Premiere: Shrouded Strangers release “Night Prancer” video

After last year’s album Night Prancing (Burger Records), Shrouded Strangers just released the video for single “Night Prancer” and it's a trippy fun treat. The song feels perfect for energizing your spirit a warm spring day and is a throwback to early Kinks and '60s psych rock, tuning in nicely with the rest of the album. Another track worth a shout out is song “Prodigal Sequoia.” Check out those hooks like you won’t believe and maybe a little nod to the boys’ Big Sur roots. The band tells us that Night Prancing is “...the soundtrack to an ‘unrealized film script,’ [...]

The best Boogaloo bloopers and vendors

From the Chats to the Clams, to Mr. Waters and a giant, diving panda, this year’s Burger Boogaloo was a solid, fun-filled weekend. It certainly had its moments, and some of the best ones weren’t what we were expecting. Much like the wee-your-pants blooper reel at the end of, say, a good Will Ferrell flick, at this year’s Burger Boogaloo, some of our favorite parts were some of the most surprising ones. Overall, there were loads of killer acts, pure moments, solid vendors, and a vibe that made me proud to call Oakland home. The first thing I noticed was the [...]

You Burger Believe It: The Abigails to headline unofficial Burger Records bash at Brick and Mortar

Burger Records is well-beloved as an all-caps champion of garage rock and countless other genre-defying rock weirdos in Southern California and beyond. Besides the annual Burger Boogaloo in Oakland, Burger has ties to the Bay Area in the form of some great one-off shows. This Friday, the Brick & Mortar Music Hall boasts a sweet Burger-studded lineup, with the Abigails headlining and some fellow Burger bands supporting. The Abigails The folks at Burger are always the best at genre monikers for the bands they support. For example, they've called this LA-based 5 piece "Honkey Tonk Lee Hazelwood" and "Rugged Satanic Outlaw [...]

Burger Records announces Caravan of Stars tour with together PANGEA headlining SF show

Burger Records is at it again. The little OC label that could, which has produced over 700 releases, sold more than 100,000 cassettes since 2007 (yes, 100,000 cassettes in the 21st century), and brought you both Burgerama and Burger Boogaloo, is hitting the road, kicking off its 25-date Caravan of Stars tour at Slim's on October 14 with together PANGEA, Mozes & The Firstborn, The Memories, and AJ Davila y Terror Amor. After the Slim's show, the Caravan of Stars winds its way around the US (and bits of Canada) before landing in Austin a month later, and the lineup [...]

Burger Records releasing new LPs by Peach Kelli Pop, The Go, and The Resonars

During the second half of January 2013, Fullerton’s Burger Records is releasing three brand new full-length albums from three very rad artists. The garage and pop label is especially fond of the throwback cassette tape trend and has been no stranger to Bay Area music: their pledge to release a new cassette every day, part of "A Tape a Day, Ok?", already includes local representation from Swiftumz’s lo-fi pop album Don’t Trip, as well as Traditional Fools' self-titled debut album. Lead by Allie Hanlon, California rockers Peach Kelli Pop pour more than just a spoonful of sugar onto lo-fi garage [...]

Swiftumz releasing 'Don't Trip' cassette on Burger Records today, streaming album track "4EVA"

Swiftumz – the lo-fi pop project from Chris McVickers, an artist we previously dubbed "San Francisco’s loveable and cuddly brat" – is releasing its LP Don't Trip for the first time ever on tape today, courtesy of the Fullerton's Burger Records, and the label is streaming album cut "4EVA" on SoundCloud now. Since the record's initial release in September 2011, "Don't Trip" has only been available digitally or on vinyl from Portland label Holy Mountain Records, but McVicker is apparently joining the masses now flocking to the '80s throwback world of cassettes (my personal favorite back in the day was [...]

BURGER TV!

The only record company that matters, Fullerton California's Burger Records is surely the baddest thing happening in music today. For several years, they've been releasing music at a furious pace on $5 cassettes. They also put on some of the best live showcases around including the Burger Boogaloo (typically at Thee Parkside), but also in Austin, Texas for SXSW. Destroy your CD player! Join the movement! Wear the button! Be a Burger Bitch! AND NOW they bring us BURGER TV every THURSDAY! Catch up with the 1st three installments and tune in every week!! Episode 1 features MEMORIES, WHITE FANG, [...]

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