Friday, August 3, 2012


We left for tour more than a week ago. Sorry for not posting the dates earlier. This list will be updated as more shows get booked. See you soon! We'll have copies of the Phone Home LP and the last of Hoop Dreams. Tour has been amazing so far. I'll post a bunch of pics soon.

We'll be touring the Midwest and East Coast with Sed Non Satiata (France)
Check em out here...

7/23 Oakland, CA @ 1234 GO w/Summer Vacation, Sourpatch
7/26 Portland, OR @ Garfield House w/Beach Party, Sun Drugs
7/29 Olympia, WA @ Palace Flophouse WA w/Replica, Outlook, White Wards
7/30 Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge w/ Murmers, Slatwall
2 Minneapolis, MN @ Th Beat w/Joyce Manor, Arms Aloft
8/3 Milwaukee, WI @ Scheme City w/Sed Non Satita
8/4 Chicago, IL @ GNARFEST w/too many bands
8/5 Cleveland, OH @ Dag House w/Sed Non Satiata, THF
8/6 Pittsburgh, PA @ Intermission Lounge w/Sed Non Satiata, Icon Gallery
8/7 Lancaster, PA @ MPD w/Sed Non Satiata, We Were Skeletons, Caution Children
8/8 Montclair, NJ @ The Meat Locker w/Sed Non Satiata, Capacities, Caution Children
8/9 Boston, MA @ Wacky Castle w/Sed Non Satiata, Sneeze
8/10 Philly, PA @ TBA w/Sed Non Satiata
8/11 Long Island NY @ House w/Sed Non , Sister Kisser
8/12 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City w/Sed Nom Satiata
8/13 Leesburg, VA @ House w/Seed Non Satiata, Tideland, Pizza
8/14 Kings Dominion Roller Coasters w/Sed Non Satiata 
8/15 Louisville, KY @ Solidarity w/Sed Non Satiata
8/16 St. Louis, MO @ Some Place w/Sed Non Satiata
8/17 Charleston, IN @ Simpler Times w/Sed Non Satiata
8/18 Chicago, IL @ TBA w/Sed Non Satiata
8/19 Springfield @ House w/Our Lady
8/20 Kandas City @ House w/ESP
8/21 Denver, Co @ Rhinoceropolis w/Chase Ambler
8/22 Salt Lake City @ TBA 
8/23 Reno @ TBA

Friday, November 18, 2011


Slept in our own beds last night. Tight. When all the film gets developed we'll post a bunch of pictures and stories from tour.

We're playing a slew of shows in the bay starting tonight in San Jose. Come out!

11/18 in San Jose with Acid Fast, Big Eyes, Sourpatch, Joyride
11/19 in Oakland with Acid Fast, Big Eyes, Hesitation Wounds
11/20 in Berkeley with Big Eyes, Love Songs, Boom Boom Kid, Knifey Spooney, Perfect Hair


Big Kids on 12/2 in San Francisco with Landlord, Neon Piss
Acid Fast on 12/3 in Oakland with Landlord, Homeowners

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Tonight we're in Hickory, NC on tour and far away from our jobs and all the other responsibilities that go along with being at home. We're supposed to be having the time of our lives. Instead, we're wishing that we were back in Oakland at the ports right now marching in solidarity with the rest of our friends and family. Keep it up Oakland. We love you.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

US TOUR in October

Here are some localish shows coming up...

August 14th @ Gilman w/Joyce Manor, Shinobu, Tiny Lungs, The Albert Square, Four Tomorrow

August 18th @ Chrome SF w/Acid Fast... free show... starts early, so be there before 8 or miss us

September 4th @ Awesome Fest in San Diego

September 5th @ Pamona w/Edhochuli, Dead To Me and more

September 6th @ Riverside w/Edhochuli, Joyce Manor, Peanut Butter and Jammage

September 8th @ Oakland w/Edhochuli, Know Your Saints

September 9th @ San Jose w/Edhoculi, Sourpatch, Pillow Fights, Itzel

September 10th (ACID FAST not Big Kids w/Edhochuli, Happy Noose, The Smell)

September 29th @ SF State w/Koalacaust

We're also going to be touring the US in the Fall... help out?


11 Portland @ Laughing Horse

12 Olympia @ Swamp House

13 Bellingham @ Jinx Art Space

14 Seattle @ The Black Lodge

15 Missoula @ Print Shop

16 Camping

17 Camping

18 Minneapolis @ The Plex

19 Milwaukee @ Quarters

20 Chicago w/Acid Fast @ Albion House

21 Columbus, Ohio w/Acid Fast @ Hal and Al's

22 Cleveland, Ohio w/Acid Fast @ Dag House

23 Pittsburgh, PA w/Acid Fast, Boyfriends @ Kopec's

24 Lancaster, PA w/Acid Fast, Boyfriends @ Kiki's Playground

25 Philly, Penn w/Acid Fast, Boyfriends @ The Model House

26 New York w/Acid Fast @ SUNY Purchase

27 New Brunswick, NJ w/Acid Fast @ Ray Cappo's Cantina

28 Jersey City w/Acid Fast @ The Firm

29 New York w/Acid Fast @ Death By Audio

30 Baltimore w/Acid Fast @ Barclay House

31 Richmond w/Acid Fast @ Catacombs


1 Greenville, NC @ TIpsy

2 Hickory, NC @ Copperbean

3 Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton

4 Louisville @ Ear X Tacy

5 Bloomington, @ Rachel's

6 St. Louis @ The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center

7 Oklahoma CIty @ Bad Granny's Bazaar

8 Kansas City @ The Graveyard

9 Denver @ Rhinoceropolis

10 Flagstaff, AZ @ House

11 Phoenix, AZ @ Meat Market Garment Factory

12 Tucsan, AZ @ Dry River

13 LA, CA @ The Grape House 1314 West 35th Place

14 Riverside/Pomona, CA @ Tba

15 Santa Barbara, CA @ Biko

18 San Jose, CA w/Acid Fast @ House w/Acid Fast, Big Eyes

19 Oakland, Ca @ Eli's w/Acid Fast, Big Eyes

20 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman w/Big Eyes

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The final incomplete European tour blog

The final incomplete European blog. Nothing is in order. Thanks to everyone that helped make our tour possible especially Clement. One of the greatest things I've ever been a part of.

Big Kids

Next up West Coast tour in September and then a US tour in the fall!

Getting denied at the UK border

Drying off on Omaha Beach in Normandy

Running on water in Normandy

Lots of pictures of Normandy

Little Mermaid Castle

I think this is somewhere in Czech Republic

Definitely Slovakia. Probably.

That guy in the Slayer shirt. Life of the party.

Jacob playing John in Pilzen, Czech Republic!!!!


More of Pilzen.

Hanging out in Vienna. No big deal.

A spaceship Church

And no ice cream?

Food before the show in Munich

Show in Munich

Carving shit in old brick factories

Look at that flyer

The old guy made him smoke hash

Warsaw, Poland

Brum's Sister in Netherlands

Not enough food pictures in this blog so yeah...

Aachen, Germany with Marc!

Brum in Aachen

We all got really good at pissing in 2 liter bottles on this tour


Dan Africa!!!!!!!!

Passed out before the show.


outside the show in Cain, France


more France and more bread

Lyon, France

Somewhere in Spain


jumping off stuff into the Mediterranean


Clements parent's were sweet. And really wanted to get us wasted.

Al embarks on his post tour adventure

I don't know

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Phone Home lyrics/download, Paris video, and European acoustic shows


It's been really hard to keep up with this blog from the road, but there will be another blog coming soon with lots of pictures. Sorry for the lag. As of now the European tour is officially over and we've all gone our separate ways. Brum is back in Oakland. Jon is back in Pittsburgh and just celebrated his birthday! Al is somewhere in the wilderness of France or Germany? Jacob is doing the same. Clement is back in Toulon, France and I'm hanging out in Madrid, Spain for the moment.

I will be playing Big Kids songs on acoustic guitar in these places...
6/14 Madrid, Spain
6/17 Stuttgart, Germany
6/20 Berlin, Germany
6/25 Paris, France

And here are the lyrics to our new LP Phone Home

Pier 14 Locals

I'll be there in spirit tomorrow like you were here

today searching for a friend in a landscape of fear casting a line in

coldest June city on the west coast I'll be lucky to catch a warm bed

that lasts longer than it takes to heat my cramped cell with an electric

blanket taped to the mattress as the end of this transmission approaches

I've got to find a hole before this shift is over.

Reflecting on Ejection

Wake up in the middle of the night strange apartment naked cold

gonna go for a walk I'm gonna go for a walk down an unfamiliar hallway

Try to look casual as the guarantee to fail settles into position

sleepwalk to the bathroom I am lost don't expect to be found

anytime tomorrow is only gonna bring more of the same A reverse paradise

awaits my aging hands knuckles raw at the cracks from holding onto some

old joke too hard it's too bad who cares I know I don't. Relentless

sloppy archer still haven't called it a night just a little slack for

breakfast is all that I'm aiming for is that too much to ask Try to look

casual as the guarantee to fail settles into position sleepwalk to the

bathroom A reverse paradise awaits my aging hands knuckles raw from

holding onto some old joke


Hate to say it face to face so

I won't but it's been filling me up like an abrupt end to a losing

streak life sentence exchanged for an early release Caught with all

defenses down hadn't given thought to the possibility of such a direct

hit and now that I've been cornered don't know how to handle it Maybe

it's the growing mess that I've been collecting maybe it's the fact that

I can't afford to lose another anchor The only thing keeping this damn

intact is my fear of leaving in reverse cause every room that I settle

my bags down in turns into a fire drill Otherwise I wouldn't be keeping

this distance I'd get wrapped up but instead I'm keeping my mouth shut

Dad's Datsun

Today might just be the greatest day of my life the

peak is approaching weaving it's way up my spine your voice is a harp

we've acquired the phaser Today is the first day of a new life the pod

has arrived let's keep the blood flowing This joyride is what I've

always wanted to believe that we were born we were born to cruise

through the fire unscathed We were born to cruise and that's probably

why this feels right won't land in the same place now that I've seen the

purple sky

I am a Romantic Comedy Dude

Salting every snail casting

off all calls trading open windows for moldy walls stuttered to start

overshot the finish rolled off my back hustle to switch sure I'm gonna

miss Can't tell a story without sounding static lied when I said had it

that was just me hitting panic fucking up giving in That was just me

cropped myself out of every picture just being honest Every trip

neglected to take every friend ignored every chance misplaced every call

I neglected to take Newspaper waits for the yellow I'm watching the future

narrow Cropped myself out of every picture throwing albums to the fire

Wasted every warm bed passing out spoiling the sound letting everyone

bumming everyone out Stuttered to start overshot the finish rolled off

my back hustled to switch Sure I'm gonna miss

Catcher's Mitt

I know

who you used to be This new head isn't fooling me this new face could

never take the place of the mess you left Forging an honest change of

heart might as well be quoting a line from the most pedestrian sitcom

Thought we left that shit in detention guess you failed to mention your

37 year plan It was carved in a desk


Adderall is all that I need to feel complete


I'm the one you always see sound asleep on

the train car shakes the creeps along I'm the one dozing off in line

with my headphones on a tired friend in disguise I'm the drifter the

wound in your scheme the stain that you can't clean I'm the fire in your

sleep invisible mock your facist peace You're the circuit I'm the jammer

a wrench in what you're selling You're the circuit I'm the jammer can't

sell me anything you can't sell me Don't let the threshold plummet every

pile deleted is a step in the direction away from the static momentum

step away from Coming to terms with this back is just as vulnerable as

yours My bearers never said it'd be easy never said it I remember the

porch from the old house where I formed the curve slept on it till the

new owners filled the lot It was you it was them was everyone then

the knife welding pond now

I'm the thief the wound and the blowback


Used to be the one needed let the lack of circulation cripple me

Didn't understand just how self destructive a short lens can be It's not

where you sleep that determines your place in the chaos it's the

strength of your resilience that makes the biggest difference

Used to play the victim constantly when they took my parents house I cried my

eyes out It's taken coming up on 3 decades to realize that you can never

push or pull hard enough all positions fixed omnipresent pressure

Best bet is aiming to die laughing

42 Hours to 2073

It's hard to care

about what's happening when everything that I'm missing is at least

8 of the widest states away

42 hours if we don't sleep

Fuck The Party

I'm staying home more often undercover an uneasy truce points in the

direction of me leaving this city Grainy films tell a story that I don't

belong to you don't belong here either And I'm coming to terms with this

empty gut makes me cautious as a viewer Historic facade(i mispronounced it on purpose dude)

postcard perfection scene rotting from the inside out street And the house foreclosed will fill up

with a house party where all the kids can congregate you can catch me in the

corner brooding and disgusted I'm just as bad as everyone else And I'm

coming to terms with this empty gut makes me cautious as a viewer And

when I lay down tonight I'll keep dreaming about what I never cared to

be a part of and the hand I played in it cool.

Full Gainer

You're going to hell I'm going to hell Been slipping through the cracks You've

been diving into the center for as long as I've known you got your bathing suit on and you're ready to jump into the warmest natural body of water with all of your friends We're going to hell.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sloppy tour European Tour reflections pt. 1

Today marks the 16th day of tour. We're at a venue in Czech Republic right now and it's pouring out. In a little over 2 weeks we've played 15 shows in 9 countries and been fed 32 times.

It's been 5 days and 3 countries since writing the previous sentence. None of this is in order anymore. Fuck it. Tour is fun. At the end

Look how healthy we look. This is at a Pierre and Cecile's house in Toulon, France.
Before the first show.

We went sight seeing in Paris.
This blog is out of order already.

Given a practice spot in France to jam at for a few days.

This is what we saw exiting the practice space.

People made us feel at home.

Looking fancy in Milano, Italy at the squat we played.

Finishing up the merch 6,000 miles from home.

The morning after our show in Slovenia. We played in the former location of
a jail that was used by Italy during WWII

Slovenia still


Everyone already knows this but cops suck everywhere.
In Croatia a cop pulled us over because "your van is too heavy".
He demanded that we pay 150 euros on the spot or wait 24 hours to contest the ticket.
Because he knew we were in a rush and didn't have time to contest the ticket we had to pay this dickhead the money on the spot. Fuck it.

The venue in Ljubljana, Slovenia



Hanging out at castles. No big deal.

hanging by a river cool

treated like royalty

again and again

Sweetest folks

baby shower

Still Italy

no sleep till whatever

Breakfast is served in Hungary

I don't know why Jon wanted Brum to punch him in the face.
Still a really good looking dude.

Always 100% babe.

Leo found us in Rijeka, Croatia. We were lost. He guided us back to The Molekule on his bicycle.

Jaka from Pivka, Slovenia came to our show in Crotia. Rad times.

Andrej also came. Love this guy. Thanks to all the other people from Slovenia
who treated us like family while we were in the east... Luka, Jure, Misha, Tea, Marko, Laki, Anna. Miss you already.

Prague, Czech Republic

Cop, Cat, Van, Jon, Prague.

gettin buff at the gas station
tour muzzels

Everywhere in Poland

We travelled halfway around the planet
so that we could take pictures of ourselves crowd surfing bars and dancing
on tables.



One of our favorite things about touring Europe is how everyday
we learn something new about the history of whatever country we're playing.
There's also castles. Everywhere. Even at gas stations.

Polish Royalty

Gene Hackman in some castle courtyard

So this is where things get kind of weird. We got to our show in Lodz, Poland and there was an unusual amount of people hanging out at the venue hours in advance of show time. Most of the people there were model types walking around looking kind of stressed and people dressed up in really hip expensive looking clothing. And funny haircuts.
There were also a few security guards walking around. Jacob and I went next door to a restaurant with a New York theme. When we got back to the venue an hour later and there were more models and no punks hanging out.
Long story short, we found out half way through our set that we were playing the official after party for Fashion Week in Poland.
We ended up having a lot of fun and partying until 6 in the morning and people kept mistaking us for celebrities, but in the process I lost my camera and journal. So there are hardly any photos from the night and I no longer have a nice digital camera to shoot on. All of my shitty poetry is gone too. Wah wah.

Jacob posing in front of the
K Mag Wall at Fashion Week

We had a day off in Warsaw and the people that we're staying with happened to be bike messengers. Daria and Karrol took us out to a bar and in the morning they gave let me borrow a bike so that I could shadow them while they worked. Just like being at home!
Except not at all.

I didn't actual do that many tags and I didn't make that much funny money.
Big poseur.

Liben, Poland... this show ruled. Sorry we never take pictures of ourselves while we're playing. But this thing rules.

Nice place

Food before rockin

Gas after

Castle hunting

Then we said goodbye to Daria, Karrol and Kasha. Bye.

Drove 15 hours to Berlin, Germany and this was awaiting us

And Robert from Adagio830 brought us copies of the Phone Home LP
The show as awesome and just like all the other ones that we haven't taken pictures of.

Stayed at this awesome place

Berlin Wall

More walls

At the record store. Didn't spend any money.

In Doeblin, Germany. Someone finally took a picture of us playing music.