February 9th, 2017
December 9th, 2016
Brain Vacation’s Nuclear Retort is out today! On blood red 45RPM 12″ vinyl. Side A features 7 songs in 9 minutes, side B features 1 song in 9 minutes. Pissed-off hardcore vs. post-apocalyptic soundscapes. The ultimate realization of what Brain Vacation was supposed to be from the beginning. I’m overyjoyed to add it to the landfill.
September 18th, 2016
Holy crap, a new record for slowest website update. There’s been a ton of cool shit going on @ WOYHQ this year though. Highlights include… // Direct Hit’s Wasted Mind came out on FAT (art by me) // Bad Mechanics’ Must Be A Suburb 7″ came out on Stonewalled (art by me) // Brain Vacation played some shows and made a new record, it’s at the pressing plant right now, it’s called Nuclear Retort and is the ultimate realization of what this band was always supposed to be // You can hear one of those songs on the new Soothsayer Hot Sauce comp! (art by me) // I finally updated this website a little bit.
April 16th, 2016
Hey happy Record Store Day. Go get in line for this, the only Wall of Youth-certified RSD release. (Art by me.)
April 13th, 2016
Check out this sweet interview/feature on Wall of Youth by Nick (Direct Hit) for New Noise Magazine. In it, I make some bold claims regarding the coolness of dinosaurs and monster trucks, and I compare the band Power Trip to Terminator 2.
April 12th, 2016
Fat Wreck Chords has revealed the album art for the new Direct Hit LP. Look at it, read about it, and listen to a song here. Fat Fat Fat Fat Fat
April 10th, 2016
Wall of Youth will be tabling at Token 3 on April 27. Come say hi, buy a record, look at cool art, drink a beer, etc.
April 1st, 2016
New Razorcake (#91) is out and I’m all over that motherfucker — Iron Chic cover and feature + two advertisements designed by me!
March 29th, 2016
Direct Hit has signed to Fat Wreck Chords! New LP in the works! Art by Wall of Youth! Website too! Congratulations and a million thanks to the band that just will not leave me alone. (I wouldn’t want it any other way.)
January 15th, 2016
“Will it be great, or is it too late?” Decide for yourself: Brain Vacation’s Head Cases has arrived! Stream it, download it, buy it as a cassette or as a piece of vinyl. Or catch the boys on tour this weekend with Eradicator in Grand Rapids (Friday) or Toronto (Saturday). #DETHSUX
January 11th, 2016
Happy new year! Listen to Head Cases now! LPs and cassettes soon! Tour this weekend!
December 21st, 2015
The Brain Vacation LPs are taking forever at the pressing plant. No surprise there, but WOY and BV have decided that the world can wait no longer. Well, a couple weeks longer. Coming ASAP: Head Cases by Brain Vacation on cassette! We placed the order last week and have already received the test tape. Vinyl can go to hell. (Until the records arrive, then we love vinyl again.) These tapes will be available at all dates of the 2-day Brain Vacation + Eradicator 2016 WORLD TOUR! January 15 in Grand Rapids and the 16th in Toronto. Everyone’s very stoked. The Toronto show will be headlined by Brutal Youth which means there will be 3 bands on the bill who have worked with Wall of Youth. Awesome. In the meantime another new song be heard at brainvacation.info.
December 12th, 2015
Issue #89 of Razorcake is here, featuring a Total Control interview layout by me. Also out now, the Demo cassette by Bad Mechanics on Hewhocorrupts Inc. Tape art by WOY (photo by Brian Santostefano). And the #1 Christmas gift of 2015 is also available now.
October 27th, 2015
Brain Vacation just posted a new track from Head Cases, their upcoming LP. The song is called “The Musicians” but it has nothing to do with their last LP, which was also called The Musicians. See BV live for the first time in 2 years on Friday the 13th at the 2040 in Chicago.
October 7th, 2015
September 13th, 2015
July 30th, 2015
Razorcake #87 is out and has a cover AND a Western Addiction layout by me. Buy 2, frame 1.
July 1st, 2015
WOY SUMMER UPDATE!
Razorcake 86 is out and has been for a while. Grab a copy; Sadie Smith interview layout by me. Issue 87 is around the corner and I did the cover!
Brutal Youth’s “Spill Your Guts” LP reissue has arrived. Art by WOY; order yours from Say-10.
Direct Hit’s “More of the Same” is coming out in August, more art by WOY.
And, finally, Brain Vacation’s “Head Cases” LP is currently in the hands of Dan Randall, getting mastered at Mammoth Sound! Make it louder, Dan!
May 7th, 2015
Brain Vacation’s new LP (WOY-002) will be called Head Cases.
April 8th, 2015
“Spill Your Guts” by Brutal Youth is being reissued on vinyl by Say-10 and it’s got some fresh new art by Wall of Youth. I hate when my barf takes the form of a snake and tries to eat my head. Brutal!