Monday, October 31, 2011

Hot Topic Halloween

The incredible Mark P. Hensel and his wife, Glade, made these amazing Halloween costumes based on characters from the “Hot Topic” zine by myself and Matt Furie (which is still available from Needles & Pens). Thanks, guys, you look great!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sam Gas Can - "Life On Earth..." C-24

My new cassette, “Life on Earth is Pure and Golden, Life on Earth is Hell on Earth”, is now available for purchase from Lighten Up Sounds. Edition of 50, so get one quick!

From the label:

"If you are afraid of sounds that sound like sounds, please go home. Packing a respectable ten songs into 24 minutes, Mass-hole underground beatnik Sam Gas Can returns with a series of blown sessions ranging broadly from pseudo-techno bedroom lounge vibes to lonely and depressive acoustic murder ballads. Essential groove organ cookers via vintage keyboard pre-programmed tones sauced with a subdued but consistent sense of bummer lyricism and steadily skewed vox delivery. Hollering against howling winds, calling out into the future of the outsider-pop wasteland. Features several undeniable instant classics. Schmaltzy sleeper groove ballad drooler “Night Moves” will soften the hardest of hearts and the completely over the top “No One To Watch Over Me” hits a homer as a Vegas nightclub show closer including a full on dubbed up orchestra climax. Dang, pipe dream radio. Real time duplicated clear shell cassette with bright yellow printed labels comes packaged with a double-sided full color card stock J-card featuring an evocative back-of-the-head self-portrait photo shot by Sam himself, and a Horoscope insert. Sleep if you will, suckers."

And if you missed them before, some more sound samples.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Happy Birthday - "Maxine the Teenage Eskimo"

Official music video directed by Abby Banks and Sam Gas Can

Friday, October 14, 2011

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan

colored pencil on paper, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011