Tuesday, October 27, 2009

West Coast Tour

We are going on a tour of the West Coast in a mere 9 days. Anticipating the excitement of sitting in a van, waiting to go to some local vegetarian restaurant, standing outside of a record store while everyone else flips through Brian Eno records is almost too much to take right now. Regardless, here are the upcoming dates:

Nov 5 Thursday San Francisco - Li Po Lounge: 916 Grant Avenue San Francisco w/ Mouzer, Bait and Switch

Nov 6 Friday Santa Barbara - The Pink Mailbox

Nov 7 Saturday w/SNUGGLE (seattle) WEEKEND WARRIOR @ 935 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA
all ages

Nov 8 Sunday San Diego The Soda Bar - 9:00 PM - Kim Phuc, Whorio Goes to Clown School (Christmas Island guys new band)
3615 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104 http://www.myspace.com/sodabarbooking [www.myspace.com] »

Nov 9 Watching the Steelers in San Francisco

Nov 10 Tuesday San Francisco The Knockout w/Wild Thing, Ruleta Rusa

Nov 11 Wednesday Sacramento Venue TBA w/Ice Capades 1

Nov 12 Thursday Portland The Know w/ Walls

Nov 13 Friday Seattle The Nursing Home w/ Walls

Nov 14 Saturday Portland @ East End Bar 203 SE Grand Ave with Sam Henry

Nov 15 Sunday San Francisco w/Christ On Parade, The Lewd @ Thee Park

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Demonstrating nothing

A fellow Willie Nelson fan named Robert Collins was kind enough to post our demo in mp3 format for you sniveling pieces of shit that were too good to give me three dollars for this thing when I had 200 copies of it sitting in my bedroom, taking up space that could have been more wisely used for gun or pornography storage. Go here to download it, and go to http://terminalescape.blogspot.com to check out beardo's blog. Maybe drop him a line and tell him what your favorite Waylon Jennings song is so you do not feel so inconsequential to these great feats of humanity that have occurred with the creation, recording and then posting of music to the internet. Welcome to the future. Shit is cool.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Winning Is Our Business

Once again, we took a break from being punk rock music guys and watched the other legendary franchise from Pittsburgh win the Stanley Cup. Somehow all the day to day bullshit of record labels, tours and message boards are put in place when you see everyone's pal, Max Talbot throw up the Cup over his head. I have debated selling all of my guitar gear in order to have a replica stanley cup made for myself, so I can relive the glory every morning. Also, go here to see Hossa choke back tears like a 15 year old boy getting dumped by his girlfriend for a guy that can drive.

In case you forgot, the Steelers also won the Super Bowl this year, so we are pretty happy with life right now. This probably means our next record will be twee-pop and all songs will be about ice cream and having friends. Before that happens, we have the following shows coming up:

Friday July 24th
31st Pub
Pittsburgh, PA
w/ Mannequin Men
Davila 666
Kim Phuc
The Fitt

Wednesday July 29th
The Brillobox
Pittsburgh, PA
w/ Obits
Kim Phuc

We will have new shirt designs printed up shortly, have started demoing for our first lp and are planning on doing some more out of town stuff. If you want us to come to your city or do an interview, email at goldenhappiness@gmail.com, please refrain from using the trailer park of the internet known as myspace. If you are a Detroit Red Wings fan please send $1 to "sorry dude, 742 evergreen terrace, springfield"

Sunday, March 1, 2009

For the stupid, I will explain what has happened in this picture. Santonio Holmes caught a touchdown pass in the end zone with less than 2 minutes left in Super Bowl XLIII, putting the Steelers up 27-23, thus winning their NFL record 6th Super Bowl Championship. Most of you will never understand sports, pride or victory, but for us, this was the most important thing to happen in the last 3 years. The band decided to take some time off from playing shows to focus on the drive to glory, and the impending celebration.

Our friend Mikey from Dear Skull records won the lottery of his life recently and has been given the opportunity to release our newest single on his up and coming label. Congrats friend, on your soon to be best selling release. "Weird Skies" should be out in time for our trip to SXSW. Fingers have been crossed, sigils have been charged. Upon return, we will have a split 7" giveaway available for National Record Store Day, courtesy of Mikey and Dear Skull. The often controversial song "Rustbelt Noose" will be on this record, and will be paired up with a jam from the band Centipede Eest. As some of you may already know, "Rustbelt Noose" was a song written by the original line up of Kim Phuc and has become a source of contention amongst the current members. In addition, the song details the mundane existence of a typical Pittsburgher, their willingness to settle, self medicate and overstate their own importance. The subjects of the song are typically too dull witted to actually extrapolate a meaning on their own and will just continue on with drunken yelps from the bar "wooooo play that rustbelt song."

Here are some upcoming shows we have planned:

Friday 3/13 Kim Phuc, Full Color, Pikock @ gooskis pittsburgh, pa

Monday 3/16 Masshysteri/KimPhuc/ConfidenceMen @ Roboto Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday 3/19 sxsw warehouse party. austin, tx

Friday 3/20 sxsw w/100 bands @ club 1808 austin, tx

Saturday 3/21 sxsw Dillinger 4, Annihilation Time @ beerland austin, tx

Friday 4/17 FNU Ronnies, Electric Bunnies, Pink Reason, Drunkdriver, Baby Bird, Kim Phuc, Terrible Two's @ Belvederes Pittsburgh, PA