Se Vende (which, translated from Spanish, means sell oneself, give oneself away) released their debut EP F**# Yeah in 2011. Specializing in a mix of power-pop and punk, the tattooed trio cites Jawbreaker, Foxboro Hot Tubs, and Leftover Crack as influences.
“Our best show ever was at the Yard, with a bunch of kids just dancing and loving music,” says singer/guitarist Jonathan Espich, aka Jonny Cuz (the Wastrels and Revenge Death Ball). “Some super punk kid ran into me and said 'go back to the suburbs.' Our worst show at the Harp: some Hot Topic kid threw a birthday cake all over me and my gear.”
The band has also included drummer Ronald “Woogie” Maggard (Downspell, Revenge Death Ball), bassist Collin Smith, and drummer Ono Senteno. Their seven-song EP Poor Me...Some Soup, recorded by Brandon Jensen at American Sound Studios, was released in Autumn 2013.
According to Cuz, “I came up with the title after thinking about the best way to describe the songs. They’re catchy and poppy sounding, with dirty vocals and lyrics that tell a story. Mostly sad and fucked up stories.”
An album called Happy Accidents was released in 2022 via the Paper Street Cuts label. According to guitarist Jonny Cuz, “The lyrics come from depression, happiness, confusion, anxiety, acceptance, and even a song about sleep paralysis.” Album guests include former labelmate Ricky Schmidt (Western Settings) on the track “Big Sleepy Part 2”, a sequel to their 2018 song “Big Sleepy” that appeared on their It’s OK album. A video was produced for "Big Sleepy Pt. 2."
(Photo: Becky Digiglio)