Friday, March 21, 2008

Don’t Stop Believin’ records featured in The Stranger, issues new albums by The Pharmacy and Pleasureboaters as well as a new EP by The Terrordactyls.

“Yeah, it’s from the Journey song,” Don’t Stop Believin’ Records proprietor Megan Birdsall explains in the pages “Seattle’s only newspaper” The Stranger. The publication recently featured Birdsall in its pages, detailing the Vashon Island native’s achievements with her one-woman record label, including the recent release of records by local and Seattle-affiliated bands The Pharmacy, Pleasureboaters and The Terrordactyls. Read the article HERE.

All three bands are on the road doing separate tours right now. See below for dates, album info, MP3s, links to streaming e-cards and more!

More about The Pharmacy:
Scott Yoder and Brendhan Bowers made plenty of noisy racket in the local garages and teen centers growing up on Vashon Island. They moved across the Puget Sound to Seattle and booked their first tour as The Pharmacy (with then-member Joey Seward) in 2003 and have kept the show pretty much on the road ever since. In 2006 Joey left for more metal pursuits and classically trained pianist and fellow Vashon kid Stefan Rubicz joined on keyboards. Since then they’ve transformed from the synth-heavy overdrive of their 2005 debut album B.F.F. through the drizzly sunshine of the “Overcast Summer” 7-inch at last landing on the off-kilter psychedelic pop of Choose Yr Own Adventure. Replete with epic instrumentation - viola, violin, cello, harpsichord and horns all make an appearance - Choose Yr Own Adventure has been years in the making, re-vamped re-recorded and re-written over time.

They have played Bumbershoot, the Capitol Hill Block Party, every club in town and every basement in the country. They have played with the Moldy Peaches and toured with Kimya Dawson (as her opening and backing band), Jeffrey Lewis and Matt & Kim. The nationwide spring 2008 trip with Japanther is being booked right now. If they could live on tour then they would.

The Pharmacy
Choose Yr Own Adventure Tracklisting:
Stream The Album HERE

01. Choose Yr Own Adventure
02. Black Ice Cream
03. Mirror (MP3)
04. Tropical Yeti
05. Warm and Untorn
06. My Friends
07. Little Toys On A Shelf
08. Try To Explain
09. Five Five Five
10. Turned Into Granite
11. Old Man And The Sea
12. Adieu, Adieu (MP3)

Tools & Hi-Res Photos:

On The Web:

The Pharmacy In The Press:
“ tunes combined with earworm-worthy pop sensibilities and rhyming Seuss-like lyrics ready for blissful sing-alongs.” – Natalie B. David, Spin

“...a crazy, quirky blend of punk, synthesizer-driven pop and arty, retro rock” – Gene Stout, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“...quirky, Beatles-informed tunes filled with quick tempo changes, fuzzy vocals, and cowbells. It’s cluttered like a scrapbook and yet catchy as hell.” – Brian J. Barr, Seattle Weekly

“...a drunk, less intellectual They Might be Giants” –

“[The] wonderful new video for The Pharmacy’s “Little Toys [on a Shelf]” proves that the band is having much more fun than you are.” – Seattle Sound Magazine

“ hooks and dirty punk together in a delightful kaleidoscope of bandanas and pearl necklaces.” – Performer

The Pharmacy is the band that won’t die. Thank Christ. Their new record, Choose Your Own Adventure, is finished... it’s the strongest stuff the band has done yet—weaving their less polished, basement sensibilities with playful keyboards and harmonies.” – Megan Seling, The Stranger

The Pharmacy Live:
03/21 Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s
03/22 St. Augustine, FL @ TBD
03/23 Lake Worth, FL @ Klein Dance Studio
03/24 Jacksonville, FL @ Shanty Town 21+
03/25 Athens, GA @ Fag Farm
03/26 Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi
03/27 Baltimore, MD @ Lo-fi Social Club
03/28 College Park, MD @ WMUC Show!
03/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
03/30 New York City, NY @ Cake Shop
03/31 Brattleboro, VT @ The Tinderbox
04/01 New Paltz, NY @ TBD
04/02 Hudson, NY @ The Garage
04/03 Columbus, OH @ Monster House
04/04 Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex Theatre
04/05 Western Springs, IL @ Church of Rock
04/07 Madison, WI @ Project Lodge
04/10 Pierre, SD @ The Jam Spot
04/12 Missoula, MT @ The Lab
04/13 Spokane, WA @ The Blvd.
04/19 Seattle, WA @ King Cobra 21+

More about Pleasureboaters:
Kent and Renton (cities so similar one could scarcely tell the difference) are just two of Seattle’s neighboring havens of mediocrity. There grew up Tim Cady, Ricky Claudon, and Erik Baldwin.

Each of them cultivated a taste for the absurd and fractured underground music that became comprehensively available during the advent of internet file-sharing programs. They became obsessed with the process of gathering this “new” music that challenged the conventional musicianship learned over a short lifetime of piano lessons, band classes and church choir.

In Seattle they reconvened deciding to start a music group- calling the group Pleasureboaters. Over the span of three years they have built an audience and released a full length album.

Pleasureboaters have now realized that fame begins with sublimated displays of a self-destructive nature and have used the audience’s sensational predisposition for this spectacle to their advantage.

¡Gross! Tracklisting:

Stream The Album HERE

01. State of The Union
02.Elliptical Realism (MP3)
04.Cigarette Song
05.Deckhand Paterson (MP3)
06.Unrivaled Subjectivity
10.Leopard Print Babyware
12.Alt Tuning

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On The Web:

Pleasureboaters Live:
03/21 Asheville, NC @ Gourmet Perks
03/22 Virginia Beach, VA @ Blue Carpet Garage
03/23 New Brunswick, NJ @ Junkyard Palace
03/24 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
03/25 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
03/26 New York City, NY @ Death By Audio
03/27 New York, NY @ TBD
03/28 Doylestown, OH @ Siren Records
03/29 Indianapolis, IN @ indy cd and vinyl
03/30 Chicago, IL @ ewl house
03/31 Minneapolis, MN @ 400 bar
04/01 Rapid City, SD @ TBD
04/02 Missoula, MT @ Missoula Free Cycles
04/03 Spokane, WA @ Empyrean
04/18 Seattle, WA @ King Cobra

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