Sunday, November 22, 2009

a small update

so, lately i've been in limbo between a few different things..or well starting them i guess. there are a few potential things to come in the near future, including:

-femme uke album
-new cumulus recordings
-skinny whiskers album
-pan pan/skinny whiskers split 7" (already in progress)
-bluebird/drew's stuff (probably released on bonerkill records?)

nic and i completed the first real debut of his ambient/drone/found sound stuff a couple weekends ago at bear creek. hopefully we'll have that disc out in circulation soon. i'm not even sure what he's going to be calling the project yet (the myspace says duckfart...i vote for a new name).

oh, and congrats to sarah jerns & the pan pan crew for putting on an awesome show opening for the books last night!! that was an amazing from start to finish.



p.s. skinny whiskers is playing our first seattle show next monday at new crompton with some siq bands.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

overdue pictures & update

yes yes y'all, it time for some iphone photo magic!

a brief summary of events in the family/my creative life. daniel and I play shows, decide to go under the moniker "skinny whiskers" from now on. we play at whaam, garden of readen, and at woofest and make an about sprout EP of field recordings and a couple songs. nic plays under dr.buttz at garden of readen and the rogue, splitting ears and breaking hearts. i work as an intern/assistant on a swedish band at bear creek with producer phil ek. dan, jordan, and i get the bear creek house, moving in shortly and start pondering our new studio build. new femme uke, pan pan, and skinny whiskers material to be amongst the virgin crop for the new room (let me know if you wanna come!).

more new soon, for now, pictures:

Friday, June 19, 2009

Long Live The Family

Well, things have been changing quite a bit for me. I'm done with classes FOREVER (maybe,hopefully?), and I'll be "officially" graduating in the fall. I got an internship at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, WA and i've been working on a new session as an assistant engineer for the past two weeks. Pretty damn exciting for me, I didn't expect to be given work to do there so quickly! Jeez. Bear Creek is absolutely jaw-droppingly beautiful and awesome. The perfect atmosphere, people, and all the fucking gear I could ever want in one place. We're working on Ed Harcourt's new album (from England), and it's like...I don't know...inspiring. It's really its own thing, but kind of beach boysy with an extra touch of soul and folkyness.

I'll be living between my parents home in Issaquah and the cabin in the back of the studio. The parents is nice, and most of my stuff is set up to do some recording stuff on my own time still. Hopefully an About Sprout/new project name album or release for the summer. I want everyone to know that I've still got so much love for the Bellinghammers and all the people I've met, played, and recorded music with over the past couple years. BC is a high rolling place($$$$$!), but I hope to get at least one b-ham artist in there by the end of the year. Check out the website if you have no idea what this place is about:

I miss Bellingham, my friends, playing in Addition, playing with Danimal, the kasa sutra, the thunderdome, avalinos (i went to a bikini coffee with Ed yesterday, doesn't fucking compare), wweams, my friends AGAIN, and just everything. Yet, this is such a huge thing for me, and I'm having the time of my life.

Nothing has changed, I still love the fam's good times and music making. I'll continue to push forward with Avocado and we'll make it more and more grand as we all continue to do amazing things with our lives.



Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Hello everyone!

We haven't made a post in a while, so I thought I'd let you know what's up in the Avocado Kingdom!

First off, Addition is still playing tons of shows...we've also got an album to release!! I would say hopefully by the next show you'll be able to pick one up, for $5!!! We're still working on the album release show so we'll see about that. Here's some cool stuff:



Show dates:

May 7 2009 8:00P
Viking Union MPR w/crossfox & tba Bellingham, Washington
May 9 2009 8:00P
Blue Moon w/ Navigator vs. Navigator & Ironclads Seattle, Washington
May 14 2009 8:00P
May 16 2009 8:00P
END FAIR Fairhaven School on WWU Campus w/ Common Market Bellingham
Jun 23 2009 8:00P
Three Trees Coffeehouse Bellingham, Washington

Oh, and if you haven't had enough yet. There's new music on the About Sprout page! YEAH!

Have a good week, I know I am!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Some new shows for y'all to come to:

Mar 13 2009 8:00P
The Big Sticky Bellingham, Washington
Apr 4 2009 8:00P
Friendship City Bellingham, Washington
Apr 11 2009 8:00P
Montague Manor Bellingham, Washington
May 16 2009 8:00P
END FAIR Fairhaven School on WWU Campus Bellingham, Washington
Jun 23 2009 8:00P
Three Trees Coffeehouse Bellingham, Washington

check out for more details yo!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Releases

Soon out (mid-march):

Addition - "BERD"

Pan Pan - "Live at The Underground Coffeehouse"

Please visit Pan Pan's myspace for samples!:

WIP's (next couple months):

Avocado New Year's Bash 2009 ft. M. Seaworthy, The Salvation Army (Skinny Whiskers), The Hunting Club, Addition

Avocado Sampler ft. Pan Pan, Cumulus, Chris Barrett, About Sprout, Addition, Skinny Whiskers, Wetlands(??), John Michael William Platter, others?

The sampler is kind of up in the air, I need suggestions for good local acts, and am taking submissions for well done pre-recorded material that may be family-fit. We ordered lots of packaging so the ball is a-rollin'.


Friday, February 20, 2009

PAN PAN TONIGHT @ The Underground Coffee House


I know the KUGS thing is going on, but if you go to that you'll be missing your opportunity to see Sarah Jerns throw down her first all-ages set with a full band...and who knows when that will happen again?

Also, it's FREE. I know the recession is hitting you hard, and you don't want to shell out the cash for another show...not to mention this is going to be GOOD. I haven't been this excited for a local act in a long time.

The Magician is also playing, jumping the Canadian border for an awesome opening act. I love what i've heard, and I can't wait to see what's in store.

Hey and also, if you want to continue the good times, check out the CROSSFOX CD release at the rogue! Featuring The Love Lights and another band I can't remember...i'm too young for it but you should still go.

love, trevor

p.s. I will be recording this show, yeah i know it's a lot of work, yeah i'm that dedicated to pan pan. not to pressure you or anything, but you should just go.

p.s.s. you may be asking now.....hey trev, where is that new years show disc? it's coming, i promise. we just finished the Addition album and it's been a ton of work, so hold tight!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

lovey dovey update yo!

First, thank you to everyone who came out to the Addition shows at the Western Gallery and WHaAM last week, the band had a ton of fun! The Addition album is sosososo close to being done(I should know, i've been working like a dog for weeks!!). After this week, the album will be sent out for mastering, and then hopefully soon we'll get it back and send it out for packaging. Think maybe mid-march for a release date? We'll have a better idea once those masters are back in our hands. Thanks to everyone who's been so supportive thus far, you know who you are!

Make sure to check out PAN PAN next week at the Underground Coffeehouse on Wednesday, hopefully we will get working on Sarah's album sometime in the near future... Also, read her write-up in What's Up?, February edition. Oh, and who's going to Calvin Johnson tomorrow...uhhh...all of you I hope?

There's also an AWESOME show this weekend at Friendship City. Cumulus/About Sprout love set, The Femme Uke, and Addition. ON VALENTINES DAY! Maybe we should call it the Avocado Love Fest? However, this is a very private show, as it is for Jenn Hartman's birthday. If you haven't been invited, then well, maybe you should have gotten to know Jenn? Seriously, invite only kiddos!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Here's a couple more shows you should catch coming up soon:

PAN PAN @ The Underground Coffeehouse 2/20 8:00pm w/ The Magician

The Salvation Army @ The LAB 3/21 7:00pm (someone needs a new url am i right?)

Remember, Addition at the Western Art Gallery TOMORROW! It's free...?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bellingham Herald Muisc Blog!!

Paul Israel, a realy fine fellow, has started doing a music blog for the Bellingham Herald. Check it and his flickr out, he takes GOOD pictures!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009


If you're in the neighborhood, check out these shows coming up!

2.04.09 The Western Art Gallery
2.06.09 WHAAM
5.16.09 END FAIR Fairhaven School on WWU Campus

Go to for more show information!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Avocado Swimming Pool Open For Business!!!

And coincidentally, our studio is now definitely closed for some time. We have sustained quite a bit of flooding in the past and worked very hard to keep our facilities functional. However, it keeps coming back before we can even get started again. So unfortunately, the studio is going to be closed until the more dry months arrive...

This is not giving up! We are still recording in any place we can, and I'm quickly re-vamping my setup to be completely mobile. All releases will still come out as anticipated. Keep in mind that i've been extremely sick, so the new years cd-r hasn't begun production yet. Orders are coming in FAST so get one before we pass out mailing them out! Still, a couple weeks before this baby is released.

Pool fare is $10...proceeds go to our broken hearts :(:(:(


Thursday, January 1, 2009

new years bash


Thanks everyone for coming, and especially to those who stayed to clean up the messy aftermath. I'll post some pictures as they come in.

If you want to purchase the Avocado New Years Live 2009 CD-R:

-by mail, send $6 to Trevor Spencer at 1910 Lakeway Dr. Bellingham, WA and your address so I can send you the cd back!

-by file, still send funds to the same location and include your email address

It includes LOTS of material from:

The Salvation Army/The Hunting Club

Now I just have to decide what to keep and what to throw out, there was over 3 hours of music!

It should be ready in a couple weeks.

Happy new years everyone.