Greetings and salutations, fans of Cartoon Violence! After taking some time to rock the cosmos beyond Earth’s reach, we are back for a few very special announcements. Not only are we announcing right here and now our upcoming EP “Cartoon Violence Has Got You Covered”, we’re also possibly coming to your town (if you live in Portland, California, or Vegas!) Our new EP is chock full of nothing but covers and tributes, so you’re bound to like it more than those scary new, original songs you’re used to hearing us play. You’ll hear tunes from David Bowie, They Might Be Giants, Oingo Boingo, Depeche Mode and Steven Universe!!!
But we’re not done blowing your minds yet! Not even close! Since this month marks the four year anniversary of the release of our epic full-length studio album “Robots and Dinosaurs”, we’re making all our albums available for just FOUR FUCKING DOLLARS!!! It’s a limited time offer unless of course, we forget to switch it back to its regular price, so go and give us your hard-earned money!
So there you go: a new EP is coming soon, we tour at the start of March, and our entire catalog is on sale for $4. It doesn’t get much better than this! Oh wait, IT TOTALLY FUCKING DOES! Here’s a sneak peek track off Cartoon Violence Has Got You Covered! Each time you listen or share the news on your social media we take another bite out of musical crime!
2 Phat II Fail is a 7-song EP album of original songs released in 2017. These songs all started with drum and synth sounds produced in the LSDJ software on a Nintendo GameBoy, representing the studio version of the live sound that the band has been cultivating over the past few years.
Cartoon Violence is ON TOUR this May and June in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona. Cartoon Violence is embarking on a West Coast Tour to support their new 7-song EP, “2 Phat II Fail“. Please check back, and Follow Our Events on Facebook as we add dates to this tour. If you’d like us to play your town, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|5/27||Sonoma CA||El Verano Inn||FB|
|5/28||San Jose CA||Corinthian Event Center||FB||SK||Buy||6/4||Portland OR||Adventureland Ballroom||FB||SK||Buy|
|6/5||Portland OR||Cider Riot||FB||SK|
|6/10||Las Vegas NV||Double Down Saloon||FB||SK|
|6/14||Santa Ana CA||Beatnik Bandito||FB||SK|
|6/16||Oakland CA||Stork Club||FB||SK|
This week BandCamp announced they will donate all their proceeds from sales today to the ACLU. We support this whole-heartedly. Not only is all our music available on BandCamp, but if you buy any of our music there today, we will donate half of our profits to Planned Parenthood.
This track was sequenced immediately following Bowie’s death in January of 2016. We performed it live with Mike Ackman (Together We Are Robots) at Freq.Fest.5 in downtown LA the following weekend, and then we recorded this version for a chiptune Bowie tribute album which you can buy for a minimum $5 donation to MacMillan Cancer Support, a UK cancer charity.
Come see us on Halloween in San Francisco. Epilepsy guaranteed.
We have three exciting shows to announce this fall.
First, September 11-12 is Freq.Fest.Norcal, the first Northern California chiptune festival from the 8BitLA crew. Over two days, this event will feature 13 bands including Cartoon Violence, every one of which uses a GameBoy or other video game system as an instrument. Tickets are $10 per night and this is an all ages show starting at 6pm. Cartoon Violence plays at 7:30pm on Friday, 9/11.
Second and Third, we are playing two shows at Showdown, a bar at 10 6th Street in San Francisco. Our first show is October 10th, and our second is Halloween, October 31st, both on a Saturday. Shows are $8, 21 and over, and start at 8pm. Cartoon Violence plays both nights at 11pm.