Friday, March 27, 2009


So we missed United Blood Fest today due to some family issues.
I'm sure it was off the hook. Thanks to Colin and Foster for looking out.
Since we are just hanging out in LA we decided to play a FREE show tomorrow.
Come hang. B.Y.O.B. Party Time. Also my girl shipped mad shirts out a few days ago so if you ordered any shirts keep your eyes open.
Thanks for reading.

Monday, March 23, 2009

East of Eden Update

Thanks to everyone who ordered East of Eden. It's now sold out. We will be shipping these as soon as they come in.



The first leg of our journey started as the van (and a cloud of smoke) made its way steadily down Vanowen St in Reseda, California. It ended nearly 24 hours later in the busy streets of Austin, Texas. We made it. We watched in awe as the sea of bodies flooded downtown Austin, entering, exiting and re-entering each and every bar in sight. Normals packed the streets like sardines while others stood elbow to ass at Red 7 for the Madball show. It was St. Patrick's day in addition to the kick off night of SXSW and Austin show-goers were jaked on green beers. Most of the night was a greenish haze as we gathered our wits and decompressed from our recent drive. We met up with Nick Fit and spread out across the floor to catch up on some much needed sleep. 

We took the indoor stage of Emo's at 3pm on Wednesday and promptly loaded across the street once our set was over. We were slated to play again at 1am that night. As Priestess closed their set and loaded out, we loaded up and began to tune. The set was short lived due to an altercation between Fit and a SXSW staff member during his part in Sacto is Dead, but the show was a load of fun. We continued partying into the wee hours of the morning. 

We had Thursday off and spent the day popping in and out of the myriad of fantastic shows that were happening all over downtown, sometimes just a few feet from each other.

By Friday, we had only played two of our seven scheduled shows and had two more to compete before the sun arose on Saturday. The first show of the day was in the back yard area of a bar called 1808. Punks, dogs, parents and children stood side by side in the dirt as we set up. Surprisingly they were all still there when we finished... Even the parents. Late that night, after the Okkervil River show, we made our way to the corner of Lamar and Riverside streets where we were scheduled to play a guerilla show on a foot bridge with Vivian Girls and Annihilation Time. The show started at 3am and the electricity surging through the amplifiers was supplied by a generator. There were shoes and beers flying everywhere and I heard rumor of 8 separate fights. Surprisingly none were during our set (to my knowledge). By the time we had loaded back into the van,  it was nearly 5am and we were beyond ready for bed. 

Our sleep was short lived as we arose at the crack of near-noon to prepare for our set at Mess With Texas Fest, which was held at Waterloo Park. The line-ups for both stages were stacked and the Sailor Jerry rum flowed like, well, like rum. Jones soda supplied the mixer and I'm pretty sure everybody of age had a rum and cream soda pass through their lips at some point during the day. We went on at a suitable time: 4:20; and proceeded to have what I thought was our best set at SXSW. Kanye West was playing down the street at the Fader/Levi Jeans party and I managed to score a pass through a very cute company rep, but Kanye began playing while we were loading out. Dreams: crushed. At 9:30 we made it to the outside stage at Red 7 where our second show was about to begin. We hit the stage at 10:40 and had to cut a couple songs from the set in order to make our next appearance down the street at 11. The 11 o'clock show was at a venue called Beerland which was, you guessed it, a bar. We arrived just in time to catch the last song of Annihilation Time's set and hurriedly lugged our gear to the stage, set up and started playing for the third time that night. Despite the first inklings of a hangover to come, the set was good and didn't make my head want to explode.  After the gig, a few of the guys went to the Vice party, while the rest of us rested on our merch bags, soaking in the street sounds and cool breeze. 

Bands who killed it:
Annihilation Time
The Bronx
Circle Jerks
Dillinger Four
Human Rights
Little Boots
Okkervil River

SXSW was dope and I can't wait to slam it again next year.

Monday, March 16, 2009

East of Eden..

Breaking News!
Trash Talk

Announce New EP Available for Pre-order Starting Today * US Tour w/ The Bronx * Australian and Japanese Tourdates and More!

Marching atop the rubble left behind by their last crushing release, Trash Talk plows methodically ahead with their latest offering: East of Eden. Recorded at Nieto Estudio with former Wet and Dry sound engineer, Manny Nieto, and enlisting the vocal talent of punk legend, Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Midget Handjob), East of Eden picks up where the self-titled full length left off.

Slated to be their 7th release, the already highly anticipated single chronicles an underground race's furious return to

Earth's surface and their discovery that a New Eden has grown in its place. Too prideful to return to the depths, the army confronts and corrupts this Eden's inhabitants, returning Earth to its previous state of chaos.

* East of Eden is set to be Trash Talk Collective Release 004 and will be available for stream on Tuesday, March 17th at

East of Eden Tracklist:

1. East of Eden feat. Keith Morris

2. Son of A Bitch

Pre Order Now!

Trash Talk Live!


3/18/09 - Austin, TX @ Emos: w/ The Bronx, Young Widows, Annihilation Time and more

3/18/09 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s Annex: w/ Priestress, Valient Thor, Jucifer, The Elms and more(Late Night SXSW Showcase (Starts at 8PM we go on at 1AM/$10/All Ages)

3/19/09 - Austin,TX @ Club 1808: w/ No Age, Mika Miko, Wavves, Abe Vigoda, Gun Outfit and more (Converge, Kill Your Idols, PPM & TeenageTearDrops party(Starts at 3PM we go on at 8PM/FREE/All Ages)

3/20/09 - Austin, TX @ The Bridge w/ Annihilation Time & Vivian Girls (Secret Show/Late Friday Night/FREE)

3/21/09 - Austin, TX @ Mess With Texas at Waterloo Park: Waterloo Park w/ The Circle Jerks, The Black Lips, Cursive, Lucero, Monotonix and more (Mess With Texas!/3PM/FREE/All Ages) for more info

3/21/09 - Austin, TX @ Red 7: w/ Frodus, Ebony Bones and more.. Keith Morris will be djing this banger(Mess With Texas After Party/Starts at 8PM we go on at 10PM/FREE/All Ages)

3/21/09 - Austin, TX @ Beerlands: w/ *Special Guest*, Annihilation Time, Iron Age, Kim Phuc and more.. You will kick yourself if you miss the special guest(Presented by Chaos In Tejas Fest/Starts at 8PM we go on at 11PM/$5/21+)

3/22/09 - Dallas, TX @ The Elm (SXSFlesh Fest) w/ Wavves, Young Widows, Abe Vigoda and more


3/23/09 - Albuquerque, New Mexico @ Launch Pad

3/25/09 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah

3/27/09 - Richmond, VA @ Alleykatz (United Blood Fest)*

3/28/09 - Richmond, VA @ Alleykatz (United Blood Fest)*

3/29/09 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop

3/31/09 - Portland, OR @ Dante’s

4/01/09 - Vancouver, BC @ Richard’s

4/02/09 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

4/05/09 - Irvine, CA @ Bamboozle Left

4/08/09 - Boulder, CO @ Club 156

4/09/09 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

4/10/09 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

4/11/09 - Iowa City, IA @ Picador

4/12/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

4/13/09 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s

4/14/09 - Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick

4/15/09 - Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop

4/16/09 - Columbus, OH @ The Ravive Room

4/17/09 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar

4/19/09 - West Chester, PA @ The Note

4/20/09 - New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom

4/22/09 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s

4/23/09 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East

4/24/09 - Providence, RI @ Jerky’s

*no bronx on these dates


4/27/09 - Gold Coast, AUS @ Nightlife - AA

4/30/09 - Sydney, AUS @ The Bald Faced Stag - Lic AA *

5/01/09 - Canberra, AUS @ Majura Community Centre - AA

5/02/09 - Melbourne, AUS @ The Arthouse - 18+ *

5/03/09 - Melbourne, AUS @ The Crib - AA *

5/05/09 - Auckland, NZ @ Transmission Room - Lic. AA

5/07/09 - Adelaide, AUS @ The Enigma Bar - 18+

5/08/09 - Perth, AUS @ YMCA HQ - AA *

5/09/09 - Perth, AUS @ The Hyde Park Hotel - 18+ *

*With Extortion


5/12/09 - Yokohama, Kanagawa @ Club 24 West

5/13/09 - Nishisinsaibashi, Osaka @ Shinkagura

5/14/09 - Kamimaezu, Nagoya @Club Zion

5/15/09 - Shimada, Shizuoka @ Club Candle

5/16/09 - Nishiogikubo, Tokyo @ Flat

5/17/09 - Shinjuku, Tokyo @Wall

U.S. Shows:

05/21/09 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (Chaos In Tejas Fest)

05/24/09 - Tacoma, WA @ The Viaduct (Rain Fest)

For more information, visit:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mess With Texas 3..

East of Eden pre-orders start Monday.
See you soon.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Listen up, I'm about to get dope. It ain't nothin' but some shit I wrote"

Diggy and I just packaged and shipped a few hundred packages this morning..
Our new 7 inch "East of Eden" is done and pre orders will be up in a few weeks..
New merch in the webstore tonight..
Oh and Lee is fine..

Monday, March 2, 2009


At approximately 8:55am on Thursday, February 26, 3/4 of the squad left the tarmac of LAX in the dust. Some winks later we touched down on the runway of Atlanta International. It took a second to figure out the airport, but we got the hang of it and split up; Ham and I ran the luggage claim and G saw about a car. With that said and done we lugged our gear and merch towards the shuttle and claimed said car (along with its damages). By five, Ham and I found ourselves in the lobby of a lone barbershop in College Park, waiting for Gary's turn in the chair to be up. A fresh cut and a sketchy deal later we hit the nearest Waffle House to get our smother, cover, dice, top, pepper, cap, and chunk on. After some laughs we hit the bricks to the homie Champ's house. That night, while Champ was at Foundation practice, we hit Little 5 Points for some pizza and a short stroll down the boulevard. While walking to the spot, Ham made friends with a local punker who swore he knew him. He was bombarded with false "Remember when..." stories while Gary and I ordered slices and some brews. After a pitcher or so, we all went back to the house to crash out.
Late Friday morning we awoke to the sound of rain against the roof and window pane. We scraped the sleep from our eyes and journeyed to another smothered meal at Waffle House. Early that afternoon we checked in at the Renaissance hotel in downtown ATL and lounged in our rooms until Kellen flew in.

A view from the top:

We left downtown towards the airport to pick up Kellen. After we circled the arrivals loop for about 45 minutes he emerged from the doors and piled into the whip. Off to the gig...
A drive that should have taken eight turns proved perplexing when a dead-stopped train blocked our path a block from the venue. We circumnavigated the sleeping beast and snaked our way to the PS Warehouse, an actual warehouse tucked away in an industrial district. It was my third show filling in for Lee on vocals, but the first in quite some time and I wasn't sure how it was going to go. Somehow I managed to lose a shoe shortly after we started playing and of course nobody knew where it was. I spent the rest of the set soaking up sweat and warehouse grime with my right sock and keepin heads from stompin on my dudes' pedals. All in all it was a good time. Back at the hotel G, Kel and I raged the rooms while Ham punked around in the lobby. The Renaissance was getting heavier by the minute. I overheard that something like 80% of the maximum capacity for the the hotel was filled by bands in town for the Scion fest. it was crazy. I've never seen so many people dressed in all black in such a nice place. We returned to the 19th floor, turned our sink into an ice chest, and proceeded to rage in 1921 til morning.
The festival on Saturday was absolutely insane. About 5,500 people came out to the Masquerade and enjoyed the Scion Rock Fest. Aside from the great lineup, good food and a ton of beer made the festival a good time. The venue seemed like it would be pretty weird for any type of show other than a huge metal fest. We played a 1,000 capacity room called Heaven and as I looked out over the crowd I saw a few familiar faces and a lot of strangers. A group of 30-something metal heads, who later admitted unnecessarily that it was their first time seeing us, stood front and center and were obviously pessimistic as the first chords rung out. As the set moved along, this group grew increasingly more excited and towards the end they were feeling it. A lot of metal heads and thrashers were excited about the set, hopefully that means some wacky tours in the future. Andy Rice's new band, Storm of Light, was awesome. As were Neurosis, Baroness, Pig Destroyer, Mastodon, Skeletonwitch, Boris, Krallice, Toxic Holocaust and so many more. That night the lobby of the Renaissance teemed with beards, long hair, and black clothing until the free for all party ended at around three am. While this went on we partied in the rooms, once again fashioning an ice chest out of the sink.
On Sunday a freak storm hit Atlanta and all flights out were canceled. Only a few people were able to make their flights back home. Those of us who didn't remained in the hotel, unsure of when our flights would be able to be rescheduled. Some said Monday, others said Tuesday.

On Tuesday we hit the studio to finish mixing "East of Eden," a new single coming out soon on Trash Talk Collective. Keep your eyes on the blog for info on that and other stuff. We're gonna have some shirts in the web store soon so be on the look out for those too.