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"BreakThru Radio"

"This is rough around the edges punk rock with a sassy downtown sensibility. The vocals sound like they might tear through your speakers at any moment...the guitar riff on the chorus is so incredibly sweet that you’ll be completely high on pure rock fury before the second verse even rolls around."

“Finally, some goddamn rock n roll that I can proudly turn all the way up! The Hate My Day Jobs: All that and a bag of crack.” - breakthruradio.com


"BreakThru Radio"

"This is rough around the edges punk rock with a sassy downtown sensibility. The vocals sound like they might tear through your speakers at any moment...the guitar riff on the chorus is so incredibly sweet that you’ll be completely high on pure rock fury before the second verse even rolls around."

“Finally, some goddamn rock n roll that I can proudly turn all the way up! The Hate My Day Jobs: All that and a bag of crack.” - breakthruradio.com


"Seattle Weekly - show pick for 8/27/12"

Highlighted as a show pick in "Seven Nights of Shows" - Seattle Weekly


"Seattle Weekly - show pick for 8/27/12"

Highlighted as a show pick in "Seven Nights of Shows" - Seattle Weekly


"SSG Music - show pick for 8/27/12"

Choices for this Monday night include the Funhouse for garage/punk rock delivered with a bit of a Richard Hell sneer by The Hate My Day Jobs - SSG Music


"SSG Music - show pick for 8/27/12"

Choices for this Monday night include the Funhouse for garage/punk rock delivered with a bit of a Richard Hell sneer by The Hate My Day Jobs - SSG Music


"The Stranger (Seattle) - show pick and review"

Finally, these four New York City dudes captured in their name the plight of most musicians since the dusk of time. So how's the music? Damn good, actually. A vocalist who sounds like a better-adjusted Jad Fair fretfully barks over frayed-nerve garage rock that colors outside of the lines with deft disdain, somewhere between the White Stripes and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. It's not a fresh concept, but the Hate My Day Jobs execute it as if something vital is at stake and make this jaded old critic care. If they play their cards right (whatever that means for a rock group in 2012), the Hate My Day Jobs may soon render their handle obsolete. DAVE SEGAL - The Stranger


"The Stranger (Seattle) - show pick and review"

Finally, these four New York City dudes captured in their name the plight of most musicians since the dusk of time. So how's the music? Damn good, actually. A vocalist who sounds like a better-adjusted Jad Fair fretfully barks over frayed-nerve garage rock that colors outside of the lines with deft disdain, somewhere between the White Stripes and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. It's not a fresh concept, but the Hate My Day Jobs execute it as if something vital is at stake and make this jaded old critic care. If they play their cards right (whatever that means for a rock group in 2012), the Hate My Day Jobs may soon render their handle obsolete. DAVE SEGAL - The Stranger


"New York Magazine - Show Listing"

Relentlessly enthusiastic punk rock vagabonds.
- New York Magazine


"New York Magazine - Show Listing"

Relentlessly enthusiastic punk rock vagabonds.
- New York Magazine


"KZSU Out of Control Album Review"

Reviewed 2012-03-16
Garagey swagger rock, male vocs ring of Television on meth, good ballsy rock and fucking roll. Guitar bass and drums, no fucking around. Fans of basic rockin: MC5, Estrus Records, even AC/DC in a weird way. Epic anthemic stuff. ALL TRACKS GREAT! PLAY ANY/ALL

1) (2:50) swaggery rock with attitude and desperate singing
2) (3:05) anthemic “I’m a teenager in the body of a 25 year old” rock
3) (2:34) all cylinders rockin
4) (2:25) riffy head noddin rockin
5) (2:35) in your face swaggering with answer/call epic stuff
6) (2:33) dig this one that starts off like Angus Young reincarnated as a junkie hipster, cool bass solo
7) (2:11) guitar turned down starts, then the overdrive kicks in and yet another brutal badassed song with fighting and dancing references, instant assholes just add beer!
8) (3:06) epic riff and tom tom rocker beat, man is this stuff good, “they call me mr right, but I am mr wrong”: its official, “ALL TRACKS GOOD PLAY ANY”
9) (3:31) more strummy and almost melodic and chin stuck out swaggery - KZSU Stanford


"The Deli Magazine: Aptly Named For Friday - The Hate My Day Jobs"

Aptly Named for Friday: The Hate My Day Jobs

The name sure kicks ass, and it seems to capture these guys' sound and stage personality. Hate My Day Jobs sounds like a screaming, loud, out-of-control punk band, full of angry young men rebelling against the doldrums of... their day jobs! And rightly so - why should indie musician work during the day to make a living??? THMDJ are a throwback to the punk attitudes of the late 70s. They are full of in-your-face rebellion - after just one song I found myself with a quickened pulse, shortened breath, and the urge to punch something. Good thing it's Friday afternoon! They'll be playing at Midway Club on August 31. Until then, you can listen to them on their website. (S. Davis) - thedelimagazine.com


"Pinpoint Music: The Hate My Day Jobs @ National Underground"

You’re sweating. You’re woozy. Your clothes are torn. And you’re a little bloody...After a Day Jobs gig, there’s no way you’re getting laid...because compared to these boys you are, at best, half a man. Still, you got fucking rocked, right? - Pinpoint Music


"33 1/3 Home Recording Contest 1st Place"

The Hate My Day Job's "Killing Time" places first in 33 1/3 home recording contest.
We received over 40 submissions for our Understanding Records home recording contest earlier this month, which was honestly about 30 more than I expected to receive. I rounded up a panel of judges here in the office--3 males and 4 females, to make sure any latent male rockism was balanced out--and asked them each to pick their top 10 tracks and rank them in order of preference. For each judge's selection, #1 picks received 10 points, #2 picks received 9 points, and so forth on down to #10 picks receiving 1 point. (The excel spreadsheet I made for scoring this was awesome.)

The songs were all very very good, the judges' selections varied far and wide, and the competition was particularly fierce right at the cut-off point. It's worth noting that no song received points from each of the 7 judges, and two judges' #1 picks did not make the cut! We had a tie for the #10 slot, so I've included all 11 winners, plus two bonus tracks: one from Gabi of Stickers, an ex-Continuum employee who copyedited the first 50-odd books in the 33 1/3 series, and one from my own archives.

Each of the winners will receive a copy of Understanding Records plus one 33 1/3 volume of their choice.

TRACK LIST:
1. Killing Time - The Hate My Day Jobs website
2. She's Got a Fu Manchu - Yankee Power facebook / myspace
3. Golden Age - Beat Radio website
4. Plastic Flowers - Economy Class Sunshine myspace
5. Scrambled Eggs - The Conduits website bandcamp
6. Disappear - Paul Roub website
7. Yukon Blues - The Milkweeds website
8. Some Clothing, Some Money, and a Name - The Hotel Comforters website
9. Spinning Wheels - Black Swan Carpentry
10. Reason (demo) - Slopes of Distant Hills (recorded by George Reisch) website
11. Make Believe - Tom Hamill website - 33 1/3


"33 1/3 Home Recording Contest 1st Place"

The Hate My Day Job's "Killing Time" places first in 33 1/3 home recording contest.
We received over 40 submissions for our Understanding Records home recording contest earlier this month, which was honestly about 30 more than I expected to receive. I rounded up a panel of judges here in the office--3 males and 4 females, to make sure any latent male rockism was balanced out--and asked them each to pick their top 10 tracks and rank them in order of preference. For each judge's selection, #1 picks received 10 points, #2 picks received 9 points, and so forth on down to #10 picks receiving 1 point. (The excel spreadsheet I made for scoring this was awesome.)

The songs were all very very good, the judges' selections varied far and wide, and the competition was particularly fierce right at the cut-off point. It's worth noting that no song received points from each of the 7 judges, and two judges' #1 picks did not make the cut! We had a tie for the #10 slot, so I've included all 11 winners, plus two bonus tracks: one from Gabi of Stickers, an ex-Continuum employee who copyedited the first 50-odd books in the 33 1/3 series, and one from my own archives.

Each of the winners will receive a copy of Understanding Records plus one 33 1/3 volume of their choice.

TRACK LIST:
1. Killing Time - The Hate My Day Jobs website
2. She's Got a Fu Manchu - Yankee Power facebook / myspace
3. Golden Age - Beat Radio website
4. Plastic Flowers - Economy Class Sunshine myspace
5. Scrambled Eggs - The Conduits website bandcamp
6. Disappear - Paul Roub website
7. Yukon Blues - The Milkweeds website
8. Some Clothing, Some Money, and a Name - The Hotel Comforters website
9. Spinning Wheels - Black Swan Carpentry
10. Reason (demo) - Slopes of Distant Hills (recorded by George Reisch) website
11. Make Believe - Tom Hamill website - 33 1/3


"Blackbook"

Dan, Artie, and Glenn hate their day jobs. So do you, you say? Well, did you take the ennui that is your life and turn it into paying gigs that make the kids dance?
We didn’t think so. - Blackbook


"Blackbook"

Dan, Artie, and Glenn hate their day jobs. So do you, you say? Well, did you take the ennui that is your life and turn it into paying gigs that make the kids dance?
We didn’t think so. - Blackbook


"'SUP Magazine"

Interview with The Hate My Day Jobs scheduled for 'SUP Magazine Issue 17. - supmag.com


"'SUP Magazine"

Interview with The Hate My Day Jobs scheduled for 'SUP Magazine Issue 17. - supmag.com


"Perpetual Toxins"

By Tiffany Razzano

These guys certainly do what they do very well. And what they do is snotty, garage rock, with the bravado and feedback that brings the listener back 40 years or so.

The first track, Counterpoint, shows off how incredibly tight the band is, as well as their youthful energy. The lead singer's vocals show off a controlled lack of control that's effective as he repetitively sings, "What's the point?/What's the point?/What's the point?/Counterpoint."

This is followed by Outta Control, a track whose music and lyrics make the band sound younger than they are. In fact, the chorus is, "Outta control/Outta control/I'm a teenager in the body of a 25-year-old." The band, who "liv[es] on pop-tarts and beer" and "T.V. and tears," could have easily written this as an anthem for a generation of twenty-somethings, bored and unhappy, but generally complacent to their situation in life. This brings the listener back to the bands of the Mod generation, such as The Who, whose garage rock featured similar themes of youthful boredom and uncertainty. - perpetualtoxins.com


"Perpetual Toxins"

By Tiffany Razzano

These guys certainly do what they do very well. And what they do is snotty, garage rock, with the bravado and feedback that brings the listener back 40 years or so.

The first track, Counterpoint, shows off how incredibly tight the band is, as well as their youthful energy. The lead singer's vocals show off a controlled lack of control that's effective as he repetitively sings, "What's the point?/What's the point?/What's the point?/Counterpoint."

This is followed by Outta Control, a track whose music and lyrics make the band sound younger than they are. In fact, the chorus is, "Outta control/Outta control/I'm a teenager in the body of a 25-year-old." The band, who "liv[es] on pop-tarts and beer" and "T.V. and tears," could have easily written this as an anthem for a generation of twenty-somethings, bored and unhappy, but generally complacent to their situation in life. This brings the listener back to the bands of the Mod generation, such as The Who, whose garage rock featured similar themes of youthful boredom and uncertainty. - perpetualtoxins.com


"X-Form Radio"

bands to listen to (part 2)

here is the second installment of an ever growing list of bands that have come to our attention in one way or another. you should listen to all these bands, check out their websites, myspace pages, go see them live... a few are some new sounds that we found on our recent trip to Austin, Texas......some are not. heres round two.....

Teabag - www.teabagrocks.com

The Woes - www.thewoes.com

Cardinale - www.thecardinaleempire.com

the Hate My Day Jobs - www.hatemydayjobs.com

Games And Theory - www.gamesandtheorymusic.com
- xformstudios.com


"X-Form Radio"

bands to listen to (part 2)

here is the second installment of an ever growing list of bands that have come to our attention in one way or another. you should listen to all these bands, check out their websites, myspace pages, go see them live... a few are some new sounds that we found on our recent trip to Austin, Texas......some are not. heres round two.....

Teabag - www.teabagrocks.com

The Woes - www.thewoes.com

Cardinale - www.thecardinaleempire.com

the Hate My Day Jobs - www.hatemydayjobs.com

Games And Theory - www.gamesandtheorymusic.com
- xformstudios.com


Discography

Out of Control (full length EP)

Singles receiving airplay on stations like KEXP, KZSU (Stanford University), KXLU DemoListen.

Charted #13 on KZSU.

Full album licensed to MTV.

"Pins and Needles" licensed by (gasp) Neiman Marcus.

"Killing Time" placed 1st in 33 1/3's Home Recording Contest.

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Bio

One day we thought it'd be fun to play music together. So we did. As hard and real as we could. Now we do it on a regular basis. Whoop di freakin do.

OK, fine, here's the real thing:

The Hate My Day Jobs formed out of desperation and kept going due to a newfound addiction for singing in unison and stomping on stages.

The Deli Magazine called them “a throwback to the punk attitudes of the late 70s…full of in-your-face rebellion.” Perpetual Toxins described them as “incredibly tight…the lead singer's vocals show off a controlled lack of control.” New York Magazine said they were "Relentlessly enthusiastic punk rock vagabonds." KZSU when reviewing the album said, "Garagey swagger rock, male vocs ring of Television on meth, good ballsy rock and fucking roll...ALL TRACKS GREAT! PLAY ANY/ALL."

After playing regularly at home in New York City (Goodbye Blue Monday, Bowery Electric, National Underground, Arlene’s Grocery, Union Pool, Midway, The Delancey, Lit, Trash, etc.), in Boston, and in Philadelphia, they took off for London, where they narrowly escaped deportation to play 12 Bar, Dirty South, and the Windmill.

Around this time, they also recorded their debut album "Out of Control." It kicks ass.