As strange as it may seem, we have an opportunity to play Vans Warped Tour this year and we would like to take advantage. The only catch is, it all comes down to you, our fans. By going to our Battle of the Bands page, sharing it with friends on social media and listening to our songs, you help us generate "buzz". The higher the buzz, the better chance we have of playing. So do us a favor and click on the photo below and get started! If you've already done so, thank you and wish us luck!
Couple things to announce.
First and foremost, we've begun writing our debut full-length. We're extremely excited and cannot wait to post some glimpses into the process of writing and recording. Stay tuned for more on that soon enough.
Next big announcement: we will be opening for the homies Superheaven, Diamond Youth and Rozwell Kid at The Echo on May 30th. It's a Saturday. No excuses.
We out here.
Thanks to everyone who came out last Saturday to Bridgetown DIY. And thanks to Pedestrian, Fugue, Crush and Left Astray for rocking with us.
We've released two new songs off our upcoming EP, Transmission. You can download and listen to "Spinning Out" and "Lusher" on our Bandcamp page now. Keep a look out for the EP to be released later this month. Check out the awesome cover art below!
A friend who had never been to the Cobalt before Tuesday night asked me how many times I've played there. After doing some mental math and going down the laundry list of bands I've played in, I said, "35-40 shows, give or take." Fuck.
Playing at the Cobalt is always kind of strange. Everyone in Mossbreaker (except Kevin) has cut their teeth there as musicians. In fact, anyone that played punk, hardcore, metal and all sub-genres in between in the Valley, got their start playing to live audiences at that little club. The venue has gone through a lot since I started attending and playing shows there in 2001. Shows were awesome and shows were terrible. I think that hit-or-miss average coupled with the sheer volume of gigs that one plays there growing up is mostly why the Cobalt gets such a bad wrap. It's depressing and empty one night, but next time it's packed and people are crowding the stage.
It's also a lot like moving away after high school then coming home for the holidays and seeing a bunch of people you thought you had finally left behind. You feel so different yet it's as if no time has passed. It's very bittersweet. I'm glad the Cobalt is there still for up-and-coming local bands but I wish there was a better place to play in the area.
Well, two nights ago was no different than any other time I've played there. A bill full of great musicians plays to a 3/4 empty room on a weeknight. Regardless of the turnout, we had a great time. I always enjoy playing, no matter if it's to a crowd of 5 or 500. And we made some new friends in Koji, Allison Weiss and the awesome dudes in Lee Corey Oswald.
It's bands like that who make playing the Cobalt still worth it after all of these years.
We're very excited to be sharing the stage with Koji, Allison Weiss and Lee Corey Oswald tomorrow night at the Cobalt Cafe in Canoga Park. We play third, but you should make it out for the two opening bands, The Winter 82 and Their Wedding. This will be a banger, folks.
If you can't make it out don't miss us next week October 6th at Silverlake Lounge with Aeges, Open Hand and Dekades. Check our shows section for addresses and details.
See you there!
It's already two weeks into the month. Time flies when you're working on a recording. But we're pretty much done with everything and now we're just waiting on the mastering. We'll be releasing the first single off the EP within the next two weeks. That's pretty exciting. In the mean time, if you want to hear the songs off the EP in surround sound stereo, stop by Ham & Eggs Tavern in DTLA tonight. We play at 10pm.
On Tuesday, we debuted a few "new" songs live for the first time and it felt really good. I use the term "new" loosely mainly because they aren't entirely new—just sections. We've actually been playing them for a pretty good amount of time so adding these new parts and arrangements has really breathed new life into the songs for us. It's not just progress for the sake of progress though. The songs were solid and fun to play before however I think they just lacked that little extra umph. We like the new umph. You will too.
Come to our show next week May 8th in Eagle Rock to hear some extra umph. Last show for two months.
Gabe and I were working on some lyrics and vocal melodies last night, when I realized we're just about halfway through the recording of our next release. Finished drums, bass and rhythm guitars which is the easy stuff. Now it's time for guitar over dubs/leads and vocals. We're working hard but probably won't finish until July. That sounds like a long time but Gabe will be gone for most of May and June.
Be on the lookout, though, for an early release of one track before Gabe leaves on tour with Failure. Hopefully that will hold you over until we finish the rest of the songs.
Also your last chance to see us play before a 2 month break is tomorrow, Tuesday April 29 at Molly Malone's. Check the shows section for more info.
Thanks for reading,