Hard Girls collection is up for pre-order. We’ll hopefully have these ready to ship by the end of the month or early next month. If you’re not familiar with this band, please get familiar, they are the real deal in every way, shape, andform. Seriously, I’ve never felt this strongly about a band in a long time. Peace, MIKE PARK Order here: http://asianmanrecords.storenvy.com/products/1143878-hard-girls-hard-lp This collection of songs were all previously unavailable on vinyl. Track list: A SIDE Punkers Too The Orbitoclast Wayfarer Vega Masters of the Universe Beach Party (demo) B SIDE Punkers Won Shame Your Name Evening Constitutional Sleep Quinceañera Lazer Parade Strange Carafe Beach Party DIGITAL BONUS TRACKS Birds Unearthly Horses If They Never Find Out
Hard Girls just left the AMR garage for their first real big tour with our belovedAndrew Jackson Jihad. I feel like a proud parent seeing their child off to college. Sniff sniff.. be safe and show the world your amazing music.
Flash back to London, England May 2009. Jesse Michaels, lead singer of OPERATION IVY, CLASSICS OF LOVE, illustrator/painter, author, and genius. A man so influential to thousands of people for his lyrics, his vocal style, his iconic drawings. A man who sold over a million records. I took this photo as I reflected on my own life and realized if this guy who sold over a million records can still sleep on floors of strangers homes and slum it like he was 18 yrs old then I can do it too. Much respect to all the diy bands that tour because they love music. Peace, MIKE PARK
Today’s stream comes from San Jose, CA-based Hard Girls. We’ve got a stream of the band’s new release, A Thousand Surfaces. The trio, perhaps inspired by their time with Jesse Michaels in Classics of Love, get frantic. Although their work still is framed by the reflective songwriting style of b.
More Hard Girls. You can stream the entire album at Punknews.org Please listen, share, and sing along. This is straight up one of the best records I’ve heard in a long time. Listen to the stream and then try not having a great day. TRY!!
Bob from Shinobu made this Hard Girls video for $39. This looks like a $5,000 video. He is insanely talented. Completely self taught and wowza!! Thanks to Alternative Press for hosting the video. Check it out, love it, share it, and sing along. Peace, MIKE PARK
San Jose’s Hard Girls’ features members of a slew of other California punk bands (Shinobu, Pteradon, The Bruce Lee Band, etc.) but it wasn’t until it paired itself with former Operation Ivy/Common Rider vocalist Jesse Michaels under the moniker Classics Of Love that Hard Girls’ prowess became a
the The A.V. Club is streaming a new song from Hard Girls"996 TEARS" Think the Fall meets Wire meets Sebadoh and yeah. This is the best thing the band has ever recorded. "A THOUSAND SUFACES" coming out JUNE 24th.
For years I’ve been in love with a band called Hard Girls. They are not only a great band, but great friends. But I wanted them to work hard and not just rely on me and my good looks to put out their music. So here I am to announce that the new Hard Girls album “A Thousand Surfaces” will be coming out June 24th. If you’re not familiar, please get familiar. Think of a mix between The Weakerthans, Superchunk, Jawbreaker, and Guided By Voices. That’s a good start. Check out a new track from the forthcoming album and PLEASE Please do me a favor and share with friends. Peace, mike park
Today, we grace our page with a top 10 list of various things from Mr. Jesse Michaels of Classics Of Love and Operation Ivy. 1) People who were nice in L.A. my new home 2) Hunger Games (the book- new to me) 3) The car it took forever to get 4) The apartment it took forever to find 5) Ursula Heise, Science Fiction lit professor, genius 6) Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep (Book, Blade Runner Novel, Philip K. Dick) 7) Moxyland (book, South African Cyberpunk novel, Lauren Beukes) 8) Korean Son Buddhism (studying it, not a Buddhist) 9) The most overrated poet in history: Alexander Pope for helping me to define for myself what bad literature is 10) L.A.
*this is a personal list that reflects moving to L.A. to go to school for literature, I wanted to give something to Mike but I don’t know anything about new records or any other media so I just did this…