LET'S MAKE SOME FUCKING NOISE
LET'S MAKE SOME FUCKING NOISE
LMSFN IS KICKING OFF THE GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE COMPILATION WITH A SHOW!
WE WILL HAVE THE ACTUAL CASSETTE TAPES AND ZINES THERE. COME HANG WITH US IN CELEBRATION! WE WILL ALSO HAVE THE NEW LMSFN SHIRT THERE ON SALE :)
8 March 2017
"There was never a like, cementing moment for me that I can think of, I just know that this [being a musician] is what makes me happy and I couldn't live with myself if I spent my time doing something else. I make music for myself; I’'m thrilled when other people like projects I'm in but I do it all to make myself happy."
released January 11, 2017
This community compilation, put on by LMSFN and GROUP, was recorded at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco during May 2016. Each of the 11 bands were given 4 hours to record on a Tascam 8 track... afterwards the songs were mixed in a couple of hours with minimal additions. We hope you enjoy!
Mastered by Piper Payne at Coast Mastering in Berkeley
Artwork by Marita Michaelis
Design by Lien Do
Engineered by Grace Coleman and Sean Paulson
Assisted by Lien Do
Mixed by Sean Paulson
22 October 2016
"I put together this show at the The Sylvan Annex for a handful of touring bands that just kept spiraling out of control as more and more people told me they just happened to be in town that day and local acts I'd asked who hadn't gotten back to me suddenly did until the bill ended up like 9 bands deep and we had about 100 kids packed into our tiny attic bedroom. Miraculously everything stayed on schedule, no one took hour long breaks, and every single act was incredible. Then my band (kind of selfishlessly hanging on to our space on the bill) went up and played, and I was super nervous because the audience felt intimidatingly cool and then every single person in the room started singing along. I was tempted to never play or book another show again because it felt so hard to ever top."
- Dan Weiss of The Yellow Dress
As told to Erika Delgado
Art by Rachel Frankel
31 August 2016
"One time, I smoked a cigarette in the downstairs of Great American Music Hall, with a very regarded member of the Bay Area music scene, who proceeded to do an incomprehensible amount of coke using me as a human shield, all whilst telling me to never listen to anybody ever ‘not even once’ and that chilling is literally the most important thing you could ever do."
AS TOLD TO: Erika Delgado
ARTWORK BY: Rebecca Sri Sri
"I grew up listening to ‘Diamond Life’ in my mom's old shitty Toyota, and I remember that car would break down all the time with us. This was around when my parents were splitting up, and we would all be together in the car, we kind of had nothing at the time, and that record was just super heartwarming. At the time, I didn't know who it was, and I was working a shitty job for like 3 years, and would wake up at 4 am and Sade was playing over the PA or something, and as soon as I heard it, I was like ‘holy fuck I remember listening to this back in the day.’ I found out that was Sade, and I got really into it again. She's just like one of the most inspiring writers and singers, who's also gone through a lot of shit, like used to be a squatter and ex-junkie. I don't know, I've just always related to her music and always that's been instantly heartwarming to hear."
"I grew up 90 miles away in a conservative suburban Sacramento town, and every time I had the chance to cross the Bay Bridge as a kid I would feel a quickening excitement as well as peace. Comforting, but also exhilarating. I could see myself (stereotypically) writing in a cafe among people more creative and sophisticated than myself. I could see myself going to too many shows, getting lost in too much fog (didn’t expect the mold), and partying too hard. Every experience would be a release of what I had pent-up in my childhood. Of what I expected an artistic adulthood lifestyle to be."
"I think it's just like any other big city. Just like people, people change and have good years and bad years. Venues close and new venues open up. And it's just life. I don't think the Bay Area has ever sucked. People are just really cynical and pessimistic and just refuse to really check out what's going on. Go to Rickshaw Stop or Bottom of the Hill, just go one night. Get a beer at Bottom of the Hill and see what's playing. You might love it, you might hate it, but oh you got to see something new."
- Fil Calá (Wave Dweller / Future Shapes)
"I know talking about it helps, sharing my story and feeling at home in the fact that, even if my identity is somewhat unrelatable to people in my daily life, I can stay connected to those who empathize with and share my history. I really want to put to rest the idea that a space I inhabit defines who I am (i.e. spaces seemingly dominated by white folks or men) and I want to be empowered in knowing that, because I inhabit a space, it has now changed. A space changes when you inhabit it and that is what I think of people of color/WOC in indie music."
-Bean Kaloni Tupou of Try The Pie, Sourpatch, Salt Flat, and Crabapple