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So I'll be tagging along with Ale Mania as they play a few West Coast shows. They'll have some limited-edition, tour-only copies of the upcoming LP 'A, Who Sings That Beat?', officially available from Volar in late April/early May.

03/03--Hemlock Tavern w/Thralls, Sporting Life

03/04--The Smell w/Audacity, Tijuana Panthers, Nodzzz

03/05--early in-store (4-6PM) @ Burger Records

03/05 (night)--Soda Bar w/Stalins of Sound, Mrs. Magician

Pope Anything "Witch Tits" 7" EP PREORDER


Tracks from Under the Covers Vol. 2 on the Youtube

Grass Widow--"Walking Out on Love"

Ratas del Vaticano--"Are You Famous?"

Davila 666--"Hanging on the Telephone"

Brand X pictorial of Nerves LP release show @ Origami, 02/05

LA Times photographer Cheryl Guerrero took some nice photos of the Saturday LP release show for Under the Covers Vol. 2: A Tribute to Paul Collins, Peter Case and Jack Lee, in which Audacity and the Tijuana Panthers played. We all had a total blast at this one... you can find this in this week's issue of Brand X, and online at

Nerves tribute LP release shows in LA/SD this weekend!

In honor of the LP release of Under the Covers Vol. 2: A Tribute to Paul Collins, Peter Case, and Jack Lee, Volar and I Hate Rock n Roll have two great shows for you this weekend. We'll have 45 super-limited release show-only copies available for sale.

First up, Audacity and Tijuana Panthers play Origami Vinyl in Echo Park this Saturday, Feb. 5, at 5PM. Totally free.

(flyer courtesy of Camille Weiner)

On Sunday, Feb. 6, we proudly present Dreamboat (SD), Neverever (Slumberland Records), Audacity (Recess Records/Burger Records), and Tijuana Panthers (Long Beach). $5 at the Tin Can Ale House in Banker's Hill. Hope to see you all there!

(flyer courtesy of Jon Beals)

Destruction Unit--Sonoran LP due out in April on Volar Records

Destruction Unit—Sonora LP

In the punk-rock prime of his youth, Ryan Rousseau (aka Elvis Wong) saw himself cutting his teeth as the drummer for the Wongs, eventually hooking up with Jay Reatard to play in the Reatards, and dividing his time between the former band in Arizona and the latter in Memphis. Ryan soon recorded the first Destruction Unit 7”, a blistering slab of synth-punk, which eventually led Ryan to Tuscon’s drony, synth-heavy Digital Leather. Ryan in turn filled in from time to time on drums for Jay and Alix’s Angry Angles, and eventually found himself recording two more LPs under the Destruction Unit moniker with help from Jay and Alicja starting up the southwestern punk act Tokyo Electron, and exploring his more melodic, post-punk roots with Earthmen and Strangers. After the death of Jay Reatard in early 2010, Ryan resurrected Destruction Unit, this time emphasizing more psych/kraut/desert rock influences on their first LP, Eclipse, in FDH Records. For their seco…