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Annual SXSW Show Announcement! March 16th at BEERLAND!

It's that time again... time for the annual Super Secret Records / Twistworthy Records unofficial SXSW show! We've joined up with the always great Super Secret Records to put together the following bill at my favorite bar, BEERLAND. We've each invited a number of bands from our rosters as well as a special guest here and there - here's who we invited:

1:00 PM -- Ralph White [Austin] ---

1:45 PM -- Quin Galavis Band [Austin] ---

2:30 PM -- Suspirians [Austin] ---

3:15 PM -- The Ex-Optimists [College Station] ---

4:00 PM -- New Berlin [McAllen] ---

4:45 PM -- Mydolls Music [Houston] ---

5:30 PM -- Nameless Frames [Austin] ---

6:00 PM -- PATIO show w/ special guest

8:00 PM -- Ghost Knife [Austin] ---

8:45 PM -- John Wesley Coleman III Band [Austin] ---

9:30 PM -- Economy Island [Austin] ---

10:15 PM -- Carl Sagan's Skate Shoes [Austin] ---

11:00 PM -- Bum Out [Austin] ---

11:45 PM -- Art Acevedo [Austin] ---

12:30 AM -- Boss Eye [Austin] ---

1:15 AM -- Evil Triplet [Austin] ---


I can't wait for this - should be a great time! We'll have free posters & t-shirts for a limited time as well. As always, this show is 100% FREE - no wristbands, badges, or RSVP's needed...! For the latest info about the show, check out the Facebook Event Invite HERE. Otherwise, see you there!

Posted on February 24th, 2016
BUM OUT "Pain Don't Hurt" cassette OUT TODAY! Release show TONIGHT!


BUM OUT "Pain Don't Hurt" cassette officially comes out today! Order that shit HERE.

Here's the official word:

Bum Out makes melodic, emotional jams without being "emo", taking equal amounts of inspiration from Husker Du, Michael Anthony's bass lines, Hickey, Yakov Smirnoff, and Jawbreaker. AKA "Bummer Punk."

Bum Out contains current and/or ex-members of: Camp X-Ray, Wild America, Manikin, The Capitalist Kids, User Error, Prince, Trigger Quintet and 30 other bands that you've most likely never heard of.

Released 2016 on cassette. Twistworthy Records #21.
Maybe this will come out on vinyl some day.

If you're in Austin, release show tonight (Friday January 29th) at Barracuda with our friends Easy Prey (newish band that also includes Doug (also in Bum Out, ex-Camp X-Ray) and Johio (also ex-Camp X-Ray), Pushmen (with long time homies and former Compound house mates Joey and Craig), as well as the completely unknown to me band Inside Voices. Facebook event has the details, HERE.

Posted on January 29th, 2016
ECONOMY ISLAND show Jan. 23rd with The Gary and Ex-Optimists!

Economy Island is playing a show at Hole In The Wall in Austin on January 23rd, 2016 with our friends The Gary and The Ex-Optimists. I feel like The Gary are one of the most under appreciated bands in town, and The Ex-Optimists are one of my personal favorites at the moment, reeling off the release of their new LP, which is simply great. Needless to say, i'm really looking forward to this show!

Into Facebook invites? Here you go.

Here are the details:

The Gary / The Ex-Optimists / Economy Island @ Hole In The Wall

2358 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

Doors at 9pm! Come on out!

Posted on January 21st, 2016
BOSS EYE "Plays Cottage Vortex" LP OUT NOW!


Rock'n'roll noise/noisy rock'n'roll from Austin, TX.

Imagine a cacophony of The Urinals, The Intelligence and A Frames playing a sweltering, sweat filled DIY punk house show during the hottest of Texas summers. Boss Eye kinda sounds like that.

"Plays Cottage Vortex" was recorded in early 2015 with Orville Neeley (The OBN III's, The Best, etc) at the controls.

Boss Eye features current and/or ex-members of: The Crack Pipes, Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee, Serious Tracers, Lucas Hudgins and the First Cousins, ZZ Does It, Attack Formation, Tits, Mopac and 183, Strong Silent Type, The Party Lines, Ignorance Park, 28 Heaves, Attack Information, Aformatic On Tact, The Young Losers, Bangaar, Mex Mode, Reaganometry, Chamberlain Green, Those Peabodys, Adam Our Hatley, Red X Red M, The Devil Probably, The Matrix, Radioland Hitsquad, The Kodiaks, Kodiak, Bottle Service, Bitch Attack, Strega, The Olive Group, and The Hades Kick. Seriously? Yes, seriously.

Boss Eye "Plays Cottage Vortex" is the 20th record on the Twistworthy Records label. Order here.

Stream a few songs from the record now:

Posted on January 16th, 2016
November 2015: New band alert... Economy Island. Shows!

I'm in a new band - it's called Economy Island.  Along for the ride with me is John Christoffel (DigDug, IBM, We'll Go Machete, Skyscratchers), Richi Fatheree (SpiderCobra), and Paul Ahern (The Adults).  We've played a few shows so far, and are currently finishing up a recording that will be released sometime in 2016.

We're playing a couple shows coming up with our friends in The Ex-Optimists, from Bryan, TX.  The Ex-Optimists are without a doubt one of my favorite bands in Texas currently, and the two shows we're playing with them are both record release shows for their great new LP, titled "Phantom Freight".

If you're in Houston or Bryan/College Station, come out to one of these shows!

Dec 4th, 2015:  The Ex Optimists / A Sundae Drive / Economy Island / Jealous Creatures at Rudyards in Houston!

And then, the next night, Dec 5th, 2015:  The Ex Optimists / Only Beast / Golden Sombrero / Economy Island at Revolution in Bryan!

Posted on November 5th, 2015