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Published: February 27, 2014 |
Cloud Becomes Your Hand
""Rock of Cakes"
Psychedelia is often associated with big guitar parts, lots of reverb, and a sound that's at once surreal and epic - I guess that's the heritage left by bands like The Doors and Pink Floyd. But there's a less grandiose, more playful and varied current of psychedelia, more interested in the bizarrely kaleidoscopic side of dreaming. Forged and explored in depth by The Beatles, it was rehashed most famously by Olivia Tremor Control at the turn of the millennium, and less famously (but brilliantly) by XTC with their side project The Dukes of Stratosphear in the mid 80s. This is the sonic ground were Brooklyn's
Cloud Becomes Your Hand draws inspiration, adding to the mix their penchant for crooked, almost jazzy melodies, which place them on similar songwriting terrain as other heavily experimental but gentle sounding NYC bands like Dirty Projectors and Celestial Shore (both past Deli Records of the Month). These elements make of "Rock of Cakes" a psych-pop album without pop melodies (therefore not really pop music) but nonetheless extremely imaginative and enjoyable. Stream the full album here and see the band live at Roulett on Sunday 03.02.
LINKS: John McGovern
Interview with Cloud Becomes your Hand.
Elegant, Refined Sounds From Cuddle Magic & Birdie Busch at The Boot & Saddle March 9
A trio of artists that perform with an ear on elegant, refined sound will be taking the stage tonight at The Boot & Saddle. Brooklyn/Philly’s hybrid six-piece Cuddle Magic craftily interweave an array of instruments while simultaneously layering vocal harmonies, creating a sound that harnesses its multidimensionality and sharpens the finer details to reveal the beauty in their music as a whole. Renowned local songstress, Birdie Busch, who combines skilled narrative lyricism with folk/Americana-based instrumentation, will follow them, Her set will raise one’s spirit while still maintaining a sense of the here and now. The show will also serve as a celebration for Rachel Ries’ latest offering and third LP Ghost of a Gardener that features members of Cuddle Magic among many others. The Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita
Published: March 09, 2014 |
Catch a Matinee w/The Bad Doctors at The Slow Cub March 8
Get off to a quick start today with a matinee show at The Slow Club. With their new LP
, due out in May via FDH Records (currently in its’ preorder phase), the trio of
The Bad Doctors
will likely feature some fresh material. The group moved closer to synth-laced dance-pop on their most recent EP
, altering the overall tone with injections of post-punk grit. The outcome is resoundingly positive while still acknowledging a darker, shadowy undercurrent. The Bad Doctors will be sharing the bill this afternoon with a pair of Boston-based punk outfits St. Ripper, who released a volatile five-song EP
Agony of the Mind
last month, and the relentless intensity of Animal Mother.
The Slow Club, (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more info.), 3pm, $5, All Ages, - Michael Colavita
The Bad Doctors have dropped off the lineup, and have been replaced by
, which probably matches better sonically.
Published: March 08, 2014 |
Gardens & Villa Play the El Rey March 8
Santa Barbara natives and Secretly Canadian signees,
Gardens & Villa are riding high on the release of their sophomore album, Dunes. The band brought their dreamy, seaside affinities to a studio in the frozen tundra of Michigan to record with producer, Tim Goldsworthy (Cut Copy, LCD Soundsystem). The results stayed true to the dreamy pop we've come to know from the group, but with more depth and maturity. Where their self-titled debut was youthful, like dipping your toes in the sand as waves crash on the shore - Dunes explores the deep recesses of the open ocean; an uncharted, mysterious and more solitary place to dwell. Currently on tour, Gardens & Villa are coming through LA to play the El Rey tomorrow, March 8 with Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen), and Waterstrider. Peep the video for their second single, "Colony Glen," below, filled with hypnotic beats and moody lighting. - Jacqueline Caruso VIDEO
Published: March 07, 2014 |
Weekly Feature: Sam Fermin plays SXSW + tours US and Europe
Don’t call it a rock opera. Despite his orchestral composition, lyrics that are a dialogue between characters and a “necessary” song order, Ellis Ludwig-Leone, mastermind behind San Fermin, says their self-titled debut is just, “…a sort-of indie-pop record, that's thoroughly composed.” The band had a hell of 2013, and it's ripping the rewards with a
two month tour that will take them from the US to Europe, with a single appeareance at SXSW on March 15 at Latitude 30. They'll be playing the BRIC house in Brooklyn on March 28.
Links: Bianca Seidman's
interview with San Fermin.
Published: March 07, 2014 |
Weekend Warrior, March 7 - 9
wil be headlining Johnny Brenda’s for the first time! The band has spent most of this winter working on their major label debut for Warner Bros. Records with Fancy Time Studio’s Kyle “Slick” Johnson so expect some new jams to fill the second floor of JB’s. Cold Fronts will be accompanied by recording studio mates
, who are currently hauling ass back from tour down south. The Philly-heavy lineup of up-and-comers will also be hosting a Deli NYC favorite, Brooklyn-based Cultfever, who will be stopping through on its way down to SXSW. It’s going to be an evening of feel-good tunes so no party poopers allowed.
Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - H. M. Kauffman
Other places to get out and about this weekend…
(1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Trophy Wife, The Pretty Greens, Pushin' It 2 The Limit, SAT Cold Fronts, Cruiser, Weekender
The Boot & Saddle
(1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Black Horse Motel,
Song Dogs, Spirit & Dust, SAT Flyermile Thrills, Younger Me
, SUN Cuddle Magic, Birdie Busch, Rachel Ries
Kung Fu Necktie
(1250 N. Front St.) FRI (Downstairs) Sore Saints, (Upstairs) Let It Out Matt, Be Water, Commonwealth, SAT (Upstairs) Mischief Brew, The Minor Arcana, (Downstairs) Retreevers, Push Ups, Janelle
(531 N. 12th St.) SAT Needle Points, Hlep
(334 South St.) SAT Gillie Da Kid, Ape Gang, Al 1thing
World Café Live
(3025 Walnut St.) FRI Soldier On, The Lux, Uhh Yeah Dude, SAT Memphis Hat, Karikatura, Paul Byrom, SUN Tin Bird, Jen Creed, Kevin Killen, Lizanne Knott
(412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Nocturnal Jocks, Todd Fausnacht and the Well Whiskey Wind Whistlers, Super Bonanza, Chestnut Grove, SAT Mike Bell and The Movies, The Dead Eyes, Sidewalk Atlas, SUN Pro Post Time, Snagwing, Candice Martello, SUN The Phosphenes, Thief, Steal Me A Peach, Tribute,
(1100 Chestnut St.) FRI John the Conqueror (Release Show!)
Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore
, Thee, Idea Men
North Star Bar
(2639 Poplar St.) SAT Serial Killers, Deadspot, Trained Attack Dogs, Live Not On Evil
(15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Voltheque, Spectral Lines, Mickle Blvd., Dead Stop
The Legendary Dobbs
(304 South St.) SAT WaveRadio, Magnificent Birds of Prey, Delco Pacers, Life on the Horizon
The Grape Room
(105 Grape St.) FRI The Royal Noise, SAT The Revere, Levels on Flight, You You Dark Forest, Anxiety Drive
Ardmore Music Hall
(23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Jeff Thomas' All-Volunteer Army, The Fleeting Ends, Hatchets & Hammers
Glitoria (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Little Big League, Bad Side, Cry Baby, The Spirit of the Beehive
The Slow Club (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT The Bad Doctors, Dingus
The Mitten (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Lowlife, Population Zero, Occult 45
Freedom 35 (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Everyone Except Me, SUN Goddamnit, Let It Out Matt
Italian Market Broccoli Row (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Snow Caps, Blown Away, Dave Marley, Intensely Staring
Published: March 07, 2014 |
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