Sunday, July 15, 2012

Live from SS2

Monoshock, 7/14/12 Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco

Icky Boyfriends, 7/13/12 Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco

Wounded Lion, 7/13/12 Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

SS2 This Weekend!

Friday night SS2 @ the Hemlock 7/13 Icky Boyfriends, Wounded Lion, Spray Paint. 7/14 Monoshock, Lamps, Musk. Tickets at

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spray Paint! New Single! New Tour!

Spray painted lines on a piece of cardboard is as simple as "art" can get. But you get to looking at it and you see contrasts, textures, spacing, and other things enhanced by a simple direct approach, things that get lost in a mess of images and muscular "creativity." This is the rule of less is more. Apply it to rock & roll and it is a rule that Austin's Spray Paint lives by. Following in the grand tradition of Wire, the Urinals, and the Icky Boyfriends, Spray Paint takes rock & roll and minimizes it to a few ungrandiose riff perfectly placed, catchy and energetic. Spray Paint puts all what is needed into a song and nothing more. It is an approach which made for a great debut single (on S.S. and sold out quickly) and an even better follow up.

Spray Paint's Spock Fingers b/w Pink Pus 7" is their second record and is even better than the first. Spock Fingers is riled up, punk energy in a wire-frame, wearing a spikey hat. Pink Pus is a mid tempo grumbling tumbler. Both songs are excellent and housed in a spray painted and stamped sleeve, in a limited run of 300 and on S.S. Records.  Order here!

Spray Paint - Spock Fingers (edit) by S. S./ Sol Re Sol Records
Spray Paint - Pink Pus (edit) by S. S./ Sol Re Sol Records

Spray Paint Western/Midwestern/Canada Summer tour 2012
FRI - JUL 6 -  AUSTIN  Beerland w/Foreign Mothers, John Wesley Coleman, Daniel Francis Doyle, The Vomettes
SAT - JUL 7 -  LAS CRUCES Trainyard w/King Tuff
SUN - JUL 8 - ARIZONA Tuscon  The District
MON - JUL 9 - SAN DIEGO Sodabar w/Shiva Trash, Bagdad
TUE - JUL10 - LOS ANGELES The Smell w/Deep Time, Dunes
WED - JUL 11 - SACRAMENTO Press Club w/ G. Green, Godspeed 209, Deep Time
THURS - JUL 12 - KDVS on air performance
FRI - JUL 13 - SAN FRANCISCO SS FEST Hemlock Tavern w/Wounded Lion, Icky Boyfriends
SAT - JUL 14 -  OAKLAND 1-2-3-4 Go! Records w/The Young (earlyish show. over in time to go watch day two of ss fest!)
SUN - JUL 15 - Drive Day
MON - JUL 16 - PORTLAND Slabtown
TUES - JUL 17 - VANCOUVER Zoo Zhop w/Shearing Pinx, B-Lines
WED - JUL 18 - SEATTLE Funhouse w/Stickers, Speedy Ortiz, Detective Agency
THURS - JUL 19 - SPOKANE Avenue Pizza
FRI - JUL 20 - MISSOULA The Lab w/Mordecai
SAT - JUL 21 - BUTTE  Hummingbird w/Mordecai
SUN - JUL 22 - Drive and Camp
MON - JUL 23 - FT. COLLINS Gnu Experience Gallery
TUES - JUL 24- KANSAS CITY House Show w/Meat Mist
WED - JUL 25 - OKC/ NORMAN, OK The Deli
THURS - JUL 26 - HOT SPRINGS, AR The Exchange
FRI - JUL 27 - DENTON  ??
SAT- JUL 28 - AUSTIN Red 7 w/Thousand Foot Whale Claw

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Last year we did a four day music fiesta in celebration of S.S. Records' tenth anniversary. It went off very nicely and much fun was had by all. So we decided to do another shindig this year, a little scaled back, but with the same quality of bands from the S.S. Records family & friends, and in the town of San Francisco, California.

Friday, July 13
Icky Boyfriends
Wounded Lion
Spray Paint
at the Hemlock Tavern

Saturday, July 14
at the Hemlock Tavern

Advanced tickets on sale now!
More information to come.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Michael Yonkers with the Blind Shake's "So Be"

Here's a video of "So Be," song from the album Period by Michael Yonkers with the Blind Shake. The footage is from a forth-coming documentary on their collaboration called Hey Hey What, by Colin Frangos.