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Thank you for reviewing Plastic Surgery by Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs. It was recorded at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco and we are damn proud of it. We appreciate the time you are taking to listen to our new songs.
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.
The Pigs invite you to take a listen to Plastic Surgery and watch the music video for “200 Deer, 1 Rabbit” before the official release. We would love it if you would write a review, premier the Pigs, write a story, invite us for an interview, have us on your show, put us on your playlist, add our band to your upcoming shows list, etc. Contact information found at the bottom of this web page.
"Plastic Surgery" EP artwork and tour dates August 1, 2018.
“200 Deer, 1 Rabbit” (unlisted - please don't share until release) music video August 15, 2018. Note: you can embed a player from our Bandcamp after the release date.
Plastic Surgery EP Release August 31, 2018 on all major listening platforms.
Plastic Surgery Release Party at The Hemlock Tavern SF August 31, 2018.
Plastic Surgery Tour begins August 31, 2018. Tour dates below.
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200 Deer, 1 Rabbit
Release: August 15, 2018
Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs third EP, Plastic Surgery, is slated for release in late August 2018. It was recorded in their home city of San Francisco’s historic Hyde Street Studios, bunkered in the heart of the Tenderloin neighborhood. Appropriate, yes?
This record is seeping with snark and aggression, playfulness and annoyance, abdication and heroism. It’s the hurts-so-good breath after a pull of whiskey. It’s BDSM without a safe word.
The Pigs will be touring in support of this album throughout September 2018, delivering mug-melting musics to cities in the western United States.
The Breakfast Pigs are: Alvie Adams (guitar, vocals), Matt Logan (guitar, backing vocals), Brandon Eisenberg (bass), and Jake Natkin (drums). They play loud, fast rock & roll with serious injections of blues and punk. Rock & roll is not dead. That divine torch is in the hoggy hands of Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs.
Originally formed in Tempe, AZ, Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs emerged in San Francisco in 2014. Their first EP, Snake Headed Faceless Cowboy, was released in February of 2014.
In October of 2016, the band released the Indian Rug Burn EP. The album featured "Hey Bay", which has been played at SF Giants games throughout the last two seasons. It also featured "Roughrider", which continues to gain popularity among old and new Pigs fans.
In November 2016, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States of America. This prompted the musical response, "American Something", which was released in February 2018 along with a music video.
After "American Something", the Pigs casually released three additional singles for pork-hungry fans. "The Sun, The Sky", "Breaking Hearts", and "Low Lovin' Woman" were made exclusively available on Band Camp.
In between releases, Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs have been putting in their time in front of audiences in the Bay Area and on the road. Tours have have taken them to SXSW (Austin), Underground Music Showcase (Denver), and various venues in Phoenix, Austin, LA, San Diego, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Denver, Fort Collins, Portland, Seattle, and more.
The upcoming September tour (dates below) will include many of the same cities, plus a few new ones.
The Pigs epitomize DIY, maintaining the belief that no one will work harder for the music than they will. Their booking, website, media, marketing, and tour logistics are all run in-house. In fact, a Pig wrote this very bio that you are reading, and finds it awkward to be writing in the third person.
Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs have big plans, including more touring and recording a full-length album. Fans support the band when they buy music and merch, and when they become patrons/make donations through our Pig Dreams page. It's kind of like Patreon, but more DIY.
SUNDAY 8/19 San Jose, CA @ Luna Park Palace with The Y Axes and Waking Things
FRIDAY 8/31 San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock Tavern
THURSDAY 9/6 Sacramento, CA @ Old Ironsides
FRIDAY 9/7 Reno, NV @ Shea's Tavern
SATURDAY 9/8 Winnemucca, NV @ Cheers Tap House
WEDNESDAY 9/12 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Social
THURSDAY 9/13 Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside 7 with Came and Took It
FRIDAY 9/14 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive with Dirty Few, Spells, Ghoulies, Leisure Boys
SATURDAY 9/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
SUNDAY 9/16 Reno, NV @ The Saint
Alvie Adams // Guitar, Lead Vocals
Born in Arizona, I was a solo musician my whole life. In 2013 I finally put together a group of dudes to help me perform my solo acoustic songs full band. Over the years the Breakfast Pigs have turned into something unique, a cross between punk/garage and blues/alt rock. I am inspired by life experiences and doing the right thing when it comes to being a person, whether its being happy everyday, or making a difference in the world. Music is my life whether I'm recording in the studio or being a radio personality on my show Bird Flu Kitchen on bff.fm. Music runs through my veins. I take non-music things as seriously as my car, which I don't have.
Matt Logan // Lead Guitar, Vocals
I'm originally from Des Moines, Iowa and have been playing in bands since I was 12. When I'm not touring with the Pigs, I work as a music therapist at the children's hospital in San Francisco. I'm inspired by the creative process and am completely in awe of the power of music. My guitar influences range from Santana and Brian May to more modern jazz players like Bill Frisell. I like to crank up the gain soar.
Brandon Eisenberg // Bass
I have been bassing up the bay in belting bands for the better bit of my being. Embedded in the local music scene with a healthy infatuation for music, I turn out to as many shows as humanly possible. In my spare time I lead a San jose musician support group, throw ripping house shows, and bike cycle around sunny San Jose. Moral of the story is I cherish the many talented artists I come across and I want to help out where I am able. Shit, might as well play and see some dope shows along the way too.
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.