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Summertime, soak up the sunshine with you…

WHADDUP?

First:  ANTI-BUMMER SUMMER THREE.

For all of you patiently waiting for me to blow your minds with a radical new mixtape for your summer drives, WAIT NO LONGER.  Just in time for the 4th of July comes 30 tracks of music to stick your arm out of the car window to and get a totally awesome half sunburn.  Everything on here is of the genre AWESOME (punk/indie/garage/lofi/surf/pop/wordsblahblahblah).  Totally check this out, brah.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/nqh00zyw0wt/Anti%20Bummer%20Summer%20Three%20part%201.rar

http://www.mediafire.com/file/jkmy12kuigq/Anti%20Bummer%20Summer%20Three%20part%202.rar

Tracklist for you blindys:

1. Girls – Summertime

2. Night Birds – Killer Waves

3. Carbonas – September Gurls

4. Young Governor – Cindy’s Gonna Save Me

5. The Closet Fairies – Posi Summer Song

6. Jay Reatard – It Aint Gonna Save Me

7. Death – Rock n Roll Victim

8. Georgian – Man Warrior

9. Black Wine – Belong

10. Jonsi – Go Do

11. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Everything With You

12. Marvelous Darlings – I Don’t Wanna Go to the Party

13. The Measure (SA) – Roof Beers

14. The Marked Men – Whip Me

15. The Gaslight Anthem – Orphans

16. Maine Coons – Hey Dickhead

17. White Wires – Stayed Up Late

18. Busy Signals – Stereo

19. The Pillowfights – Buzz Buzz

20. The Exploding Hearts – Rumours in Town

21. Cults – Go Outside

22. The Nerves – Hanging On the Telephone

23. Shang-a-Lang – Summertime

24. P.S. Eliot – Bear Named Otis

25. Shook Ones – Silverfish

26. Harlem – Be Your Baby

27. Mean Jeans – Stoned to the Bone

28. The Shitty Limits – I’m a Square

29. Buzzcocks – No Reply

30. The King Kahn and BBQ Show – I’ll Be Loving You

Second:  speaking of The Pillowfights (they’re in the mix silly) they recently played this show at my house.  The flyer features BCR and Dr. Tiger looking quite dapper:

In case you were wondering, it was really awesome.  The Pillowfights and Smokejumper are both fan-fucking-tastic bands and the nicest people on Earth.  Do yourself a favor and check them out.

The Pillowfights! (the song Get Outta Here is seriously incredible)

Smokejumper! (Chris Crusher, good dude, owes us a new bench)

Some pics from it (it was a semi-formal by the way):

You missed out.

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Instead I’m just crazy…

Hey its been a while, huh?  This month has been stupid.  I’ve been completely uncreative and lazy, and on top of that my scanner broke, my house flooded, and I’ve been at work for most of the month.  OH WELL.

Here is a drawing I did for the upcoming show at SH5.  Nightbirds/Billy Raygun/Georgian/Adult Braces.  Deep Sleep dropped off, which sucks a lot.  We might be getting another band to replace them, but we’re not sure yet.  The flyer will be finished when the line up is complete.

March 26th, be there or be a dummy.

I have more drawings to scan in, but I’m not gonna do that today.  You’ll see them soon.

I’d like to talk a little about this comic, Mesmo Delivery, that I picked up on a blind buy.  It’s written and drawn by Rafael Grampa and it is FANTASTIC.  Buy it now.  Its a really quick read, but you can get lost for hours in the beautiful art.  Grampa’s line work is absolutely stunning.  The story is also really unique and full of twists.  I don’t want to post too much about it because its going to be more rewarding if you don’t know a lot about it.  I’ll just tell you it follows 2 dudes who are bringing a mysterious freight cargo somewhere.  Here is a taste of the wonderfullness:

Its got gore, humor, fantastic design and composition, and just absolutely lovely illustrations.  I can’t emphasize enough on how important it is for you to get this.  WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

I’ve purchased a shitload of records over the past week too, and I’d like to talk about them too.  Here is my recent record haul.

Not the metal band by the same name.  This is a fucking killer rock and roll record.  Originally recorded in ’74, its just recently seeing the light of day with this reissue.  If you like Bad Brains, MC5, The Stooges, and the like you’re gonna love this.  Unfortunately its only like 7 songs, but they rip.  There is a really cool story as to how this ended up getting reissued too.

Crime in Stereo’s latest effort.  Despite the awful album art, this is actually a pretty neat record.  They are all over the place on this one.  There are parts that sound like old CIS, Brand New, and even Nirvana.  The music has this space-y and dreamlike quality of it that was beginning to become apparent in “Is Dead.”  Despite how weird and electronic the music sounds, I guess it was all recorded without the help of synths or keyboards or anything like that.  I’ve been enjoying it quite a bit.

This is a great record. I had seen the video for “Lust for Life” by them and loved that song, so I picked this up.   Its like a fuzzy Beach Boys with Elvis Costello singing.  Its so unbelievably catchy and fun, while remaining a serious work and full of anger and sadness.  Most of the songs are about girls, losing them and whatnot.  I suggest checking them out if you like poppy, lo-fi, surf, or garage music.

Another awesome lo-fi rock and roll record.  If you’ve never heard these guys, change that immediately.  This sounds like its crawled its way up from the 60’s and dragged its belly across punk in the process.  They even cover “Operation” by The Circle Jerks.  HELL YES.

This is one of my favorite records of all time.  No Idea Records just reissued this and my other favorite, “Jersey’s Best Dancers” so needless to say I’m psyched.  I don’t have much to say about this.  Great melodic hardcore before it got hackneyed and overdone.  This band influenced every band today that has poppy hardcore songs but did it soooooo much better.  “The Gym is Neutral Territory” is one of my favorite tunes.

Cloak/Dagger play rock and roll infused old school hardcore.  Balls to the wall, fast, and full of riffs.  Awesome record.

One of the best bands doing music today.  I’ve already gushed a lot about them on here, so I’ll spare you.  This is the “License 2 Chill” 7 inch and its more awesome Ramones worship with catchy songs and fun lyrics.

Social Circkle’s new 7″.  It’s unfortunately only 2 songs and ones a Showcase Showdown cover, but its a great cover and the original song rips.   If you hate cops, and love garage-y hardcore then you’ll LOVE this.

Wes Eisold’s band before Cold Cave and after Some Girls.  It’s weird techno-dancey almost hardcore.  He screams a lot in it, and the songs are catchy.  It’s not a bad record, but it’s nothing I see myself listening to that often.

Later gator.

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