SANTA BARBARA (October 17, 2016) – Are cassettes really the new vinyl? Hayley and the Crushers believe the answer is an enthusiastic, “hell yeah!”

San Luis Obispo, CA Girl-commanded surf punk n roll band Hayley and the Crushers is proudly joining internationally beloved rockers HINDS for a show presented by KCSB-FM 91.9 at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara this Monday, Oct. 17 (Doors at 7 p.m., all ages; $15 advance tickets; $18 at the door).

They’re also bringing an exclusive cassette release made for the Third Annual Cassette Store Day, which took place Oct. 8. The worldwide event is backed by SoCal label Burger Records and aims to bring awareness to the beloved analog medium.

The title of our new cassette is a tongue in cheek reference to where we seem to be in the music world right now. Those hard-to-open, once-flashy jewel case CDs are the new 8-track, the new wax reel. There’s something cool about the fact that if you play that tape enough times, you’ll wear it down with love, just like your favorite T-shirt,” said Hayley “Crusher” Cain, guitarist and leader of the group.

“Jewel Case,” features 12 soda-pop fueled tracks that meld pop, punk, and surf, with a dash of glitter and wild garage rock abandon. The Lost State records release is available now via the band’s bandcamp link, below. Cain says the album is described as “Joan Jett on a surf board with her devious crushers causing trouble somewhere under the pier.”

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For more information or interviews, email or call Hayley at 805-458-4455.



Hinds is an internationally beloved Spanish indie rock band from Madrid, formed in 2011, consisting of Carlotta Cosials, Ana Perrote, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen. For more information on HINDS, go to


About Hayley “Crusher” Cain

Hayley “Crusher” Cain of San Luis Obispo, California believes in the power of lipstick and distortion.

She’s proudly shared sweaty stages with punk legends FLAG, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Agent Orange, The Weirdos, and Seven Seconds as well as modern greats like Tijuana Panthers, Shannon & the Clams, Tacocat, and Together Pangea.

The artist is currently playing shows across the West Coast in support of Hayley and the Crusher’s debut 12-song album, “Jewel Case,” released Oct. 2016. It comes on the heels of the group’s first EP, “Gidget’s Revenge,” released March 2016. Their first offering features four surf punk n roll tracks that answer the age-old question, “when did the kids stop dancing?”

She works as a freelance writer and resides in San Luis Obispo with her two dogs, three chickens, and bandmate/lover Dr. Reid Cain, Esquire. Read her rock and roll diary at