Monday, February 22, 2010

birthday night photos by Atiba

Holy shit! I (Randy)turned 29 yesterday. 
We went bowling in Eagle Rock.  It was super fun. Thanks to the homies for coming out and bowling.
Natalie made a super sweet vegan guitar cake.
Patrick shows off his No Age Ed Templeton kicks.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tonight, we are going to play w/ Mike Watt and Tim Kerr

Tonight at Family Bookstore we are playing a set with Mike Watt and Tim Kerr. There is an art show that Tim curated going up as well, it is going to be fun! we are going to play at 8pm or so, and it's free. Come hang!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Randy and I turned into weird 11 year old cartoon characters for Daytrotter and recorded a couple songs. HERE is the link to the 3 songs we did. Also, we are in the studio as i write this finishing up bits and pieces of our new LP. YYYYYYYYYYEAH! I should get back to work.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

New Best Coast 7" on PPM

For sale in the PPM web shop HERE . It will be at your fine local record store (if you have a cool one near you) on Tuesday. Colored vinyl ONLY available through the PPM site, and at Best Coast shows (until they run out). Good Luck!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


***********THIS 7" IS SOLD OUT*********************SOLD OUT*******************************SOLD OUT*****
If you care about the label that Dean runs (i am writing this BTW) PPM, then this post pertains to you. I started the label back in 2001 with the release of a 7" by a band called The Intima. The Intima were a band from the Northwest and the members lived in Portland and Olympia. I saw them play circa '99 at the PCH club in wilmington, CA where i think they played with !!!, it's hard to remember. I got their demo tape and they invited me to a house show they were playing the following night in Ventura, so i went up and saw them play again, they were amazing. They sounded kind of like unwound with a little more Gang of Four influence and they had a violin player. We kept in contact, i still lived with my parents at the time, and soon after that they came down the west coast pretty regularly, i even set up a show for them at a restaurant i worked at called Vegan Express (it was the first show i did there, i set up a handful, it could fit maybe 40 people if you crammed, i didn't even have a PA because i didn't even really know that a band needed one!). I eventually got a settlement from an auto accident i was in and decided i wanted to start a label, and it seemed like all my favorite ones like Dischord, Rough Trade, SST all put out 7"s first. So i asked The Intima and they agreed, and they were into the zines i was i was making with my friends and roommates Dallas Clayton and Mike Runion at the time so they asked me to do the art. I screened the covers at my mom's silk screen shop Kwik Ink and that was it. I made 500, didn't really sell that many on my own, i didn't know what i was doing, then i gave the remaining copies i had to the band right before they broke up. The 7" is long sold out, BUT i recently found out that has 7 left. So if you care about the label, about the band or anything, i suggest you grab one because they are rare and i was very surprised to see that there were still copies somewhere. Here is the link YES

Monday, February 1, 2010

Child Actor

Did you know Randy was a child actor? Yep, he is the kid at the end of this commercial that says "And the hulk muaa maaaayy"