Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Video from True Stories - "Problems of Her Own"

There is a new video of True Stories recording "Problems of Her Own" from their new EP, Comets Tomorrow. It uses home movie footage with the production work of Alan Sanderson for Audio. Recorded at Analog Chew in Santee, CA.

True Stories "Problems of Her Own" Video

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Shambles in New Lester Bangs documentary, A Box Full of Rocks

The new documentary about Lester Bangs, A Box Full of Rocks opens with the sounds of The Shambles backing  Jon Kanis on the 1995 track, "It Is and it Isn't." First heard on Staring at the Sun Volume 2, the song was also included on the Shambles album, Reviving Spark, released in Japan in 1996. Info on the documentary and more on Lester Bangs can be found here:                             

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Staring at the Sun XI - Free CD Release Show at the Casbah / San Diego October 22 !

Bart Mendoza's Blindspot Records will release Staring at the Sun XI on October 22. There will be a free show that night at the Casbah featuring The Phantoms, Mad Traffic, Gayle Skidmore, Tolan Shaw, Patric Petrie, Social Club plus Gary & Gary. Hosted by Blindspot Records President Bart Mendoza and FM94.9's Tim Pyles, in addition to FREE admission attendees get a FREE 2 CD set, featuring 43 San Diego performers! The album features exclusive art from acclaimed artist Batton Lash, featuring his characters, Wolff & Byrd. Plus! Zine fans can pick up a FREE copy of classic pop culture xerox zine, Psychoholics Unanimous! Staring at the Sun is brought to you by the fine folks at Blindspot Records, with support from The Casbah, Tim Pyles at FM949 and everyone at Rock and Roll San Diego

New Manual Scan album - All Night Scan - vinyl and digital only!

Texas based Cheap Rewards Records has released a new Manual Scan compilation, All Night Scan- here are the details:

100 Blue Vinyl / 400 Black Vinyl LP
Digital Download
Full color sleeve and inner sleeve

1)      Nothing you Can Do – from Plan of Action EP
2)      American Way –  from Plan of Action EP / First time on a Manual Scan album.
3)      31968 – from Phase III compilation EP
4)      And We Still Feel The Same – from One LP
5)      Anymore – from Plan of Action EP
6)      New Difference – from Plan of Action EP / Original mix, first time on a Manual Scan album
7)      Jungle Beat – from Plan of Action EP
8)      She Said It’s Late – extended version from unreleased In the Crowd flexi disc
9)      Nothing Can be Everything – from One LP
10)   Ever Any Reason - from One LP
11)   I Can’t Don’t Want To Faster – demo
12)   For Those – from One LP
13)   Plan of Action – from the 2010 Pyles Sessions for FM94.9 / previously unreleased
14)   Come See Me – from the Lost Sessions EP
15)   Confidence and Love – from One LP
16)   New Song – from American Heart & Soul compilation
17)   All Night Stand – from Lost Sessions EP
18)   The Bird – from One LP
19)   Woman (live) –  first time on vinyl

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Blindspot Records Presents Psychoholics Unanimous #67

Bart Mendoza's Blindspot Records & Media will be helping with the return of pop culture fanzine, Psychoholics Unaninmous. Copies of #67 will be available - free!- at the Staring at the Sun CD release show held at the Casbah in San Diego on October 22.