King Elephant on tour!

King Elephant is a band featuring members of Goddammittboyhowdy and The Whoopass Girls. They play a fantastic kind of melodic punk rock. They are doing a short NW tour this week. Please check them out! They are supporting the release of their split 7 inch with Shitty Weekend. We co released it with the bands due to a successful Kickstarter Campaign. Below are the dates and a stream of the record.

Royal Trunkies Spring Tour 2013:
5/30-Kickoff @ the VFW w/ BOYS and Judgement Hammer
6/1-Spokane, WA @ the Inlander’s Volume Fest w/ a shit-ton of bands
6/2-Bellingham, WA @ the Cabin Tavern w/ Tyson Ballew and TBA
6/3-Seattle, WA @ the Kraken w/ AGATHA! JEFFERSON DEATH STAR! MURMURS!
6/4-Olympia, WA @ TBA w/ Dogjaw and Prometherin
6/5-Portland, OR @ Red And Black Cafe w/ (I’m assuming) Shitty Weekend!
6/6-Boise, ID @ the Black With Sap House w/ DITCH TIGER! and Business Venture


Scribblers Forever!


The Scribblers started their band in 2009 when both Jaedyn and Ayla were 8 years old. They played a show at the ZACC opening for Iji, Watercolor Paintings, and an assortment of other strange bands. For the longest time they just sang A Capella at house shows with some keyboards and guitar here  and there. People were so supportive and psyched by their raw talents and stage presence. You couldn’t help but be in love with the two.
         With home recording sessions, and many Spruce Street house shows, the girls were given a safe place to foster their talents before branching out into larger community events. After KUFM’s Pea Green Boat show Jaedyn and Ayla found themselves gigging once a week for nearly a month and a half straight. This all built up to the release of their first album “Eleven’s Mustache.” That CD contains fan favorite songs like the bike riding anthem “Pedal,” their foray into Wizard Rock “Ayla at Hogwarts” and the matter of fact lyricism of “Animals.” In addition to school, and extra curricular activities the girls worked harder than any other band in Missoula at that moment.
           After a busy spring in 2011 they toured out through the midwest to Bloomington’s Plan-It-X fest where they were invited onstage to sing some songs with Kimya Dawson. After their first tour the Scribblers came home and released a documentary made by two graduating film students. In such a short time Ayla and Jaedyn had done what most bands do in a career in two short years and before they turned 12.
      The Scribblers were kids making music, but not a “kids” band. Kids looked up to them but bands loved them most. So many bands go on tour and see band after band night after night. But when they met and heard the Scribblers there hearts grew twice it’s size that day. Because they were reminded why they wanted to write songs or pick up the guitar in the first place. Because in the mind of a Scribbler they were already famous. Just for being able to get up and do it.

All three of the Scribblers album’s are available for Pay What You Want prices

Call for Reviews

If you run a blog, or work at a magazine/newspaper that does music reviews please email me at and I’ll send you a download code for my new EP for press reviews.

Robert Mugabe now on Bandcamp!


In 2007 we started a short lived band called Robert Mugabe’s Broadcasting Collective for Perfectly Sane People. We made up one song and really liked it. Then we let free time and a 4 track get the best of us. We improvised a lot of songs. This process was really liberating but also did not allow for time for discussion or editing or content, so there are songs that might leave a listener feeling a little uncomfortable but overall I don’t feel like RMBCFPSP ever really hurt anyone’s feelings. Despite our best efforts to be off putting our shows were enjoyed by the drunk, fun loving, Missoula basement dwellers. The band was too much fun, and going to well which is why like all good things it ended abruptly, mainly to Greg’s insistence on living in another country. Our complete recordings may be found on bandcamp for a pay what you will price. Enjoy but don’t get too lost in the madness.

A message from Greg:

Yesterday, I heard whispers of a vital rain falling on the barren waste just to the west of here. If this is true, spring will be coming early, and fertile will our soil be. Plants of all types should, by the grace of god, sprout. Then, just maybe, the forests will return, and with them , the falcons……
As such the Robert Mugabe Broadcasting collective was formed, with four stalwart falcons raised by a triad of hope, passion and vengeance. First things first, we knew, with determination, what we were doing and where we were headed. Our hands utilized the instruments of labor and warfare like a Tuscan knight who returned from the battlefield to tend his olive groves. Our songs were strong, yet placid, like looking into the unseen depths of a still forest lake. Our first public performances were successful, we found ourselves to be quite competent bards of sorts. Our trouvère songs were both inspirational, with the right balance a wit, whimsy, and neuroscience to entertain almost everybody. But don’t be mislead, the show at the badlander was a turning point, for one falcon was already away in a foreign land, quietly contemplating the realities of fish (yes, really). Romantic intrigue then followed, and with a crack, our fellowship had ended with broken and confused souls now searching the waste. But our work remains as a poignant reminder of the forests that were, and yet still may be. By the night of the fifteen swords, may the fire birth us yet again.

-Greg Kohn May 16th 2013

Cleaning House


So I’ve been getting this new site in order and dubbing tapes and working on clearing out some old stuff and I wanted to clarify whats in stock and how to get it.

Physical tapes, or cds or 7 inches available are:

Tyson Ballew Moa in Repose Tape
Shitty Weekend King Elephant split 7 inch
Old Shoes Hearts Annie J split CDR *
Tyson Ballew Fruit Trees for Cassowaries TapeTyson Ballew Summer of Dodo’s Tape
Noise Noise Noise Blazing Hot Title Track CD*
Noise Noise Noise Buck Kuts CD
Two Year Touqe In The Elephant Garden *
Poor School Live at The Raven Tape*
We Like To Kick Ass Compilation CD

any item with an * is not yet available on the merch section of our bandcamp and can be purchased through mail order or pay pal using

check or money orders to
Tyson Ballew
PO Box 41
Bellingham, WA 98225

Everything else is a digital download, located in the merch section, or unavailable at

New Website! New Town! New Releases!

Tummy Rock Records is now located in Bellingham WA. We are already knee deep into booking all ages shows with our dear friends Make.Shift and playing shows all around town. With this new website please expect more updates about Tummy happenings and information on a possible Tummy Fest in September 2013! We have alot of reissues on bandcamp and new music coming out all the time so start downloading!


-Tyson Ballew