June 25, 2013

Three or four years ago, the running joke at KWC practice was to sing “Bigfoot’s floatin’ a canoe down the river.” I don’t know how or why that came to be, but after a month of dumbass variations on “Bigfoot’s floatin’ a canoe down the river”, it was obvious that Snailface II would be about Camping Bigfoot. Not surprisingly, that turned out to be TOO MUCH CONCEPT for one record, so Snailface II focused simply on Bigfoot.

And now, the two-album cycle is complete. We give you Snailface IV: an entire record devoted to songs about camping. Seven dinosaur-era prog rock half-assterpieces, meticulously thrown together over a few weekends. You might think “I waited three years for this bullshit? Camping?! There’s no way you could get seven songs out of that.” And you’d be right.

You probably don’t even know Snailface exists. Believe me, few do. But as always, this is not to be mistaken for a Kowloon Walled City record.

Now go. Crack open a tall can of deer blood. Let the rain come crashing down.


East Coast Tour with Zozobra

February 9, 2013

Zozobra has a new record on the way soon on Brutal Panda, and we’re doing a week of shows together. Hell yes!

Apr 6 Brooklyn NY – St Vitus
Apr 7 Baltimore MD – Ottobar
Apr 8 Durham NC – Casbah
Apr 9 Richmond VA – Strange Matter
Apr 10 Philadelphia PA – The Barbary
Apr 11 Pawtucket RI – Machines With Magnets
Apr 12 Albany NY – Valentines Music Hall
Apr 13 Boston MA – Great Scott


Container Ships

December 4, 2012

Our new record is available today. Stream it here.

Download from Bandcamp (pay what you will), or buy mp3′s from Amazon or iTunes.

Buy vinyl or CD here.

It’s been a long haul to get to releasing this record. Glad we made it. Thank you to Brutal Panda Records for everything, to Roy Zipstein for the amazing photos, to Carl Saff for stellar mastering work under the gun, to Bradee Evans for all the design help, to Ryan Massey and Sharkbite Studios, to Volta Press for CD letterpress, and to our brother Jason Pace.

Container Ships – December 4

October 16, 2012

We have a new full-length record. It’s called Container Ships and it will be out December 4 on Brutal Panda Records.

The first song is streaming now on Brooklyn Vegan.

Vinyl preorders are here.

CD and shirt preorders are here.

While I’m at it, here are 2 studio journals we wrote for Decibel:
Part 1 and Part 2.

It’s June

June 23, 2012

We don’t update the blog very often. But to recap the last few months-

Our split 7″ with Thou came out a couple of months ago. We covered “July” by Low, with our amazing friend Lisa Papineau on vocals. Thou covered “4th of July” by Soundgarden. Individual copies are sold out, but I think there are a few subscriptions left for the whole series at Hell Comes Home. Also, you can hear it on Bandcamp.

We just played a few shows with Sleep, including one at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, which was crazy. Here’s video.

Jon’s other band, Tigon, has a new record on the way and it rules. There’s three songs here.

And this summer, we’re recording a new full-length.

We have bandcamp

January 6, 2012

Get there.

TOUR. West Coast dates with The Atlas Moth.

October 13, 2011

Get stoked.

The Atlas Moth has a new record out that you should obtain, and this is our first tour with Jon on guitar. Plus, two shows with Batillus — we couldn’t sync up the whole tour but got a bunch of shows together. Can’t wait.

Fri 11/11 – Arcata (KWC only) – The Alibi
Sat 11/12 – Portland – East End w/Norska, Mongoloid Village, Batillus
Sun 11/13 – Seattle – Highline w/Batillus, Mico de Noche, Broxa
Mon 11/14 – Boise – The Shredder w/Bone Dance
Tue 11/15 – Las Vegas – Yayo Tacos w/The Fat Dukes Of Fuck, Lester Freamon
Wed 11/16 – Phoenix – Yucca Tap Room w/Rituals, TwinGiant — free show
Thu 11/17 – Orange County – Coconuts w/Batillus, Piegonwing
Fri 11/18 – LA – The Handbag Factory w/Batillus, 16
Sat 11/19 – San Francisco – Hemlock Tavern w/Pins of Light — early show! 5pm doors!

Killer poster by Bruno Guerreiro.

Personnel turnover within the organization

July 29, 2011

I’m bummed out to say this, but — after four years and a lot of shows and records, Total Fest will be Pace’s last show with us.

Jason’s been in the band since day one and his playing and writing are an important part of everything we’ve done, but he’s ready to do other things with his Sundays and Tuesdays. There’s no drama, we’re all still buddies. (though don’t expect us to pay you the $70 we owe you, man)

On the good news front, Jon Howell from Tigon is joining up on guitar. Like Pace, Jon is tall, midwestern (more or less), carless, and finds Magma listenable. We are really stoked to have him aboard. First show with Jon will be sometime in September, and we’ll drag him into the hope-extinguishing process of writing new songs ASAP. Expect a new record sometime no later than 2015.

Jason Pace, you tall beerful bastard, we salute you!