MAXINES, THE

While preparing for a one off cover band gig, Matt Murillo (guitar, vocals) and Kelly Norman (drums, vocals) began to see their more earnest musical project by comparison as a major drag. Fueled by champagne, the two would holler and bang out terrible music after practice, and came to call themselves something you can neither print in a band bio nor say aloud in front of your mother. Their brand of primitive-fuzz-boom-bip was born in Kelly’s basement in the fall of 2009. At some point someone asked them to play a show, so they named themselves after Kelly’s best friend and started tearing up Olympia reminding the kids that it’s kool to be keen. After even more champagne, Kelly’s graduate degree and Matt’s new baby, The Maxines recorded first with Thee Legendary Captain Trips Ballsington at High Command Olympia and then with budding ace recordist Ben Hargett at Dub Narcotic Studio.

The Maxines Drugstore EP [IPU140] was released on K on January 24, 2012. They currently reside in Stokesville, and aren’t afraid to have the best time ever, every time.

 

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From The Maxine’s new EP Drugstore [IPU140], the kind of album you want to blast in the parking lot after school lets out, or bump while cruisin’ the strip in your dad’s T-Bird. …

The Maxines - Drugstore

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Photo by Sarah Cass

The Maxines

Photo by Sarah Cass

The Maxines

Photo by Sarah Cass

The Maxines

Photo by Sarah Cass

The Maxines

Photo by Sarah Cass

The Maxines

Photo by Sarah Cass

For booking inquiries please contact promo@krecs.com
Date City Venue Country
01/12/13 Maxines in Olympia, WA Northern United States
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 414 1/2 Legion Way. THIS IS THE MAXINES LAST SHOW! And, as you know, it’ll be packed! Lineup: WIMPS, THE SHIVAS (If you haven’t seen them yet, you’ll be stoked) & THE HOODED HAGS!
11/03/12 Maxines in Vancouver BC Neptoon Records! United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: wristband / $12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3561 Main Street. W/ POWDER (!) & REACT
11/03/12 Maxines in Vancouver BC Neptoon Records! United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: wristband / $12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3561 Main Street. W/ POWDER (!) & REACT
10/06/12 Maxines in Seattle, WA Neumo’s United States
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: FREE!!!. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 925 East Pike Street. Venue phone: (206) 709-9442. PLEASE RSVP: The Stranger Presents PINGPONG PARTY! w/ Don’t Talk to the Cops! & DJs from Hardly Art (one of the coolest labels around)!
09/23/12 Maxines in Olympia, WA Rainy Day Records United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. w/ Evaporators & The Tranzmitors!
08/24/12 - 08/26/12 Maxines in Rochester, WA Helsing Junction Farm United States
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: $40. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 12013 Independence Rd. w/ Tender Forever, LAKE, The Curious Mystery, Arrington di Dionyso, Kendl Winter, the Hive Dwellers, Nucular Aminals, Mt. Eerie and tons more…
08/01/12 Maxines in Olympia, WA Northern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 414 1/2 Legion Way. w/ Shannon and the Clams, Orca Team and MODs (THIS SHOW MUST START AT 8!!)
07/14/12 Maxines in Santa Cruz, CA The Jury Room United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: (714) 336-0561. Venue phone: (831) 426-7120. w/ The Wild Ones
07/13/12 Maxines in Fullerton, CA Burger Records United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 645 S. STATE COLLEGE BLVD. Venue phone: (714) 336-0561.
07/12/12 Maxines in Los Angeles, CA The Redwood Bar United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 316 West 2nd Street. Venue phone: (213) 680-2600. w/ Magic Trash
07/08/12 Maxines in Berkely, CA 924 Gilman Street United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 924 Gilman St..
07/07/12 Maxines in San Francisco, CA The Make-Out Room United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 3225 22nd Street. Venue phone: (415) 647-2888. w/ Blasted Canyons and The Mallard
07/06/12 Maxines in Portland, OR House Show United States
Time: 8:00pm. w/ The Shivas
06/29/12 Maxines in Olympia, WA The Swamp House United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1407 Wheeler St.. w/ The Cigarette Burns, Meowtain
06/24/12 Maxines in Olympia, WA The Brotherhood United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 119 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501. Venue phone: (360) 352-4153. w/ Western Hymn
06/09/12 Maxines in Victoria, BC Talk’s Cheap Records Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Address: 556 B Pandora Ave. Venue phone: mail@talkscheapvictoria.com. The Earthquake Shake Fest
05/12/12 Maxines in Seattle, WA Funny Button United States
Time: 3:00pm. Little Sister Fest w/ Angelo Spencer, Ashley and Eli from LAKE
05/10/12 Maxines in Seattle, WA Neumo’s United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 925 East Pike Street. Venue phone: (206) 709-9442. w/ The Unnatural Helpers
01/12/12 Maxines in Olympia, WA Northern United States
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 414 1/2 Legion Way. THIS IS THE MAXINES LAST SHOW! And, as you know, it’ll be packed! Lineup: WIMPS, THE SHIVAS (If you haven’t seen them yet, you’ll be stoked) & THE HOODED HAGS!

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"For a band with only two members, there’s definitely a loud sound coming out, harkening back to the bratty riot-girl efforts from back in the day...be sure to pick this one up when it hits your stores."
-Austin Town Hall

"For just two people, they make a helluva lot of racket, taking turns singing lead vocals and playing simple riffs that are fierce and pounding. Think equal parts Bikini Kill, The Melvins and White Stripes."
-Seattle Weekly's REVERB