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BROKEN WATER (Olympia, Hardly Art/ Fan Death Records)
Presented by Unregistered Nurse
From Get Bent;
There are few bands that can accurately evoke the sounds of the Olympia, Washington music scene in the early ’90s. But who’s to blame? There’s a lot to live up to when it comes to that infamous booming post-hardcore scene that was influencing bands like Beat Happening, Unwound, Nirvana, and Sleater-Kinney. However Broken Water, a trio from Olympia, has respectively represented the new wave of emerging artists in the northwestern American music scene. Their second album, Tempest, is drenched in distortion and noise that call to artists like Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine.
“When You Said,” begins with somber guitar playing that makes you think, well here’s that shitty sad slow song on the album. However just past that one minute mark is exactly why I love Broken Water so much. Slowly, like a creeping fog, distortion begins to flow over the track with heavy waves of chaotic and strange noise.
The rest of the album continues to keep these elements. Tempest is droned out, a little unkept, all while evoking hauntingly beautiful elements with the harmonizing of all the band members.
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Little Rib has been added to the Jacco Gardner (Trouble in mind) show at Golden West on 3.6. CLICK HERE to RSVP!
CONFIRMED! 1.25/// THIS FRIDAY!
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Outside World (mem Brain Idea/ Big Knife, lo-fi powerpop from Chicago, Night People Records… BANDCAMP)
Crimson Wave (Baltimore pop… FACEBOOK)
Heavy Friends (Baltimore Heavy pop.. No internet presence)
Presented by U+N
Raven Sings the Blues;
We were fans of Chicago’s undersung Brain Idea here, and their Kiwi-laden pop seemed a perfect fit with some of the actual So. Hemisphere crowd we’d been digging over the past couple of years. Alas the band dissolved but in their stead a new project under the name Outside World has sprung with Brain Idea’s Ben Scott at the helm. A softer, and more well rounded affair than Brain Idea, their new tape on the venerable Night People is a soft focus sugar rush of later period Kiwi influences but with a massive melodic touch up courtesy of the bass and background vocals from the band’s Hazel Rigby. The EP is full of stripped back candy nibs that deserve to be on repeat until the tape unspools in a fit of desperation; a blur of colors that collapses in dizzied bliss. Seriously interested to see where these three go from here but for now we’ll just have to love what they’ve put down on Seaside Nowhere.
(RAVEN SINGS THE BLUES)
Brooklyn Vegan; REVIEW HERE
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BAM BAMS (The babes are back in town)
WARM SODA (Powerpop from CA, ex Bare Wires)
SLOW JERKS (SLOOOOW JERKS)
BIG CHRIST (Sick)
Plus drink specials & dj ipod!!
10 pm/ $6
♥ ♥ ♥ CONFIRMED! 2.14 ♥ ♥ ♥
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PSYCHIC ILLS (Sacred Bones)FACEBOOK US GIRLS (FatCat/ Kraak/ Siltbreeze)
$8 adv/ $10 DOS
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Presented by Monozine, Savage Booking & Unregistered Nurse
When it comes to following the beat of their own drum, New York’s Psychic Ills have exemplified the phrase since their beginnings in 2003. Initially spawned from electronic-centered home recording experiments, they progressed into all-night full-band exploration in a neighborhood where noise wasn’t a problem. They soon after evolved into a live band seemingly at home within the extended jam, exploring a variety of musical terrain. The early years saw several releases for Social Registry, tons of time on the road, and collaborations with artists as diverse as Gibby Haynes
(Butthole Surfers) and Sonic Boom (Spacemen Three/ Spectrum). In 2011, their first effort for Sacred Bones, Hazed Dream traded in the synthesizer space-outs and raga rumbles, and delivered a record of sunburned psych pop, awash in warm tones and blues damaged songwriting. In 2012 they did two full US tours including a stop at Austin Psych Fest, and had their first trip to China. In August of 2012 they released the song “Take Me With You”as a split 7” with Moon Duo. They recorded One Track Mind, their fourth full length, this fall. The album features collaborations with and some production by Neil Michael Hagerty of Royal Trux/The Howling Hex and features artwork by former 13th Floor Elevators songwriter and artist Powell St. John. There will also be a limited value add covers 7” available on initial orders, containing the Ills’takes on The Godz’ “Radar Eyes”and private press psych pop obscurity Cosmic Michaels’ “Cosmic Michael Theme”. One Track Mind is perhaps the most straight-forward rock record the Ills have ever made.
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JACCO GARDNER (Netherlands, Trouble In Mind)FACEBOOK
+ TBA $7 Admission // ALL AGES
presented by U+N and Savage Party
Allow us to introduce the US debut of 24-year old Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner – prepare to have your minds blown. After releasing a criminally limited 7-inch in Europe earlier in 2012, Gardner returns with a brand-new, double dose of hits for Trouble In Mind. “Where Will You Go”‘s opening guitar strums fade into view before lurching into a dreamy baroque-pop groover, with lush melodies cascading over a driving drum beat, conjuring images of Syd jamming with Revolver-era Beatles. “Summer’s Game” chimes in with Jacco crooning like a young Colin Blunstone over a lilting harpsichord that unfolds into a heavenly psychedelic pop gem- shimmering right there on your turntable. Mining the past can be tricky business, but Gardner maneuvers his way around the trappings by not simply aping his influences, but by creating a unique & stirring new voice in modern psychedelic pop music.
Flying Eyes have been added to the Arbouretum Record release show at Metropolitan Cafe on 2.9. Click to RSVP!