Humanshapes upstairs at Kung Fu Necktie with Beasty, New Turks and Space Drugs on May 26th, 2014. Dirty rock n roll roots in 60s/70s feel with Jesus Lizard-like basslines. Dark and heavy tones, out-of-left field floor tom grooves that make the songs breathe. Including some of the dudes from The Love Club, awesome stuff all around. They are a brand new band so they don’t have any tunes available but if you get the chance to see them, just do it. Totally worth it.
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Lovely review of our first Humanshapes show this past Saturday.
We have been busy.
New music from a group featuring members of Tiw is having the final touches applied - four tracks of mathematical keys, melodic bass, and intensely expressive guitar. Drums courtesy of an old Seeburg Select-A-Rhythm drum machine.
Likewise, Gregory Mendez’s new release is also nearing completion. Recorded by Evan Bernard in a shared space with The Headroom, Greg’s new record is beautiful and raw. Expanded instrumentation includes slide guitar, chord organs, and vocal washes featuring the very talented Jenna Smith.
Sinking Ocean Gods have returned to our humble spot, cutting a new E.P. - tentatively titled ‘Attaboy!’ - and two additional tracks for a split. Biting, infectious alt-punk at its best. Wonderful usage of bass fuzz, reversed echo, and vocal harmonies.
Humanshapes, a new three-piece featuring members of Great Red Spots, The Love Club, and Gypsy Death & You have cut eight tracks for a record. The drums, guitar, and bass were cut live in West Philly’s own Golden Tea House - most all of the studio was broken down and rebuilt in the DIY space’s kitchen. High ceilings make this noise-rock trio (see: Big Black/Jesus Lizard/Unwound) scream. Playing Kung Fu Necktie on May 26th with Beasty (NY), New Turks (VA), and Space Drugs.
A new, ten-song split from Princess Rabbit/Signal Corps is also on the finishing block - intense, throbbing synths and music concrete elements combine, resulting in near-weaponized music for ‘eccentric’ tastes.
Cowardice will be mastering their new offering with us, to be released at this show on May 29th. Impressionist - headed up by Kyle Press of SOULGAZER, who’ve just finished shooting a music video with the lovely and talented Pete Murray - will also be releasing a new record at the show.
Pearls Dissolve in Vinegar is the second album from the Philadelphia-based 5-piece THE LOVE CLUB. Together the band creates a wild sound combining punk and psychedelic elements with twangy folk roc…
The new full-length from The Love Club is finally available. Features two full drum kits, lots of screaming and a healthy dose of tape hiss thanks to Mitch’s old Akai X-1810. Good, old-fashioned, pissed off psych-rock to help your week along. Dedicated to Michael Curcio.
Stream or download it for free here. Physical copies will be available within the week from their bandcamp or MMMM’s website.
SOULGAZER is a hip-hop project that Kyle Press [of Impressionist/The Love Club] and I have been working on. Putting the music together for this record was a blast. Too hip-hop for people who don’t like hip-hop, and not hip-hop enough for people who do. Stream or download it for free here.
Featuring Vice Verse, Ill Doots, Ittikus the Wolflamingo, Ssengam Niloc, Alex Braddock, Lauren Leilani Iona, and Owen Mercurio.
Artwork by Lauren Leilani Iona.
Special guest appearance by Knight Sounds.
Terrible Millennials is a strange new album from Tom Donohue’s THICK PLASTIC. A mixture of glassy pop writing and Casio-tech arrangements, this bedroom recording has one foot in the uncanny valley and the other stuck firmly in your head. It was an absolute joy to work on. Stream it here.
Have to give this a shot.