Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Razorcake reviews The Stowaways Issue 20


Razorcake reviwed Issue 20 of The Stowaways in their new Issue #138 of the zine. 

Another solid issue of The Stowaways, bittersweet because of the author Christopher Gyorgyovich’s imminent move to Budapest. As an often locally oriented zine, one has to wonder what’s next for The Stowaways. I know my publishing practice (if you can call it that) changed drastically when I moved the very short distance from my hometown to Minneapolis, let alone changing countries. And it really is the local bent that draws me into this zine; despite my geographical distance I’m quite sentimental for watching a microcosmic world unfold in this way. The bulk of this issue is made up of characteristically thoughtful interviews with Pendant, Cupid & Psyche, Object Of Affection, and Dennis Callaci, with a few show and record reviews to round things out. Bon voyage, Stowaways! –jimmy cooper (romancandlesmusic@gmail.com)

Razorcake Reviews Roman Candles "The Daily Reminder of My Failed Folk Career"

Razorcake reviwed Roman Candles new album "The Daily Reminder of my Failed Folk Career," in Issue 138 of the magazine. 

Roman Candles have a little bit of ragged, heart-on-sleeve Replacements rock energy, and a little of Roky Erickson’s wounded, longing spirit. In other words: power pop, dream rock, sweat, looseness, unabashed love. Traditional and occasionally devastating and very real. I like it. –Matt Werts (romancandles.bandcamp.com)


Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Daily Remind Of My Failed Folk Career

I put out a new Roman Candles album called "The Daily Remind Of My Failed Folk Career." It was recorded from July 2020 to December 2022. Madison Woodward, Garrett La Bonte, Maxwell Riech, Jeremy Leisure, and Evan Schaid helped play on the record. I pressed 100 tapes. You can pick up a tape at the link above, and give it a listen on bandcamp. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Razorcake Reviews Issue 19 of The Stowaways


Razorcake #129 reviewed Issue 19 of The Stowaways. 

STOWAWAYS, THE, #19, $3-$5, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 38 pgs.

This issue of The Stowaways, a long-running zine by Christopher Gyorgyovich, has been three years in the making, thanks to his life—like countless other lives—being derailed by the ongoing global pandemic. He attended the livestreamed funeral of an uncle who died from COVID, saw his hopes to start a new job in Budapest dashed, and struggled through an academic year teaching virtual and in-person classes to college students on a campus that was rolling back COVID precautions. “Making a zine provides some sense of normalcy in a time when there isn’t any,” says Gyorgyovich in his intro to Issue 19. “I feel like I can control this when I can’t control anything else.” In this issue of The Stowaways are interviews with local musicians in Los Angeles, plus show reviews (some nearly five years old). This issue, the first since the August 2019 issue, wraps up with book and film reviews. –Gina Murrell (The Stowaways, 960 E. Bonita Ave. Unit #120, Pomona, CA 91767)

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The Stowaways Issue 20 Out Now


The Stowaways Issue 20 is out now. It features Interviews with Chris Adams from Pendant, Michael Vidal and Juan Velasquez from Cupid & Pysche. It also features interviews with Madison Woodward and Colin Knight from Object of Affection and Dennis Callaci from Shrimper Records and Refrigerator. I'm really happy with the way this issue came together. Barbara did the cover art for this one in honor of the Allen Theatre in her hometown of South Gate, CA. Send me an email if you'd like a copy romancandlesmusic(at)gmail(dot)com. 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

The Stowaways Issue #19 Out Now


The Stowaways Issue #19 is out now. I've got interviews with Jeremy Leasure, who did the cover art talking about his band New Balance. I've also got interviews with Lauren Freeman from Varsity Cheerleader and Upset, and Noah Green from The Pretty Flowers. It's also got some show reviews form the before times, as well as a book review and a film review.  You can order a copy by sending $2.00 to 960 E. Bonita Ave. Unit #69 Pomona, CA 91767-2013. 

Monday, June 14, 2021

MRR Reviews Listen Up!

 Maximum Rocknroll reviewed The Stowaways Presents: Listen Up! A Benefit For Democracy Now!

Check out the review below, and consider purchasing a copy over on the bandcamp or in store in Fullerton at Programme Skate and Sound or in Long Beach at Fingerprints.

V/AThe Stowaways Presents: Listen Up! A Benefit For Democracy Now! LP

Fifteen-band collection of catchy punk/indie/alt to benefit, as the title suggests, a public radio news program. The only artist I was familiar with was the FYP dude (yo, Todd—I’m still down to look after Boris if anything nasty happens), but I got turned on to loads of new shits. JASON ANDERSON wrote a straight commercial pop hit in “Buzzin,” PASTEURIZED MILK and RX are both minimal and addictive, LAYMAN and POST LIFE are favorites as well—the record cruises along between lo-fi indie and shoegaze and would-be mainstream songwriters with ease. All put together by a schoolteacher and zinester who uses independent reporting and media in the classroom to (hopefully) help a new generation of non-shitty humans find their collective voice/s, with art from Sophia Zarders, liner notes from Donna Ramone, and an issue of The Stowaways masquerading as a lyrics booklet. Thumbs up.