If you think the prison industrial complex isn’t a recapitulation of slavery and apartheid, you’ve got your fucking head up your ass.
In light of our destination on Friday, check out this thought provoking article on some current Mexican punk by our pal Stuart :
Holas! We are playing Mexico D.F. for the first (and probably only) time ever on March 8th. The show is with our dear friends and kindred spirits PUNCH. This is going to be very special, we hope you’ll join us in you’re anywhere nearby. Info follows below. Hasta luego!
March 8th 2013 7:00pm
PUNCH (San Francisco, CA)
PAINT IT BLACK (Philadelphia, PA)
Per Se (MRD)
Entrada General: $150 MXN
No se permitirá el acceso con cámaras profesionales!
Cero alcohol, cero tabaco, cero drogas.
Cualquier duda será contestada por inbox.
This new record has been in the works for what feels like a long time. So long, in fact, that it seems like a lot of people, us included, stopped believing it was really going to happen. The challenges of geography, too many bands and tours, and other more mundane aspects of adult life, all conspired to delay and discourage us. But here we are, despite these obstacles, with a new record and a renewed sense of purpose. And in a way, that’s what these new songs, and this band, are really all about. This music, and the culture and community that surround it, don’t really have an expiration date, even though the larger world around us would have us believe that these are childish things, to be put aside as we become responsible, productive citizens. Now, that is obviously bullshit of the highest order. But this isn’t about avoiding adulthood; it’s about redesigning it so that it doesn’t clash so violently with our most deeply held beliefs. It’s about the compromises we refuse to make, but also about the subtle negotiations between ideals/aspirations & day-to-day pragmatics. It’s about figuring out how to keep making noise even when life quiets down. Yes, it’s about parenthood, but it’s also about deliberately resisting corrupt mainstream value systems, even (especially) when they’re bombarding you from all sides. It’s about brutal, devastating loss. More than ever, it’s about alienation and outrage.
We can’t wait to share it with you.
01 Greetings, Fellow Insomniacs
03 Props For Ventriloquism
04 Little Fists
Out 2nd April 2013 on No Idea Records.
OK, March 31st at the F-U Church in Philly:Please reblog if you’re so inclined.
PAINT IT BLACK
All Ages. $10. On sale Friday, Feb. 8th. We will have a new 7”EP with six excellent new songs on it at the show. More on that later, though. No other shows planned at the moment.
(Sorry for the delay, other emergencies got in the way of posting this in a more timely manner)
Today we celebrate the life of a man who pushed us to take risks in the name of freedom and justice. Implicit in that is a critique of the psychological structures that allow us to treat people as less than human. This goes beyond race, including in its scope gender, sexuality, class and other elements of “difference” as well. Objectification in all it’s myriad forms facilitates oppression, and its not a stretch to see the same process at work in our exploitation of non-human animals as well. So today let’s remember to keep ourselves in check, everytime we slip (and we ALL slip) into old patterns of “different” = “less than.”