Thursday, 17 February 2011

Fishboy - Classic Creeps

Fishboy, a band set out of the incredible up and coming music scene of Denton, TX, is now taking pre-orders for their new album Classic Creeps. It fails to disappoint in the sense that Fishboy continues their tradition of every album they release being twice as awesome as it's predecessor. The album follows the storybook rock opera format similar to Albatross: How We Failed to Save the Lone Star State with the Power of Rock and Roll, but instead of focusing on the story, it focuses on the characters involved. "It's ten epic pop songs about ten characters who's lives are connected by a dense web of awesome." These "classic creeps" have a story told by a comic by Eric Michener(Eric Fishboy). The concept is that you can listen to the album while following along with the comic. In a sense, Classic Creeps is a musical comic book full of bubble letters, puffy clouds, and fun twee pop with a rock & roll indie approach. Perhaps it's better classified as a twee pop-erah. If Texas wasn't saved through roll & roll from Albatross, I think this one will help. steer things back on track.

The comic, FULL STREAM of the album, and pre-order information can be found here.

The pre-order packages are at the bottom and range from 12$ to get a vinyl and digital download to 50$ to get your face screen printed on the album cover as one of the "classic creeps" along with a middle package for 20$ that gets the vinyl, buttons, and a poster.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

LUVSTEP: A Very Dubstep V-Day

I made a dubstep mix. It's my first attempt at this type of thing as I normally make non-electronica mixes. It's gonna be played Sunday at my dubstep event thing. Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you enjoy it despite some things not flowing as properly as I'd like them.


Friday, 4 February 2011

Coping & Clippers - Signed to Topshelf Records

Coping has been recently signed to Topshelf Records along with The Clippers

Topshelf Records is extremely excited to announce two new additions to their growing roster.Coping (Chicago, IL) and The Clippers (Boston,
MA) have teamed up to releasing a split 7 inch / Digital EP in late March. The EP will feature brand new tracks from each band and is up for pre order from Topshelf Records right now. The first pressing will be limited to 500 and split between Black, Gold, Green, and White vinyl.

Track Listing is:

1. Stoopin'
2. F For Now

The Clippers
1. Fur
2. That's No Me

The Clippers, who are a two piece band, formed in September of last
year and have been gaining fans since with their high energy pop rock.
Coping, who is better known for their emo/punk style, released a 6
song cassette call Lawndale in september of last year. Both bands will
be hitting the road together in April in support of the release.

Useful links:
Coping -
The Clippers -
Pre order -


The Taxpayers - To Risk So Much For One Damn Meal

I didn't want to destroy the integrity of this email that I received from The Taxpayers because they definitely described the album better than I could have ever. Despite the awful format of the email and highly overused underlines, bolds, and punctuation, the album/band is incredibly awesome. They are goofballs, but they can make really good music so it's alright with me. Definitely check it out! It's on Quote Unquote Records so you know its good and you know it's free.

How are you on this splendid February day??? I am writing to you on behalf of my band The Taxpayers (a DIY punk band from Portland, OR) from inside a storage contained in Florida! We moved here for the winter as snow birds and live in our practice space/storage container deemed "The Pauly Shore". It's a modest place. We also bring other news! We recorded our third and newest full-length album and I am submitting it to you for your listening enjoyment (or disgust)! It is titled: To Risk So Much For One Damn Meal. I remember y'all posted our last album up and I wanted to pass this along to you! Thanks for all the kind words last time!!!! Thanks a million.

This sucker took nearly a year to complete, and was recorded everywhere from Minneapolis to Portland, in houses, warehouses, parks, and even in the preschool classroom where Rob Taxpayer teaches (elementary school pianos have a special sound, ya know?). It's got a bunch of different sounds going on, what the Free Music Archive calls, “a Beck-like license to strip two vast histories of sound down to their barest essentials, and mix them back together into super-catchy, genre-bending anthems about failed revolutions and lives well wasted”. This album's got bluegrass, ragtime, swing, 80's hardcore, blues, and a little Springsteen-esque nostalgia.

The best part is this, in my opinion. To Risk So Much for One Damn Meal is getting released in 4 different formats. The super awesome legendary punk label Plan-It-X Records (home of Japanther, Kimya Dawson, Andrew Jackson Jihad, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, and a hell of a lot more) is releasing it on vinyl and CD, Tiger Force Ultra is releasing it on cassette tape, and of course, Quote Unquote Records (Bomb the Music Industry!) is releasing it for free/donations. Our label, Useless State, is releasing it as a ZINE. Novelist/zinester/painter Keith Rosson has designed the zine, and it includes essays, science experiments, song explanations, and more, and the last page contains a sleeve for the CD.

We're really proud of this album and I hope you enjoy it! Here is a link to the album (complete with spelling errors and song explanations!)


Live video!


Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Tee Shirts For Sale

On top of the zine, I am also taking pre-orders for this shirt printed black ink on white shirts for 8 dollars(shipping included) The organization I run is called SOCC(Student Organized Culture Committee) so the SOCC monkey is a play on words. More specifically, it's Kanye West as a "SOCC monkey". Order before 2/13/11, they will ship out before 2/27/11.

Buy it here!

Songs From The Road Zine Edition #1

If you're wondering what I've been up to besides not updating here, I've been focusing almost all of my attention to either this zine, schoolwork, or the club that I run here on campus. Good news: it's finally done and it looks fantastic.

It includes submissions from readers like you, friends of mine, people on campus, and various other places. It is being released on Wednesday on campus, but it is already for sale online. I'm excited to say that it has over 60 pages of content of various drawings, music reviews, photos, poems, and more.

I'd be stoked if you guys bought it. It's 3 dollars which barely covers shipping domestically and anything I do make goes to the club I run to bring concerts and cultural events to campus. If you can't afford it, I'll be happy to send you a digital copy for free or whatever you can pay. Email me with problems or anything at I plan on posting more now, but I've said this so many times so just keep checking back and thanks for continuing to follow me during this period of writer's block.

Buy it here!