Anacota Exchange

We played in the Santa Barbara sun last Saturday at The French Press with our friends from Cool Summer Records! The event also included some new friends and favorites including hand-wrought and thoughtfully conceived leather goods from Make Smith, spectacular vintage and art from The Lower Lodge, the most intriguing terrarium designs and lush, light-filled presence of Chaparral Studio, need-to-know jams from music guru and all-around-experience-savant Cool Summer Records, lovely strung gems and sweet goods from Adesso Jewelry, the best non-band band name I've heard in a while LAS Granolas with hit-the-spot homemade crunchy granola yums, charming and timeless hand curated furniture from Riviera Vintage, and balmy day Bohemia-essential dyed goods from Peche Made. There were so many pups there too--Hairy, Rocket, Potato, and George! PLUS we had special musical guest Travers play in front of the SRC shop. Tasty, refreshing Mexican mineral water from Topo Chico and uniquely inspired flavor from Seattle's DRY natural soda (Cucumber, mmm!) found their way to the thirsty mouths of market-goers.

After the exchange, we headed over to Warbler Records for Record Store Day and landed ashore of some absolutely fabulous tunes from the introspectively explosive mind of Matt Kivel in the Warbler's quaint little brick-laden back patio. Plus we were able to lock down an Odetta record for 1/2 off and discover a new favorite summer-worthy sneaker SeaVees:) Later we zipped over to Muddy Waters for some jams by Criminal Hygiene and more from Cool Summer Records Presents!

Such good times!

Special thanks to Cool Summer Records, Dave Mount, Cara Robbins, Aly Comingore, Travers, The Santa Barbara Independent, all the awesome vendors, The French Press, Topo Chico and DRY Soda!

~Lauren, Travis & George///SRC Trailerways