Formed in 2011, Carpinteria, CA’s SOUVENIRS have quickly created a buzz with their contemporary take
on the sound originally pioneered by the likes of MINERAL, BRAID, and PAVEMENT. Even with their first
proper offering, the self-released Sadder Days EP, they were able to demonstrate an unrivaled songwriting
prowess that left many eager for more.
SOUVENIRS quickly took to the road, touring the West Coast with SET YOUR GOALS and THE STORY SO FAR
in December of 2011, followed by another West Coast and Southwest run with PENTIMENTO and LIGHT YEARS
earlier this year. SOUVENIRS then completed a Full US tour this Summer, including portions alongside THE
WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE..., YOU BLEW IT!, and XERXES. This relentless schedule will continue into fall/
While not touring, the band was able to enter the legendary Atomic Garden Studios in early March with
producer Jack Shirley (JOYCE MANOR, WHIRR, PUNCH) to record their 6131 Records debut, an EP entitled
Tired Of Defending You, being released on 7” vinyl. A CD version of the Tired Of Defending You EP is also
being pressed with the band’s earlier Sadder Days EP included as bonus tracks.
01. Port Authority
04. Mary’s Friends
05. How To Sleep