Sunday, April 22, 2018
The Stowaways Issue #17 is out now. Calvin Jalandoni did the cover art. This was supposed to come out before I left for Colombia in 2014, but it didn't work out. So here we are with an interview of Calvin Jalandoni and Briana Meli from Post Life. It's got show reviews and some photos. If you'd like one send me a message, and we'll figure something out.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Monday, May 1, 2017
Razorcake reviewed the new Roman Candles cassette, "Blacklist the White Kid in Blackface"
You can buy a copy online HERE.
When I listen to Christopher Gordon (aka Roman Candles), I’m transported to a specific time and place: I’m seventeen years old, strumming a shitty pawnshop guitar in a punk house half-filled with crusties and college dropouts. Gordon has performed only moments before me. He was brave enough to sing, in his plaintive vocal trill, achingly sincere songs about growing up in Yorba Linda, while I couldn’t at the time muster the courage to write lyrics that actually meant something. All of these years later, Gordon still percussively strums his guitar and belts straight from the heart. And I’m still envious. “The Suburbs” is the song I’ve always wanted to write about growing up in a cookie-cutter neighborhood. “Thanksgiving Break” is painfully honest, tackling sex, drinking, small talk, and the emptiness of longing; while “Mike Love” is a cover of a Merry Christmas song—you know, the greatest indie rock band you may never get to hear. A world without Roman Candles cassettes is a world I don’t want to live in; I only hope I can continue to find a working player. –Sean Arenas (Self-released, fuckthestowaways.blogspot.com)