Dick Stusso’s debut, “Nashville Dreams/Sings The Blues” is now available, for the first time on limited edition 12″ vinyl. DICKSTUSSOvinyl.jpgIf you’re in the continental US, order via bandcamp:



Tiny Head debut out now on VSR.

Oakland’s Tiny Head sound like the soundtrack to some dredged up, forgotten horror film; like if the members of Slint were snorting Adderall to get back up from a particular twisted acid trip. The quintet’s blend of angular hardcore, memorable riffs, and concise songwriting has garnered them a local following despite only a handful of live appearances and misleading information online. It helps that the 5-piece combine members of Bay Area bands Never Young, Toyota, and Crush. Tracks like the anthemic “Tiny Head” and the creepy “Drop” put them up there with the best in hardcore experimenters.

Stream, download, or cop a tape here:


Live photo by Paloma Moreno. 

Debut Beekeepers LP, Varroa Mites OUT NOW!

Hear “Undertaker Bee” by Beekeepers, a track Pitchfork calls, “a punchy bout of disjunct synth-punk, with sharp pivots into negative space.”…/tra…/18500-beekeepers-undertaker-bee/

Oh, and SURPRISE we’ve made the whole LP available for purchase NOW. Head over to the Vacant Stare Bandcamp to snag a copy before they’re all gone. Custom colored vinyl limited to the first 100 orders.