Tuesday, September 29, 2009


i love designing flyers. more accurately, i love designing flyers with century gothic fonts:

Amnesia SF

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We always knew dude was crazy.

But according to the SF Weekly, dude works insanely hard.

If I knew THIS is what dude was doing when he was getting wild on his copy of Fruityloops back in the day, I might've asked for a listen earlier in the game.

I got a chance to peep the album a few months early -- and between the way-out bizarro hyphy-via-digi Afrobeat tracks and the huge bangers, I'm still figuring out how I feel about it. But I do know that more than once, I might've gotten my doodoo face on. On the real.

Congrats to Eric/WP for the SF Weekly piece, it makes us tired just reading it.

Buy Doodoo Face on Eenie Meenie Records here.

Monday, September 21, 2009

what they're saying in the press!

"วงอินดี้ที่ รู้จักกันมาตั้งแต่สมัยเรียนจนปัจจุบัน ได้ออกอัลบั้มชุดนี้ที่มีทั้งกลิ่นของ น้อยส์พังค์ แอฟริกาบีท และจังหวะเต้นโจ๊ะๆ แบบที่วงส่วนใหญ่สมัยนี้นิยมทำกัน ฟังไปฟังมาก็มันดีไม่ใช่ย่อย ไม่เชื่อลองฟังดูสิ"


Pre-order WAKING HEAT here!

source:banjerd blog

Friday, September 18, 2009

Small gear rules.

Fuck your complicated, heavy-ass setups.

We're touring the East Coast in a Subaru, and dammit, we're finding new ways to have less shit.

Tiny amps.
Micro snares.
No crash cymbals.
Mini casios.

You name it, we're getting less of it.

Speaking of, here are our full tour dates for the next few months::

9 - 26 : Green House w/ Magic Johnson (Portland, OR)
9 - 27 : The Off Center Café (Salem, OR)
10 - 1 : Amnesia w/ French Miami (San Francisco, CA)
10 - 3 : UC Irvine w/ Railcars (Irvine, CA)
10 - 4 : Que Sera (Long Beach, CA)
10 - 8 : UC Davis (Davis, CA)
10 - 16 : Chestnut Hill (Boston, MA)
10 - 17 : J.R.'s Bar (Philadelphia, PA)
10 - 19 : Goodbye Blue Monday w/ Jon Shina (Brooklyn, NY)
10 - 20 : Velvet Lounge w/ BLDGS (Washington, DC)
10 - 21 : Terrorbird Day Party @ Cake Shop (New York, NY)
10 - 22 : CMJ Showcase TBA (NY, NY)
11 - 5 : Rickshaw Stop w/ Maus Haus (San Francisco, CA)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

yes! at war with at war with the mystics!

I really wanted to like 'At War With The Mystics,' the last Flaming Lips album, but to me, it always suffered from a lack of song ideas. It sounded really cool, and there are a few gems, but it just didn't hold up to my ears.

So I am ALL for the direction of their new record, 'Embryonic,' now dousing Lips style with krautrock influence, and a heavier dose of acid/psych guitar. Hell to the YES.

They played on the Colbert Report last night, and it was awesome:

The Flaming Lips - Convinced of the Hex (live on Colbert Report)

I would call their last 4 LPs many things, but "brutal" isn't one of them. This, however, is mighty brutal. It seems simplistic, until the middle of the song when shit just won't stop.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The real VMA scandal of last night

Is that people are giving a shit about Muse. Really? They're like retarded Radiohead.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Matthew Africa drops another amazing mixtape

Okay, usually this blog is for band-related dumbassery, but I'll use our occasionally-read internet outlet to vouch for one of our favorite Bay DJs, cratediggers and mixtape badass: Matthew Africa. Yes, it's his real name.

Matthew made one of my all-time favorite mixtapes, the 69-song stunner "Dirty R&B: The Best of R. Kelly," which is an endlessly listenable, perfectly sequenced double-disc mixtape highlighting the best of Kells, either on guest verse, paired with Jay-Z or by his brilliant self. I've listened to that mixtape more times than I can count, and when he followed up with the Southern-fried fight rap mixtape "Hard As Fuck," I was knocked out by the 1-2 punch of these mixes.

So it's no surprise to me that Matthew took one of my favorite current rap genres, jerkin, and delivered a killer podcast of jerkin tracks that probably deserves its own CD release. If you're not aware of jerkin, this is a pretty good place to start, although you can read up on it on Wikipedia, although it reads a little dry for my taste. Basically, jerkin sounds like "Vans" by the Pack, as it's minimal hip hop made mostly by teenagers, but the lyrics are usually about eating pussy. No lie.

You can listen to it here, and it's absolutely worth your time to check it out.

chile relleno burrito

i love you so.

Friday, September 11, 2009

wow, we haven't posted here in forever

It's true!

But we're alive, and ready to blog all kinds.

Here are the things we've been doing:

- Making an LP. It's awesome! We made it at Tiny Telephone, which is the best studio in San Francisco, and it's called "waking heat". Wanna hear it? We've got some tracks here, our excellent Muxtape page.
- We made a video with Wiretap Music, that you can see on their site. We talk tacos, arguing, practicing and why we only have 3 favorite bands.
- Moving to San Francisco! At least, me and Alex.
- Not buying "Blueprint 3". Because, let's be honest, odds aren't good that it's enjoyable.

We'll be posting more shit here soon...OH also, download our song "The Rat" for free at Under The Radar::: click HERE