One of Sacramento’s most beloved bands Dog Party recently announced that they signed with Bay Area indie label Asian Man Records. The pop-punk duo, comprised of sisters Lucy (drums/vocals) and Gwendolyn Giles (guitar/vocals), who are just 14 and 17 years old, will release a full-length album this summer called Lost Control. Asian Man, with its hyper-DIY approach (the label is run out of a garage) and longtime track record of releasing great punk rock records, is a perfect fit for the gals in Dog Party at this point in their career. When I was just about their age, one of my high school teachers brought Asian Man Records founder Mike Park into class to speak one day and not to get too sappy, but it totally changed my life. I ended up studying music in college in no small part because of Park’s (and others in the music community like him) influence on me. I can only imagine that Asian Man will have an even larger impact on the lives of the Giles sisters, and we couldn’t be happier for them.

You can catch them live on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Old Ironsides and on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Luigi’s. For more information on the band, to hear some tunes and to see future tour dates, visit To learn more about Asian Man, visit

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