Thursday, December 31, 2009

Its a celebration bitches


Dude, wow. I had to make a second consecutive post because I stumbled across Against Me!'s new album cover on their blog...

the 2010's

man...the 2000's are over? seems like a day ago, i guess i was 11 years old. i hardly remember any of it. big moments in this decade were getting my wisdom teeth removed and getting my braces on and off. let's hope this decade isn't as fucking weak as the last one.

there's a lot of confusion as to what we're supposed to call the 2000''s kind of awkward really. my mom said that some people are calling them the "Oughts" because we ought to have done this and that...for instance, we ought not to have elected George Bush as our president.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Does anyone else get stoked for the house of representatives on cspan?

Breaking News

Monday, December 21, 2009

Obama asks moms to return to school


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

or you can go to the show with the better flier...

Pics of Native

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

These are some pictures I took of the band Native in June, 2009, up at the Brohouse in Toronto. They were pretty freaked the fuck out to see me there, being from chicago and all. They were playing in the kitchen which was packed to the brim--kids standing on the counters and in the sink. I missed La Dispute, but after Native played, Tonn played in an even smaller room in the basement. It was super sweaty in both rooms, hence the cloudiness of these pictures.

They just released a new record, and they tour pretty hard. Good guys. They waited it out with us when we came out to Indiana to see them play a show once as the police had to come and get us un-locked-out-of-our vehicle.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Two columbia teachers talking: 'maybe i should take more valium before i give this presentation' 'i recommend alcohol'. I love art school.

It Is, After All, Ian's Party.

how could you not go???

Saturday, December 12, 2009

So, it's December 12th and everyone is in the Christmas spirit, just thought I would share the Christmas spirit, with some family, fun-filled sing alongs... Enjoy. And Merry Holidays.



To add to the cheerful spirit of the holidays, I'd like to point out that you know it's been a shitty year of weather when November was the nicest month. Here's to next year!

-Debby Downer (Geoff)

Suffix's CD Release Show

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Review: "Stray" by Warren Franklin

Brand New and Against Me! have built up pretty solid respective repertoires of acoustic material, and our friend Warren Franklin (of the Infidel Castrones and Weight In Words) has accomplished something rather amazing with the release of his debut solo album, Stray. In a live setting, Warren is prone to getting shit for playing Against Me! and Brand New covers, but this record, while it keeps those influences close, remains steps away from having the comparisons completely nailed shut: Warren abuses his vocal chords like Tom Gabel used to, and haunts us like the acoustic songs from that Fight Off Your Demons demo that leaked a few years ago. He's even got the same first name of Against Me!'s old commodity of a drummer (No Warren Iraq!).  But from the content of the lyrics to the variety of his delivery, Warren transcends the spectrum composed by the two bands. It's easy to imagine an entire band backing Warren up throughout most of the record: "Excess In Moderation" documents what-could-have-been for Against Me! if they stuck closer to the ideals they laid out on "Reinventing Axl Rose". But enough with the comparisons already.

Everyone's always looking for an honest songwriter. If that's so, why is there so much bullshit on the airwaves? And how's this for honesty?: "Anytime I've been acting like a dick I try to calm myself out" (lyric from "A Mutual Respect")

The first song, "Art Show" is the perfect introduction to the album: It begins with an intensity that reminds us the acoustic guitar is not reserved to the Jack Johnsonites of the world (although if they can handle the raw emotions on "Stray," they'll find some good riffs to rip off at the next bonfire). The first verse begins with Warren singing at a near-yell, but inserts the most beautiful use of falsetto since Matt Sharp was in Weezer. The shouted refrain, "You're the one who bites my tongue for me every time I clear my throat" is so sick. There's intense riffage, delicate riffage and some original Oooo's.

Once upon a time in a poetry class, my professor wouldn't let us use the word "flow." But there is something about how this album progresses from song to song that adds to the dynamics of the album, making it seem like it was all thought up at once. From the back-and-forth intensity of "Art Show" comes "God Given Right," which, if you listen to the first 10 seconds and then  fast-forward to the last ten, will fucking shock the listener: It goes from a very ChadBroChill riff into a soft verse with a subversive melody. Then, nothing can restrain the lines "This year Halloween was on a Friday night/ If you got something to say/ Go ahead and say it,"from being shouted as the song builds towards its cataclysmic end, which has Brandon Lutmer of our favorite band Joie De Vivre alongside Warren in screaming, "Is your heart in the right place?"

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

We apologize for the previous post, which was posted by the newest member of our team here at, Jake. Please disregard all posts by n00bz, not just here, but in every aspect of life.

In other news, this drawing by Phil Ahn will be on the cover of our full-length cassette, should it ever be released:

As far as the songs go, it sounds like everything was set up for The Dead Milkmen to record "Eat Your Paisley!" and we broke into their studio and rippe off "Pinkerton," minus all the shredding.


A message from Andrew W.K. :

Monday, December 07, 2009

Im not one for gossip, but tiger woods has very generic taste in women. Then again, he is a golfer...

Saturday, December 05, 2009

This day in history: tpaty gets banned from swing state \m/ \m/

Friday, December 04, 2009

Can we please get this distinction straight?: stupid hoes that shop at forever 21 wear 'skinny jeans'...punks just wear tight pants. God. with more carcass!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

instead of working on finals, i thought i'd do something in the spirit of the holidays and make these bitchin' animated gifs featuring the one and only carcass bringin the mosh at our benefit show.

God dammit, it's December already

Well at least that means ONE good thing...


60+ Bands!!! Again!!! Damn it!!!
The Alright Alreadies
Altar Eagle
Amen and the Hell Yeahs
American Draft
Bier Slüt
Bird Sounds
Bread and Bottle
The Brokedowns
The Catburglars
Chica X
Chronic Seizure
comorevi-ButtEr fLy
Conniption Fitts
Damp Hay
Das Kapital
Deth Warrant
Dios Mio
Elephant Gun
Giant Lakes
The God Damn Doo Wop Band
Heart Shaped Hate
Hot Garbage
The House That Gloria Vanderbilt
In Defense
Iron Reminders
Johnny Bodacious and the Bad Attitudes
Loose Dudes
Michael Michael Motorcycle
The Muzzler
The Night Brigade
Oil Can Boy
Paper Mice
The Please and Thank Yous
Pretty Boy Thorson and the F'n A's
Red Phone Dispatch
"Richardson" Richardson
Sass Dragons
Seventy Dollar Beard
Totally Michael
Truman and His Trophy
Vacation Bible School
Wide Angles
Zlam Dunk

Stoked to hang with Liarbirds again. The Dopamines are playing? Fucking awesome...

Razorcake-friendly Sass Dragons, Brokedowns, and Vacation Bible School, always a must.

One of these guys listens to our band

Monday, November 30, 2009

There Is No Happy Thanksgiving Here

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy XtofurkyX day!

by Ben Snakepit

Harvey Danger, may they rest in peace.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Earlier this year, I went to see Harvey Danger at Schuba's with my cousin Cam, Marcus, and the 90's Guy Chris Schild. Cam took this picture of me with Harvey Danger's frontman, Sean Nelson, after the show. It's a shame that I (really) got into this band less than a year before they decided to call it quits. Their influence on music has really only started to see light as they began winding down.

August 15, 2009

Thanks Cam.

last nite

Saturday, November 21, 2009

wow. everyone, thank you so much for coming to the show last night. all the bands played amazingly.

weye, our wonderful buds who made vegan cupcakes to sell for us, were tight, like a tiger and it seemed that everyone was digging such jams as theirs.

wide angles, this new band, needs to be reckoned with by everyone who was not at the show and who hasn't heard them. they have a 7" coming out real soon that needs to be consumed by all pvnk rockers.

joie de vivre, our bffs from rockford, came all the way from rockford to make everyone sad in the best possible way by kicking out sparkly jams about railroads and piggy back rides.

and then we borrowed their equipment and it all broke.


we raised enough money to either cover half of an amplifier or get our album mastered...since we've been sitting on the album for almost a year and a half now, we're probably gonna get it mastered. major thanks to andrew sykes for paying $20 bucks for a shirt, like he was at the slayer/megadeth/testament show at the uic pavilion on february 5th. <3 so awesome

You Get A Beluga Whale!

Friday, November 20, 2009

this just in: oprah is cancelling her show.
why? she bought her own cable channel.
the oprah winfrey network.

the acronym soon to be in the corner of
television screens around the world?
                  tuché, oprah, tuché.

Blast Off On a Podcast

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

do you listen to podcasts? i don't really, but i do listen to internet radio occasionally.

well, our friends out in rockford make a weekly podcast, and they featured us in one of their podcast episodes (episode 11). they have impeccable taste and are pretty entertaining to listen to.

so turn off yr tv for a bit and "tune in" to some ad-free banter-full bro-times. come on, when's the last time you "tuned in" to anything? tv doesn't count, because it's for shitheads. you'll probably get acquainted with one of those bands you've been meaning to listen to but haven't had the balls to listen to yet :wink:

Cold Chillin' Cold Chillin'

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Crowd surfing at ronnys last night with bomb da music industry! Awesome times with Phil puking up blood in front of a police station and James letting us hang out at his place afterwards. Win.

Someone noticed us (score)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Direct link to teh review:

And some vids of this show taken by our friend Wade:

Modern Goth

The Please and Thank You's #3 from Wade Rodgers on Vimeo.


The Please and Thank You's #2 from Wade Rodgers on Vimeo.

Bollywood Ending

The Please and Thank You's # 1 from Wade Rodgers on Vimeo.

November 9, 2009

Live Review: Manque // Sweet Talk // Please and Thank Yous // Slingshot Dakota // Cloud Mouth

The Please and Thank Yous

Summer Camp // Chicago, IL // Tuesday, Oct. 13

Summer Camp probably hosts the largest volume to venue size ratio in the history of venues. Save the opener, everyone who played this show played mind-blowingly loudly in the most intimate space I've ever been in. The stage was on the same level as the audience space and bands were free to set up their equipment and interact with the crowd however they liked. It was like I was incubating in the opposite of a sensory deprivation chamber. A recommended experience for sure.

Manqué opened the set intimately by drawing the crowd around her and embarking on a string of simple and intensely personal songs. Sounding a bit like Hannah Jones of the Ghost Mice doing '90s slowcore, Manqué played completely without amplification or pretense with the attitude of someone sharing songs for a group of close friends. Her lyrical melancholia ranged from the sweet-and-silly, i.e. "I think your heart's in the wrong place / maybe somewhere between your spleen and kidneys," to the straight-up heartbreaking: "Please don't break our suicide pact, because if I have to do it alone, I'm not going to be happy." The sincerity was at once disarming and endearing.

Sweet Talk

Next to take the stage was Sweet Talk, a two-piece who delivered a driving performance. The amplification absolutely overpowered the small space in which they played. The heavily fuzzed guitar vibrated at such a frequency as to make it feel
like there were little worms made of steel wool copulating in my eardrum. It was loud as loud gets and ear-bleedingly good. The band's singer-guitarist slung himself over the mic screaming, while the drummer played fast and shoeless behind.

The Please and Thank Yous infused their set with hints of old-school punk. Without letting up on the loud, they had a more nonchalant vibe in contrast to Sweet Talk's utmost urgency. Their song structure owed a good deal to '70s punk roots, which their singer/guitarist silently acknowledged by wearing a Ramones shirt.

Slingshot Dakota

Setting up the room so that they were centered and the audience had to cluster around them in a circle, Slingshot Dakota gave a full-length foreword to their performance,
fraternizing with the crowd by discussing their evening at the Chicago Diner, their awesome waiter Don and the giant peanut butter shakes. With just a drumkit and a heavily distorted keyboard (never has that much fuzz been laid over a synth), they went on to deliver some of the most awesome electropunk I've ever had the luck of hearing. Carly Comando sang over her keyboard while Tom Patterson pounded out pantsless beats (he had on bike shorts) and sang backup across from her. The two (who are also a couple – hooray rock love!) tended to look right at each other while performing song after electrifying song. The music just kept exploding out from these guys – you'd be hard-pressed to find a two-piece deliver a more energetic set.

Reverting to the stage, Cloud Mouth rounded out the night with a solid set. Their sound bordered on the art-punk and avant-garde as they navigated some unusual song structures, but they never veered into the pretentious. The distinct and varied guitar riffs and basslines, as well as the proximity of their guitarist to their bassist, made it feel almost like there was a duel going on, but I couldn't tell you who won. It was a pretty close match. I felt like I was in the presence of a sound too big for the venue, a sound meant to echo in long halls, but at the same time, Summer Camp's tightness provides an intimacy that you don't get anywhere else. There's something about watching bands play a few feet away, especially when those bands are filling the space with sound that makes just about everybody's head explode from awesomeness overload.

-Sasha Geffen

A poem to celebrate the birth of a website.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


We are back online,
With a sweet name.
And everything like that.


\m/  > <  \m/

Monday, November 09, 2009

'Partied Hard' at an open bar karaoke last night.

plz come...

Sunday, November 08, 2009 this:

Saturday, November 07, 2009

+ our friends
+ Joie de vivre
+ hanging out with the above named groups of people
- vocals only coming out of the monitors
+ 'i cant imagine why that would happen'
+ sound guy eating a sandwich while Joie played with no pa juice
- bands who play for too long
- being in lake county

Friday, November 06, 2009

Vandalism win on the Metra

Marcus the blogger has stage fright.

Fail. At the oasis.

tomorrow @ the oasis

Thursday, November 05, 2009

the whole gang's gonna be there, including marcus' other band tk proposal.

i lost my cat

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

discovery zone

Doin work from my phone.

virginity lost

hi u fux

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

geoff had a fever of 100.8ºF today, went to the doctor and got swine flu tested. two days in the future, those tests will come back positive. this virus was probably contracted somewhere on the first ever tpaty weekend journey--most likely keokuk, iowa. subsequently he misses a week of class and grows sick of the internet by the end of it, despite his use of the website Stumble Upon

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

14 october 2009
played at summercamp last night with Slingshot Dakota, Cloud Mouth, Sweet Talk, and Manqué. Harrison printed our shirts upstairs during our set. Hopefully we sell a few out in Iowa this weekend. C-French sent me the final mixes, uncompressed, and I will be forwarding them to Kris DB anytime now. Work.

Jamming: Cocksparrer, "England Belongs To Me"
Feeling: Sore neck

Saturday, August 29, 2009

29 august 2009
went to Ronny's today and saw The Night Brigade, who host shows at The Kitchen in normal, illinois (see: 27 august 2009). they were fucking rad as fuck and they have a 10" out. i've never possessed a 10" until this day.
bi-furious also played which was exciting. i learned that johnny vacation (of vacation bible school) is in this band, so i was evermore stoked. had to leave before go sell drugs played, but it was cool to hang out with the normal kids again only two days after meeting them for the first time.

Listening: The Night Brigade, Save My Soul
Feeling: History 104: American history after the Civil War

Thursday, August 27, 2009

27 august 2009
today we went to normal, illinois and made friends with The Kitchen. the people down there were way into all the bands, which included Who Goes There? from pittsburgh, and Perfect Future from Massachusetts, who are on Count Your Lucky Stars with other fucking awesome bands Joie De Vivre, The Reptilian, Castevet & Empire! Empire!, among others.
the awesomeness of this show cancelled out the shittiness of getting our equipment jacked earlier in the week.

Listening: The American Analog Set, Promise of Love
Feeling: Sweaty

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

26 august 2009
we were going to record and mix the final pieces of our album in jeremy's basement in chicago, but c-french is stuck in rockford because his van won't start. this is the best week ever for tpaty

on the upside, daaz called me today and said we can play in mcgaw hall (depaul) on sunday, september 6th. we will play with bust!, orphans, and some others.

Listening to: The Sidekicks, So Long, Soggy Dog
Feeling: Indifferent, but for reasons other than the fact that The Sidekicks are on

bummer times

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

25 august 2009
woke up to a text message from marcus today saying our amps and his floor tom were stolen. hooray.

Listening to: Harvey Danger - "Pike St./Park Slope"
Feeling: Indifferent

Monday, August 24, 2009

24 august 2009
school started today. water polo also starts in an hour. had one class today that i'm dropping. my italian textbook alone is going to cost $200. what the fuck is that?

we were supposed to play a show at the albion house tommorow, lautrec's last show, but it's cancelled. thursday we're going to normal, illinois to play a show.

last night jaymie and i went to see the copyrights, the re-volts, & the phenomenauts at reggies. the phenomenauts are fucking awesome. picture a rockabilly version of the aquabats, in spacesuits.

the copyrights left early cuz they were super tired from their tour, and then i couldn't buy their new split 12" with the methadones. :(

Soaking in: Blink 182 - They Came To Conquer Uranus EP
Feeling: Being outside with all my college buds all day today.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

19 august 2009
Listening to: The Ergs! - "August 19"
Feeling: Bummer times

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

18 august 2009
man, summer's over. what the fuck? my "last" year of college starts in six days. we only have two shows lined up right now; one on the 22nd with joie de vivre in rockford, and the other is september 5th @ swing state. jeremy's trying to book us some stuff though. i'm drinking a wine cooler (+ street cred).

my cousin was in town from toronto all last week. it was badass, we went to 4 baseball games and say harvey fucking danger. will post pics and vids when they are uploaded.

in the past month i've read Snakepit quarterlies 11-16, & 2007. i am about to start 2008, and i'm missing all of 2006 as well as 1-10. one day i will find them and read them on the john.

Reading: Snakepit, 2008
Feeling: Tim Horton's coffee (it's Canada's Dunkin Donuts, only Time Horton was a hockey player and their coffee is much superior, if you could imagine such a thing)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

12 august 2009
a coupla days ago, i believe it was on the 9th, we played at the albion house. it was super hot that day and despite waking up at noon i and everyone else seemed tired as fuck. one of the p.a.'s busted in our first song and the second one dropped out on our second song. although the show was a sunday-afternoon-in-the-park-type-deal, we played with two really cool bands maltross and heart shaped hate (hsh is touring with our bff's bust!, who we will probably be doing a 7" split with in the coming year).

tonight we played a rad show at alexis' house in wadsworth, IL (bumblefuck, right by the wisconsin border). it was vince from parrhesia's cousin anthony's going away party. we finally got to play a show with parrhesia, and we also got to see this sick tappy math rock band weye and this cool dude whose name i don't know how to spell. finally armada from milwaukee played a short set.

saturday is harvey danger at schuba's. i think blink 182 is also playing that day, but they're playing with panic at the shitsco and fall out boy. then sunday a few of us are going to rockford to do gang vocals for the revision plan's 7" we might be able to finish mixing our record after that. whew that was long.

Reading: Snakepit, Quarterly #11
Feeling: Back pain

Friday, August 07, 2009

07 august 2009
man, i don't know if you've ever tried to design a website before, but this shit's getting intense. for the past 3 days i've been relearning javascript to make order forms for the merch section. i had to learn how to make a cgi-bin. this probably means nothing to you and probably sounds difficult. that's because it is.

Absorbing: Braid - Frame & Canvas
Feeling: Sinister

Thursday, August 06, 2009

06 august 2009
right now i'm sipping on an avocado smoothie from thai bowl. it's pretty fucking weird, but kind of good. i had to take the illinois basic skills test today and it was bullshit. people who want to become teachers have to take it.

i was supposed to go to rockford tomorrow to finish up the recording process for mind yr p's & q's but it ain't gonna happen, so the album that's already been in the process for over a year is delayed yet again. it's worth the wait.

Listening: The Ergs! - F'n
Feeling: "Blue"

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

05 august 2009
last night there was a skanking vampire at the show. all the bands rocked, and there was a fourth band called the party downers...skate punx to the fucking max with the goofiest lead singer dance moves ever.

Hearing: Pixies; "The Sad Punk" -> "Head On" -> "U-Mass"
Feeling: Woke up before 9 today!!!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

04 august 2009
playing with bust! & danger strangers (from california) at ronny's today! w/ heart shaped hate at the albion house on the 9th!

Hearing: Bust! - Fuck City
Feeling: "Little Questions"

Monday, August 03, 2009

03 august 2009
today i'd transfer blog entries from the myspace blog to this one, but i don't have internet.

Reading: Godbless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
Feeling: D minor

Sunday, August 02, 2009

02 august 2009
saw the sidekicks & copyrights last night. [drummer of lawrence arms] drummed for copyrights and [guitarist of be my doppelganger] played bass. sidekicks played a lot of stuff i didn't know. do they have more than a full length and a 7" now?

Reading: Snakepit 2007 by Ben Snakepit
Feeling: Inspired

Saturday, August 01, 2009

01 august 2009
just moved furniture for 24 hours nonstop down three flights, around the corner, and up three flights. that's 12 fucking stories for one trip of shit. being a record collector & english major is a major pain in the ass when it comes time to move. internet back on in two days.

Listening to: Vacation Bible School - Unlucky
Feeling: Jacked & tan

30 july 2009
made a couple of kick ass patches and two t-shirts. hopefully we'll sell them soon!

Listening: Chinese Telephones - Chinese Telephones
Feeling: Pepperjack cheese

Monday, July 27, 2009

27 july 2009
merch section added!!! fuck yes. buttons, stickers, custom shirts & patches now available through paypal!
password-protected digital download feature added for mind yr p's & q's! + discography updated!

Listening: The Copyrights - Learn The Heard Way LP
Feeling: Stoked

Friday, July 24, 2009

24 july 2009
records i acquired this week:

  • the steinways - gorilla marketing
  • sleep bellum sonno - judge us how we live our lives not by how we make our living
  • blink 182 - they came to conquer uranus
  • fifteen - ooze 7"
  • ergs!/grabass charlestons 7"
  • ergs!/modern machines 7"
  • mozart's greatist hits (for $fucking2...who's indie now?)
  • chicago chamber orchestra - mozart on michigan avenue
  • dizzy gillepsie/roy eldridge split
  • duke ellington's 70th birthday show
  • fucked up - hidden world
    out of money. please donate to me here.

    Hearing: Lifetime - Hello Bastards
    Feeling: Broke.

  • Thursday, July 23, 2009

    23 july 2009
    saw castevet at reggie's. they played with this sick band from vancouver called carpenter. they're coming back in november on their way home from the fest (that's a fucking long way!!!) do yrself a favor and check them out!

    Enjoying: Pedro the Lion - Achilles Heel
    Feeling: Minneapolis

    Like Bats @ Platform 9 3/4, July 22, 2009

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009

    22 july 2009
    went to a house on the southside. saw Arkansas?, Parrhesia, The Read (Cincinatti,OH), Like Bats, and Delay (Columbus, OH). holy fuck. in retrospect this will be one of the greatest shows i will have ever been at. I videotaped some of it: . None of my footage of The Read saved though >:-# .

    Ringing: In my ears
    Feeling: Sweaty & moshy

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009

    21 july 2009
    went to the record store to get Dear Landlord's new 12", ended up with Gorilla Marketing by The Steinways. check out this songtitle: "(Nobody Wants To) Make Out (With Me (Because I Wear Sweatpants))" Hahahaha. Lead singer's also in a band called Barrakuda McMurder. They have a song on a 4-way split with Like Bats, Strait A's & Rumspringer called "I Just Broke Up (With My Girlfriend (So I Could Write Pop-Punk Songs About It))".

    Hearing: Flatfoot 56 & Green Room Rockers @ The Beat Kitchen
    Feeling: Ska

    Article in the Chicago Tribune? Backed...

    Sunday, July 12, 2009

    the best part is that they liken "hey usa" to "america, fuck yeah," which is our 'get pumped' jam, we play it on the way to shows, and sing it when we take breaks during practice. they nailed us.

    written by andy downing:

    The Please & Thank Yous

    Despite the polite name, the Please & Thank Yous are far from goody two-shoes. Just check the local quartet's "The Blow Reilly Factor" (streaming at, where frontman Geoffrey Schott delivers a hilarious screed that could've earned the crew a mention on the Fox News commentator's "Pinheads and Patriots" segment (sample lyric: "I couldn't even get through the introduction of your book").

    Further evidence of the group's offbeat sense of humor can be found by glancing at its MySpace site (Jeremy Upton's contributions are listed as "guitar, aimless banter, stage presence"). But the jokes would mean little if the music didn't work. Fortunately, it does, particularly on the Smoking-Popes-meets-Randy-Newman crunch of "Hey U.S.A.," a clean-cut cousin to "Team America: World Police's" unprintable theme song.

    Native - Ride The Tide

    Friday, June 05, 2009

    Native @ the MAC in Chesterton, Indiana. Also on the bill were Staph, Lautrec, Grown Ups, and Slingshot Dakota. Damn good lineup eh?

    album: recorded

    Sunday, May 31, 2009

    hi. so we've been lucky enough to finish recording our debut full length, mind yr p's & q's, with our good friend chris french at his studio  ( )... when he is finished mixing it, we will be releasing it on cassette through ice age records   ( ). it will most likely come with a link for a digital download. it will be an epic win.

    we are also planning a 3-4 song 7" for release on ice age records. no recording has been done for this yet, but more will be posted as the situation develops. our next show is june 14th at the round lake ALP with joie de vivre and some other bands. joie de vivre has been reviewed by, absolute punk, and a bunch of other places. they're our boys. check them out:

    Lautrec - Word Problems

    Tuesday, May 05, 2009