TOMORROW: The Mad Doctors, Wreaths, Jackie Paper & Seismic Thrust, 8/14 @ Bourbon & Branch

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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:

RSVP right here!

Ex-Cult Live in Philadelphia (5/21/14)

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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.”

Shattered Circle:

Ties You Up:

Lights Out Club:

BUY the new Ex-Cult LP from Insound
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GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to see EX-CULT in Philadelphia (5/21)

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HEY PHILADELPHIA. We’re going to give away a pair of tickets to the upcoming EX-CULT´╗┐ show at Underground Arts´╗┐ on May 21st. In the mean time you can RSVP via this link right here! >> https://www.facebook.com/events/388831417922624/.

To win tickets to the show, simply leave a comment on this post with an answer to this burning question: What is the name of Ex-Cult’s upcoming sophomore LP on Goner Records? Leave your comments, go!

Burnt Ones, Jackie Paper, Raw McCartney, Shape Breaker Live in Philadelphia (03/22/14)

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Bourbon & Branch, Philadelphia’s newest venue space, was taken over on Saturday night by the very first Styrofoam Drone Showcase. Burnt Ones and Raw McCartney came into town from San Francisco and Indianapolis respectively, while Shape Breaker and Jackie Paper provided the hometown entertainment. Burnt Ones are on the road for their upcoming LP on Castle Face Records, an album that should be available for mail order any day now.

Take a look below for a video apiece from each band that played on Saturday. If that’s not enough, you can find more videos from the show right here (keep checking back!)

Shape Breaker – “Spellbound”


Shape Breaker closed their set with the track from their recent split 7″ on Gary Records, “Spellbound.” Psychedelic and punk vibes are prominent in their sound, more of which you can listen to right here.

Raw McCartney – “Born to Ride”


“Born to Ride” is a track from Raw McCartney’s recent Introducing cassette on Chicago’s Tripp Tapes. It’s loaded with the most fuzz as these guys stop at nothing to melt your face off.

Jackie Paper


Jackie Paper wasted no time with their take on folk-inspired psych rock. Fluttery flutes and grainy psych washes dominated their set, building their songs up into a monumental affair.

Burnt Ones


Burnt Ones brought their own synth-driven stoner pop, showcasing a bit from their upcoming LP on Castle Face titled Gift. It’s officially released on March 25th by the label, so keep your eyes peeled for that in the Castle Face Records store.

Related Posts:
Shape Breaker/ Fuck Mountain – Split 7″ (Gary Records)
Raw McCartney: Introducing CS (Tripp Tapes)
Burnt Ones – Protection Circle 7″ (Fuzz City Records)
Burnt Ones – Meet the Golden One 7″ (Burger)
Burnt Ones – All Night Long 7″ (Roaring Colonel)
Burnt Ones – Export 7″ (Asthmatic Kitty)

Song of the Day #49: Cheerleader – “New Daze”

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Hailing from Philadelphia, CHEERLEADER is a new local band who self-describe their sound as “hazy electro-pop.” The quintet recently began releasing new tracks on their Soundcloud, along with a video for their lead single “New Daze.” The video caught the eyes of folks at NME and MTV, both of which deemed Cheerleader as a sort of “best new buzz band.”

“New Daze” is their most memorable single yet, led by fuzzy electronics and an icy atmosphere that keeps things cool. Bass lines sound fat and muddy, complemented by colorful swells of warbled guitars and electronics. The song becomes increasingly detailed as it plays out, wrapping us in a wave of speckled electronics that are clean and crystal-clear. Pretty vocal hooks come drenched in a palpable layer of haze, leading us on a particularly heavenly ride as we scrape our foreheads on the clouds. Listen to “New Daze” right below, then check out Cheerleader on Soundcloud for a few more tracks from their set of demos. If you’ve previously dug anything from their Philly neighbors in Cough Cool, or maybe even Painted Palms, then this stuff is for you! If you’re in Philadelphia, catch them on March 3rd at Kung Fu Necktie!

Genre/ Tags: Electronic, Pop, Dream Pop

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Styrofoam Drone Presents: Burnt Ones, Raw McCartney, Jackie Paper & Shape Breaker Live in Philadelphia, March 22nd 2014

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WHO?: BURNT ONES, RAW McCARTNEY, JACKIE PAPER and SHAPE BREAKER
WHERE?: Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA
WHEN?: March 22nd, 2014

Coming on March 22nd, the brand new Philadelphia venue BOURBON & BRANCH will be taken over with the first Styrofoam Drone Showcase. Bourbon & Branch is nearly ready to open for business, and once it is, it will become one of Philadelphia’s newest venues. Located in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of the city, the venue features a 16 foot-wide stage, not to mention a full bar/restaurant with a heaping menu of food and drink.

While all this is going down, BURNT ONES, the San Francisco-based glam pop trio, are readying their new LP for Castle Face Records. They hooked up with Indianapolis-based fuzz-heaters RAW McCARTNEY for a tour, who just released a new cassette on Tripp Tapes (some highly recommended listening). Joining them in Philly for the night will be SHAPE BREAKER and JACKIE PAPER, two bands who are based in the city limits of Philadelphia. Continuing the trend of new releases, Shape Breaker just set free their vinyl debut on a split 7″ from Chicago label Gary Records. Jackie Paper is a 5-piece band with flutes and synth, joining the stage with their shadowy take on psych rock.

Check in by heading over to our Facebook page for the event!: https://www.facebook.com/events/285053734979267/

See you on March 22nd!

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Burnt Ones on Facebook
Raw McCartney on Facebook
Shape Breaker on Facebook
Jackie Paper on Facebook

Related Posts:
Burnt Ones – Protection Circle 7″ (Fuzz City Records)
Burnt Ones – Meet the Golden One 7″ (Burger)
Burnt Ones – All Night Long 7″ (Roaring Colonel)
Burnt Ones – Export 7″ (Asthmatic Kitty)
Raw McCartney – Introducing CS (Tripp Tapes)
Shape Breaker – Fuck Mountain split 7″ (Gary Records)