12/31/2009

VISUAL


Live at FMLY Fest @ 5011 in Los Angeles, CA 12/28/09

12/18/2009

IRVINE SUCKS


If you're into skateboarding or our music at all, you should check out this video on Irvine Sucks. Featuring our song "Ice Palace" off the new record and skateboarding by our drummer Lil Chris as well as some of our other homies! 

12/16/2009

VISUAL


Live at Ports O Call Bedroom in West Covina, CA 12/9/09

12/12/2009

PROMO SHOTS



Photos by Paul Rosales

12/09/2009

SHOW TONIGHT IN WEST COVINA


Using something like this....

12/03/2009

TAN DOLLAR - YOUR BODY AS A TEMPLE

"Your Body As A Temple" (CD Digipak) on Life's Blood will be out January 4th, 2010! CD Release show that day at Acrobatics Everyday @ UC Irvine with Woodsman, Young Prisms, Pure Ecstasy, Silver Pines, and Dash Jacket. Subsequent tours with Italic Indian and Weed Diamond in California and and parts of Arizona starting January 6th through January 15th.


"Your Body As A Temple" (Cassette) on Mirror Universe will be out shortly following the release of the CD, early in 2010.

11/25/2009

LIFE'S BLOOD

Our new "record" will be out on CD via Sam's amazing Life's Blood hopefully by our first tour show on January 4th!! 

11/22/2009

'TAN DOLLAR' ON BEAT THE INDIE DRUM MIXTAPE

Hey our song "Tan Dollar" off the new album is on the November mixtape for the blog Beat the Indie Drum. There are 2 'discs' worth of music there, we are on disc 2.

11/17/2009

DOWNLOADS

If you haven't downloaded these releases please do so now, I'm removing the links from the side of this blog!!!




11/16/2009

"YOUR BODY AS A TEMPLE" TRACKLIST & NO CONCLUSION BLOG

01 LC's Choice
02 Doug Jam
03 Grow-Op
04 Tan Dollar
05 Untitled
06 Little Bird
07 Ice Palace
08 Alive Today
09 Something
10 The Turning Point
11 Strength
12 Six Feet
13 Epic Mana

This is it. Any of the songs that you know(except for Tan Dollar) are brand new versions, so everything old has a new twist. This release will become available on CD and Tape in December/January from Mirror Universe and Life's Blood.

You can see what the No Conclusion blog had to say and download "Tan Dollar" from "Your Body As a Temple" and a couple jams off "Pink Sky".

11/15/2009

BEKO SINGLE ON WEEKLY TAPE DECK


WWW.NOAMBITIONS.COM now redirects to our blog!!! No Ambitions the label is going into hiding, if you haven't been able to tell already. There will be more releases in the future though.

If you go to the Weekly Tape Deck blog, you can read what they think of our "Strength / Ice Palace" single. Go check out BEKO for our single and a bunch of other free downloads!

11/11/2009

TAN DOLLAR - "YOUR BODY AS A TEMPLE"

 
New album due out late December/early January on Life's Blood / Mirror Universe.

Download the song "Tan Dollar" (2:58).

11/08/2009

TAN DOLLAR - BEKO_08 - "STRENGTH b/w ICE PALACE"

Tracklisting: 
A. Strength
B. Ice Palace

Here is the download to our single for the French label Beko! Also, make sure you check out all of Beko's other digital singles for some free downloads from some sick bands plus more on the way. These 2 tracks are demos / alternate versions from our upcoming album "Your Body As A Temple".

11/04/2009

JANUARY 2010 TOUR DATES

Here is an updated list of the dates we are playing on tour in January. Italic Indian will join us for the first portion of the tour and now Weed Diamond will be with us for the second part! Here are the dates:

01/04/10 ACROBATICS EVERYDAY @ UCI - Irvine, CA
with: Young Prisms, Woodsman, Dash Jacket

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WITH ITALIC INDIAN:

01/06/10 CHE CAFE - La Jolla, CA
with: The Endless Bummer, Dizzy Jaguars

01/07/10 TBA - Tucson/Phoenix, AZ
with: TBA

01/08/10 BIKE SAVIOURS - Tempe, AZ
with: TBA

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WITH WEED DIAMOND & ITALIC INDIAN:

01/09/10 ECHO CURIO - Los Angeles, CA
with: Railcars

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WITH WEED DIAMOND:

01/11/10 L'KEG GALLERY - Los Angeles, CA
with: TBA

01/12/10 BIKO GARAGE - Isla Vista, CA
with: Woodsman

01/13/10 TBA - San Francisco/Oakland, CA
with: TBA

01/14/10 TBA - Oakland/San Francisco, CA
with: TBA

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01/15/10 2007 BROAD ST. - San Luis Obispo, CA
with: G.Green, Secret Tones, Land Minds

Please, if you can help with any of the shows that aren't booked yet just email us at friendlybiceps@gmail.com

NEW SONG ON WEEKLY TAPE DECK

Check out a little write up and download link to the new song on Weekly Tape Deck.

10/31/2009

TAN DOLLAR

DOWNLOAD: Tan Dollar "Tan Dollar" (2:58)
Brand new song recorded by Paul Rosales/Wonder Wheel. This song will appear on our upcoming album "Your Body As a Temple" released on tape by Mirror Universe and CD by Life's Blood. There is a small write-up about it on Get Off the Coast, they've posted some awesome stuff recently.

10/28/2009

VISUAL

Live at Acrobatics Everyday at UC Irvine 10/27/09

10/27/2009

ACROBATICS EVERYDAY AT UC IRVINE TONIGHT

Everyone should come out to this show in Irvine tonight and hang out!


Social Science Trailer 103 | All Ages | $5 | 8 p.m.

10/25/2009

VISUAL & ACROBATICS EVERYDAY IN IRVINE TUESDAY


Live at L'Keg Gallery in Los Angeles 10/24/09

Show at L'Keg last night was beyond words, sooo good. Check these bands/people out if you haven't already: Wonder Wheel, Jeans Wilder, Conncet9, and MAGICK FUCKING ORCHIDS.




We're jamming out on Tuesday for the above show. It's going to be an awesome time so come hang out with us if you can! Additionally, the "Strength / Ice Palace" digital single for Beko will be out on the second Monday of November. Stay posted for that.

10/23/2009

L'KEG GALLERY IN LA TOMORROW


This is going to be a super rad show at the L'Keg Gallery, you don't want to miss this shit! Wonder Wheel playing as a full band(it's really good), Conncet9 who's 1/2 of Jerkagram and recently relocated to LA, Jeans Wilder from San Diego is sooo good, and Magick Orchids of course are gonna be amazing!

10/20/2009

FURLOUGH FEST @ CAL STATE FULLERTON TOMORROW


This is last minute but tomorrow(10/21) at about 4:30 p.m. we'll be playing Becker Ampitheatre on the Cal State Fullerton Campus for Furlough Fest. Come early it appears there will be cool stuff happening all day, all in the name of stopping these bullshit budget cuts!!

10/13/2009

V/A - "FRIENDSHIP BRACELET CLUB VOL. 2"



Track listing:
01. Forest Swords - Sister (Demo)
02. mathewdavid - No Need to Worry
03. Wild Safari - Vitamins A & C
04. Julian Lynch, Jessica Calvanico, and Gregory Campanile - Basement Jam
05. More Bikini Babes- Fishing With My Dad
06. Screen Gems - All the Fun We Had
07. Rangers - These Things
08. Speculator - We Don't Give a Shit
09. Dem Hunger - Horrible Arsehole
10. Tonstartssbandht - Black Country (Demo)
11. Tan Dollar - Epic Mana (Demo)
12. Big Troubles - Wouldn't Mind (Demo)
13. Byrds of Paradise - Bag of Plantains
14. Weed Diamond - Year Culture (Demo)
15. Pure Ecstasy - Pressure Drop
16. Jen Paul - Muerte O Casamiento Durmiente

HERE is the link to download. Go HERE to check out the Friendship Bracelet write-up about all the songs.

10/06/2009

10/04/2009

EPIC MANA

DOWNLOAD: Tan Dollar "Epic Mana" (3:28)
Song for the "Friendship Bracelet Club Vol. 2" compilation and demo for the upcoming album "Your Body As A Temple".

VISUAL


Live at Acrobatics Everyday @ UCI in Irvine 10/3/09

This show was definitely one of the most fun and positive ones we have been involved in, hands down. As you can see from above the Social Science Trailer got hooked up with some crazy lighting which is a first for Acrobatics Everyday shows. Everyone was really stoked and it made us so happy! (related or unrelated?) Much thanks again to Magick Orchids, The Endless Bummer, and Tempo No Tempo. Props to Sam for putting on these insane shows right here in Irvine and to Railcars, who I require you to see because no matter where you live they will be coming through your town in the next couple months.

10/03/2009

ACRBTCS EVRYDY SHW TNGHT & NEW CDS & VISUAL

Show at the Fullerton Train Station was interesting! We'll probably play there again soon. Anyways, tonight we're playing with an amazing line-up filled with friends! Details right here:

We had some copies of this at the show last night and we'll be bringing some to tonight's show:
If you want to buy one come to a show or send an email to friendlybiceps@gmail.com for more information. For mail order they are 5 dollars. It includes both the "EP" and "Pink Sky" songs with the extended version of our collaboration track with Wonder Wheel.


Live at Sante Fe Cafe at the Train Station in Fullerton 10/2/09

10/02/2009

VISUAL


Live at Tribal Cafe in Los Angeles 10/1/09

OC WEEKLY ARTICLE & PROPER SONGS BLOG

Show at the Tribal Cafe was a little rocky but really fun!

If you turn to page 47 in this week's edition of OC Weekly there is an article about us. If you don't live around here or have any desire to read it you can check it out online HERE.

We're also on the Proper Songs Blog which is way cool, so give it a look and grab some free music!

Additionally, we are playing at the Fullerton Train Station tonight(Friday) with Pito Muerto and Zoology. We're going to start the show at 7:00 and it is potentially free(?). Come out, it's at 136 Santa Fe Ave. in Fullerton.

10/01/2009

SHOW TONIGHT IN LA

The Show is at 7:30 p.m. and is free, but i urge you to support the cafe and buy some of their amazing food and drinks. Come early!

YOUR BODY AS A TEMPLE

9/28/2009

VISUALS FROM TUCSON

Hey, these are some videos I just got of us playing at The HangArt in Tucson on 7/25/09. This is from our trip to Arizona over the summer. Filmed by JokeHarmonica..

"Grow-Op" and part of "Untitled"

End of "Untitled" and "Newer"

"The Turning Point", "New", and the beginning of "Trying"

End of "Trying"

SUPER ACE BLOG & RODEO BLOG

Here's a little bit of hype courtesy of the Super Ace Blog.

I also found a small splurge on us from a couple of weeks ago on this Swedish Blog called Rodeo. I have no idea what that says so if you can translate, go ahead and hit us up.

Your Body As A Temple...

9/27/2009

VISUAL

"The Turning Point" and "Untitled" live 9/4/09 at Malo Funhouse. Filmed by Rhea.

9/25/2009

OH YEAH

9/24/2009

VISUAL & FAMILY TIME BLOG

"Ice Palace" and "Epic Mana" live 9/4/09 at Malo Funhouse. Filmed by Rhea.

We were also featured on the Family Time Blog which is pretty dope. Give it a quick look over, more news soon.

9/23/2009

SMALL ESTUARIES

Check out this blog called Small Estuaries from Seattle, WA. There's a little write-up about us on there, plus some other cool shit.

Hate to admit it, but i have...

9/20/2009

GET OFF THE COAST & MERIT/DEMERIT

There is mention of us as well as links to download some songs on the Get Off the Coast Blog. Check it out.

Also, we picked some songs out for a mixtape on this site called Merit/Demerit. Over 30 minutes of free music, plus there's some other cool ones on there too.

9/19/2009


9/14/2009

ONLY FOR OPEN MINDS

Saturday's show at The Smell was real cool! I got to say, Brother Mitya playing in the alley was pretty good. Atleast this one band basically ruining his set by sound checking right in the middle of it had a positive outcome to it. Again, if you want to see rad shows in Los Angeles see what Deseret's Lot's O Crap is putting together.

If you want to get one of the final copies of our tour tape, you can buy it for $5 from the Only for the Open Minded Distro which is run by none other than Magick Orchids.

Here's what they have to say about it:

"Tan Dollar is developing a sound that is entirely their own. Their set-up of two keys and live drums create layers of melodic grooves that captivate you into beautiful noise pop glory and never lets you go until the last note. This is a cassette that they originally released to raise money for their tour. This is good music that you will appreciate having in the years to come. Support the band by getting this now. Limited copies available!"

We also have a few left that we will be selling at shows. Like maybe 2 or 3 copies.

I found this PLAYLIST with one of our songs. Alot of the other songs are pretty cool. Definently an interesting listen.

As of now(subject to change), we have no shows until October 1st at the Tribal Cafe in Echo Park with Zoology and Dash Jacket. Hopefully we'll be working on songs for the new album until then. 4 songs were recorded with Paul last Thursday, two for this digital single we're doing and one for the Friendship Bracelet Vol. 2 Compilation. I'll keep you posted on when those can be obtained, but I'm probably going to post up one of the songs tomorrow or the next day, so check back.

9/09/2009

HAPPENINGS

Monday we played at Tribal Cafe in Echo Park with Regular Assholes. They sounded pretty rad, i might add. The show was put on by Deseret who books stuff under the Lots O Crap name at a few cool venues. She hooked us up with a show at The Smell this Saturday. See you there...
Boom. We're going to record a new song for the Friendship Bracelet compilation on Thursday. Full length of mostly new songs due out on Life's Blood, hopefully before we go on tour in January. Most likely in cassette and cd formats. More info to be determined. 

9/07/2009

MALO FRIENDSHIP

Show on Friday was the best!! If you like good music or having fun at all please check out Magick Orchids, Guppies, Michael Nhat, and Lee Noble! These people are doing amazing things so support that. Some videos and maybe some pictures will probably materialize very soon. 

We're getting deep into writing new songs for a new album. We're aiming to get it done for tour in January, but if not we're hoping to get some sort of new release out by then.

One last thing, we got featured on this really cool blog called Friendship Bracelet. Check it out, there some links to download "Pink Sky" and some individual songs out. There some other rad music featured on there too, so give it a good look over.

8/29/2009

CLEAN ON THE OUTSIDE


We are playing next Friday at Malo Funhouse in LA which is Magick Orchids' house(they are playing too) with Guppies and Michael Nhat. Looking forward to that! Then see you at FYF Fest on Saturday, we're stoked to see Lightning Bolt and Tim and Eric!!!

8/19/2009

PALACE

DOWNLOAD: Tan Dollar/Wonder Wheel - "Palace" (10:02) 
TD on Omnichord, Drums, and Keyboard. WW on Bass.

8/17/2009

NEW MUSIC ++PINK SKY++

Here are six new-ish songs, some you may know already and some you may not. 4 of them are from the tour cassette(almost sold out), and the first 2 tracks are new instrumentals we recorded with Paul a.k.a. Wonder Wheel but haven't released at all. They don't really have titles but may or may not be on an upcoming release.
Tan Dollar - Pink Sky (2009)
1. Newer
2. New
3. Grow-Op
4. Chinese Song
5. The Turning Point
6. Untitled
Recorded by Paul Rosales at Orange Julius in Orange, CA.

If you don't already have this:

Tan Dollar - EP (2009)
1. Trying
2. Alive Today
3. B. Helper
4. Strength
5. Untitled
6. Disconnected
Self recorded at No Ambitions Studios in Tustin, CA.

We're currently writing some new songs, setting up some shows, and early planning stages of a january CA/AZ tour(with Italic Indian!!).

8/16/2009

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Show tomorrow(that we're not playing) with WONDER WHEEL, CAUCUS, GENERIFUS, and HERMIT THRUSHES..more info at www.acrobaticseveryday.com

7/28/2009

YES AZ/NO TX

Our car overheated in Tucson Saturday, so on Sunday we decided to head back to California instead of going on to Texas. We are bummed about canceling and hopefully we'll be able to make it out there sometime soon. If you live near Denton, TX go see Yellow Crystal Star at the Majestic Dwelling of Doom tonight(7/28) and The Wiggins at Super Happy Fun Land tomorrow(7/29) in Houston, TX. Regaurdless, we had an awesome time in Arizona. Thanks to Daniel and Allison at Bike Saviours and Jake at The HangArt as well as Beck and his roomates in Tucson! There's more people, we didn't forget about you! Here's some pictures we took:

Downtown Phoenix:
The laws are tough in AZ:
Stephen Steinbrink/French Quarter:
Haunted Tapes:
Mas o Menos:
New Friends:
French Quarter/Uggamugga:
Maureen:
Koala Hotel: