We’re very happy to announce the pre-orders for the new Lenz LP “Ways To End A Day”! After a pair of EP’s (a 7″ on SS Records and a 12″ on Tic Tac Totally) Lenz is finally releasing their full length album on 1-2-3-4 Go!. Self described as “Ice-Pop” they deliver a seamless set of hook-laden, introspective pop that is equal parts cosmic, jangly, and punchy. A modern, occasionally prog-ish, take on 80’s indie/pop rock like Modern English and Echo & The Bunnymen that has easily shared a live stage with current bands like DIIV and Sam Flax. Featuring current and former members of Girls, The Cuts, Shalants, Time Flys, Andy Human, Buzzer, The Impediments and Glitz.
The album is officially out on February 12th. We did 100 copies on Clear and 400 on Black and they’re likely to be gone pretty quickly so don’t drag your feet! Click here to order now and watch a preview video for “Moody Michelle”! http://www.1234gorecords.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=73
If you’re in the bay area there is a FREE record release show on Wednesday January 23rd at The New Parish in Oakland. Lenz will be playing with The Mallard, Casy & Brian and Dragontime. Doors are at 7:30. It’s All Ages and Bar w/ID so everyone is welcome! The night is sponsored by local brewer Trummer so not only is it free but Trummer is $3 all night. Not a bad deal if you’re in to going out and drinking good beer cheaply! RSVP on facebook over yonder… http://www.facebook.com/events/382274521854285/
Speaking of shows we’ve got a small batch of them coming up in our shop and co-presented at New Parish…with many more to be announced in the next few weeks.
Upcoming at 1-2-3-4 Go!…
1/21 – Loma Prieta, Raein, Birdbrain
2/1 – ART OPENING: Gary Floyd (of The Dicks, Sister Double Happiness, Black Kali Ma etc)
3/1 – OBN III’s, The Fuzz, TBA
3/8 – Rival Mob, Young Offenders, Never Healed, Living Eyes
Upcoming at The New Parish…
1/23 – Lenz, The Mallard, Casy & Brian, Dragontime
3/26 – Iceage, Merchandise, Wet Hair and Synthetic ID