THE VANDALS LIMITED EDITION ANARCHY BURGER WATCH NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

The new, special edition Anrchy Burger watch from The Vandals and Vannen is now available for pre-order at KungFuRecords.com and VannenWatches.com for $60.

The new Anarchy Burger watch is limited to 100 pieces (50 purple and 50 red), and is designed by artist Cory Toomey. The matte watch features custom etchings, glossy, full-color dial art, while the watch packaging showcases an expanded view of the hilarious artwork inspired by the Vandals song “Anarchy Burger”.

The Vandals watches will ship out at the end of November and also come with an exclusive sticker. As a bonus, select orders will be chosen at random to receive autographed packaging signed by the band!

Click here or here to pre-order your Vandals watch today!


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C’MON, GET HAPPY WITH THE VANDALS LIMITED EDITION VANNEN WATCH ON SALE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th.

The Vandals are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Vannen to release a special edition timepiece! The Vandals new Anarchy Burger watch is limited to 100 pieces split in two colorways and will retail for only $60. Pre-orders will begin Saturday, November 19th at 10AM PST at KungFuRecords.com and VannenWatches.com.

The Vandals watches will ship out the first week of December and come with an exclusive sticker. As a bonus, select orders will be chosen at random to receive autographed packaging signed by the band. More info to come. Follow us and Vannen for updates.

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RECORD STORE DAY! PICK UP A COPY OF THE VANDALS: “SWEATIN’ TO THE OLDIES” LP

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**SPECIAL NOTE** The problem with the digital download is fixed! If you attempted a download before and did not get the digital downloaded version, go ahead and use your code again. It should work fine now. The file will be a large zipped file, so please only download on a computer on a secure internet connection in order to get your free download!

Here it is, OUT TODAY the new Digitally Remastered version of The Vandals Sweatin To The Oldies, For FREEEEEE!!

This is to celebrate Kung Fu Records reissue “SWEATIN TO THE OLDIES-THE VANDALS LIVE” as a 14 track limited clear black splatter vinyl on Record Store Day 2016: Saturday, April 16, 2016! Originally recorded on January 2, 1993 in Orange County with then little known opener “The Offspring

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We were going to release this in a paid format. Then we decided to put it on Youtube so you could enjoy it for free. If you like it, buy the TWO DISC DVD at http://kungfurecords.bigcartel.com/…/the-vandals-sweating-t…, there’s an entire disc of bonus material.

The film is directed by Jeff Stein (The Who’s “The Kids Are Alright”) and the LP will come with a download code that will give access to the entire release plus 4 bonus tracks, including sound check material.

“SWEATIN TO THE OLDIES-THE VANDALS LIVE” has not been available on vinyl for over 10 years. The original idea behind the release was to put these songs behind the band as they entered a new era with drum virtuoso Josh Freese (who was discovered popping out of the ground at Disneyland) and guitar prodigy Warren Fitzgerald. THE VANDALS have never looked back and after 26 years, still perform with this long enduring line-up today! Look for the band performing on this year’s Coachella Music Festival on April 17th & 24th!

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“SWEATIN TO THE OLDIES-THE VANDALS LIVE” LP OUT ON RECORD STORE DAY: SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH!

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Kung Fu Records is excited to announce that we will be reissuing “SWEATIN TO THE OLDIES-THE VANDALS LIVE” as a 14 track limited clear black splatter vinyl on RECORD STORE DAY: Saturday, April 16, 2016! Originally recorded on January 2, 1993 in Orange County with then little known opener “The Offspring“.

This is a special edition of the landmark live album to celebrate the digitally remastered High Definition digital release of the film “Sweatin’ To The Oldies”, directed by Jeff Stein (The Who’s “The Kids Are Alright”) on platforms such as iTunes, Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix! The LP will come with a download code that will give access to the entire release plus 4 bonus tracks, including sound check material.

“SWEATIN TO THE OLDIES-THE VANDALS LIVE” has not been available on vinyl for over 10 years. The original idea behind the release was to put these songs behind the band as they entered a new era with drum virtuoso Josh Freese (who was discovered popping out of the ground at Disneyland) and guitar prodigy Warren Fitzgerald. THE VANDALS have never looked back and after 26 years, still perform with this long enduring line-up today! Look for the band performing on this year’s Coachella Music Festival on April 17th & 24th!

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PRE-ORDER A COPY OF TSUNAMI BOMB’S “TRUST NO ONE” NOW ON BANDCAMP!

Petaluma, California’s TSUNAMI BOMB have released the original version of their classic song, “Lemonade” from their upcoming rarities album, “TRUST NO ONE”. “Lemonade”, recorded in 2000, is a rare version of the track off of the band’s 2001 release “The Invasion from Within!” and was originally featured on a compilation titled “Punk Rock Strike” put out on Springman Records (now known as Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club). You can stream “Lemonade” from Bandcamp below, and pre-order Trust No One on limited edition orange vinyl while they last!

“TRUST NO ONE” is set to be released on February 26th, from Kung Fu Records on LP, CD, and Digital Download.

The reunited original lineup of TSUNAMI BOMB with new vocalist Kate Jacobi‬ on vocals has
announced three more shows in support of “TRUST NO ONE”:


2/26 San Diego, CA at Brick By Brick BUY TICKETS NOW
2/27 Las Vegas, NV at Beauty Bar Las Vegas BUY TICKETS NOW
2/28 Long Beach, CA at Alex’s Bar BUY TICKETS NOW

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NEW MUSIC VIDEO: FEXET – “SAFE PASSAGE”

Check out Fexet incredible new music video for “Safe Passage” off of the debut album “The Airport Guys” on sale now digitally at Kung Fu Records.
Directed by: Jasper Zwartjes & Sven Super
Edited by: The Ambassadors

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PUNK ROCK IS YOUR FRIEND # 3: DANGER FRIENDS

Hey all! Welcome to the third installment of PUNK ROCK IS YOUR FRIEND and today we chat with DANGER FRIENDS, Kung Fu Records latest addition to the label! DANGER FRIENDS is a second-wave synth-punk band from Simi Valley, CA, the suburban home of the infamous Rocketdyne nuclear disaster. The band formed in 2009 from the remains of various punk and synth-pop bands; taking influences from groups like DEVO, Murder City Devils, The Cure, and The Screamers to craft their own raw, synthesizer and bass driven punk rock, without the aid of guitar! Punknews.org describes them as, “… the perfect kind of punk band in that they give two shits about what punk is “supposed” to be or what it has become….The Screamers, Gary Numan, and The Normal would all be proud. Highly recommended.”

We sat down with them as they prepare for the upcoming 20th Annual Christmas Formal with THE VANDALS and TSUNAMI BOMB at the Anaheim House of Blues on Saturday, December 19th! Here is what they had to say:

Starting with the classic questions, how was the band started?

Brian and Jay kept up talking about making a band even though Jay had moved up to San Francisco. Jay eventually got too cold and moved back home and we started jamming and writing. We then convinced James to come to one practice and he was super skeptical that wouldn’t be punk enough for him (go figure, the guy who brings keys to punk band was the skeptic). Turns out, Brian yelled enough for James and he was in. The only problem was we couldn’t convince a guitar player (numerous try-outs) to stick around.

Has the lack of guitars been limiting or liberating?

It wasn’t for lack of trying. Originally, we figured guitar was the way to go. After a while we realized we really didn’t want or need a guitar because James and Jay were able to fill the gap in a way that we preferred. Also, imagine a band without the ego of a lead guitarist, and all you have to deal with is the super ego of a vocalist and keyboardist who thinks he knows things, but doesn’t. We think its both limiting and liberating. Jay gets to pretend he is playing guitar when he really isn’t able to handle that many strings.

Where did the band name come from?

We took it from our friend Billy’s Xbox Live name. There was a moment where we toyed with being Danger Friends USA ( 5 years), but after numerous friend requests from foreigners looking for American friends, we decided it was time to drop the USA. Ironically, there has been a drop of friend requests on face book.

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What music do you draw from that has influenced the band?

Screamers, Murder City Devils, Devo, The Cure, Gary Numan, the Buzzcocks. They are all great!

Do you consider Danger Friends to be punk rock? What is punk rock to you?

Ya, we think so. There is always something inherently lame about saying, ‘ ya, im punk,’ but….. ya know? We all come from a pretty solid punk background and we figured that just showed through the music (there is a whole lot of nasally screaming going on if you didn’t notice). Punk to us? Harder music without the limitation of having to be good at what you’re doing. Also, it turns out we did something kinda different? I don’t know, what’s it to you (this is us being angry and defensive punks)?

What three adjectives describe your music and band?

aggressively self-defeating optimists

How did you come to be on Kung Fu Records?

Well this is the thing. We had been a band for five years and we were going to put a record out on our own but Jay had too much to drink and thought it would be a good idea to ask Kung Fu if they would do it. As an aside, the great part of this was one of Jay’s punk idols were the Vandals (the band that got Jay into punk and Brian’s second concert) so in drunk desperation Jay emailed his hero and got an EP for us. So kids, follow your dreams.

Any other Kung Fu Records releases you like? Any you would recommend to people? Any bands you would like to play or tour with (past or present)?

Ozma was a keyboard band before keyboard bands were cool. We are huge fans of Tsunami Bombs and Hitler bad, Vandals good is a classic record but you don’t need us telling you that. Murder City Devils would be great! Vandals and Tsunami Bomb (two down, one to go!)

How would you describe your live show?

Its generally a wall of noise, abrasive and barely controlled chaos.

Any great tour stories?

We once played too loud at a venue in North Hollywood and the sound guy had a meter that he kept pointing at during the show to tell us to be more quiet. The thing is we saw him alter the meters readings to make it even more quiet than he originally said we needed to be because he didn’t like our music. He ended up cutting vocals and kicking us off stage. It was pretty rad.

We recently played Punk Rock Bowling and were opening for the Weirdos, Dickies, and the Rezillos (pretty great lineup, right?) We were the opener and we were incredibly excited to play this gig. The one thing that we could not and would not do was to mess this up. First song, Marc’s kick pedal chain snaps. The replacement comes slowly and us goons are trying not to have the crowd turn on this ‘daydream Jonny’ opening band. The replacement kick in, we start song two…. and the replacement kick breaks too (we were told not to bring ours and were dumb enough to listen). Finally, after another 5 minute lull, we fixed it and finished the set to the best of our ability. Suffice it to say, people left that show saying Danger Friends were AWESOME!

How did the music video for “Zeros” come about?

Brian had a cool idea, we didn’t have any money, but we did have a garage and plentiful amount of confetti and legs and arms. So… With that, we pretty much did the only video that we could do. Then we edited it ourselves and released it!

If someone was reading has never heard the band, what song would you recommend they start with?

Jay, James, and Brian also assumed it was Zeros but now we aren’t so sure. We just switched drummers and picked up our old friend Jim (Dead Yeller, Henchmen 21, Punk Is Dead). Before this, Jim is our self proclaimed ‘number one fan’ and he claims that you should listen to I Feel Sorry. So, there you go!

Are you excited about the upcoming Christmas Formal? What should people expect from you guys?

Yes, absolutely excited about this!!!!!! We are currently participating in a ‘festive think tank’ to decide on how to best represent the holiday season with our performance. It’ll probably be weird… and …. well, probably just weird.

What’s the plans for the future? What’s next for Danger Friends?

We need shows, We want shows, We will play shows, and we’re working on new material!

Anything you would like to add?

Come to the show on December 19th! We promise to do our best!!! We hope not to have technical difficulties!!

Hear the brand new EP “ZEROS” on KUNG FU RECORDS:

Get tickets to the Saturday, December 19th Christmas Formal with THE VANDALS, TSUNAMI BOMB, and DANGER FRIENDS at the ANAHEIM HOUSE OF BLUES LIVE NATION SITE

You can see our previous episodes of PUNK ROCK IS YOUR FRIEND here:

PUNK ROCK IS YOUR FRIEND 2: Tommi of BIFFERS

PUNK ROCK IS YOUR FRIEND 1: René van der Zee of COOPER

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20TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FORMAL ANNOUNCED!

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On Saturday, December 19th Kung Fu Records presents THE VANDALS 20th Annual Christmas Formal featuring the return of TSUNAMI BOMB and the Kung Fu Records debut of DANGER FRIENDS at The House Of Blues Anaheim! Presale tickets start tomorrow! Tickets on sale officially this Friday, October 23rd. Go to HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM EVENTS PAGE for more details!

This show WILL SELL OUT. Do not wait on buying tickets! Come and celebrate the holidays with us! It’s going to be awesome!!

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TSUNAMI BOMB TO REUNITE ORIGINAL LINE-UP WITH NEW VOCALIST

From the band’s FACEBOOK PAGE:
So, to finally come clean and explain…

Besides being proud to present Trust No One – the rarities collection – something else pretty great has come out of the time the band spent assembling it: we’ve gotten to see each other again after all these years. We hung out looking at old photos, remembering the songs, and having a great time together. We just realized how much we really missed each other, missed our songs, and missed our band too. We had so much fun putting together this compilation that we thought maybe we should take the logical next step and perform some shows in support of the release.

We had hoped that our singer, Emily Whitehurst (aka “Agent M”), would join us as well. While she is behind the release of this collection and understands our desire to reunite the band with the other original members, she must follow her heart, and continue to devote herself to her current project, Survival Guide, which we support wholeheartedly.

After much discussion with many of the various past Tsunami Bomb members, we have finally decided that, with the help of a special guest co-vocalist, Tsunami Bomb will once again perform live with the rest of the original line-up. As it was originally, Oobliette will return as co-lead vocalist/keyboardist, Brian Plink will return to guitar/vocals, Dominic Davi will return on bass/vocals, and Gabe Lindeman will be back on drums.

We understand that some people might have a hard time accepting a Tsunami Bomb reunion without M – and we completely respect that. But if you want to hear some of the classic Tsunami Bomb songs, played by the original members who wrote most of them, we hope that you will show up to see four old friends – with the help of a new one! – try to do those old songs justice.

We are incredibly excited to have an opportunity to be Tsunami Bomb once again, and don’t yet know what the future may bring. We promise to take this seriously and bring back a band that people who have loved Tsunami Bomb since the early days can truly be excited about, as well one that honors the work of the many amazing musicians who have been a part of Tsunami Bomb since it first began. And don’t forget! If you’re missing Emily, you can pick up Survival Guide’s excellent new album “Way To Go” that is out now. We love it and think you will too.

See you soon!
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Kung Fu Records and Tsunami Bomb have recently announced the upcoming release of “Trust No One” a new LP collection of early years material by the band for early 2016.
The band previously released “The Ultimate Escape” LP in 2002 and “The Definitive Act” LP in 2004.

any press inquires please contact dom@kungfurecords.com

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NEW TSUNAMI BOMB COLLECTION “TRUST NO ONE” OUT IN EARLY 2016

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Kung Fu Records is proud to announce that we will be releasing a 14 song collection of rare, out of print, and unreleased tracks from the early years of Tsunami Bomb. Set to release on LP, CD, and Digital in early 2016, the album will be titled, “TRUST NO ONE” and will pull songs from the previously out of print “B-Movie Queens” 7″, “Mayhem On The High Seas” 7″, and “The Invasion From Within” EP, as well as some hard to find and previously unreleased tracks from their pre-Kung Fu era. Previously these songs were only available to a select few, forcing people to download them at varying quality, so it’s very exciting to finally have them once more available!

Tsunami Bomb “Trust No One” LP track listing:
1. Lemonade (1999) (rare version)
2. Irish Boys
3. Obligation (previously unreleased version)
4. Mushy Love Song (previously unreleased version)
5. Breakaway
6. 3 Days & 1000 Nights
7. Rotting Vampire Eyeballs
8. Cantare Del Morte (The Halloween Song)
9. The Invasion From Within
10. No One’s Looking
11. No Good Very Bad Day
12. Marionette
13. Lemonade (2000)
14. …Not Forever

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For more information on the release please visit www.kungfurecords.com and sign up for our mailing list, and follow Tsunami Bomb‘s official facebook page www.facebook.com/tsunamibombofficial, their instagram @tsunamibombofficial, and the Kung Fu Records facebook page
All press requests please email: dom@kungfurecords.com

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