SOLD is a new Philadelphia based post-punk trio led by Ted Quann (guitar and vocals), Scott Signorino (bass), Jon Murphy (drums) and Steve-O (organs and synths). “Additional guitar” is credited to Chris Sigda, who, along with Quann, made up a good half of the Likers Men of Honor cassette from 2014. This new demo EP from SOLD is a different beast entirely, concocting a brand of snarling and angular basement-bred scuzz that hits hard. Continue reading “SOLD – Jay Free Never Times EP”→
Of all of the live music events in Philadelphia last night, those who made it out to see OMNI were the ones who made the right decision. The Atlanta-based trio was supported by hometown heroes MAVIS THE DOG and ZULA, who came in from New York City.
Better late than never. SHEER MAG (short for ‘Sheer Magnitude’) dropped their debut self-titled 7″ toward the end of 2014 on Wilsuns Recording Company. They’re following it up with a second 7″ on Katorga Works/ Wilsuns this coming March. Continue reading “Sheer Mag – s/t 7″”→
THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE has been touring with BASS DRUM OF DEATH through the early fall for BDoD’s sophomore LP on Innovative Leisure, Rip This. The Barbary hosted the all ages show last night in Philadelphia, where both bands were joined by Philly-based psych-metal rippers HOUND – their new LP, Out of Time, comes out on SRA Records on November 28th (with a cassette to follow on Burger Records). The People’s Temple just released their new 12″ Weekends Time via State Capital Records, containing nine of their freshest tracks to date. Catch them below, playing a few songs from their other LP released this year by Hozac Records, Musical Garden.
Hound – “Little One”
“Little One” is a cut from Hound’s upcoming LP, and it was a monstrous way for them to close out their set last night.
The People’s Temple – “Handsome Nick”
The People’s Temple – “Crimson Rose”
The People’s Temple – “Sons of Stone”
The People’s Temple revisited the opening track from their debut album, the self-titled “Sons of Stone.” They ended their set with another from Sons of Stone, “Starstreamer,” which you can find on our YouTube channel right here.
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After tearing up Gonerfest last weekend, AUSMUTEANTS packed up and headed toward the east coast. They stopped in Philadelphia last night, where they were joined by DAN’L BOONE (Nate Young of Wolf Eyes, Alex Moskos of Drainolith, Charles Ballas of Formant, Neil Hagerty of the Howling Hex) and local Philly punks LANTERN. This once-in-a-lifetime event took place at Johnny Brenda’s in the lovely northern liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia, on a cool, breezy night where just about anything felt possible. Ausmuteants were here from way down under in Geelong, Australia, while Dan’l Boone seem to be based somewhere out of Colorado. Together each band added a different flavor to the pot: Ausmuteants brought the punk, Dan’l Boone brought the chaos, and Lantern brought the sludge. The end result is a night you should be sad you missed – find out why with these videos below!:
Ausmuteants – Tinnitus:
Ausmuteants – Fran Drescher’s Alien Abduction:
Lantern – Out of Our Heads:
If you haven’t heard “Freedom of Information,” the first single from Ausmuteants upcoming sophomore album Order of Operation, do it here and be on the lookout for a pre-order from Goner Records sooner than later.
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Based in our lovely home in Philadelphia, HUMANSHAPES have just released a new digital EP. The songs were recorded at local hotspot the Golden Tea House, bringing to life a massively grungy and infectious sound. Continue reading “Humanshapes – s/t EP”→
As you may already know, the SPIDER BAGS just dropped their fourth and first album for Merge Records, Frozen Letter. They stopped in Philadelphia last night at Boot & Saddle to play songs from the LP, joined on stage by Philly trio NO OTHER and local psych-punks TYGATON. No Other released their EP I Believe In Werner Herzog in 2013, while Tygaton have a small collection of material available on Bandcamp. We caught the Bags last time (?) they were in Philadelphia, where they were touring for their previous album on Odessa Records, Shake My Head. Witness their psych-flavored country-punk debauchery, executed in full-form right below, along with an accompanying video of No Other. Now when the Bags are in your town, you know what to do.
No Other – “Opaque”
These ladies hit hard and heavy with their psych-flared take on punk – luckily for us they’ve got a new 7″ single coming soon, courtesy of Negative Fun Records in North Carolina. Witness them play “Opaque,” the B-side to their 7″, then catch them live for a full dose of their sound – they were throwing around some new material and boy was it monstrous.
Spider Bags – “Summer of ’79” and “Japanese Vacation”
The Bags began their set with a couple of choice tracks from their previous albums, namely “Friday Night” and “Que Viva El Rocanrol,” before proceeding into the new material. They started with their cover of John Wesley Coleman’s “Summer of ’79” before jumping headfirst into “Japanese Vacation.”
Spider Bags – “Back With You Again in the World”
They followed up with the introductory track to Frozen Letter – this one quickly stirs the pot with it’s stomping rhythm, led by Dan McGee’s squealing guitar work and rugged howling.
Spider Bags – “Eyes of Death”
They nearly ended their set with “Eyes of Death,” a staggering psychedelic anthem that is the closing statement on Frozen Letter. Despite the venue’s time restraints they had time for one final song after “Eyes of Death,” so the Bags quickly ripped through “Papa Was a Shithead” before calling it a night. And what a night it was – you can see some more video from the show right here.
TOMORROW NIGHT, garage-rockin’ Brooklynites THE MAD DOCTORS take over Bourbon & Branch in Philadelphia along with New Jersey psych-outs WREATHS, with support from Philly-based psych crew JACKIE PAPER and psychotic psychedelic-punks SEISMIC THRUST. You can RSVP to this remarkable event via Facebook, beginning at 9pm tomorrow night for just $8. Do it now!
Get yourself ready by listening to “Slug Shake Armageddon,” a preview of the Mad Doctor’s forthcoming debut LP Snake Oil Superscience (released by King Pizza Records) right below:
EX-CULT made a stop in Philadelphia last night to play at Underground Arts. It was their first ever visit to the city, who were joined on stage by local punk freaks The Abandos (who will be playing at the 2nd SD Showcase on June 11th). Ex-Cult are currently touring for their sophomore LP Midnight Passenger, which was just released by Goner Records on April 29th. They played a large handful of songs from the LP, including these few that we caught live for you below. In other news, The Abandos just released a new 7″, which includes the sludgy tantrum below called “Missing Chromosome.”
Ties You Up:
Lights Out Club:
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