Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Exploding Flowers new video and upcoming Burger Records re-release of debut album on tape.

Exploding Flowers just finished wrapping up a video shoot with director Cassandra Lee Hamilton (La Sera, Allah-Las, Cowabunga Babes, Ringo Deathstar, etc.) for the song Vacuum Town that will be featured on the upcoming Burger Records re-release of their debut album on cassette. Vacuum Town is a new song added as a bonus track for the release. We will post as soon as it is released.

5/22/2013 Exploding Flowers w/ Roses (mbrs of Abe Vigoda) and Many Distant Cities (mbrs of Jail Weddings)

4/20/2013 Exploding Flowers w/ Kaliedoscope (UK) and Feeding People

Burger Records and The Committee To Keep Music Evil present:

 Late-60's UK psych pop Kaleidoscope, Feeding People, and Exploding Flowers.

Doors: a 8:30


Thursday, July 26, 2012

08/12/2012 Exploding Flowers, Young Prisms, and Wymond Miles (Fresh & Onlys) @ Part Time Punks

Sunday August 12
 Exploding Flowers will be playing Part Time Punks with Wymond Miles (Fresh & Onlys) and Young Prisms.

Here's what the PTP website has to say:

WYMOND MILES, best known as the guitarist for The Fresh & Onlys, has just released a superb 12" on Sacred Bones, "Under The Pale Moon," which has earned universal raves from the likes of Pitchfork, & Gorilla Vs. Bear. The record fuses dreamy Krautrock-esque soundscapes like something straight off the Brain label in Germany in the 1970s with remarkable songs ala' "Porcupine" era Echo & The Bunnymen, Nick Drake and 70s-era Beach Boys like "Surf's Up" and "Sunflower". Or, as Miles puts it: "Sonically the mood had to reflect the somberness of moving between the existential chaos of my 20s into this new perspective of living... The mysterious hues of the soundscape reflect a sense of curiosity and possibility in the canyons of sound."

 YOUNG PRISMS made their LA debut at PTP back three years ago at the first MBV Nite (the same nite Weekend made their debut). Since then the band has released a handful of remarkable newgaze records on Mexican Summer, Big Love and Kanine and have toured with the likes of Weekend, Dum Dum Girls, Tamaryn, No Joy and Kurt Vile. Heads up, fans of MBV, Mazzy Star & Slowdive!


EXPLODING FLOWERS fuse layers of the Paisley Underground's rural psychedelia with Flying Nun fuzz and the psychedelicate song structures of Alex Chilton/Big Star. September gurls (and boys) should pack their knapsacks and head down early to hum along.

For tickets and more info go to the Echo website:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

09/06/2011 Exploding Flowers open for Tommy Keene

Exploding Flowers will be opening for underground pop legend Tommy Keene on Tuesday September 6 at the Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles. Exploding Flowers go on at 9:00pm

For those who are unaware of Tommy Keene's long rock history, click here

For more info go here - thefoldsilverlake

Future Shocks "It's life, it's not my life" video

Life (3:05) from Rebekah Weikel on Vimeo.

Fun story and RAVE review of THE L.A. TIMES 7"....by Eric Davidson of the New Bomb Turks and author of We Never Learn. Check it out!

"most likely my favorite record so far of 2011....flashes of Big Star and Guided by Voices are dispersed throughout the record"

"with its distorted guitar laid under pop melodies....boasts jangly guitar and powerpop goodness"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

06/02/2011 Exploding Flowers opening for The Undertones

Exploding Flowers will be opening for the Undertones reunion show on June 2, 2011 at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, Ca.

Part Time Punks and Club Underground Present:

The Undertones (11:00pm)

Sweater Girls (10:00pm)

Exploding Flowers (9:00pm)

18 + up
Doors at 8:30
$13 advance tix
$15 day of show

@ The Echoplex
1154 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90026

Buy tickets here:


Exploding Flowers - S/T Lp

12 songs of Paisley Underground, mid-80s American post-punk, New Zealand jangle-pop, and early 90s noise pop. Exploding Flowers find a way to collide all things pop into an anthemic racket. Featuring former members of The Moon Upstairs and The L.A. Times.

 Limited to 500 pressed.
 Includes poster inside:

Future Shocks - Future Shocks Us cassette

10 songs of bedroom recorded lo-fi art damage synth punk. Not much is known about main man Es Dee except that he's from Lodzkie, Poland. We here at Smashitup don't care where he's from because he has made a most amazing batch of songs that are paranoid, jittery, nervous, and schizophrenic. For fans of Dark Day, Los Microwaves, the Screamers, Legendary Pink Dots, and the Units.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The L.A. Times - 4 song 7"

Welcome to Smashitup! We have a few releases coming up this summer for your listening pleasure. Our first release is by The L.A. Times. Originally recorded in the mid-late 90's and set to be released on the garage punk label Scooch Pooch Records (Detroit Cobras, Electric Frankenstein, Bellrays, etc..) the band fell apart before it could happen. Gaining rave reviews at the time and playing shows all over Los Angeles and San Francisco with bands like the New Bomb Turks, the Rip Offs, Red Aunts, Necessary Evils, the Motards, Lazy Cowgirls, and the Bomboras. Forming in 1996 and ending in 1999, the L.A. Times featured Janet Housden on drums (ex Redd Kross)....aka 'Patch Kelly' of Lovedolls fame (Dave Markey's underground cult classic films Desperate Teenage Lovedolls and Lovedolls Superstar). 4 songs of 60's style Garage Trash meets 70's New York Punk. If the Voidoids had been on Crypt Records, this is what it might have sounded like.
Limited to 250 pressed.
Available on purple marble swirl vinyl or olive green marble swirl vinyl!