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!


March 20, 2011

The Japan quake is has left us stunned and feeling useless. To try and help a bit, we’re going to donate 100% of the next 2 weeks of merch sales to relief efforts. Not proceeds — sales. So 100% of the money you pay us will get donated.

So if you’ve been meaning to buy a record or a shirt, now is a good time.

Sure you’re ready to let go of your friends, music, and that profile design you spent so much time creating?

January 25, 2011

Fuck yes I’m sure!

That is, we just deleted our myspace account. If you want to find us on the social internets, there’s facebook. Facebook is actually pretty crappy for bands, but it’s not actively infuriating, at least.

I know that in the social networking vertical, you need to monetize your leveraged investment, and branding strategies, and eyeball clicks per minutes visited per month, and targeted advertising and all, but no.

Gambling CD, represses, new shirt

November 3, 2010

Last month, The Perpetual Motion Machine released CD-only version of “Gambling”. It comes in 2-color silkscreened Arigato Pak and the pressing is 300 copies.


The first vinyl pressings of “Turk” and “Gambling” both sold out, but we have repressings. The Turk repress was released by Howling Mine (US — this is Bryan from Thou’s new label) and Feast of Tentacles (UK). 500 copies pressed, matte jacket that looks great, black/red swirl vinyl.


To go with the Turk repress we did a run of Turk Street shirts, with a pic of the street corner. No band name, just the image. 2 color screen on red shirts.


The Gambling repress was released by The Perpetual Motion Machine (US) and Feast of Tentacles (UK). 500 copies pressed, matte jacket, vinyl in classic black and solid silver. These look sweet. Unlike the first pressing — vinyl only, no CD.

We sold out of most of our shirts on tour, but there are a few left. We just reordered the “Thrust Planes” and “Seismic Clock” shirts, but the other designs, there’s a few left and that’s it for now.


All this stuff is over here.

(p.s. thank you to our friends at The Perpetual Motion Machine, Howling Mine, and Feast of Tentacles. You guys are the greatest.)