Sunday, January 19, 2014

roman candles news

Winter break was really nice. I was able to play six shows. Mark Chen recorded the first two shows that you can download HERE and HERE. You can watch a cover of the replacements' "alex chilton" from the show at the dawghouse on december 30th with bad kids and dogbreth below

marty videotaped a new roman candles song "too fucked to cum" for razorcake at the vlhs on january 6 

Daryl filmed a song from the january 16th show at the freak house with jeff enzor, mitch the champ, and garrett walters

I also recorded 8 new songs with madison woodward that are currently being mastered by andrew schubert. they will be released on a 7" called blacklist the white kid in blackface which will hopefully be out in time for tour this summer. I will be touring to plan-it-x fest with Calvin Jalandoni

Calvin has been there since roman candles started. he was at jeff salisbury's house the day we recorded our first demo tape. he whistles on "hospitals" and sings back-up vocals on our cover of "show me the way to go home" from that demo tape, and that night - after we recorded the first demo, Calvin drove back to UCSD to play our songs on his radioshow "2 Hour Revenge Therapy" on KSDT at the time. Calvin also went on the first roman candles tour, and I'm excited for him to be playing his own songs this time around. 

I also got to finish two songs that Madison and I started recording over two and a half years ago, and finally finished. I am hoping that they will be released as a 7" single. They are full band recordings, and Madison made them sound great. 

My friends and I will be releasing a 7" split with Roman Candles, Fugue, Layman, and Pocketknife. Each band will have one song, and that should ideally be out by the end of the summer before I leave for the Peace Corps. 

I dropped off some lp's and 7"s at Amoeba Berkeley today, and restoked Amoeba Hollywood and Vinyl Solution over break as well. 

The new issue of the stowaways is also available. Daryl filmed a commercial for it, that was improvised on the spot. you can check that out HERE

Before I wrap up I'm playing a show at the Birdhouse in Arcata with Gunsafe and Robber's Roost on February 8th that I'm pretty excited about. I think that's all for now. The artwork and pressing info tba shortly. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Stowaways Issue #15 Out Now

The Stowaways Issue 15 is out now and will be available at the SHOW on thursday in highland park / los angeles with mitch the champ, garrett walters, and jeff enzor. This issue contains an interview with Elliot Babin from DNF, Touche Amore, and Dad Punchers as well as an interview with Kris Westreich  from Colossal Wrecks as well as show reviews, record reviews, and more. email me if you'd like a copy romancandlesmusic(at)gmail(dot)com i'm trying to hussle them for $2

The Freak House
362 North Avenue 57
Los Angeles, CA 90042.

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. All Ages $5 BYOB

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Roman Candles January 2014 shows

Roman Candles is playing a few shows coming up in January.

January 6 at VLHS with Dogbreth, Benny the Jet Rodriguez, and Moon Bandits. 
Facebook link HERE

January 10 at house show in Huntington Beach. 
Address is 17331 Elsinore Ct. Huntington Beach
with Lucas Chemotti, Struck Out, Olivas, Nathan Bighell, and Deerling
facebook event HERE

January 16 at a house in Highland Park
Address is 362 North Ave. 57
Los Angeles, CA 90042
with Jeff Enzor (Merry Christmas acoustic), Garrett Walters, and Mitch the Champ
Garrett and Mitch are both on Plan-it-X and have new records out that came out this year. They're on tour from Bloomington Indiana. Please come and support. 
facebook event HERE.