Scout Niblett/ Dope Body/ Wild Honey flyer by Lauren Brick, click to RSVP
Flyer by Dope Body, click it to RSVP!
6.22 at Fraziers! Click the picture to RSVP!!
aw ye$/ 9pm
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Friends Records and U+N Present: Secret Mountains LP release show!!
Jacober Which Magic
Join friends and friends of friends to celebrate the release of the debut LP from Baltimore’s Secret Mountains:
Friends Records presents the debut long player from Baltimore’s Secret Mountains, a young sextet whose handful of EPs and singles have captured a new take on an ancient yearn for psychedelic exploration via the deep soul, heavy pop and lush noise they’ve grown up engulfed in.
Rainer is the dark answer to each member’s storm, prompting listeners to roar through their own tempestuous experiences. It is an inclement but brave battle fought by the authoritative percussion of Chris Muccioli, the calculated frenzy of Jeffery Silverstein and Cory Lawrence’s guitars, Kelly Laughlin’s commanding soul-gaze vocals, the sub-earth bass of Alex Jones and the blinding glow of Jake Winstanley’s keys.
The debut record was recorded at Chris and Mickey Freeland’s Beat Babies Studio outside of Baltimore, and was mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering. Art and design are by Chris Muccioli, and the limited vinyl release is hand numbered and accompanied by a download code for the full album in their choice of file type.
Flooded by the squalls of Arbouretum, the interstellar hail of Celebration, the thunder and lightning of Wye Oak and the howling rage of Sri Aurobindo, Baltimore’s psychedelic downpour has been bountiful. Secret Mountains offer a new ark to voyage the cosmos, a heavy path that starts deep in the grooves of Rainer.
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Dent May (Paw Tracks/ Cats Purring, from Mississippi… FACEBOOK)
Holy Ghost Party (ElectroJams, mem. Dope Body… FACEBOOK)
Presented by Golden West+ Unregistered Nurse
Review + songs; GORILLA VS BEAR
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ADV. TIX FOR THIS SHOW, ONLY 5 BUCKS!; (http://admin.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=183931)
Daughn Gibson (Lee Hazlewood-esque electronic jams, mem. Pearls and Brass, White Denim Records… FACEBOOK)
Roomrunner (Flannel shirt music, Fan Death Records… FACEBOOK)
Speedy Otriz (Breeders style… FACEBOOK)
$5 adv./ $7 dos.
Daughn Gibson, 8.1;
“Daughn Gibson’s previous band, the Pennsylvania stoner-metal trio Pearls and Brass, evoked the cigarette-smoke drag of a Harley Davidson ripping through the desert and blasting out classic rock riffs. A strong look, but there’s an element of dress-up to that kind of rock’n’roll posturing. In reality, Gibson was driving trucks, among other things, and while his new solo guise might reflect more honesty or depth, it’s no less rugged or brave.
All Hell finds Gibson digging through crates of country music past and turning up a wealth of noirish, creepy source material to sample. On “In the Beginning”, a dusty piano trapped in its own motion repeats as Gibson croons over the top. It’s a simple blueprint but one from which Gibson teases surprise as the song unfolds— from an electronic whoosh to a single-note female chorus. Those elements lull you further into Gibson’s strange dreamworld but at the same time hold you firmly on the precipice of a rude awakening. (….)
All Hell is a subtly clever record that pits one type of music that strongly evokes one era— here, country music— against another, namely this decade’s sample-heavy culture. Gibson does a lot of questioning within that framework, both seriously and tongue-in-cheek. All of that makes for a rewarding record to think about, and to intellectualize, but All Hell wouldn’t be nearly so fun to listen to if it weren’t for Gibson’s ear for melody. His thick baritone breezes confidently over the songs, lassoing hook after hook, redeeming his burnt-out characters through song. As he knowingly sings at one point: “If I lose you I might/ Write a song about some rain on a highway.”” (FULL REVIEW HERE, IF YOU’RE INTO THAT KIND OF THING)
Quintron poster by Sara Tomko, click to RSVP!
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BALACLAVAS (Post-apocalyptic spaghetti western post punk, on Dull Knife… FACEBOOK)
SPRAYER (heavy vibes; Cex + exPonytail)
… HOLY GHOST PARTY (spacey pop jams, mem. Hollywood/ Dope Body… FACEBOOK)
at Golden West
From Raven Sings the Blues:
Dull Knife picks up the second album from post-punk doomsayers Balaclavas. The Texas crew hovers perpetually in the darkest corners, slinking with knives and shades equally drawn. The band has an aptitude for weaving insistent rhythms, twisting with sickness, with a nail scratched doom-punk that bef…its titles like “Shit Meridian.” The second time around the tape spool hasn’t left the boys any less intense. Snake People gnaws on bad vibes like raw wire, spits blood and shrugs it off like just another day. Their fist record always felt like it should come from a place more barren than Houston and the second installment takes no detours in that respect. This is the soundtrack to Flint, MI or Gary, IN; the kind of places where the sun only occasionally shines through the smoke to bake you to a miserable crisp. This is the sound of pavement stretching to chain link for miles. Still no matter where they’re from and what’s channeled into it, the band have found a way to record the gnash of teeth well.
DOPE BODY (Drag City records) have been added to the QUINTRON + MISS PUSSYCAT show on 4/27!!
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Flier by T. Nash