24 August 2011
the moonbeams/neat beats/phen swan California tour was a success! Big news from Hop Skip Jump:
h!5--Cosmic Surgery by Neat Beats drops on September 1! It is the first LP released on our label
and it is incredible! There will be a record release party at the Tin Can in San Diego followed by
the LP being sold through this website. More information to come.
San Diego City Beat
Stream the record here: NEAT BEATS BANDCAMP
20 June 2011
h!4--The Daisy Chain by Moonbeams has been officially released! Check out the store section of this site
to order physical copies.
to order digital copies, check out the moonbeams bandcamp site HERE!
11 April 2011
moonbeams has two new digital singles for your enjoyment: "Lazy" and "Oh Anna." Both will appear
as tracks on moonbeams' debut full-length out June 17. Each features an unreleased b-side.
You can listen to both at the moonbeams bandcamp site!
28 February 2011
h!3 has just been released! A five song EP by Moonbeams, "Radio San Francisco"
is now available at Moonbeams bandcamp site: moonbeamsband.bandcamp.com
Visit the hop skip jump store and click on the album cover for more information!
17 January 2011
h!2, "A Dreaming California" has been officially released. Let me just say that it sounds incredible.
A huge thank you to the bands involved. It means so much to me to help release such talented
6 January 2011
Happy New Year to the followers of Hop Skip Jump. We have two things to note:
1. Moonbeams will be playing at the Tin Can in Banker's Hill (San Diego) on Friday, Jan. 14.
2. Several h! artists will be playing an acoustic/low volume show on Saturday, Jan. 15.
We will release h!2 at this show. A various artists cassette featuring many of the bands playing this show
as well as others. The complete line-up includes:
San Diego bands:
1. Gaze Shoe (K. Baudour)
2. Tyler Daughn
3. Hotel St. George
4. Phen Swan (R. Haynes)
5. Neat Beats (A. Fenner)
6. Paper Forest (S. Burdeaux)
7. Primitive Noyes
San Francisco bands:
8. Moonbeams (R. Lescure)
9. The Tet Holiday
10. Sunbeam Rd.
The cassette will be titled "A Dreaming California"
21 December 2010
Hop Skip Jump release h!3 is going to be a split 7" record limited to 25 copies, featuring
Neat Beats and Primitive Noyes. Both of these bands are from San Diego and are among the
most interesting and talented bands from that area. Look for this release in Spring 2011.
Also, h!2 will be a various artists cassette made up of bands from San Francisco and San Diego.
There will be a total of 9 artists, all guaranteed to blow your mind. Expect this release also in Spring 2011.
9 December 2010
Greetings! Our mission:
We are a very small independent record label based in San Francisco, California.
We believe that all good music comes from passion and a love for sharing with others.
With this in mind, the music we release tends to be largely home-produced, highly personal,
well-packaged, and very nostalgic.
Our recordings reflect our attitude regarding musical production. Our output is homemade,
created as more of a labor of love and a desire to share great music with others. We also value
physical media and our releases will tend toward short-run vinyl pressings and cassette tapes.
We understand the need for music to be accessed easily, so we also send digital files along with every
We appreciate your support for independent music and record labels. Thank you for your interest.
Home recording is reinventing music!