BOATS! east coast tour dates + tour edition LP

wanna get the bitchin’ new not even officially out yet ultra limited BOATS! TOUR EDITION LP?


Mar 22nd, 2013 – Montreal, QC at L’Escogriffe
Mar 23rd, 2013 – Toronto, ON at The Velvet Underground (official Canadian Music Week show)
Mar 23rd, 2013 – Toronto, ON at The 460
Mar 24th, 2013 – Toronto, ON at Crawford Bar
Mar 25th, 2013 – Baltimore, MD at Charm City Art Space
Mar 26th, 2013 – Athens, GA at The Caledonia Lounge
Mar 27th, 2013 – Atlanta, GA at Star Bar
Mar 28th, 2013 – Orlando, FL at will’s Pub
Mar 29th, 2013 – Charlotte, NC at Milestone
Mar 30th, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA at The Fire
Mar 31st, 2013 – Brooklyn, NY at Death by Audio

official LP release coming soon…. stay tuned.

March 25th, 2013

January 2013 – Swingin’ Utters / Modern Action split 7″

Happy New Year! We are back and fully tuned up for 2013. Fasten your seat belts as we got 6 releases in progress right now with a lot more to follow. The first release of the year is a monster and is now in stock and ready to ship! Yep, you heard that right, ready to ship. We also have new shirts and a few new store items, so lets get to it…

We are very excited to add the Swingin’ Utters to the MAR family. SWINGIN’ UTTERS / MODERN ACTION split 7″…Both new unreleased songs…printed bags…need we say more??? Check out all the info here on the release page ,then go buy it here MAR store.

We got a few new killer releases in the store…Neighborhood Brats – Ocean Beach Party 7″ which the band self released in limited quantities and is an absolute ripper…the A-side is possibly their best song yet! we got a few of the limited edition blue vinyl copies that instantly sold out and also got a few of the black ones too…we got a few copies of the Sharp Objects german import (p-trash records) of Zero AMbition 7″ on clear vinyl…and we also got a brand new 4 song 7″ from our buddies and Sonoma legends THE RANDUMBS…this is the first record in over a decade with their orignal singer/songwriter and it will take you right back to 1996 again…if you liked any of the early stuff this is right up there with it – fast, catchy, obnoxious and grrrrreat!….get everything here at the MAR store

We finally restocked our shirts! we got some new colors and also added a few band shirts. we got new a design and colors of coozies to keep your beers cold and we got MAR bar/bowling towels to wipe up your spills. all in stock and ready to ship.

We are still partnered with green hell records as our European hub for the Swingin’ Utters / Modern Action Split 7″ along with other MAR releases. European customers buy from Green Hell = Save on shipping. DISTRIBUTORS, MAILORDERS, STORES, ETC they will sell WHOLESALE to you too and save a ton of shipping money when you buy WHOLESALE direct from them. Contact Burkhard at

January 29th, 2013

Weeeee’re Baaaaaaack (again)

Has it really been 10 months since our last official release? I guess it has although we did give out the now legendary D-sides comp for free to hold you over. Anyways we are finally back from our winter/spring/summer hibernation with a trifecta of new releases…..

THE BRIEFS BOXSET IS FINALLY FINISHED!!! after promising something for nearly 2 years, we finally pulled it off. this one nearly sunk the MAR vessel and did break the MAR bank. After a few high interest loans and carpal tunnel surgeries, we were able to get all the components together and hand assemble this monster. check out all the info here on the release page ,then go buy it here MAR store so we can stay in business.

THE GERMANS ARE COMING! THE GERMANS ARE COMING!…we also got 2 new KILLER debut LPs from our friends in Germany…The looooooong awaited debut LP from Modern Action Records vets THE MODERN PETS and the Debut LP from fellow countrymen ZACK ZACK (ex-shocks!!!!!!!!!!!!) Both LPs will smash yer cherries in…Don’t take our word for it. Check our fancy music player up there in the right hand corner of our site to hear a song from each of these releases. click on the LP covers to check out the details on each release or better yet skip that and go buy em at the MAR store.

We have partnered up with green hell records as our European hub for the briefs BOXSET and other MAR releases. The shipping costs from the USA to EUROPE is very high right now and we are trying to save you money. So check out their site and you can pick up our releases from Green Hell and save on shipping…DISTRIBUTORS, MAILORDERS, STORES, ETC they will sell WHOLESALE to you too, so you can save a ton of shipping money when you buy WHOLESALE direct from them. Contact Burkhard at GREEN HELL RECORDS.COM

FOR COMPLETISTS ONLY…we have the UK import 10″ of the Modern Action LP. It is outta print and was limited to 250 copies. All covers are hand stenciled by MARCO NFT and each one is different. We have a limited number of these until they are gone. also we now have a record release poster for the first two modern action 7″s that we never got around to doing back then, just like the others limited to 100 copies. go get it at the MAR store.

AND THE STORE…we got some more non-MAR records stocked up on the shelves in the MAR store in very limited quantities. We are going to continue stocking the store with some of the best releases and re-releases around. no garbage, no filler, so if you like the stuff we put out, we promise you’ll like our store stuff…get everything here at the MAR store

August 27th, 2012

8/3 in SF

July 14th, 2012

Modern Pets in the USA and on tour NOW

see ya in the pit!
mod pets live
06.20.2012 Portland, OR, Star Bar
06.21.2012 Reno, NV, Holland Project
06.22.2012 Oakland, CA, The Swamp
06.23.2012 San Francisco, CA, Thee Parkside
06.24.2012 Ventura, CA, Billy O’s Bar and Grill
06.25.2012 Las Vegas, NV, Yayo’s Tacos
06.26.2012 El Centro, CA, Cheap Tricks Skate Shop
06.27.2012 Tijuana, MEX TJ Art & Rock Cafe
06.28.2012 San Diego, CA, The Yard
06.29.2012 Covina/LA, CA, The Church
06.30.2012 Corona, CA, Maya’s Cafe
07.01.2012 San Jose, CS, Johnny V’s Bar
07.02.2012 Sacramento, CA, Axewave Manor
07.03.2012 Arcata, CA, The Ink Annex
07.04.2012 Portland, OR, KBOO punk radio show
07.05.2012 Olympia, WA, tba
07.06.2012 Seattle, WA, The Morgue
07.07.2012 Portland, OR, East End Block Party

June 23rd, 2012

MAR goes to LVN for PRB

PRB MAR BEauty Bar

this one’s gonna rip! wanna go? click the pic to buy tickets.

May 7th, 2012

THE BODIES – new 7″
D-Sides Vol.2 LP
HANDOUTS – compilation CD
Outta the vault #3: THE DISAPPOINTMENTS LP
Outta the vault #4: THE CADAVERS LP

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