This was a great show! Also on the bill that night was Shotgun Sawyer and Modern Monsters. Only downside was when a lady yelled at us during soundcheck for being too loud hahahahaha. Nice to meet you. We are the Breakfast Pigs. We play loud fast rock and roll.
Fortunately, we were able to team up with TRX. They gave us some of their workout equipment and even sent us some dinero to help fund the Plastic Surgery Tour. Now that is badass!
Us Pigs like to stay fit (sorta). But touring has its challenges: limited food options, sitting in a van for hours and hours, a bit of boozin’ here and there…
We used the TRX straps every day. They’ll definitely be coming on all of our future tours.
To commemorate the partnership that allowed us to play in places like Denver, Winnemucca, Salt Lake City, Reno, Fort Collins, Sacramento and more, we pulled together a bunch of the tour footage for your viewing pleasure. You’ll recognize Been Around from an earlier EP, Snake Headed Faceless Cowboy. Without further ado-doo:
A few friends captured some tuuuunes. This show was epic – we played with Ghoulies, Dirty Few, Spells, and Leisure Boys. Can’t wait to get back to Denver!
“The band proves once again on its newest release (Plastic Surgery) that rock and roll is not dead; it’s getting a turbo boost from a band that is rocking harder and better than ever.” -Indie Rock Cafe, 5 Indie Rock Bands to Watch in 2018
“Rock n roll is mean, unsafe and unpredictable, but that’s what makes it so great. Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs embrace this beast. So for those who like being wrapped in your warm cozy blankets, there’s a never-ending cesspool of EDM DJ’s and Three Mile Pilots out there to tickle your stodgy souls . But for the rest of us that still like sweat, grit and fire in our music: Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs are here and ready to kick over some troughs.” -Audio Ammunition
We’re excited to announce the release of our newest EP, Plastic Surgery.
Plastic Surgery combines the band’s unique style and sound they coined “trash blues” with a newfound urgency. The title is an ironic play on the album art, featuring a vibrant and colorful plastic-filled pelican.
Sick Of it All
Sometimes you’re just, well, sick of it all. It’s the feeling of losing faith in people’s ability and willingness to do good. The rage and chaos this can lead to is exhibited instrumentally in the bridge.
Cool To Be Lame
This song is a first-person sarcastic critique of the apathy we’ve observed in watching the youth, and saw in some of the people we grew up with. It suggests that some of the things we do to be “cool” are actually antithetical to that aim.
200 Deer, 1 Rabbit
This one is based on a true story. The band was driving through Texas, trying to get to a gig at SXSW. Along the way, they encountered approximately 200 deer but managed to avoid a collision. The one rabbit was not so lucky.
Layered in with the roadkill aversion techniques and taco-seeking is the nostalgia experienced from driving in the desert, the band’s original home climate. This nostalgia gets interrupted by mammalian road hazards.
After moving to San Francisco and seeing such a beautiful city covered in trash, and nobody ever caring to pick it up, it actually started bothering my mood negatively. I wrote Litter Bug to try to creating more awareness to the problem with littering and ocean plastic. My hope is that if you see a rock n roll band saying it’s cool to pick up trash, maybe we can show the next generation that its good to help the environment and clean up the place you love and live.
Thanks for listening and sharing!
Yoooo! This is a teaser for Plastic Surgery, coming out August 31. Here’s one of the songs and a nifty music video you can like and share.
So there we were. Pulling into a Seattle coffee shop at 10 in the morning. A wet snow had fallen and we were all like…wtf.
We were tired. We drove out of Salt Lake City at about 11 the night before, each taking 4 hour shifts in order to increase our chances of survival. The piggyvan was pretty nasty by this point. One could tell it was meant to be black but the layers of road salt gave it this ghostly appearance.
Four road-weary pigs spill out of the phantom van into the Seattle snow and, honestly, it was kind of like a dream. We froggered across the street to get to a coffee shop/record store that also had beer (obviously what we needed). The rest is fuzzy – there was some bomb-ass Thai soup, a nap, maybe something else, and then all of a sudden we were at the venue playing a show.
But this post isn’t about the show that night (although we had a hella fun time playing with the good people of Waking Things).
The next morning, on our way out of town, we were asked to play some stripped-down songs at Grease Manor. We only had to go to Portland so we obviously said yes. I think we’re still in a bit of a fog during these recordings. But hey. That’s rock and roll.
Big news! We’ve just released a new song and video, American Something, which made its premier with a debut and review on Bay Bridged. Check it out!