Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Come see the Bulletproof Vests Live

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Where Are Our Arms?

photo courtesy erin deming

Spent the last 5 days at High/Low Recording cutting our 2nd record. So far the results are decent, and we somewhat like most of half of a third of what we've done. When we get a chance we'll post some stuff for you to hear, and maybe you will consider the idea of possibly thinking about halfway listening to it some other time.

In other news, we'll be playing the "For The Love of Shirley" two-night benefit at the hi tone. We open the first night, Friday the 18th, followed by Angel Sluts, JPK & the 145's, Impala, and Jack-O and the Tennessee Tearjerkers. This is an important event to all of us. PLEASE come out and show your support for Ms. Shirley.

The very next afternoon, you can catch us on the east stage at Cooper Young Fest. The lineup is fantastic. We go on at 4 something or other.

Forever Bores,
The Bulletproof Vests

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Hey, don't know if you noticed, but our record is available at your favorite record outlets (if those are spinstreet and shangri-la)!! Also, its for streaming right above this post, AND there's a link for a high quality download (sadly laced with popups) and an almost-as-good quality version here: http://thebulletproofvests.bandcamp.com/ (i refused to put a period after that).

We are playing at the Buccaneer this Thursday with Good Luck Dark Star. This will the be the last show by The Bulletproof Vests................... this summer. Next time we play a show of our own, we'll be deep into the fall and thus our favorite constellation, Orion, will be much easier to view.

Thursday's show marks an important moment for said Bulletproof Vests. What moment would that be? Well, to tell you the truth this summer has been a triumph of sorts. That wretched album of ours FINALLY came out (thanks to the intense labor of our keyboardist Dirk Kitterlin), and we managed to play about one gagillion shows -- all of which were completely incredible thanks to YOU. Some of you came to a show even though you had work the next morning, some of you helped us load our equipment out after we'd had too many whiskey & sodas, some of you put up with the ridiculous cover songs we though we could pull off, and some of you encouraged us to play some of those songs of ours that, at times, can be difficult to play.

How can we thank you? Well, first there will be no cover at the door. Secondly, we've asked a fine, fine band full of our friends to open the show. And finally, Greg promised to lose a few pounds. Wahoo!

In other news, we'll be recording a new album next month. We figured what better way to ensure this year as the YEAR OF THE BPV than to saturate the market and record another album!!! YEP! YOU HEARD (or read) IT RIGHT! By the time Attack! finally came out, we had already written a brand new album. So what can a poor band to do but record some more rock n roll songs? Our sessions start on the second week of September. Several of the songs have become staples of our live set, and several are also secret little ditties we've kept under lock and key. The album is tentacle-y titled "Where Are Our Arms?"

Hope to see you all Thursday for our final summer blowout.

Glove and Mittens,
The Bulletproof Vests

P.S. This blog was written from the point of view of a stadium rock band to ensure that our mothers view us as successful.

P.P.S. Mom, dont pay attention to that first P.S.

Monday, August 24, 2009

8/27 with Good Luck Dark Star

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thursday Nights and Rock & Roll Go Together Like Peanut Butter & Jelly

Friday, August 7, 2009

Free Show at Shangri-La Records today!!!
6 PM

Friday, July 31, 2009

Live on the Chris Vernon Show!!!

Dressed to impress, the Vest boys marched into the radio booth with an acoustic guitar, an electrified one, and an amp running on the same potato battery used by Adam Hill.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

We're Coming To Little Rock!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009



Wednesday, July 22, 2009

all of their strengths; none of their weaknesses

wednesday, july 22 --
monday night was filled to the brim with a ridiculous amount of fun. a big, loving thanks goes out to all who attended. a special sloppy, wet thanks to chinamen for killin it and getting us all fired up.

the night before the show we designed & put together around a 100 handmade physical copies of our debut record. this limited pressing (oo wee really!?!?!) is the perfect knick knack, stocking stuffer, beverage coaster, frisbee, straight-edge, paper weight, and uneven table leg fixer. but wait, there's more! this limited edition (so impressed....) compact disc also includes music! so dont miss out! do us a big one and tell all yer friends about it. even if you dont like it, still tell all yer friends, cuz let's face it... your's isn't the greatest taste in music...... hey! cd's are available at shangri-la, spinstreet, and all of our shows!

speaking of shows, next monday will be the last night of our month-long engagement at the hi tone. awwww sadzzz. jeffrey james & haul will be joining us! im serious!

side note: can't get enough!? greg, toby, and jake will be backing up richard and anne of music's richard james & the special riders. it'll be drunk! i mean, fun.

anyway, im tired of typing and i have to flip my endless summer lp.

have a great weekend. and as always, our record is always available for free download on the right hand tab of this here shiny new bloggy blug blog blog.

seasons beatings,
the bulletproof vests

Sunday, July 19, 2009


So we spent the last year lying to you. A long time ago we said this album was gonna come out and, well, it never did. Whoops! We feel real bad about that. In order to repent for our sins, we offer you this free download of the album (artwork included!). Of course, it's not as cool as the handmade CDs we'll have available for $5 at our shows, BUT its the whole damn record and you dont have to pay a cent. And on top of that, if you call Faison he'll come to yer house and lick yer bathroom clean while you listen. It's true! Ask him! Yeah, so anyway, just click that mediafire link, click "Click Here To Start Download," save it to yer computer, unzip the file and BAM there's the record. Hope you like it.

The Bulletproof Vests

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

<a href="http://thebulletproofvests.bandcamp.com/track/tracko-marx-acoustic-ish">Tracko Marx (Acoustic-ish) by The Bulletproof Vests</a>
<a href="http://thebulletproofvests.bandcamp.com/track/so-long-acoustic-ish">So Long (Acoustic-ish) by The Bulletproof Vests</a>
<a href="http://thebulletproofvests.bandcamp.com/track/flying-live-stax">Flying (Live @ Stax) by The Bulletproof Vests</a>
<a href="http://thebulletproofvests.bandcamp.com/album/attack">Magic Wand by The Bulletproof Vests</a>