Salinas Records, run by my friend Marco Reosti, has been responsible for some of my favorite music and some of the most meaningful collaborations I've been a part of over the years. 

I made album art for P.S. Eliot a couple times, I wrote a little bit about Little Lungs, and I got to play with tons of bands on the Salinas roster. For that I thank you, Marco!

Today we're celebrating Salinas Records' 10 year anniversary at Silent Barn in Bushwick.

Salinas Records 10th Anniversary Party

Saturday, August 17, 2013
8pm at The Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn
All Ages, $8

(This show is NOT BYOB, and please, no drinking in the yard.)

Celebrating 10 years of Salinas Records, with*:

Radiator Hospital
The Ambulars
All Dogs
The Measure [sa]
PS Eliot
The State Lottery
Little Lungs
The Gibbons
North Lincoln
Ginger Alford (One Reason, Good Luck)

In 2003, Marco Reosti put out a 7" for his own band, Mumbler, under the label "Salinas," named for the hometown of his favorite author. For most of the next decade, Salinas Records was housed in a basement storage unit rented for $25 a month on Detroit's 2nd Avenue. In 10 years, Marco has put out almost 50 records, many of which contribute to the modern pop punk canon. Neither hyper-punk, nor particularly slick pop, Salinas is a reliable middle ground of earnest, gritty expression with faithfully melodic underpinnings. -bc


*bands are playing abbreviated sets!


Tao Lin mixtape for The Media: Very Okay

[via lizpelly on tumblr]:
a mixtape by Tao Lin for fvckthemedia.com 
1 algorythx and gurantaxtaxq by blackblack
2 teenage unity song by the miracle of ‘86
3 together again by falling for a square
4 the commuter by falling for a square
5 blue of distance by very okay
6 where you go by very okay
7 tampa bay by johnny hobo and the freight trains
8 where is my coffee? (where is it?) by johnny hobo and the freight trains
9 diana by p.s. eliot 
Thanks to Tao Lin for putting not one but two Very Okay songs on this mixtape for The Media, whom I love. I miss being in this band, and playing music with these people!

Here's some things that us Very Okay bandmates are up to now:
(me) // Angie // Cynthia // Jared