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Frustrators in 3 Minutes and 15 Seconds…

Enough about fans and all that! Let’s get back to some music, shall we? NAMELY… THE FRUSTRATORS!

The Frustrators

The Frustrators (Mike Dirnt, Jason Chandler, Terry Linehan and Art Tedeschi) released three videos, one :36 second, one :35 second and one :34 second snippets from their upcoming new 4-song EP, Griller: “Stigma,” “West of Texas, Pt. II” and “Prettiest Girl,” a Neighborhoods cover which introduces a new character from the pantheon of Jason Chandler’s creations, Joy McQueefy!

‘Prettiest Girl” feat. Joy McQueefy. Find her on Facebook! Poor Joy needs some friends! She only has two and one isn’t Stanley!

“Stigma” Video Tease — Hey, there’s Stanley!

“West of Texas, Pt. II” Video Tease — Hey! It’s the BAND!

For a limited time, you can also hear the full version of “Stigma” at AltPress.com (Ignore the comments, apparently everyone thinks the name of the band is Green Day…).

I listened to “Stigma” like… a bunch of times when it was posted on AltPress, and I gotta say, I’m loving it. Their sound is a little different from their first two records, a tad more mature, though still filled with irony. I can’t wait to hear the last installment from Griller, “We Need To Talk (It’s Not Us, It’s You).”

I highly recommend that you head on over to Gabriel Kerplunk’s Fansite. Gabriel has been putting up a  lot of images, dates, and updates in one place about the Frustrators.

I Hate the Frustrators Cause I Can't Go To THEIR Website Yet!

The Frustrators themselves will reignite their own website as soon as Jimmy Zeus cleans Jason Chandler’s cage! Which actually may take at least a couple of more days…

In the meantime, Dr. Strange wants to remind you that their in-store meet and greet with the Frustrators will happen on February 26th at Dr. Strange Records located at 7136 Amethyst Ave.  in Alta Loma, CA 91737 USA at 12PM … It kinda surprises me that it’s so early in the afternoon because I’m sure that the Frustrators will just barely be waking up (if they sleep at all) from the gig the night before in Santa Barbara at Velvet Jones… and I’m sure they’ll all be wearing pants.

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Frustrators Vinyl and Special Vinyl EP Cover Art

Gabriel Kerplunk kerplunked the Frustrators yesterday by posting images of the awesome cover art from the upcoming versions of the band’s vinyl EPs, even before the band posted them!  The Frustrators themselves posted the vinyl covers, both of which are below, shortly thereafter. Love ’em! Enjoy!

Head on over to Gabriel’s Frustrators site for info on the band. Don’t forget to visit Dr. Strange and… oh look… you can buy a test pressing for $10. There will be only be 25 for sale, and I know for a fact at least one of them is already sold!

Griller EP Vinyl Cover by Dan Coon and Art Tesdeschi - Layout by Jason Chandler

Griller EP -Limited Vinyl 2 - Art by Jason Chandler

 

 


BREAKING NEWS – FRUSTRATORS TOUR DATES – FEBRUARY 2011

Frustrators' Manager, Jimmy Zeus

Straight from the horse’s mouth! Nice horsey!

Here are the tour dates for the Frustrators California Shows! Woot!!

:::::BREAKING NEWS FROM THE BUNKER:::::

HERE YA GO FOLKS, FRUSTRATORS SHOWS!!! (ALL SHOWS ALL AGES!)

BAY AREA
Friday, Feb. 18th @ 924 Gilman St. – Berkeley!
Saturday, Feb. 19th @ Bottom of the Hill – SF (Matinee Show)!
Sunday, Feb. 20th @ Rickshaw Stop – SF!

L.A. AREA
Friday, Feb. 25th @ venue to be announced!
Sunday, Feb. 27th @ The Troubadour – LA!

and maybe more to come… All these shows will feature our tour-mates MC Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, other bands are still to be announced. So stay tuned to this Facebook page and our Twitter feed for late-breaking news as it develops. YEAH!!


Hot Flash from the Frustrators! – Exclusive Photo!

Frustrators in the Studio! OK, sorta kinda - Exclusive Photo Courtesy of Frustrators Monkey Manager, Jimmy Zeus (aka Jason Chandler)

The Frustrators’ Facebook page lit up last week with the hot cigar glow of the band’s monkey manager, Jimmy Zeus, heralding news that band members Terry Lineham and Art Tedeschi had outed fellow band members Jason Chandler and Mike Dirnt by announcing something awfully special… A NEW FRUSTRATORS 4-SONG EP coming soon! Yeah, I know you’ve heard that before, but apparently this time, it’s really going to happen!

Stanley the Chicken, Booking Agent, is Uber Excited (Fake Stanley Courtesy of Amy Hettrick)

Fervent followers of Mike Dirnt’s side project band whooped it up something fierce and spread the news far and wide that the Frustrators, rumored since early 2010 to be recording in the studio bunker, were at it in full force. And by full force, that means, well, actual new songs on both vinyl and CD! The EP’s title hasn’t been announced yet, but the vinyl will have different art work from the CD. Art Tedeschi has created a sculpture of Frustrators mascot booking agent, Stanley the Chicken, for the vinyl that will be different from the CD cover art version.

I tracked down Jason Chandler through Zeus, who forced him to stop working for just one damn moment to share the following with you all:

Here’s an exclusive photo fer ya! It’s us in the Static Room mixing with our engineer pal Denny Muller. He doesn’t actually wear overalls and a red handkerchief all the time, that’s just an old stereotype which has no place in the 21st century and I include myself in this.

The EP itself is coming along swimmingly, we’re scrambling on the final CD mastering and artwork right now which is fun really. And the vinyl stuff is already at the press. But manufacturing and printing take time. Hopefully all our new-found Facebook fans will still be around in a month or so, but attention is fickle and I assume that we’ll lose a good chunk of them to Angry Birds, etc.

We also started a twitter account (@Frustrators) so let the sexting begin! Actually I’m not quite sure how it works, but I figure if a celebutard can do it, so can I.

As for Stanley and his pals, you should try to get in touch with Stanley directly at his Facebook account. (He’s my friend so you could probably just sneak in a browse through my address book to find him. My face is an open book.) I don’t want to violate his privacy. [Note from GDM: oops, I linked to Stanley’s page… do chickens really have privacy?]

Not only should we expect the new EP to be mastered and out the door, but there’s also rumors of gig dates coming up, too! I smell a giant Frustratorhead meet-up in the near future as the Frustrators haven’t played a gig since the early dawning of the new Millennium. We’re all ready for a hot flash of frustration and if all goes well, Green Day Mind will see you there!


Frustrators News from the Bunker Coming July 1st – Jason Chandler Interview with Lisa Booth of Punk Globe

Mysterious Frustrating Image by A Mysterious Frustrator

Breaking News!!

Back in March I reported that there were mysterious and frustrating images appearing on the Frustrators’ Facebook page. The photos were a series of shots with bits and pieces of band equipment and body parts. And lunch. Since the photos appeared, wild rumors of a new album from the Frustrators have been running rampant among the zombies in the bunker, and we’re all… uh, THEY are all… waiting with baited breath (if they could breathe) to hear what’s up with the Frustrators.

I’m happy to report that Lisa Booth, a writer for Punk Globe Zine, has managed to tickle her way through those breathless zombies to interview the elusive lead singer of the Frustrators, Jason Chandler. Chandler’s always working on something or another in the bunker, but he managed to literally break himself away from his work and speak with Booth. I’m not quite sure what they will discuss (maybe confirmation of a new album? maybe playing a gig? maybe what he had for lunch?) so you’ll just have to wait for the next issue that comes out on July 1st. The article will be posted both on Punk Globe and afterward on Booth’s blog, located here.

This zombie is very excited to hear the news, indeed!