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    Week 10: White Night "Dirty Water" | Volcom Cyber Singles Club

    Burger Records x Volcom present Cyber Singles Club, features music from the newest breed of Burger Records stars in the making, recorded exclusively at Volcom Studio, and will be released for free download & streaming every Monday for 20 weeks beginning April 17th. Week 10: White Night - "Dirty Water"   Grab the free download When attempting to describe the Fullerton / Anaheim, CA quintet, White Night (to those who have yet to give them a listen), one may face a challenge. Are they punk? Are they psychedelic? Are they attempting to go back to the days when pop or even pop-punk weren’t insulting things to be compared to? Or are they just plain ol' good time, hard-nosed rock and roll? The truth of the matter is that White Night is all of these things and more. While more bands are working to blur the traditional boundaries of nearly every genre, White Night fully embodies that melting pot sound which is reinvigorating rock and roll and its many sub-genres today. Like many bands that came before them, White Night was conceived as a way to meet girls. Guitarist and vocalist Frank Agnew, bassist and vocalist Jon Raines and drummer Mike Gonzales had previously played in bands embedded in the Orange County hardcore scene. But it wasn’t the best scene within which to reach girls, so they switched things up. "White Night started playing in mid-2008," says Jon. "Two of us had been playing together for a few years before that in Pterodacdudes and the Frank-fronted Shred Savage for about the same amount of time. Both bands were on the heavier side and we thought it would be cool to play stuff more pop-influenced and maybe more girls would come to the shows. The new sound soon found a home with their friends at Burger Records. "Sean and Lee are friends from way back," explains Jon. "Mike played in Thee Makeout Party for a bit and we've all been roommates at one point or another." The label would release White Night’s debut cassette Tour EP in 2009 which was followed by Immortal cassette in 2010, and most recently their full length album Weird Night in 2016. The band including Troy Rounsevllie on keyboard and Kevin Carle on guitar are working on their next record. They are also anticipating their first tour in Japan. Tour starts on July 20 and all Japanese dates are with Lenguas Largas from Tucson, Arizona. July 21 - Yokosuka Fuck Yeah w/ Mule Team, EXTRA PLANTS July 22 - Shimokitazawa Basement Bar (daytime show) w/ Number Two July 23 - Ashikaga Soundhouse Pico w/ Broken Mountain July 24 - Waseda ZONE-B July 27 - Tokushima w/ Silver Wigs July 28 - Osaka w/ Sanhose July 29 - Kyoto w/ Sanhose Catch up on previous week's releases: Week 1: The Side Eyes "Cat Call" Week 2: The High Curbs "Empty Bottles" Week 3: VAJJ "Honey Pie" Week 4: Wyatt Blair "Pop Your Heart Out" Week 5: The Flytraps "Female of the Species" Week 6: Hammered Satin "Upward Spiral" Week 7: Death Valley Girls "Born Again and Again" Week 8: Vision "Light" Week 9: Meow Twins "Ratchet Witch"
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    Week 9: Meow Twins "Ratchet Witch" | Volcom Cyber Singles Club

    Burger Records x Volcom present Cyber Singles Club, features music from the newest breed of Burger Records stars in the making, recorded exclusively at Volcom Studio, and will be released for free download & streaming every Monday for 20 weeks beginning April 17th. Week 9: Meow Twins - "Ratchet Witch"   Grab the free download Meow Twins are another great young band to emerge from the early days of Burger Records. Formed with two singers, aka Meow Twins, Candra Edwards and Lily Stretz linked together when they were freshman and sophomores in high school. Today, they are creating some of the most refreshingly unique and individually-sounding punk rock. The band was originally formed with the two singers, calling themselves "Twins" a la Meow Twins, though they are not actual twin sisters... more like cosmic, spiritual twins. Lily has put down the microphone and picked up the bass while Candra continues to hold down the lead vocals. They are joined by Ez Kramer on drums and Zaine Drayton on guitar, and currently call Long Beach, CA home. "In 2010 we started just going to shows at their record shop and then kinda met them I guess," says Lily. "We had friends that got on the label first and then kinda hooked us up," says Candra. "We were playing there too and setting up shows with our bands," explains Lily. "Most of the shows we went to there were shows we set up," adds Candra. Those who experienced Burger shop shows know what type of scene would gather. Zaine adds, "They had shows about twice a week. FREE shows twice a week!" Sean from Burger tells it like this: "Meow Twins were regulars at our record shop shows during the early years of our Fullerton store. They started as fans and before long started their own band and released their debut cassette (sold out, stream it on Spotify) on Burger Records! Double female punk vocals with a punk pedigree featuring the daughter of Corey Stretz of J.F.A.! Loud, fast and out of control, this band has been and will always be one of our favorites around here." They were also playing bigger shows at Burger events. There is one favorite show that sticks out. "Burger a Go-Go because you get free burgers," says Lily. "Best Coast played too," adds Ez. In February 2016, Meow Twins released their second Burger full length, Skin, and the band plans to hit the U.S. on tour this July, so keep an eye out for tour dates coming soon! Catch up on previous week's releases: Week 1: The Side Eyes "Cat Call" Week 2: The High Curbs "Empty Bottles" Week 3: VAJJ "Honey Pie" Week 4: Wyatt Blair "Pop Your Heart Out" Week 5: The Flytraps "Female of the Species" Week 6: Hammered Satin "Upward Spiral" Week 7: Death Valley Girls "Born Again and Again" Week 8: Vision "Light"
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    #ThisFirst ...Make Your Passion Your Paycheck

    We're searching the Earth, looking for 15 people who are ready to make their passion their paycheck. 15 people who are ready to say, "F@%k That. This First." So what's your "This"? That one thing more than anything in your life that you are passionate about doing and would love to be able to make your full-time gig. Tell us by entering Volcom's #ThisFirst contest for the chance to win the opportunity to get paid by Volcom while you spend six weeks focusing on your "this". Applying is easy; we've thrown out the traditional job application and replaced it with one simple question, "What's your 'This' and what would it mean to you to put #ThisFirst?". Starting today, you can choose to submit your application with either a video or photo in a comment on our Facebook post or by making a new video or photo post with a caption to your Instagram (don't forget those hashtags); visit the ThisFirst contest page for further details and which is also where you can enter your submission directly to us. Why choose between doing what you love and doing what pays? Let Volcom give you that extra push to prioritize your passion. But don't wait, applications are only being accepted through June 21, 2017. Apply Now NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the following countries: the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec); France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom; Australia and New Zealand; Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay; Japan; China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand, who are 16 years of age or older as of date of entry. Starts 12:00 AM ET on June 8, 2017 and ends 11:59 PM ET on June 21, 2017. The Volcom #ThisFirst Contest is sponsored by Volcom LLC. Void where prohibited/restricted by law. For complete details, see Official Rules at www.Volcom.com/ThisFirst.
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    Week 8: Vision "Light" | Volcom Cyber Singles Club

    Burger Records x Volcom present Cyber Singles Club, features music from the newest breed of Burger Records stars in the making, recorded exclusively at Volcom Studio, and will be released for free download & streaming every Monday for 20 weeks beginning April 17th. Week 8: Vision - "Light"   Grab the free download There are a lot of things a young man can choose to do after high school. Perhaps you could start a band. "As soon as Ben and I got out of high school we formed the band with Christopher who happens to be my older brother," says drummer Phillip Dominick. "We've been a band since 2011." At that time Burger Records were already cementing a reputation amongst Angelenos. "I've always been a fan of the label," says guitarist and vocalist Christopher Valer. "I've always been a fan of Ty Segall." Their band Vision would soon catch a ride on the Burger wave after a memorable encounter at a grassroots swap meet. "Independent label market, as I recall," remembers Phillip. "It was at Silverlake elementary school." Bassist Ben Nastase adds, "They had a booth there." Burger Records founder Sean Bohrman recalls: "We met Vision at a record label swap meet. I was sitting at our booth and saw this kid walk through the gate and start heading straight for us. He immediately handed us his demo and said he took a bus from East LA to come and meet us. He explained that they don't get the respect they deserve and it was really intense... this guy is not joking around! We listened to the demo on the way home from the swap and it blew us away. It was like a tough Brit-pop band from East LA... like Oasis with balls. And like Oasis, they were comprised of two brothers who are constantly at odds." From that point on, Vision and Burger were like family. "We released their debut tape, their debut LP, have taken them on tours and brought them on shows all over the USA. They're still just as intense as the day we met them." When we asked Vision "what's the best part of working with Burger Records?" their sentiment is similar to Sean's. "It's like working with your homies," says Chris. "Yeah, the relationship, it's really chill," added Ben. Guitarist George Verdugo went on, "the movement of Burger is really good. Burger just seems to be about the music which is awesome." Most of the Cyber Singles Club bands have a favorite Burger moment, Vision are no different and are unanimous in what that moment was. "Yes!" they all said at once with Chris going on to recall. "We always talk about it, when we went to do a photoshoot for Urban Outfitters up in Malibu. That was the first time we ever went to Malibu. We're poor kids from East LA, so that was the first time we ever got to go somewhere up those hills. We were partying... it was so cool. It was something that us street kids, punk rockers, would never experience. The fact that Burger was able to deliver that to us... it was like community. It's so cool that we can share that with them." Catch up on previous week's releases: Week 1: The Side Eyes "Cat Call" Week 2: The High Curbs "Empty Bottles" Week 3: VAJJ "Honey Pie" Week 4: Wyatt Blair "Pop Your Heart Out" Week 5: The Flytraps "Female of the Species" Week 6: Hammered Satin "Upward Spiral" Week 7: Death Valley Girls "Born Again and Again"
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    Week 7: Death Valley Girls "Born Again and Again" | Volcom Cyber Singles Club

    Burger Records x Volcom present Cyber Singles Club, features music from the newest breed of Burger Records stars in the making, recorded exclusively at Volcom Studio, and will be released for free download & streaming every Monday for 20 weeks beginning April 17th. Week 7: Death Valley Girls - "Born Again and Again"   Grab the free download The Death Valley Girls sound is self-described as dystopian punk, doom boogie and occult glam. It's a spacey and seductive blend of styles. Since they first got together in 2013, this band was born to rock 'n' roll and destined to do so with none other than Burger Records. "Our first show was at their shop," says guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist Bonnie Bloomgarden. "That's how we met them," adds guitarist Larry Schemel. "That was our dream. That was the biggest dream in the world was to play a show at Burger Records. After that it was the biggest dream to have a cassette on Burger," notes Bonnie. Drummer and vocalist Laura Kelsey adds, "Then our biggest dream was to play Boogaloo," which they did in 2016. "The Mummies played and our whole destiny aligned for the future," explains Bonnie, "Whenever you get to play a Burger thing, it's cool." Sean from Burger explains their appeal: "Death Valley Girls have been cutting a wide swath through the poseurs and wannabes of the rock 'n' roll world for the past few years, all leading in to the release of their fiery debut album Glow In The Dark on Burger Records. They rule hard and their ruleage is at its most undeniable with this track from the Burger x Volcom Studio compilation, their first release since their debut album, continuing their most evil track record of head-banging glam punk blasts!" Death Valley Girls are currently casting a spell over Europe and UK while on tour this Summer. Check out their remaining tour dates: May 29 - Birmingham, UK Sunflower Lounge May 30 - Southampton, UK Talking Heads May 31 - Bristol, UK Mother’s Ruin June 1 - Manchester, UK TBA June 2 - Le Havre, France TBA June 3 - Paris, France Espace B June 4 - Renne, France Tattoo Convention June 6 - Ravenna, Italy Beaches Brew Fest June 7 - Vicenza, Italy Groove June 8 - Kreunzlingen, Switzerland horst June 9 - Groningen, Netherlands Vera June 10 - Breda, Netherlands Surf June 11 - Rotterdam, Netherlands Vibe June 12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso June 14 - Zagreb, Croatia Molvara June 15 - Ilirska Bistrita, Slovenia MKNZ June 16 - Kladavo, Serbia TBA June 17 - Beograd, Serbia Dorcal Platz Catch up on previous week's releases: Week 1: The Side Eyes "Cat Call" Week 2: The High Curbs "Empty Bottles" Week 3: VAJJ "Honey Pie" Week 4: Wyatt Blair "Pop Your Heart Out" Week 5: The Flytraps "Female of the Species" Week 6: Hammered Satin "Upward Spiral"
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    Week 6: Hammered Satin "Upward Spiral" | Volcom Cyber Singles Club

    Burger Records x Volcom present Cyber Singles Club, features music from the newest breed of Burger Records stars in the making, recorded exclusively at Volcom Studio, and will be released for free download & streaming every Monday for 20 weeks beginning April 17th. Week 6: Hammered Satin - "Upward Spiral" Grab the free download Sometimes things you’ve done in the past lead to another entirely different thing years later. Such is the case with Noah Wallace, lead singer of Hammered Satin. Formed in 2010 with Noah, Dan Sandvick (bassist), and Conor Berle (guitarist), Hammered Satin released their first cassette with Burger Records in 2012. "Sean and Lee from Burger Records had a band called Thee Makeout Party and my old band S'cool Girls played with them once in like 2005," remembers Noah. Sean adds, "We've been idolizing Hammered Satin for years in their many incarnations as the forever-young bubblegum glam pop gods of LA. First we knew them as Teachers Pet out of San Diego, and a few years later Noah blew minds with his amazing band S'Cool Girls. Now, they've evolved to their most perfect form, Hammered Satin! Signing Hammered Satin was kind of a no-brainer. We didn’t have to pitch ourselves. We were already buddies and good friends, and playing music with each other from back in the day created that natural affinity that we like to associate ourselves with." An interest in obscure records was always a common bond. Noa notes, "They’re like record collector guys. We’re all record collectors. There is a weird understanding among the record collector community if you know what I mean, so you know where the influences are coming from whereas most people don't." So where did the influence for "Upward Spiral" come from? "It's a motivational song," says Noah, "meant to inspire the listener into believing in themselves. Artists these days seem to be quite negative and down on themselves. It's like some sort of epidemic. I think of this song as an antidote to negative thinking. I first heard the phrase 'upward spiral' said by the character Jack Donaghy on the TV show 30 Rock. Thought it was funny, so I used it. And in the spirit of glam rock, it's slightly braggadocious proclaiming that you are on an 'upward spiral' rather than a downward one!" You can also own the 7" vinyl record for Upward Spiral which also includes the song Lavender Lightning Lady. Catch up on previous week's releases: Week 1: The Side Eyes "Cat Call" Week 2: The High Curbs "Empty Bottles" Week 3: VAJJ "Honey Pie" Week 4: Wyatt Blair "Pop Your Heart Out" Week 5: The Flytraps "Female of the Species"

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Week 5: The Flytraps "Female of the Species" | Volcom Cyber Singles Club
Burger Records x Volcom present Cyber Singles Club, features music from the newest breed of Burger Records stars in the making, recorded exclusively at Volcom Studio, and will be released for free download & streaming every Monday for 20 weeks beginning April 17th. Week 5: The Flytraps - "Female of the Species"   Grab the free download The Flytraps have been an Orange County act to reckon with since early 2012, existing in a feral state unlike many bands that play it nice. Members have come and gone since their debut album She-Freak, but a core duo of bassist Kristin Cooper and guitarist Beth Boyd are keeping this train roaring down the tracks. The Flytraps' relationship with Burger Records has some deep roots. "It was a loooong time ago," says Kristin. "We were courting each other all coy and shit. It kinda fell into place." At one particular Burger show Kristin was a little rowdy, and as she put it, "I got trashed, there was some broken glass." Beth continued the story for our pleasure, and said "She went into a breaking frenzy. She just started throwing everything." Fortunately for the band, and much to Kristin's redemption, whatever she did worked wonders. "Well, then they signed us, so I did something right," recalled Kristin. The Flytraps may be wild at heart, but they aren't evil. "I'm just trying to cause mischief. I'm not trying to cause bodily harm." Sean from Burger describes their new song "Female of the Species" as "Turned up to 11, radioactive rock 'n' roll fire! Leather, high heels, and fist-pumping action have made this band one of our favorites for years and they are finally making their Burger Records debut! Turn it up!" Though the details are a bit foggy, Kristin adds, "We've got a bitchin' record coming out on Burger!" Catch up on previous week's releases: Week 1: The Side Eyes "Cat Call" Week 2: The High Curbs "Empty Bottles" Week 3: VAJJ "Honey Pie" Week 4: Wyatt Blair "Pop Your Heart Out"
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Week 4: Wyatt Blair "Pop Your Heart Out" | Volcom Cyber Singles Club
Burger Records x Volcom present Cyber Singles Club, features music from the newest breed of Burger Records stars in the making, recorded exclusively at Volcom Studio, and will be released for free download & streaming every Monday for 20 weeks beginning April 17th. Week 4: Wyatt Blair - "Pop Your Heart Out"   Grab the free download Wyatt Blair has taken a life trip down a road paved with music. As a founder of the Los Angeles record label, shop, show promoter, and cassette manufacturer Lolipop Records, Wyatt has emerged in a thriving scene described as "semi-revolutionary, multi-cultural conglomeration of punk kids, loveless teen dreams and pop enthusiasts trying to change the world!" As a musician, he creates skillfully-crafted tunes from the combustion of raw energy and sophisticated hooks. If it weren’t for a friend sharing his original bedroom demo tape with Sean and Lee at Burger Records in 2009, things could’ve been different. "I never intended on doing anything with it," says Wyatt. "It was just something I was doing in my spare time. They really liked it and wanted to do a tape. I just thought it was the coolest thing ever that someone wanted to do something with my songs. It kind of started from there." From that point on, Burger Records and Wyatt Blair have been mutually influential for each other. Wyatt even has an impressive collection of Burger Releases. "I have maybe close to 500 of their releases. I’ve always kept up with what they are putting out. They are constantly turning me on to music that I’m inspired by. It's always like that with them. They're like an encyclopedia with knowledge." Sean (Burger Records) said "Wyatt Blair is one of the best songwriters I know. Straight up. He has an ear for hooks and knows how to use them. He started with an inconspicuous cassette called Candy Eyes on Burger and graduated to starting his own rock 'n' roll happening called Lolipop Records in LA. Adding, "last year we released his new solo album and one of my favorite Burger/Lolipop records of all time called Point of No Return!" An ode to to Lolipop Records and their motto "follow your heart", Wyatt's Cyber Singles Club contribution, "Pop Your Heart Out" comes from this core belief that you just got to listen to your heart! Catch up on previous week's releases: Week 1: The Side Eyes "Cat Call" Week 2: The High Curbs "Empty Bottles" Week 3: VAJJ "Honey Pie"
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Week 3: VAJJ "Honey Pie" | Volcom Cyber Singles Club
Burger Records x Volcom present Cyber Singles Club, features music from the newest breed of Burger Records stars in the making, recorded exclusively at Volcom Studio, and will be released for free download & streaming every Monday for 20 weeks beginning April 17th. Make sure you grab the week 1 download - The Side Eyes "Cat Call" as well as week 2's - The High Curbs "Empty Bottles." Week 3: VAJJ - "Honey Pie" Honey Pie by VAJJ Grab the free download VAJJ creates music that hits every mark between teenage pop and gnarly punk. Don’t let the smooth taste fool you though, this OC-based girl gang holds it down with true grit and style. Each of the three members sing and have been known to swap instruments as duty calls. The origin story for this band was conceived in early in high school. "I found out about Burger Records when I was a sophomore in high school," says bassist Alexia Del Alcazar. "I remember specifically this guy Brandon Ramone in English class was like, 'you should listen to this band The Garden.' I was like, whoa! What?! Here was this thing called Burger Records. There are cassettes. It was so weird to me. Then The Aquadolls was the second band." "The Lovely Bad Things was the first for me," says bassist Jackie Proctor. "I was immediately like, OK, this is so fun!" "We went to a lot of Burger shows," says Jackie. "We were like Burger girls," adds Alexia. Jackie recalls a particulary wild show: "I look around and the whole crowd is just taking their shirts off. Everybody’s kissing everybody, the band was kissing each other, and girls just flinging their bras. There was toilet paper and confetti. It was literally insane and everybody just holding each other. I was like, this can’t be happening right now. Let’s go to these shows all the time!" So it would seem that early Burger Records bands have influenced a new group of acts including VAJJ. Guitarist Viva Henny adds, "I feel like a lot of bands got their start from Burger. We were just drawn to it because there were so many good bands." Burger Records' Sean Bohrman says this about VAJJ: "Our favorite pack of teenage rock 'n' roll wild childs, VAJJ was brought to Burger after they recorded some sweet tunes with The Aquadolls. From there, we got them on some shows and that's when we fell for their goofy, lovable style and got them in the studio with Steve McDonald of Redd Kross to record their debut album, coming soon to Burger Records!" VAJJ continues to write their way into Burger Records history with the release of "Honey Pie" for Volcom's Cyber Singles Club, which shows just how much influence the Burger crew has on today's youth. "They came from just a couple dudes and just started this whole company," says Viva, "they really started a scene."
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Week 2: The High Curbs "Empty Bottles" | Volcom Cyber Singles Club
Burger Records x Volcom present Cyber Singles Club, features music from the newest breed of Burger Records stars in the making, recorded exclusively at Volcom Studio, and will be released for free download & streaming every Monday for 20 weeks beginning April 17th. Make sure you grab the 1st week's download - The Side Eyes "Cat Call" Week 2: The High Curbs - "Empty Bottles" Cyber Singles Club by The High Curbs Grab the free download Having arrived from the Inland Empire like a wild fire, The High Curbs have been busier than ever. But how did it all start? Before they ever worked with Burger Records (Burger released The High Curbs second full length, Marcelo Cleveland on cassette in July 2016), the band were already fans... initially connected through the internet. "Literally, if you have Soundcloud, then you know Burger Records" explained singer Eduardo Moreno, "that's really it." Meeting Sean and Lee and the Burger Records crew in person didn't take much more effort either. "We just went in the store and annoyed the shit out of them... we would just walk in and ask them if they have any shows you could throw us on?". It's much harder to ignore someone in real life as opposed to pestering them on social media... "That [social media] doesn’t work" the band all agreed. It also helps to make friends with other bands on Burger. "Be friends with a band that's on Burger and tell them to record you", said Eduardo. "That's what we did," added drummer Aaron Korbe. The band recorded their debut self-titled EP with Facundo Bermudez, better known as Cundo, who sent Sean the recordings that first put The High Curbs on Burger's radar. But admittedly "things got lost in the shuffle for a year or two" remembered Sean and The High Curbs would go on to self release that EP as well as their follow up full length, Weight Problems. But The High Curbs persistence would pay off. They recorded their second full-length with Audacity's (one of the original bands on Burger Records) Matt Schmalfeld, who then sent the recordings to Sean who thought "they ruled" and "that's when The High Curbs became part of the Burger Fam!" he exclaimed. Part of the NOW SOUND of Burger Records today, The High Curbs hit the Volcom Studio to record a brand new song for the Cyber Singles Club. Entitled "Empty Bottles", the song's about being on tour and is a full blast of garage-punk rock and roll that shows why the band are ready to hit the road every chance they get. As an added bonus, The High Curbs, also made a music video for the song.
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Week 1: The Side Eyes "Cat Call" | Volcom Cyber Singles Club
Burger Records x Volcom present Cyber Singles Club, features music from the newest breed of Burger Records stars in the making, recorded exclusively at Volcom Studio, and will be released for free download & streaming every Monday for 20 weeks beginning April 17th. Week 1: The Side Eyes - "Cat Call" Cyber Singles Club by The Side Eyes Grab the free download The Side Eyes' origin story is sort of ordinary. "We all met at Burgerama," says bassist Chris. It's happened a thousand times over, a group of people meet and things just click and next thing they know they've devised a plan to start a band together. It was no different for the members of The Side Eyes explained guitarist Kevin, "... and that's when we wanted to do it... like, we want to do this. We're starting a band,". That was March of 2015 at Burgerama 4 at The Observatory, a festival with an atmosphere so electrifying who knows how many bands were spawned that day. "It looked very doable. You could see this kinda scene forming. It was really amazing. It really drew me in." remembered Astrid, the band's singer. The Side Eyes' wild, youthful swagger quickly made them darlings in the Los Angeles underground. And it wasn't long before word of the band made its way back to Sean and Lee at Burger Records, soon finding themselves booked at Burger-a-Go-Go that summer and exactly one year later back at the Observatory set to play one of the seven nights of the 2016 Burger/Observatory anniversary shows. "We heard about The Side Eyes through Jeff McDonald of one of our all-time favorite bands Redd Kross!" explained Sean. Now it just so happens that Astrid is the daughter of Jeff and it was the recordings that the band made with Jeff's brother Steve that would eventually become The Side Eyes debut self-titled release on Burger Records. Burger's all about keeping it in the family. For their contribution to the Cyber Singles Club the band choose to re-record the first song, "Cat Call", from their debut release. Propelled by singer Astrid McDonald's fierce vocal delivery over the muscular fury created from the brotherly band of shredders, Chris and Kevin Devine, and backed by the speedy hands of drummer Nick Arnold, The Side Eyes create a fury fitting for the message... no time spared for stupid cat calls. In addition to re-recording "Cat Calls", The Side Eyes also laid down four more songs during their session at Volcom Studio and as a little bonus we're including the scorching new as-yet unreleased song "Teenage Jerks" below for you to enjoy in all it's goofy green-screen glory.
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Why Blister? Why Anything? - Noa Deane Gets "Deep"
Don't call it surf rock! When Noa Deane isn’t surfin’ he can usually be found with a guitar in his hands channeling his alt-rock heroes Mudhoney and Melvins. Last September Noa recorded his first EP entitled barbie69 entirely by himself at his parents house in their kitchen and put it up on Bandcamp. Jamming the album for a while now, the more we listened, the more we wanted to know. So over the course of a few txt msgs we got Noa shine a little light on his music background. When did you first start playing music? What was the first instrument you learned on? When I was about 12, I had a red Fender Squire Stratocaster. You recorded the album in your parents house, what did you record on? Yeah it was in the downstairs kitchen using Garageband. You play guitar left-handed, but drum right-handed. Which hand do you write with? I write with my right hand. I guess I have a few wires crossed in my brain. Heard you own a cello, do you play that one regular or goofy? Bought one and never play it, haha. Any Aussie musicians you look up to or have influenced you? Inxs is sick and I like Silverchair too. Why Blister? Why anything? haha How’s the album doing? You only need to sell 35,000 to get a gold record in Australia, do you already know where you are going to hang yours? It's going alright. Sold $400 bucks worth, but I'll never sell that many. Haha Below's a little taste of Blister live last week in Manly, Australia during Volcom's epic week long takeover of the Hotel Steyne during Riders Week. Give Noa and Blister a follow on Instagram for more.