Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mad Rad - Portland/Eugene Trip

this is a tour diary of sorts for our trip to portland and eugene last summer. i made it mainly for those that were on the trip, but it's got some good live footage of Mad Rad and gives you some insight to their personalities for those of you that may not know them personally. warning it's 15 minutes long.

so much fun!! lot's of people were having trouble finding here it is!

Mad Rad - Portland from tyler soverns on Vimeo.

Stranger's Spring Playlist

Christopher Frizzelle at The Stranger put into today's paper his springtime playlist and put up 9 of the songs that he cannot stop listening to. I do suppose that gorgeous days bring on gorgeous music. To see what other songs made his cut go to the LineOut blog. I personally feel 100% the same about that Hot Chip song.

"My Product" by Mad Rad
The question isn't whether Mad Rad is the future of Seattle hiphop, but whether Mad Rad is hiphop at all. Is Hot Chip hiphop? Is Santigold hiphop? "My Product" is a catchy, relentless, adrenalized beat covered in spiky metallic notes, a spiritual cousin of Santogold's "L.E.S. Artistes," and the female voice wailing into the sky in "My Product" is in fact a guy's very impressive falsetto. There are a couple seconds of spoken-word business about consumerism that I used to roll my eyes at—"My product is your product, your product is my product, their product is our product, our product is not theirs"—but the more I learn about the banking industry (fuckers, all), the more I think of it as a perfectly timed fall-of-capitalism dance hit. Mad Rad haters—the band has been banned from every major venue in town—are going to have to deal. These guys are special.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Poster of the Week #6

Chk Minus is playing a show at the Cha Cha with The Beats,Man. I look foward to the boys in black fitted baseball caps.

Sunday, April 26, 2009




Here are some snaps of Fatal Lucciauno performing live on KEXP Audioasis. He has our full support.


Gere are some snaps of The Valkyries performing live on KEXP Audioasis. these girls rock and you should check 'em out!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hard Drive Gemz

I'm p smoov.

I made a beat last night around 3 in the morning after this guy left my studio.

I am gonna get these guys to rap on it for my upcoming production album called "DON'T SLEEP"

You can listen to the beat HERE
(sorry blogger no longer lets me insert the soundcloud player directly to this post)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

New Poster

For our show in Mill Creek I made this awesome poster based on the Mission Impossible Nintendo game. And yes I added that beard. And the moustache. Bigups to facial hair.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Blogs

Well I dont know if you know this guy or not:

Well, you should.
He is OG OFS and probably doesn't like anything that you do. He probably doesn't like anything that I do, but that's why he is my eternal love. Respect game.
To see what he's doing or at least what pictures his iPhone is taking go to his Out For Something blog. (or even Geek Dunkin')

And then there is this guy:

He will be ranting and raving about vintage clothing, music, and random gas station stops. He will also be telling you about items that he doesn't buy for me. You can find all this out at Bengal Yucky.

Fresh Espresso Live Video

Seattle Show Gal has an article about Robot Monsters 2 and reviewed Fresh, Mad Rad, & Gran Rapids. So go check all the vids at her site.
And damn!! Can all the really great soundmen please stand up?? Besides Dave over at Nectar who else is doing great sound in this city? We need to know so please holler.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


jersey city:
stand up
OFS fam in the vicinity. 


White Gold in Renegade Mag

The guys over at Renegade Magazine wrote a review on Mad Rad's "White Gold" and I must say it is pretty great. They amount of words they use ending with -ing blows my mind. And everyone lately has been talking about "Jesus Piece", should we drop the single? To view the full review click here.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Poster of the Week #5

In lieu of all the shit that went down in January, I thought it was time to make a poster conveying what everyone else thought happened that evening. It's okay if you villianize us, we are obviously going to embrace it. So get your ass down to The Bit Saloon this wednesday and kick it!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Poster of the Week #4

This Thursday, Champagne Champagne, They Live!, Linda & Ron's Dad, & Darwin will be rocking out live at Nectar. When the Champx2 was gone for SXSW I made this poster with the thought of them being black cowboys riding in and out of town. The city needed them back so why not a good wanted poster?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Zizek today!

if Darwin hasn't told you..

I like this poster. It was fun to make.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hard Drive Gems VOL. 3


i'm p smoov

i freequently post beats straight off my hard drive exclusively on this blog.

here is one/listen.

(mad rad)
(fresh espresso)

Friday, April 10, 2009

So Nice They Had To Do It Twice

April 13....Dont sleep people....

Thursday, April 9, 2009


A hand numbered run of shirts exclusively available tomorrow at Winner's Circle.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


The good boys over at Winner's Circle have invited us to play this Friday for the Villians pre party. The show is from 4-9pm so come out during a beautiful day and kick it. There are going to be custom Winner's Circle x Mad Rad tees made just for this event.


I just received word that Fresh Espresso has been put into medium rotation on KEXP!
So tune in and listen and request often!

Let’s keep movin!
Out for stardom!
-p smoov

Fresh Espresso x Seattle Weekly

In this weeks paper, with Nate Rob on the cover.. so official.

"Say what you want about Mad Rad, but good Lordy, what doesn't kill them only seems to make them stronger. Like badass atomic cockroaches with a major ear for beats and an uncanny knack for generating buzz, these kids take whatever seems to explode around them and turn it into even more musical "White Gold." Now falsetto king and producer extraordinaire PSmoov (and co-conspirator Rik Rude) are expanding the MR empire with his killer side project Fresh Espresso. A slightly more straight-ahead hip-hop project, Fresh Espresso's approach is tight, fresh, and referential all at once. The track "Diamond Pistol" plays like a loving Jay-Z tribute, while the party jam of the year, "Vader of the Rap Game," comes complete with "Mr. Roboto" samples (yeah, that's right, Styx, wanna make something of it?). Perfecting a formula that's equal parts brilliant and crazy, the Mad Rad crew seem set to provide just the scene shake Seattle needs. With Gran Rapids, Mad Rad. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088. 8 p.m. $5." MA'CHELL DUMA LAVASSAR

It's going down tomorrow night. LETS GET IT!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Poster of the Week #3

Mad Rad's one year anniversary party is going down this Thursday April 9th @ Columbia City Theatre. I had to flip the Rampage Nintendo game cover for this edition of Robot Monsters. For the night's lineup it includes Gran Rapids, Fresh Espresso, and DJ Swervewon.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Hi. I'm P SMOOV.
My group FRESH ESPRESSO will be getting glamorous at NECTAR tonight.

We will be setting off the evening so get there early.


I plan on playing a genius set early and then kickin it (drinks/other) for the rest of the night super-tough!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Some new works of Mandilla from her blog. If she's not going to post them on here, then I will! OFS.
.painting by: Dilla.
.photo by: potentvision.