March 24, 2010
DO YOU BOOK DIY SHOWS? - All of you who book shows across the UnitedStates, get in touch with me please. Asian Man Records bands want totour, so get in touch if you can help with booking. firstname.lastname@example.org
TRADES: Anybody live in the bay area?? Near San Francisco?? Want totrade stuff for Asian Man Records CDs, shirts, etc.. What free stuffyou ask?? Basically anything... if you work in a restaurant, theater,any type of entertainment like arcades, batting cages, amusement parks,blah blah.... anything. Let's trade!! Anything we have at Asian Man isup for trade.
Let's call today BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY Wednesday. Why? Because I just talked to Jeff Rosenstock and he demanded we do so. Also.. it's because we are starting the vinyl pre-orders for "ALBUM MINUS BAND", "TO LEAVE OR DIE IN LI" and "GOODBYE COOL WORLD".
These will be arriving three weeks from today and at that time we will end the pre-order deal I'm about to disclose and start shipping these records. So here's the dealio:
You can pre-order all three of the new re-issues for $25. Or you can get all 5 BTMI albums on vinyl for $40. WOW!! WHAT A DEAL!! And of course, you can just order each record individually for $10.
FOR THE WIN and LAURA STEVENSON AND THE CANS new records will be in stores April 13th, but we will start shipping these this coming Monday(that's 5 days from now). The vinyl just came in for both of these and they look and sound beautiful. The VIC RUGGIERO/PHIL NERGES split book/CD will be arriving next week, but we're still figuring out how to assemble the cd with the book. But we'll have that up for sale later next week. Also, we are re-pressing the CHRIS WOLLARD/MIKE HALE split 7". Expect that to come soon. So yup... Lots of new stuff for you to waste your money on.
We have officially shipped out all the pre-orders for the FIVE IRON FRENZY DVD. In the history of Asian Man(1996-2010), this is the biggest mail order release we've ever done. Over 2,000 orders for a band that broke up 7 years ago. Simply put, it's mind blowing to me. I can't fathom how in the world they've been able to maintain this cult following. All I can say is "YAY".
What else? Same ol' same ol'. But things are quite busy . Gearing up for the warm weather will be nice. Lots of bands are touring and lots of fun will ensue. We'll definitely do another parking lot generator show before an Oakland A's game sometime this summer and hopefully more community based events. We'll see what we can muster up. Ok friends.. Short and sweet this week. Be well.
PS-does anyone work at Disneyland? Can you hook up tickets for asian man stuff?
Here's what's coming out:
FIVE IRON FRENZY "The Rise and Fall" DOUBLE DVD(April 13th in stores)
FOR THE WIN -S/T (April 13th in stores)
LAURA STEVENSON AND THE CANS -"A Record"(April 13th in stores)
VIC RUGGIERO/PHIL NERGES-"Don't Feed The Cats in Iraq"(April 13th in stores)
THE WILD -"Set Ourselves Free"(May 11th in stores)
KEVIN SECONDS-"Good Luck Buttons"(May 11th in stores)
THE HOT TODDIES -"Get Your Heart On"(June 15th in stores)
MATT SKIBA "Demos"(Summer)
and more.. TBA