Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Terminal Boredom reviews Roman Candles Gracious Living 7"

Terminal Boredom reviewed the most recent Roman Candles 7"
For copies of the 7" click HERE

My old pals from Yorba Linda, the Roman Candles, return with their second 7" and it's their best record so far. It's not a good record at all, but it's still their best. I shouldn't say it's not good, it's just something I have zero interest in. Think Plan-it-X styled folk punk with some pop-punk mixed in. Two horrible tastes that taste horrible together. The slightly sloppy and DIY recording adds a bit of charm and the squeaky guitar part on the B-Side is a nice touch, but this is nothing I want to hear. The autobiographical lyrics about being bummed you're not in high school anymore, the difficult life of a suburban punk and going to Berkeley remind me of those "personal" zines that seem to be popular on the West Coast (hippies) that should all be burned. Richard Nixon would hate this band, and I believe in Tricky Dick. Red vinyl.(RK)(Vallejo By Knife // romancandlesmusic.bigcartel.com)

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Stowaways Issue #14 Out Now

The Stowaways Issue #14 Out Now. This issue has show reviews, record reviews, zine reviews, a book review, a letter section, and a long form interview with Michael Ryan Reinhart who has played in bands Bronco Tatonka, Table Fruit, Bobby Nobbit, Feeding People and Gap Dream. Michael drew the cover art for the new issue of the stowaways as well as for the new roman candles lp. 

If you'd like to order a copy please send $2 of well concealed cash to 

the stowaways
5082 Wendover Road
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

OC Weekly on Riley Vs Jason

OC Weekly wrote a little piece on the new roman candles album. The editor titled the article Roman Candles Uses His Debut Album to Shit on Richard Nixon, and although that's kind of funny, he clearly missed the point. "We were raised in Gracious Living, me and my friends and Richard Nixon" is not exactly shitting on anyone. Either way you can click the link to read. 

You can now buy it online from the Mountain Man Records distro HERE
Lauren Records Distro HERE

Or from Mass Media Records in Santa Ana 
614 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 564-9115

I'll be getting it out to more shops in the next week or so. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Maximum Rocknroll Yorba Linda Scene Report

I wrote a scene report for Maximum Rocknroll  on Yorba Linda, and most of the bands that we've got going on right now. The new issue just came out, and I'm super excited to read through the whole thing. A few of the Yorba Linda bands are playing a release show for the new issue at Mass Media Records in Santa Ana on Tuesday.  I was under the impression that Mass Media carried Maximum Rocknroll, which is why we decided to have the show there, but they don't so I'm going to try to buy some wholesale and have them at the show for us. If I can't track any down feel free to pick one up online at the MRR link at the top. click HERE for the facebook event. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Riley Versus Jason In The Battle Of Gracious Living

Roman Candles is putting out their first full length. It's called Riley Versus Jason In The Battle of Gracious Living. You can listen to a couple of songs on the player to the right, or click HEREPlan-It-X Records is going to help release it, and I'm having a record release show this sunday at bridgetown in la puente. Carte de Visite is also playing. They're on tour from Belleville, Illinois. In addition Merry Christmas,  Summer Vacation and Elliot will be doing an acoustic Dad Punchers set as well. It should be a great night. It's also kind of a going away party for me seeing that I'll be moving up to Humboldt in a couple of weeks to start school in the fall. I hope you can make it. HERE's the facebook event. Flyer below

Pressing Info: 10 Test Presses, 30 on Orange Marble, 270 Black

Monday, July 1, 2013

Growing Up Is Dumb Review

My friend lucas, who plays in tobias funke and puts out the dumb rock zine started interning at oc weekly this summer. he wrote a review of the first night of the Growing Up is Dumb fest this past weekend. You can check it out HERE.