tyler made this one.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


see, we're a struggling young band -- and that means getting all the press we can muster so people will check us out on the internet. we're competing with youtube, vampire weekend, LOLcats and ... it's a tough world.

that's why when our friends get featured on a prominent web magazine, we make sure we're there...and IN THE PHOTOS!

Yes, that's Tyler playing the pots and pans onstage with our homeslices Port O'Brien. No, he's not in the band, but god damn if he didn't get in the photo. Desperate? A little. Effective? Completely.

To be fair: those who DON'T know who Port O'Brien are, PLEASE check them out here on their MySpace!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Our House


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Food for thought

In our spare time, some of us are shitty-TV experts. Tyler and myself got in a heated debate trying to cast "The Hills" using band members.

I think I got to be Audrina. After all, she is the closest to a brown cast member. I'm going to have to name Alex as Heidi, cause he strikes me as the type to spread rumors about LC's sex tape. Does that make Tyler Lauren? Maybe. He might just turn down a chance to go to France so he could bone someone.

Unfortunately, I dont actually watch the show so those are the only cast members I know. Sorry Jason, next time.

See below: Which one's Tyler? Which one's Lauren Conrad? I can't even tell the difference.


Thursday, May 8, 2008