We’re excited to be carrying the new issue of the Softside zine in our mailorder section. Softside is a zine from Los Angeles artist Trever Ducote, and this new issue features an interview with PNP friend Rafa’s Tacos, along with a bonus song from PNP phamily member Cesar Ruiz. Check out the zine over at their IG page here.
Surprise! Here’s the 4-track debut for the Los Angeles trio, BULL SHANNON. Featuring Chris Candy (Chotto Ghetto) on vocals & bass, Bob Vielma (Shinobu, Fuss) also on bass, and Neil Hennessy (Lawrence Arms, Treasure Fleet) on drums, their dual bass style is surprisingly melodic and nimble. Pre-order the tape now and stay tuned for upcoming shows soon!
We’re super stoked be releasing the new album from our old friends, GEORGE CRUSTANZA, a smart, snotty and riffy hardcore band from the bay area. Pre-order the tape here! Available for streaming on all platforms today, though! WOO!
New DOGBRETH LP/CD/Cassette Believe This Rain coming this summer from Phat ‘n’ Phunky! Pre-order here!
Formed in 2009, Dogbreth is the vehicle for lead songwriter Tristan Jemsek and a rotating collective of friends to share intimate, open-hearted rock ‘n’ roll. Initially based in Phoenix, with a stint in Seattle before settling in Tucson, Jemsek is now joined by bandmates Logan Greene, Raybear, Ryan Petersavage, and Ty Rutkowski. The band has toured relentlessly over the years and has released 4 studio albums and multiple EPs to warm critical reception. On Believe This Rain the band continues to take influence from guitar-driven power pop and mid-80
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, guitarist Chase Knobbe, and drummer Nick Aguilar. 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
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 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.
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!
Catch Flexing in the western USA this summer! If you miss this, well, you might be a total L7 loooozer!!!
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!