The local band compilation Staring at the Sun Volume 10 will debut with an all-ages show at Lestat’s on October 6, featuring a bill that includes Tolan Shaw, the Comeuppance (performing as a quartet), David Fleminger (the Answers), Tom Ward (Gravedigger V), Paul Brewin (Uncle Joe’s Big Ol’ Driver), and Heather Vorwerck.
The Paragraphs’ debut full-length, +/-, recorded at White Horse Recorders and released on their own Domestic Wax Records, comes out October 7, with its first single, “There Is Nothing You Can Do.” As for the mathematical album title, “It stands for something lost, something gained,” says drummer Mike Hunt. “It’s about discovering what it means to come back from that lonely place we’ve all been to, looking at losing love as a rite of passage, and kicking it. Hard.”
The release party for Old Tiger’s debut full-length Love Have Mercy happens October 12 at the Casbah, though the band encourages you to purchase in advance online. “If you order one copy,” says Dustin Lothspeich, “we’ll send you up to five copies of the CD for gifts to your friends and family for no extra charge.” The bill also includes the Heavy Guilt, Nena Anderson & the Mules, and the Red Fox Tails.
October 16 will also see Pinback’s first album since 2007, Information Retrieved.
Former San Diegans Andy and Jayme Ralph of Writer, currently living in New York City, will release their full-length, Brotherface, on October 30, with a free download of its single “Hot Days” now available online.