Friends from Northern California, Southern California, Arizona, and Japan come together to rock in honor of our favorite taquero, Rafa’s Tacos. All profits from this project to be donated to the American Diabetes Association. Preview the A-Side tracks in the video above.
Howdy! Here’s a demo from a new band in the PNP phamily: FUSS! Enjoy! First show July 4 @ Rick’s House in San Pedro.
Sup foos! I added a few new distro items from Gezan, Speedway, and WAS in to the mailorder section. It’s a pretty strange cross section of styles, but hopefully some of you weirdos will enjoy the music!
The genius CESAR RUIZ will be touring the east coast USA and Canada in late May 2018. Always soulful, catchy and exciting, whether he’s playing it straightforward or approaching his set from an experimental angle. Cesar is truly one of my favorite musicians and people so I hope you can catch one of his shows!
Hi friends! I hope some of you were able to catch Gezan on their west coast tour a few weeks back. Gezan is the 3rd Japanese band I’ve helped tour the USA (Killerpass and Four Tomorrow before them) and their 3-week itinerary was the most ambitious of any of the bands yet. I spent so much time trying to help iron everything out for the tour that I forgot to post anything about it here! Thanks to all of my friends up and down the west coast who helped set up shows and take care of Gezan. You know who you are! Another big thanks to any PNP friends and phamily who went to the shows and rocked out with one of the weirder bands in punk.
The above video is of Gezan playing at my favorite spot for shows in SJ, Trash House. My good friends in Windbreaker, including former members of Bradbury (buy their 7″ from me, please!), played their first show opening for Gezan, so check them out below!
Music and PNP-related stuff has been on the backburner for me a little bit while readjusting to life in LA, but I’m grateful everyday to be part of the DIY punk community, and being able to introduce my American and Japanese damies to each other is always a treat.
Rafa’s Tacos Compilation coming soon! Preview a track today, the Rafa’s Theme Song by Nathan & The Nathans!
Coming June 1, 2017 we have For Music Lovers, the new full length from Cesar Ruiz. It’s a pensive, experimental rock & roll record with hints of R&B and 80′s guitar pop, reminiscent of fellow Arizona-bred musicians like iji and Stephen Steinbrink, but uniquely offbeat and exciting. Recorded at The Unknown in Anacortes, WA over the course of three days, For Music Lovers explores themes of spirituality in the mundane, race and class in society, and observation of one’s surroundings. Collaborators on the album include Sean Bonnette (AJJ), Will Murdoch (Mega Bog, iji), Talisha Royer (Electrisad) and a cast of further shredders. The record is available in a special bundle for $10 with a cassette of the whole album, a mini-CD of B-sides, and a zine. MAILORDER HERE!
To celebrate the album’s release Cesar will be performing in his hometown of Phoenix and his current home of Flagstaff:
06/02 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space // Amateur Hour, Doomed to Bloom
06/03 Flagstaff, AZ @ Headspace // Feral Moan, No Big Deal, Austin Jackson
DAWGS, check out the new tape from COVETOR. These dudes play riff-heavy, psychedelic skate punk, somewhere between The Descendents and The Men. Featuring former members of French Exit and Ghost Limb, Thank You captures four friends making a lot of noise together out in a quiet corner of Joshua Tree. Stream the music below and MAILORDER HERE!
Check out the band’s record release show April 20th, 2017 at The Redwood in Downtown LA with Moxiebeat, Love Moon and Piss Wand.
BAM!!! Pre-orders are up now for the new tape from SNOOZE. These East Bay dudes play crushingly loud power pop, with earworm melodies that stack up against That Dog and Weezer (the blue album stuff, not all that wack newer stuff), plus self-effacing lyrics from singer Sam Kless. Features members of Just Friends and Tadaima, so don’t sleep on this one (see what I did there?). Pre-order at the MAILORDER page and stream below: