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The Lemurs: New Vid + The Merits of Brad Pitt Discussed

Lemurs, New Song - "Go On Fools," front porch, crazy homeless guy from The Lemurs on Vimeo.

 

According to The Lemurs, who attribute their band name to a Pixies song, a bumper sticker, and the lack of thinking of something better, the band has a laid back attitude toward their writing process. “Our music is a combination of everyone in the band just being creative, while collaborating and compromising. Whatever comes out, that’s our sound. What that is, we don’t really know.”

 

The Texan natives all agreed that they share common influences in the pop and indie rock genres, while also sharing common dislikes. “We don't listen to disingenuous country (typically the Nashville contemporary pop stuff gets left out, but there are exceptions), not much rap/hip-hop (with some notable exceptions there too), no ‘Alt’ Rock (Matchbox 20, Creed, Sublime, and the like (can't think of any exceptions in this genre)).”

 

The band did admit to one area in which they do not share common ground. “We disagree on whether or not Brad Pitt is a good actor,” they joked.

 

 

It has been two years since their last release, but they're back with a new video and more material on the way soon. Their infectiously catchy synth-pop sound has made them a respectable band in the Austin indie scene for the past few years, and new material means upcoming chances to catch them live.

 

The indie pop band, who has shared the stage with bands including The Silversun Pickups, Stars, and Octopus Project, first got together in 2002 while attending school together. Though band members have changed throughout the years, the current lineup of Justin Mosley (bass, vocals), Mitch Billeaud (vocals, guitar), Michael Kingkaid (vocals, guitar, keys), Josh King (synth, sounds) and Danny Reisch (drums) makes for a determined crew of indie rockers who plan on recording all year.

 

 

The Lemurs are continuing to work on their new album and are hoping to release a few songs in the next couple of months. Until then, be sure to check out their video for their new acoustic song “Go On Fools.”

 

And, you can check out The Lemurs live tomorrow night (4/16) at The Parish at 214 E. 6th Street, where they will be headlining the Frontier Brothers’ Official EP release. Doors are at 9pm and tickets are $8.00.

 

--Melanie Wolfson Gardiner

 

 

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Pilam Lives to Rock Another Day and The Deli’s Best of Philly Showcase Finds a New Home at The OX April 24!

So we have great news! First off, Pilam is still alive and breathing. They survived the dreaded Penn council once again to rock another day/evening. However, they’ll be laying low for a little while, but will be back in the fall in full force, and hopefully sooner. We also found a new home for our Best of Philly Showcase. The kind folks at The Ox have opened up their home to us. The show will still take place on Saturday, April 24th w/Reading Rainbow, Grandchildren and Levee Drivers. We would love to see everyone out enjoying themselves that evening because we know that our staff certainly will! Cheers! The Ox, 2nd and Oxford (w/their permission), 8pm, $5, ALL AGES myspace.com/theoxphiladelphia - Q.D. Tran

 

 

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Interview with Jeff Prystowsky from The Low Anthem

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The Low Anthem dug their heels deep into the New England folk rock music circuit with cleverly crafted musical arrangements and a well-articulated sound that vaulted them into an all-inclusive global kudos. This trio turned quartet stands at the forefront of an abundant arsenal of off-beat instruments, which they employ to resonate the musical byproducts of their inventively framed themes. On the brink of their inaugural U.S. headlining tour, Jeff conversed with us about hitting the road, new additions, the weight of kinship and a followup record. The Low Anthem will be touring New England through 17-24.

Deli: Can you talk to me about the European Tour you guys just got back from?

Jeff: Sure. European touring is really great for an American band, at least speaking from my own experience. We’ve had just a great time in Europe. We have been over there four times now and each time has been really special and we’ve had great shows. On this last tour, we played a lot of great theaters, like Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, which is one of the most beautiful theaters I’ve played in. As well as the great music hall in Belgium called AB and a great one in Amsterdam called the Paradiso, an old converted church that's now a music venue. It makes it so much easier to put on a great show when you are playing in a venue that has a certain character to it, you know? It really helps for the show and for the performance. We’ve had great tours in Europe and we will be going back again in August to play the festival season there.

Read the whole interview by Alexandra Johnson HERE

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Prizzy Prizzy Please Release Show

On April 20th, Joyful Noise Records will be releasing the latests effort from Prizzy Prizzy Please entitled Chroma Cannon. A couple months months ago we gave you a sneak peak with the track “Large Hadron Collider”, and now we bring you the track “Lost”. This track demonstrates the sonic diversity that PPP put in play through out the album. Mixing high-energy, compulsive electronics, with laidback horns and falsetto vocals, it is a fascinating track.

Prizzy Prizzy Please will be celebrating the tomorrow night (April 16th) at Beat Kitchen with Sass Dragons before heading out on a nationwide tour.

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Chicago Music Project

What is not to love about Chicago Music project and cmpTV? They have asked me to share this video with everyone, and I am happy to support this great Chicago-based organization.

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