Tear A Cognita #2: Davis, California

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Davis is a college town tucked between Sacramento and San Francisco. The longstanding freeform radio station KDVS has helped put, and keep, Davis on the map as a good in-between stop for bands touring the West Coast and while many of the shows revolve around at least one touring band, there’s always new local bands springing up here and there. Locals tend to be a bit all over the place as far as genres go and it’s not uncommon for a hardcore band, a weirdo noise duo, and a fun electro-pop act to share a bill, somehow working together in just the right weird way. There’s a strong house show scene and a few DIY venues with (almost) a house-show vibe and like any scene that relies heavily on living rooms instead of stages there tends to be some ebb and flow. From no longer existent epic spots like the Dam Haus (which had a 20+ year run and can be seen in Lightning Bolt’s The Power of Salad tour documentary) to great “burn bright, burn quick” spots like Haussler and Pole Line (aka Fuck Dungeon) to ongoing fixtures like Chillanova and Robot Rocket Residence to new houses like The Morgue, and DIY venues like Third Space Art Collective, underground music here is kept alive and kicking by new and old faces who, at the core, just love making shit happen. This compilation is a small slice of Davis area locals. Some are recently gone, some are soon to go, some are here to stay for god knows how long. The scene will likely outlast us all and there will (hopefully) always be plenty of smiling faces crowdsurfing in living rooms. –Evan

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released June 16, 2015

Assembled by: Evan Clayburg
Photo by: Kayla Castanon | www.flickr.com/photos/52551374@N05
Wimps playing at Pole Line House, 2012
Mastered by: Dave Eck, Lucky Lacquers
Instigated by: Daryl

Tear A Cognita is a series of regional compilations put together by active participants in the community they're representing.

BAND INFO:

Ancient Aliens, “Lizardman”
unreleased
jaredelaw@gmail.com
rjburkle@ucdavis.edu

Azeotropes, “Get in the Trash”
unreleased
azeotropes.bandcamp.com

Cherry Pitt, “Cut”
unreleased
cherrypitt.bandcamp.com

Creepy Little Legs, “Johnny Thunders Sneers (live)”
appears on Awww Shit! Live From The Creepy Little Studio: Vol. 3 (Out 6/22/2015)
facebook.com/officialcll
idegad@gmail.com

Critters, “The Emperor”
unreleased
jaredelaw@gmail.com

Ennui Trust, “Human Baggage (demo recording)”
unreleased
ennuitrust.bandcamp.com

God Dog, “Coole”
unreleased
god-dog.bandcamp.com

Gravy Nation, “Boredom Blues”
unreleased
www.facebook.com/gravynation

Kaz Mirblouk, “Dancing with the Dead”
appears on Through the Glass (Lolipop Records)
kazmirblouk.bandcamp.com

Loner, “One Eye Up and One Eye Down”
appears on Loner (1980 Records)
meandmyfriends.bandcamp.com

Nigel Read, “Haruspexia”
appears on Online Single
nigelread.bandcamp.com

Night Children, “Ghostly Image (live)”
unreleased
nightchildren.bandcamp.com

Spines, “Tapeworm”
appeared on KDVS 90.3 FM Live in Studio A
spinez.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/spinesdavis

Virga, “Summer With Monika”
appears on Virga EP
facebook.com/virgamusic?fref=ts

Wodewose, “Mine Trap / Dorky Uncle”
unreleased
wodewosewodewodewosewodewose.bandcamp.com

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