Monday, June 14, 2010


In case you didn't get the memo, we changed our name.

we are now PURO INSTINCT.

Check out our bandcamp page, and uh, buy our new EP.

Alternately, you can follow us on twitter @puroinstinct

or our new blog:


the artists formerly known as p harbor

Friday, May 28, 2010

June 19th @ Showcave

This isn't the right flyer, but you know what they say- "if you want something done right, do it yourself."

We have new members, new songs, and new records to sell you. Also, this will be our last non-tour L.A. show as Pearl Harbor.

Skylar is with child and therefore has to be married.

Cody is moving to Christmas Island to lead an environmental crusade against the evils of the Unholy Alliance, who have reduced the once fertile, Pleasant Island, to little more than a moonscape via mining and other rapacious practices.

I think I'm going to start a munchies/hangover cooking youtube variety series with Jessie.

Mike Baum is still around and is an excellent drummer, so if anyone wants to take him on the road, I wouldn't thinks them wicked.

big luv in little Cherkessk,

the late pearl harbor

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pearl Harbor 4 Vogue Italia

i can't read Italian, but i think this is probably a puff piece. thanks vogue italia!

update: holy shit! vogue italia costs $15.95 USD!

damn, gina! these fools are fuckin me up!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Real life is not California, real life is a shit sandwich

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010


I just ganked this picture from some dude that's selling this shit on ebay for 28 bucks! Well, if there's anything I can say to you bidders out there, it's make another ebay account with an e-mail you don't use and outbid yourself, then buy this thing from us. Limited to one per customer, and if you try to trick us I will send you an empty box within a box within a box within a box within a box, etc



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

From the desk of Nick Castro

"Announcement: The government today announced that it is changing its emblem from an Eagle to a Condom because it more accurately reflects the government's political stance. A condom allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks, and gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed!"

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

5 Slivers of U 7inches 4 Sale

Myspace sucks bawlz so here's the real link:

$10 for the record, $5 for shipping worl'wide

Thank you for your patronage.


they're baaaaa-aaack

Bobb Trimble tees by Piper K AKA Surfside Slashers are back by popular demand.

Get them now, or if you live on the East Coast, I will probably be dropping a run off with Bobb T & Kris Thompson around July 25th and you can scoop one up from those guys, which admittedly is a lot cooler than buying it from me. Not sure if they do mail order, but maybe for you they'll make an exception.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Our BIG LOVE 7" is in!

Hey guys,

Slivers of You b/w California Shakedown is in stock. Pick one up at

or at one of our upcoming shows.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

sOoO rad!!!!!

i've never seen any Denim footage before. today is kind of kicking ass.

Go to Dig In in Highland Park tonight! Animal Style is playing with Neverever & Ringo Death Starr! Ave 55 & Fig, doggie.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

PH in Performer Mag

We are in this month's issue of Performer Magazine! Woo wooo

Pearl Harbor in Performer Mag

"Muckrakers of the New Millenium"!!!! I can't believe that made it.

Monday, March 29, 2010

California Shakedown live @ 2 Headed Horse in Echo Park, CA

pretty sweet although it would've been cooler to hear the vocularz. footage by Wonder Wheel

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


PH in Paper

this is funny, because CHRIS ZEIGLER printed shit that I didn't say!

The myths question- I said that, yes, but he left out the part where I said "One man's dream is another man's dumpster" which I feel really made that quote sing.

We don't have any 7"s coming out on Human Ear, we have an EP coming out on GLORIETTE, next month, entitled "PURO INSTINCT" that will feature "Can't Take You Anywhere" plus 3 mas. More info on that soon.

this is hilarious

it was like, 40 degrees outside and i won't name any names, but just know that everyone pictured here was at least half-way drunk.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


This is our last L.A. show for awhile because we're going to be spending the next couple of months recording/going to school/hangin' chill in various chill-zones so come out!

In case you can't read Soviet-Amero Cyrilloglyphix, here's the line up:

GUN OUTFIT (Olympia, WA)

+ DJs Jimi Hey & Heather Gram

420 OK

Monday, March 22, 2010

Blah blah blah

South By Southwest. My friend Jimi referred to it as a "rummage sale of crashing cymbals" and he couldn't be more right. For what it's worth though, it was pretty fun/funny and I enjoyed the time I spent hanging with friends or at the raw bar at Whole Foods. Also, major props to Dean Spunt for having kombucha on tap at the PPM showcase. that was a presidential move.

Here's a nice little review of our Mexican Summer/GvsB SXSW show @ Klub Krucial on March 19th via the Daily Texan

Pearl Harbor, newcomers to the city of Austin, played a gorgeous set of California-dreaming pop songs, and guitarist Skylar Kaplan, now 16 years old, played with the confidence and swagger of a live-music veteran. Equally amazing was sister Piper Kaplan’s stage presence — sweet and dreamy, she hypnotized the audience into submission with sonically warm vocals and warmer smiles.

Here's a couple of pictures courtesy of D. Barthelow:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

nice little write up about our new 7"

check to listen to the totally hi-ficial version of Slivers of You, streaming EXCLUSIVELY through their site.

Check it here.

Also, from our facebook page:

"Here's one of 5,480,484 band interviews AOL's conducted in honor of next week's sacred SXSW ceremonies. i'm kind of a little puke, and that translates really well here.

PH 4"

Saturday, March 13, 2010

echo show

if you're in Echo Park and you feel like watching a bunch of 8 year olds get wild go to the echo around 5pm. We're playing with the smith westerns. there's a flyer that goes with this event, but if you really want to be there you won't need a flyer to get there. so just think about it a little bit. no pressure, but we hope you can make it.

i'm considering, i'm considering, a move to Memphis, a move to memphis

also, HOLY SHIT! How good is the new Ariel Pinque "Round and Round"?! the future is here! Bow down all ye champions of mediocrity and bumpkins of human consciousness! burn a one today in celebration of tomorrow.

Friday, March 12, 2010

We're going to cover this

Modern Anti-American Propaganda Pop-Rock straight out of Former USSR

Friday, March 5, 2010


Just to clarify- these are different versions from the ones that are on our "Wish We Were Here" demo sessions cd-r. i'll have a release date soon.




Friday, February 19, 2010


Hey guyeezzz,

We're playing a free show with the wonderful Harlem & Smith Westerns @ Madame Wong's in Chinatown. It is conveniently located in the same complex as Mountain Bar & Ooga Booga. Keep an eye out for wasted teenagers, conspicuous internet predators, local celebrities, and other likely attendees as they will help guide you to your destination.

Colt 45 will be there, but I don't know if it's free. If you don't want to pay, maybe you should, you know... figure something out...

Jimi Hey will be DJing

Doors @ 9
Harlem @ 9:45
Smith Westerns @ 10:45
Pearl Harbor @ 11:45

Sounds good to me! C U THERE

949 Sun Mun Way, L.A. Chinatown, I don't know the zip

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


So that's 2 shows as a 5-piece down and the rest of our lives to go. we're pretty stoked on how things are coming along.

We have one more show in L.A. until after we get back from SXSW, so hopefully we'll see you there? It's at Madame Wong's in Chinatown with a really cool band who I can't reveal until the day of. My friend Jimi Hey is gonna DJ too. He's got the best records ever, so you're pretty much set if you go to this thing. Did I mention that it's free? And there's going to be free beer? Score!

Pictures from last nights show @ the Echo w/ my babies Dunes & Magic Kids:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

new Animal Style jam

If you don't know who Animal Style are by now, maybe you should take a minute and ask yourself what you're doing with your life.

Cool fact: Our bassist-turned-guitarist-pt. deux, Cody, also plays guitar in Animal Style.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


After party @ Footsies in Highland Park with DJ's Piper K & Jimi Hey! All the blissed out bubblegum luv jamz a guy like you could ever ask for.

RSVP here


Friday, February 5, 2010

Pearl Harbor in the LA Times

We made it to the Times, buu uu uu ddd.. also featured are the lovely Nite Jewel Gonzalez, Bestany Coastentino & Dee Dee Girls.
Read the Article here

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hey, look

We're going to SxSW!

The live line-up will be

Me on brokal vocals
Skylar on guitar
Cody on guitar
Jessie Clavin on bass
Jessica Espeleta on drums

More info to come.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Our dad is a wuss

I just called my dad to print out a bunch of these Wish We Were Here CDR covers at work so we don't have to pay for them again, and he was like "Holy shit! I can't print pictures of little boys playing with soap in the bath at work, they're gonna think I'm fuckin Peewee Herman!"

Sunday, January 17, 2010

this is fucking weird!

"I institute this digit achievement that I can’t modify feature what it’s called, but it has rattling dolphin songs on it"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010