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January 22nd - Garcia's Show 



We're excited to announce that we'll be returning to Garcia's at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on January 22nd! Here's some info to know about this event:


1. It's sponsored by Lagunitas, so there will be a pretty rad drink special! $5 Lagunitas IPA draughts all night!

2. A super cool seagaze rock band from Nyack call The Foxfires will be opening.

3. There will be a nifty pop-up shop hosted by Clockwork Records--the "Vinyl is Dead" Pop-Up Record Store--where you can score some those cool PVC discs that play music.

4. We will be hosting a food drive for the Food Bank for Westchester. We encourage all attendees to please bring food or cash donations (see guidelines below) and participate in our raffle. 

Three raffle winners will be drawn during a brief intermission in American Pinup's set. Raffle prizes include a $50 American Pinup merchandise voucher, a drum head autographed by the band, and an autographed event poster. 

The mission of the Food Bank for Westchester is to lead, engage and educate Westchester County in creating a hunger-free environment. The Food Bank for Westchester serves over 265 local hunger-relief programs throughout Westchester, including food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult day-care centers, and shelters. The Food Bank provides 95% of all the food given to hungry families, children and seniors as cooked meals or groceries to take home. 

For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can buy $4 of food! 

MOST NEEDED FOOD ITEMS: 
- Beans (canned or dry) 
- Cereals (whole grain) 
- Canned Meat/Fish 
- Milk (shelf stable) 
- Canned Meals (low sodium) 
- Canned Vegetables (low sodium) 
- Canned or Dried Fruit 
- Peanut Butter 
- Pasta & Rice 

All items should be nonperishable. Please, no glass containers or pre-opened items. 

You can improve the health of your neighbors. When choosing items for the food drive, please look for labels which read: Low Sodium, No Salt Added, No Sugar Added, Unsweetened, Reduced Sodium, 100% Fruit Juice, Lite

SEE THE SHOWS PAGE FOR MORE TICKETS, FACEBOOK EVENT LINK, AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT.

New Music Video: "Committed" 

Gather round, boys and girls! We have a brand new music video for the next single from "The Radio EP" to share with you!

The video for "Committed" was directed and edited by the wonderful Robert Vornkahl and premiered via Glide Magazine.

Check it out, tell us what you think, and enjoy our faces on your screen!

"The Radio EP" is out now! 

Yeah, that's right! Release day has arrived!

You can now download the "The Radio EP" from our music page or pick up a CD from our online store. Don't forget to use the discount code to receive 20% off your purchase, and if you don't have a discount code, you can get one by signing up for the mailing list.

You can also stream the full EP for free on Spotify, Bandcamp, YouTube, SoundCloud, and more.

You won't be disappointed.

Listen to it, fall in love with it, and put your favorite track in your go-to playlist. When it comes up on shuffle, crank it. Show it to your friends. Worst case scenario, they'll be like, "meh" and you don't put it on when they're in your car anymore. But mostly likely they will thank you and think you're cool and that you have good taste and they'll want to hang out with you more so you can keep showing them stuff they like. Basically, help us get these songs into people's earholes because we're proud of them.


And thanks to Substream Magazine for debuting "Committed"--the second single from the EP--yesterday!

Shows, Tour Dates, The Radio EP, and Ramblings. 

There's a lot going on these days in the land of American Pinup! We're about to drop some knows on you - right here, right now.

Shows

Our very own Lauren West is playing a solo/acoustic show on Thursday, August 20th with Hopeless Otis, Enziguri, and The Car Bomb Parade at The River Roadhouse in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. She'll be playing some new, new songs, some fun/old deep cuts, and Rob may even hop up and play some of your favorite AP songs with her... Don't miss this unique and intimate little show. Followed by some serious punk rock from the other bands.

Next up on the agenda is the Rat's Nest Run-In Rockabilly Rendezvous! This is a very cool event at the Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, NY.
 
First and foremost, it's a vintage car show and contest, but there are other totally tubular things happening at the resort as well. In addition to awesome the live music going on all weekend, there will be a variety of vendors, a burlesque show, a pig roast luau / tiki pool party, a pinup girl contest, a complimentary martini hour, and a haunted house. A goddamn haunted house, you guys. If you're a fan of rockabilly, old cars, free martinis, cool vintage stuff, or all of the above, this event is for you. Make the trip - it will be like living in another time for a weekend. I also happen to know that there is an albino peacock living on the resort. So, that's pretty cool. And even cooler, it's only $20 for the whole weekend.

As far as performances go, we'll have be playing a total of three sets over the weekend, including one acoustic set at the Sunday brunch. Here's when and where you can catch us:
Saturday, August 22nd - 2:30pm - outside on the main grounds
Saturday, August 22nd - 11:00pm - in the Nite Club
Sunday, August 23rd - 12:30pm - *acoustic brunch*

Plus, we'll be running around the resort the whole time meeting folks, drinking drinks, and taking pictures of and likely with ridiculously cool cars. Tim may even enter the pinup contest. I mean, you never know.

Hint: This weekend also happens to be the first shows we have after the official release of the new EP on August 21st. We'll probably end up at the fire pit behind the Nite Club after our set on Saturday night and we'll probably have been drinking enough to sell you a copy real cheap. Let's talk... we'll talk.

Tour Dates


Damn straight. We have a tour coming up this fall with Lincoln, Nebraska's very rad rockers FREAKABOUT. We're calling it The Kinda Something Tour and we're #kindastoked. Here are the dates:

9.2 - Howler’s | Pittsburgh, PA
9.3 - Foam | St. Louis, MO
9.4 - The Sydney (Femme Fest) | Omaha, NE
9.5 - The Washington | Burlington, IA
9.6 - Beat Kitchen | Chicago, IL
9.7 - The Rockery | Wyandotte, MI
9.8 - Buzzbin Art & Music Shop | Canton, OH
9.9 - O’Shecky’s Live | Columbus, OH
9.10 - Chameleon Club | Lancaster, PA
9.11 - The Low Beat | Albany, NY
9.12 - Defiant Brewing Co. | Pearl River, NY
9.12 - Barney McNabb’s | Yonkers, NY
9.13 - Asbury Lanes | Asbury Park, NJ
9.15 - The Sidebar | Baltimore, MD
9.16 - TBA | Richmond, VA
9.18 - TBA | TBA, NC
9.19 - The Radio Room | Greenville, SC
9.20 - The FooBar | Nashville, TN
9.22 - The Syndicate Lounge | Birmingham, AL
9.23 - The Made Famous - New Orleans, LA
9.24 - Rudyard’s British Pub | Houston, TX
9.25 - Indian Roller | Austin, TX
9.26 - The Prophet Bar | Dallas, TX
9.27 - The Rail Club | Ft. Worth, TX
9.28 - Blue Note Lounge | Oklahoma City, OK
9.29 - The Red Brick Bar | Norman, OK
9.30 - Barelycorn’s | Wichita, KS
10.1 - Harling’s Upstairs | Kansas City, MO
10.2 - Zoo Bar (Lincoln Calling) | Lincoln, NE

Help us spread the word about these shows! Tell your friends we're coming to town and shame them if they're like, "But it's a Wednesday, I have work, I'm tired." Tell them to sleep when they're dead. I know it sounds harsh, but sometimes that memento mori can be just what your boring friend needs to get out of the house and come to a cool show. Tell them to stop thinking of themselves for once in their miserable life. Maybe they'll actually enjoy themselves. Maybe they'll meet someone who inspires them. They'll never experience anything if they keep shutting everything out. This has to stop. Enough is enough.

*cough*

We'll be chronicling our travels over social media and hashtagging and high-fiving all over Amurhica. You can help fill in the web-based narrative by circulating flyers, coming to shows, sharing our stuff, and using the hashtags #kindasomething, #kindasomethingtour, and #kinda_____ <--- fill in that blank with an adjective and/or expletive of your choice.

And finally...

The Radio EP

You know by now that we have a new EP coming out called "The Radio EP" - right?

So, here's the deal. We had a pretty rad release celebration at Garcia's last week...

we <3 you crazy kids


Some of you lucky-ducks-turned-early-birds were able to pick up an exclusive pre-sale CD of the EP at this show. What do you think of it? Pretty nifty, huh?

The EP officially drops like it's hot on Friday, August 21st.

Wait, I feel like that should really make more of an impact... let's try...
 
Friday, August 21st!!!

That's more like it.

Anyway, currently, we have digital-only pre-order going on. This means that right now, at this very moment, you can put in an order for a download link to be delivered to your email inbox on release day. 

There's also a special, secret discount code that you enter to receive 20% ANY purchase from our website now through 8/27. If you don't have this code, you probably haven't signed up for our mailing list. Do that, and you'll get the code in a confirmation email. Boom. Easy. (Don't worry, we won't spam you. Seriously, we're too lazy to spam you tbh lolz.)

Starting on August 21st, you'll be able to purchase the snazzy but surely outmoded CD format of the EP. If you put your order in on release day, you can use the discount code to buy it, along with the other cool merch we'll finally be making available online that day. Big ol' sale, basically. New music, shirts, and other goodies. What I'm saying is, clear some time in your schedule to check out what we have going on that day. Otherwise, you'll be commenting "#fomo" all over the Instagram photos of everyone else with their cool new AP merch. You don't want that. You deserve better. You deserve cool new AP merch.

So, after all this, what can you look forward to from us? (What more do you want from us, people?)

Well, we have a couple of videos up our sleeves, to be sure. We know how you love those. There will more touring, of course. And then who knows... I mean, you can only plan so far ahead. We're only human.

Humans who love you. Yes, you. We love you. Please accept our love.

Thanks.

Shows

Instagram

  • We're announcing tour dates soon. Pumped.🤘 📷 @traace
    We're announcing tour dates soon. Pumped.🤘 📷 @traace
  • Here's a snippet of @laurenawest playing a brand new Pinup song at @lovecraftnyc last night, grabbed by @unlazysavi. Lots of new tunes for your earholes hatching these days. 🐣👂
    Here's a snippet of @laurenawest playing a brand new Pinup song at @lovecraftnyc last night, grabbed by @unlazysavi. Lots of new tunes for your earholes hatching these days. 🐣👂
  • Big thanks to @launchsnowboards for donating this snowboard won by the lucky @mmeggggp to the raffle we hosted the other night at Garcia's for Food Bank for Westchester! 📷@tomtastic_photo
    Big thanks to @launchsnowboards for donating this snowboard won by the lucky @mmeggggp to the raffle we hosted the other night at Garcia's for Food Bank for Westchester! 📷@tomtastic_photo
  • Pumped to announce that we're playing Abominable Snowfest 2016 at @defiantbrewing in Pearl River, NY this Saturday, Jan. 30th. We'll be closing out the day with a set around 3:30pm, but come for the whole shebang, sample beers from 20+ local breweries, eat some heavenly BBQ, and get shithoused! Because, let's be honest. You're gonna get shithoused. 🍻

Get tickets at defiantsnowfest.splashthat.com.
    Pumped to announce that we're playing Abominable Snowfest 2016 at @defiantbrewing in Pearl River, NY this Saturday, Jan. 30th. We'll be closing out the day with a set around 3:30pm, but come for the whole shebang, sample beers from 20+ local breweries, eat some heavenly BBQ, and get shithoused! Because, let's be honest. You're gonna get shithoused. 🍻 Get tickets at defiantsnowfest.splashthat.com.
  • #lastnight #weloveyou

We can't express how grateful we are to everyone who came out to Garcia's last night. We had the best time ever and collected a ton of donations for the Food Bank for Westchester. (Congrats to the lucky raffle winners!) Thank you all for your support and love! 💗🤘🌟
    #lastnight #weloveyou We can't express how grateful we are to everyone who came out to Garcia's last night. We had the best time ever and collected a ton of donations for the Food Bank for Westchester. (Congrats to the lucky raffle winners!) Thank you all for your support and love! 💗🤘🌟
  • OMG! Our show at @garciasatthecap is on FRIDAY! He we are practicing like maniacs last night. Ticket link is in the bio... they're going fast! So excited to see all your faces there! 🙌
    OMG! Our show at @garciasatthecap is on FRIDAY! He we are practicing like maniacs last night. Ticket link is in the bio... they're going fast! So excited to see all your faces there! 🙌
  • Friday, Jan. 22, we're headlining at @garciasatthecap w/ the Foxfires and a kickass $5 @lagunitasbeer drink special! 🍺

This is also a food drive for the Food Bank for Westchester so please bring donations and participate in our raffle! 🍴🎟💵 Reach out to us for tickets or use the link in our profile. See you there! 🤘
    Friday, Jan. 22, we're headlining at @garciasatthecap w/ the Foxfires and a kickass $5 @lagunitasbeer drink special! 🍺 This is also a food drive for the Food Bank for Westchester so please bring donations and participate in our raffle! 🍴🎟💵 Reach out to us for tickets or use the link in our profile. See you there! 🤘
  • Hope Santa brought you what you wanted! 🎅🏼💚❤️
    Hope Santa brought you what you wanted! 🎅🏼💚❤️
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