St. John’s. You never disappoint

Getting home at 2am with a police report in your pocket is a special feeling….

To sum it up,  System and Station rocked our faces off. AZ beat Duke. Someone named “Chacho”, driving an SUV with vanity plates that said “MONNY” crashed into my beloved PT Cruiser, and left the scene. A cop showed up, wearing full sleeve tattoos, to take our statements, and talk about how only douche bags have vanity plates like that.

I didn’t quite know what to expect from this show at Slim’s, but considering the place was still buzzing when we left at 1:30, we’ll definitely be back.


Goodbye KUFO

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

— nameless dolphin.


People of Portland, we are truly sorry to have had to do this, but the time has come to take KUFO off air.  As one listener noted, it was their go-to station for “rockin tunes” and we simply could not allow them to continue to compete with us.  A decision was made and now there’s only one place in Portland for “rockin tunes” — your friendly neighborhood animal r&r concert.   There are a couple coming up: March 24th at Slim’s and April 30th at the Tonic Lounge.  In between those, feel free to load up your mp3 player/iPhone/Droid with some tunes from Bandcamp or find us on iTunes or Amazon.


Recording…. and how much it really costs

Teppei from Thrice and Colin from Circa Survie break down the true cost of recording for AP. Go give it a read: Apparently borrowing $200k from the record label isn’t that much these days. Even if you’re self-produced.


By contrast, we spent ~$600 with Adam Pike @ Toadhouse for recording and mastering our EP. So if you’re in a band and don’t have Teppei’s or Colin’s access to corporate money bags, go talk to Adam.