We’re Not Alone

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We’re super happy to announce the first LP from FUSS, We’re Not Alone. Fuss is a 3-piece punk band from Terminal Island, CA featuring singer/bassist Bob Vielma (Shinobu), guitarist Chase Knobbe (Joyce Manor), and drummer Nick Aguilar (Neighborhood Brats). With an earnest and direct melodicism inspired by J-pop, disco, and 80s British punk, Fuss drop tiny anthems of life after your 20s: trying to keep cool when you feel terrible, working, and continuing to seek out community. Honest and vulnerable, this album captures the immediacy and uncertainty of the millennial experience: an openhearted yearning felt all the more intensely as the world falls apart around us. The album was recorded by our dear friend Jeff Rosenstock on 8-track reel to reel tape in streetwear company Undefeated’s LA warehouse. Stream the first single from the record, “Teriyaki Dinner”, right here down below! (It’s on spotify and all that shit too!)

The first pressing of 500 records is up for pre-order now at the mailorder section too!

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Dog People Episode #1: A Brief History of Going Steady & Ging Nang Boyz

In the first episode of Dog People, we briefly talk about the history of Japanese punk leading up to the formation of Going Steady, continue through their run as a band, and on to their transformation in to the Ging Nang Boyz. (Note: This was recorded before the announcement and subsequent release of the band’s 2020 album, Nee Minna Daisuki Da Yo)

Dog People

Dog People is a podcast about the Japanese punk bands Going Steady & Ging Nang Boyz. Hosted by PNP Crew members Bob Vielma, Adam Pasion, and Mike Huguenor, it is a love letter to the bands with in-depth analysis of their music and lyrical themes, along with discussion giving context to their influences and legacy. Interviews with band members, friends, and followers of the band. You can hear a preview episode now embedded below and on all the usual podcast services (except for Apple, which is coming sooooon), and the first full episode debuts Monday, February 8, 2021.

Cereal Milk

Cereal Milk

Flagstaff songwriter Kris Kohl led the band Cereal Milk in the mid-late 2010′s, a highlight among the many greats in Arizona’s perennially bullshit-free rock community. Self-described as “alt-emo”, Kohl’s diaristic and intimate lyrics recall those of Bay Area greats such as Blake Schwarzenbach or Aaron Cometbus, with expansive riffs that could probably trace their roots back to 1980′s Minneapolis. A big-hearted record for all you sentimental rockers out there.

Check out the record on bandcamp (below) or on all those other streaming services!

Flexing – On Tour!!!

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Catch Flexing in the western USA this summer! If you miss this, well, you might be a total L7 loooozer!!!

Friend Of My Youth – Telling

Sharp melodic punk from this bold Corvallis/Santa Barbara 3-piece. Singer/guitarist Indiana Laub is the fierce, beating heart of the amazing Corvallis scene, and a DIY legend in my book. It is an honor to be releasing this kickass cassette in conjunction with Secret Pennies and Salinas Records who are doing the LP. Peep the stream below and pre-order your copy here!

Flexing – Modern Discipline

Howdy amigos! I’m super excited to be releasing the upcoming Flexing cassette, Modern Discipline. Flexing is a dark, aggressive, political post-punk band from Corvallis, Oregon. Fans of Fugazi or This Is My Fist will surely dig this record. Check out the bandcamp stream below and pre-order a copy here. This is a split release with the homies at Secret Pennies Records.

Flexing will be touring this summer in support of the tape. Dates below:

August 6th – Boise, ID @ TBA
August 7th – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
August 8th – Denver, CO @ 7th Circle // Aaron / Alex
August 9th – Albuquerque @ Moonlight Lounge
August 10th – Tucson, AZ @ TBA
August 11th – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Content Partners
August 12th – Coachella Valley, CA @ Club 5
August 13th – San Pedro, CA @ The Sardine
August 14th – Los Angeles, CA @ Coaxial Art Foundation
August 15th – San Jose, CA @ 3F
August 16th – Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman
August 17th – Arcata, CA @ Outer Space

Phat ‘n’ Phunky Audio Journal, Episode 1

Hi friends, I’m excited to share the first of what will hopefully be a series of recorded conversations between all sorts of interesting folks in the PNP phamily and our periphery.

This episode we have Kyle Pellet, an artist & designer from San Jose, CA, and he is joined in conversation by outsider musician Hank Richardson from Portland, OR. The two began collaborating in the early 2010′s and their defiantly grimy & weird aesthetic makes being pretentious fun again. Both are extremely prolific & driven to create, and have eschewed the slick, boring homogenization of post-pinterest & playlist culture.

Richardson makes tough post-punk with his project Speedway, and channels the timeless melancholy of early rock & roll with the latest album under his own name, When Things Happen In Your Life. He also developed & published the RPG Outworlder, inspired by the film, Krull, and released to coincide with the film’s 35th anniversary in 2018.

On top of the artwork for Richardson’s many releases, Pellet’s artwork has graced the covers of Joyce Manor records and the menus of Portland, ME pho restaurant, CÔNG TỬ BỘT. This year he published World’s Edge, a 2019 calendar/print combo, and a book of his art, Wonkyvision, was published by Valley Cruise Press in 2015.

Breakfast in Silence / Calendar Year split tape

Breakfast in Silence

New from the Phat ‘n’ Phunky Phamily, we have 8-songs of nice people punk rock from SLC and NYC. Breakfast in Silence play moody, stark post-punk, contrasted with Calendar Year’s wide-eyed, emotional punk. Stream the songs now on bandcamp (below) or on spotify or whatever! Tapes will be available March 29, but you can pre-order them HERE right now. Split release with Makeout Point Records.

Mars Is Heaven

DAWGS! The most underrated songwriter of his generation, MORGAN HERRELL (of Hard Girls, Pteradon and I Sing The Body Electric!), has released a new album of stellar tunes (pun not intended but appropriate). Morgan’s music turns the mundane into the magical, extracting beauty from the minutiae of common life and singing it sweetly back to us. I sincerely hope you’ll sit down with these tunes and enjoy them as I have.