About

Hi, and welcome to the future of the world wide web! 
I started California Clap as a record label in San Francisco back when people who started things like small record labels and garage bands could afford to live there. We released my old band Spencey Dude & the Doodles' Night Problems LP and then Anna Hillburg's terrific and beautiful debut album, both on vinyl in pressings of 500 each.
Now I'm in Oakland, CA and publishing comix instead of records but still calling this "company" California Clap. First I printed short runs of a couple of comics I made called Inspiration Point and Working With Rooney. Then I read a pdf of David Enos's Bat-Man Is Lost In A Woods and decided to release that next because it's fantastic and needed to be in print. 
I like putting things that I think are interesting out into the world. 
Oh, the name California Clap came from my old friend Josh Quint--he wanted to start a band and call it that. Instead, he moved to LA and started a band called something else and then died in 2006. He was a good friend and had great taste in music and art and was super influential in the formation of my own tastes so it's a small tribute to him.
Thanks for your support!

Anna Hillburg album AVAILABLE NOW

posted Mar 24, 2013, 2:21 PM by Spencer Hicks   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 5:53 PM ]

Thanks to everyone that made it out to Anna's SF record release show! The band sounded killer and the records look great. If you missed it, you can purchase your very own copy right here on the website, or if you're the skeptical type, head on over to the bandcamp page http://annahillburg.bandcamp.com/ and check out the songs streaming before you plunk down the cash.

Anna Hillburg Test Pressing Approved

posted Feb 22, 2013, 4:05 PM by Spencer Hicks

Anna and I listened to the test pressing of her new record and it sounds fantastic. Soon the world will tremble.

Anna Hillburg solo album!

posted Sep 21, 2012, 3:31 PM by Spencer Hicks   [ updated Sep 21, 2012, 3:31 PM ]

I am so pleased to announce that our next release will be the first solo record from Anna Hillburg. You may know her as the drummer and backup singer of the Doodles or as half the voices and songwritings of the fantastic Bay Area girl group Dreamdate. Get ready, cuz y'all gonna DIE!

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