Summer Wraps up with The Homebound Tapes

It's been a little while since I've updated this website. Life has definitely slowed down for many of us in this Year of the Pandemic. Still, a lot of people are still making music, albeit mostly from their homes and less in clubs, pubs, and bars.
Here's a good place to announce "The Homebound Tapes". Just released. In fact, it still has the fresh-baked warmth.
Conceived , written, and recorded during the Spring and Summer, it's an EP that speaks to our times. It's a little more introverted than the regular Trike Shop material...and hopefully it will speak to you .

Get it and other Trike Shop albums HERE.

Read Ian Canty's review from  Louder Than War   HERE.

Read Curt Vance's review from Power Pop Overdose  HERE.

Read Paul Silver's review of The Homebound Tapes from the Jersey Beat HERE.

Read Andrea Weiss' review of  The Homebound Tapes from the All Around Records blog HERE

of a fave song from the Trike Shop album "Make" :
"My Soft Rock Girlfriend" here and (hopefully) enjoy.

new downloadable single from Big Stir Records.... popular song, PLUS brand new song for the flipside...all for one thin dollar? Click and find out......[scroll down a tiny bit for single #44...."My Soft Rock Girlfriend" b/w the brand spankin-new "Disentangled"  

-----in the planning stages ---
May, 2020--- Liverpool, UK*
(old news, and...sadly cancelled due to the pandemic...we're hoping to reschedule when it's safe and wise to do  so.)

*part of the always-lovely International Pop Overthrow Festival

Goings on over the last few months....'s a single:
The Trike Shop released an internet-only (for now) Christmas single (update: and now available as the "Big Stir Singles: the First Wave" CD release). It's part of Big Stir Records weekly single series--they've been releasing a new single every Friday. These singles have been compiled into a multi-band even-dozen compilation and will be released very soon!  
Cool news at any time: 
the vinyl version of the new Blake Jones & the Trike Shop album "Make, is available! Order yours today at:  Or if you're near Central California, drop into either one of our favorite bricknmortars: Tower District Records in Fresno and Velouria Records in Visalia!  
They're sellin' 'em like hot cakes (extra butter on the side by request)

Last summer's been full of great music and great adventures with our Big Stir commrades! The "Glasgow to Hamburg Tour in June, and then some of  the Europeans (including (from Canterbury) Spygenius and (from Glasgow) the Fast Camels came over *here* to play in California. 

Summer also gave us numerous plays of tracks from the new album on internet, satellite and terrestrial radio! Thank you to ALL of the dj's who support indie music. (and a big thank you to Rodney Bingenheimer for playing "My Soft Rock Girlfriend" on his Serius Radio program!!)

What was that about this past summer's tour?

The Glasgow to Hamburg Tour!
Come out and say "hello"!!

Thurs., June 14 Sunny G radio 103.5 fm or listen on 6-8pm Glasgow time (ok..2am-4am CaliforniaTime...for you night-owls)---Glasgow, Scotland

Fri. June 15--Clutha Vaults  (w/ the Fast Camels)   

              --Glasgow, Scotland
Sat., June 16--- McChuill's (w/ the Fast Camels)
          ---Glasgow, Scotland  

Tues. June 19--The Thirsty Scholar---Manchester, UK

Fri. June 22-- The Oval Tavern (w/ Spygenius)--Croyden, UK

Sat. June 23--The Unicorn (w/Spygenius)---Canterbury, UK

Fri. June 29—The Astra Stube (w/ Iron Lung Quintet)—Hamburg, Germany

Sat. June 30—The Irish Pub (with Stephen's Ruin)---Hilden, Germany

The new Trike Shop album is garnering some terrific reviews (which we will post later in the summer when we re-vamp this website)......But for *now* GET/AQUIRE/GRAB a copy of the newest album "Make" either at             or

or at these fine brick-and-mortar stores:

Tower District Records in Fresno


Velouria Records in Visalia

available as a CD, vinyl LP, or download...


Can't wait to view some video of the band? Click this way to our youtube channel!

We did our third overseas trip in May 2015. (See up-top for our current 2018 tour.) To cruise through our day-by-day blog of the last tour...just clickity click  here.

Have friends and loved ones with holes in their Blake Jones & the Trike Shop music collection? Click here to order!