Matthew Joseph Payne at #rockage

If you needed another reason to want to come to #rockage in San Jose, we’ve got one for you. Not only can you catch sets by us and crashfaster, you’ll also catch our very own Matt Payne as Matthew Joseph Payne debuting new material from his upcoming EP Gargantuan Acoustic Locator.

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Even though his EP doesn’t drop until February 17th, you can get it in advance at #rockage.

You can also catch him at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco opening for string metal band Judgement Day on the previously mentioned release date.

For more info on all of this, check out http://www.matthewjosephpayne.com

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Announcing Horchata!

When our bestest chip buddies Awkward Terrible were in town last year for our fantastic show with Bit Shifter at the DNA lounge, we spent a couple days in the studio tracking four songs for what was originally planned as a split EP. What has evolved instead is a monster of a four-track collaborative EP, with all the members of each band playing on every song. The new EP is called Horchata, and will be available on January 20th to the whole world.

We can’t think of a better way to start the year than to share these new tunes with you, and we’re doing it in a big way. Awkward Terrible is coming to the SF bay yet again to share the stage. And when we say “share the stage”, we mean it. The show will feature not only sets from both bands, but a combined set with all four of us onstage, playing all the material from Horchata live together. Chaos will ensue. Hearts will be broken. Worlds will crumble.

See us play the show at The Blank Club in San Jose with our local chip favorite crashfaster on Wednesday, January 18th, where we’ll be selling advance copies of Horchata as download codes. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information and updates about Horchata.

The Glowing Stars, Awkward Terrible, and crashfaster
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
@ The Blank Club, San Jose
FREE Show! 21+ only
RSVP on Facebook

FREE DOWNLOAD: Anything Past That available today only!

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When we said we were gonna be on a short hiatus for a few months, we must’ve ignored the snooze button since we missed our own one year anniversary as a band! To thank you all for your support, our debut EP Anything Past That is available as a free download until Tuesday, January 3, 2012. So go ahead. Grab a copy, and tell your friends, too!

Download Anything Past That for free HERE.

Where are we now?

Above: Science and Honor! With Angel Nova of The Phenomenauts at The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz
Photo by AJAPOPFILMS

Our last few shows were a blast! East Bay Mini Maker Faire was a success and Matt spent most of the day teaching attendees how to mod their old Game Boys. We had an awesome lineup of chip artists from all over the Bay Area, including Doctor Popular, starpause, E.N. Cowell and A_Rival. We were also lucky to have Max Capacity and Adam Scradam return for visuals. Doc and Matt even found a bit of a break in the day-long event to hold an impromptu jam session with Nanoloop and banjo in the middle of the fairgrounds!


Doctor Popular and Matt Payne pumpin’ the jam.


Our East Bay Mini Maker Faire PulsewaveSF table!


Starpause with his shirt off before noon.

A_Rival x Max Capacity

PoW !

The following week, we played a really fun rock show with The Phenomenauts and The Bloodtypes at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. Now, we’ve played some rockin’ shows, but this one was definitely rockin’ in its own special way. I think all of the bands had amazing energy, fun outfits, and just overall knew how to put on a show. Major thanks to Grand Fanali Presents for booking this for us. Also thanks to AJAPOPFILMS for documenting the event. Matt and I dressed up as Chell and Rat Man from Portal 2. He even made a Companion Cube at the last minute out of cardboard, foam, and felt!

With The Bloodtypes!

We capped off that weekend with our last show of the year at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco with the super sexy, freakin’ funky Planet Booty, Easystreet, and Hottub DJs. It hasn’t been a month yet since our last show, and I thought we’d be able to have a nice, restful break, but things are picking up speed again.

With January coming up in less than two months, we’re finishing up our split release with Milwaukee friends Awkward Terrible. We absolutely adore those guys and can’t wait ’til they arrive in January to release this ish with us! Also on the plate is our second album, but that’s further down the line. Some of you guys were able to catch our new song at one of our last shows. We’ll be able to release some samples online soon. We’ll also have some new merch available soon, so stay tuned! Our 1-year anniversary is also coming up, and we’ll have a few special things revolving around that as well.

xoxo,

-lc

Halloweek!

Our last two shows of the year are coming up next week! But before we get to that, we’ll be on The Unbound Sound Show on Wednesday, October 26 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m.! We’ll be talking up our upcoming shows and plans, playing some acoustic songs, and even debuting some new material.

Then on Friday, October 28, we’ll be playing at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz with The Phenomenauts and The Bloodtypes!

And finally, on Saturday, October 29, we’ll be wrapping up a wonderful year with our last show of 2011 with Planet Booty at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco! Tickets are already on sale, so make sure to pick some up if you plan to go!

We’ll be playing a new The Glowing Stars tune at these last shows!

10/28/11 @ The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA
With The Phenomenauts and The Bloodtypes | 8pm | $12 | Facebook | flyer

10/29/11 @ Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA
With Planet Booty | 9pm | $12 | Facebook | flyer

PulsewaveSF at the East Bay 2011 Mini Maker Faire

We’re gearing up for our last shows of the year at Café Du Nord in San Francisco and The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, but we’ve got one more fun outing before we bury ourselves in lyrics sheets and LSDJ modules for our next album…

On October 16th, we’ll be playing at the East Bay 2011 Mini Maker Faire on the PulsewaveSF stage. Although we go on at 3:40, there’s awesome local chip being played all day – The Dualies, Starpause, Doc Pop, Louis Gorenfeld, E.N. Cowell and A_Rival will be gracing our stage as well as some special guests, and a half hour anything-goes jam session at the end of the day!

On top of that, we’ll have the blue-ribbon winning chip gear demo table that we showed off at the big Maker Faire in San Mateo in May, as well as a new modding workshop, where you can bring your own Game Boy and we’ll help you improve the sound output level, install a backlight, and more!

And on top of that, you have the entire rest of Mini Maker Faire to enjoy – fighting robots, crazy machines, everything you could possibly imagine doing with an Arduino… it’s all here!

Check out the faire at http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/

And get your tickets at http://ebmakerfaire2011.eventbrite.com/

Get 20% off your tickets with discount code PULSEWAVESF!

The next show, and the last show

Thanks to all who came to our show at Red Devil Lounge last night for Jonathan Mann‘s 1000th Song-A-Day and Album Release show. It was truly an honor and a blast to share the stage with over a dozen other extremely talented musicians. Aside from our own set, we joined Jonathan Mann on stage with his core band, The Rock Cookie Bottoms; Dustin Smurthwaite of Ladies & Gentlemen on trombone; Jeanne Geiger of Teeny Tiger (who also played trombone for Radiation City a few weeks ago at Bottom of the Hill); Ami Nashimoto of All My Pretty Ones on cello; Meeranai Shim on cello; Sarah Dabby of The Family Crest on violin; and Ivory “Sweaty Girlfriend” King on bass clarinet.

Matt also played trombone, keys, percussion, autoharp, and drums, and I got to play guitar and bass for some songs. The biggest challenge I think was trying to fit 13 or so people and equipment on that tiny stage, but Matt made it happen. Here’s the video for Mann’s 1000th song from last night. As you can already tell, even the camera couldn’t capture everyone on stage:

Our next show is actually coming up pretty fast, on Monday, Oct 3 at a new music venue called Vitus that recently opened up in Oakland. Not only do they have killer deep fried zucchini sticks and Bloody Marys with BACON garnish (yeah, dude), the show is also FREE! And we’re playing with our friend crashfaster, and an electronica duo named HoverKraft.

We’re playing a few more shows in October, so make sure you check out our Shows page on the site, but our LAST show of the year will be with Planet Booty at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco. After that, we’re going to concentrate on new songs and a new album until 2012, so make sure you’re at Cafe Du Nord on Saturday, October 29!

-lc