Finally home from tour and feeling really great about life in general. This tour was so refreshing and life affirming, exactly what I needed. I will never not be inspired and in awe of the power of the DIY community. I feel so incredibly lucky to get to tour and play tons of cool places, and it feels so good to meet awesome people all around the country who are doing cool stuff and who are helping other people do cool stuff.
I just released a brand new split with my friend Kyle Kaos via Already Dead Tapes that I am super excited about! A bunch of weird songs that for the most part turned out neat. I really highly recommend checking out Kyle’s half of this split, his songs are fucking brilliant and I’m tbh sort of embarrassed to even be on the flip side of this tape cuz his are a lot cooler than mine.
Also, cassettes of Mall Of America are now available for order from Double Double Whammy! Check out all the releases they have out right now, not a bad tape in the bunch, seriously honored to be in the company of these awesome music makers.
Playing 2 wildly divergent sets at 2 really cool shows coming up in Brooklyn this month. 1st up on the 12th is a solo set at the DDW showcase at Shea Stadium. Seriously sick lineup with 2 of my favorite bands Crying and Quarterbacks, plus Generifus and Frankie Cosmos! Stacked bill. Next up is a full Rad Hos rock band set on the 22nd at Baby’s All Right for MarSher’s bday party, the Indie Pop Prom! Another truly insane lineup with the tightest of homies Places To Hide, Pity Sex, and Bad Banana! Life is fucking tight.
OK I think that’s it for now… Stay tuned for more info on tours and new records and more dumb junk. Also I promise really soon that t-shirts will be available online…
And as I am making a tradition, here are all the records I bought on tour. Not as much of a buying tour as I’ve had in the past but still got a lot of killer stuff.
Windbreakers- At Home With Bobby And Tim
Windbreakers- Electric Landlady
Grapes Of Wrath- September Bowl Of Green
Grapes Of Wrath- Now And Again
Velvet Elvis- s/t
Stevie Nicks- The Wild Heart
Miracle Legion- You’re The One Lee single
Let’s Active- Big Plans For Everybody
Zeitgeist- Translate Slowly
The Figgs- Banda Macho
Thin Lizzy- Jailbreak
Oh Ok- Furthermore What (!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Paul McCartney- McCartney
The Silos- About Her Steps
Reddy Teddy- s/t
Chris Stamey- Instant Excitement
Todd Rundgren- Hermit Of Mink Hollow
Matthew Sweet- Inside
Fleetwood Mac- Tusk
Steve Wynn- Kerosene Man
Chris Stamey- Fireworks
Richard and Linda Thompson- Shoot Out The Lights
Steve Earle- Guitar Town
John Wesley Harding- Why We Fight
John Wesley Harding- The Name Above The Title
The Figgs- Low-Fi At Society High
Smoking Popes- Born To Quit
Plus a bunch of records, tapes and CDs from awesome bands I played with like Ovlov, Potty Mouth, Priests, Spacemen Saturday Night, Guilt Mountain, Comfy, Free Cake For Every Creature, and more!