New video + interview with Geoff

This is our new video, directed by our friend Blaine Ludy. We can’t express how happy we are with it. Thanks Blaine!

In other news, I (Geoff) have a solo album called Princess that I just released on Vanity Projects. I did an interview with Mark Givens, of MungBeing magazine, to promote it. The interview includes an mp3 collection, including an old gem from back when Pizza! was called the New Motherfuckers. Check it out!

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“Bogus Rimshots” reviewed in LA Record #101; Free Show tonight!

The new issue of L.A. Record has been released, and it features a review of our Bogus Rimshots from the Fourth cassette. In case you haven’t seen L.A. Record, you should know that it’s the best and biggest music publication in Los Angeles and can be found for free at newsstands, venues, and record stores all around Southern California (full disclosure – we, uh, “know” some of the people who write for the magazine). If you haven’t heard Bogus Rimshots, click here to buy it from Kill/Hurt Tapes – but hurry, there are only about 30 copies left!

If you’re digitally inclined, the album – a compilation of our favorite tracks from the past few years – is available on iTunes via Manimal Vinyl.

We are also playing a Free Show tonight at the Echo (1822 Sunset Blvd.), which is also the only show we have on our schedule before the end of the year. It’s not necessarily our LAST show of the year, but it certainly might be…

We play at 10pm. Opener Halloween Swim Team plays at 9pm, closer the Sweet Hurt plays at 12am, and headliner Evan Voytas (featuring Pizza! member Duncan and Pizza! collaborator Caitlin). RSVP on Facebook.

Show tonight, and a review of “Bogus Rimshots from the Fourth”

We’re playing the Smell tonight and it’s going to be awesome! Our buddies Aunt Dracula had to be removed from the bill because they had a tour van tragedy, but fortunately Essay has stepped onto the bill in their stead.

Today, International Tapes ran a nice review of our compilation album, Bogus Rimshots from the Fourth. We really appreciate it. Buy the album on cassette from Kill/Hurt. You can also buy it on iTunes from Manimal Vinyl.

Beatcrave Fav!

Sigh… right after our bruising battle for the Deli LA’s “Band of the Month,” during which Miles Sirius Wintner from our (now former) friends and competitors Moses Campbell actually transformed himself into a rabid dog and bit Rand in the face, we have been nominated against some of our good buddies in a website poll. This time, the website is Beatcrave. The friends against whom we’ve been pitted are the members of Le Switch. Duncan used to play in a band called Daphne the Painted Lady with Le Switch’s drummer Joe, and their singer Aaron recently came to our studio and added background vocals to our upcoming record. We’re all tired of the bloodshed, though. Please vote for us if you’d like, but let’s not get violent this time.

Vote for us here, please!

We’re also pleased to announce that we’ll be opening Rainbow Arabia’s Echo residency next month, with a show on Monday, June 7. Free, 21+, 9:00 PM.

Review and Pictures from the Echo + Saturday at the Smell

We had a really nice time on Tuesday, playing at the Echo on a show put on by I Promote Good Bands.  Suddenly prodigious (and quite entertaining) blogger “Lord Growing” wrote about the set on his blog.  Read the review here.

Our friend Carl took some pictures of us, and posted them on his Flickr page. You can view those here.

We have another cool show on the horizon, this one at the Smell. We’re playing with Baltimore’s Future Islands and Lower Dens as well as locals Superhumanoids (who ruled when we played with them at the Echo a few months ago). Here’s the Facebook event for that.

If you’re looking for something to do earlier in the day, our friends Big Whup (amongst others) play the Silverlake Jubilee.

We won!

Thanks to everyone who helped us win the Deli Magazine‘s ‘Band of the Month’ poll, and also to our friends and fellow competitors Moses Campbell, Michael Nhat, and Wires in the Walls.

The above photo of the coolest kids in the world  is from Summer Fun Time Society’s photo booth at our Smell show on Saturday. Click here to see more pictures from the photo booth, which was part of Big Whup’s excellent record release party.

Vote for us to be ‘Band of the Month’

As we said last week, we’re in a battle to be named the Deli LA’s ‘Band of the Month’ for May 2010. If we win, we will be awarded free mastering at a really nice studio.

We’ve been unfortunately pitted against some of our good friends, Moses Campbell and Michael Nhat. Both of those artists are very much involved in making the LA underground scene as vibrant and as inspiring as it currently is, and we’re sad to be pitted against them because they are both deserving of accolades. We won’t fault any of our friends for casting votes in their direction!

But as it stands, Michael and Moses have drifted pretty far down in the standings. The fight for first place is squarely between us and a band called Wires in the Walls. They don’t appear to come from the community, and we had never heard of them before this contest started. Nonetheless, vitriolic comments on the poll’s message board make it seem like they’ve created a fan base that is very amped-up about this vote  (okay, so some of our friends have been vitriolic too).

So please take a second to vote for us at the Deli. There’s no sign up, and you don’t have to give away your email address or any other information. We could sincerely use the prize, and we’d consider our victory a win for the entire underground scene on the East Side of Los Angeles – a scene of which we feel incredibly grateful to be a part.