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