Alt Pop

Alt Pop

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
TEEN
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/teentheband/
Venue name: 
Baby's All Right
Band email: 
   

Weekend Warrior, January 11 - 13

Seagulls first capture our attention with the graceful melodies and textured soundscapes found on the group’s debut Great Pines, The Deli Philly’s September Record of the Month 2014. The LP was later picked up by Yellow K Records and re-issued. Today, it’s long-awaited follow-up is out now via Evergreen Prefecture/Honest Face Records (and is available on a thumb drive, packaged like Sega Genesis cartridge). “Thrown Voice​ is an album about communication - interpersonally, with the environment, within one’s self - and the way that technology can facilitate or get in the way of those interactions. It’s a follow-up about the importance of following up.” Once again, Matt Whittle and friends demonstrate their musical talents, masterfully crafting a timeless sound for the modern age. Feel free to come and experience plenty of feels tomorrow night at PhilaMOCA, where Seagulls will be holding their album release show, supported by friends Spirit Haus, Queue, and URBVN. – H.M. Kauffman

Other places where you can chill this weekend…

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Seagulls (Album Release), Spirit Haus

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Taiwan Housing Project, SAT Frog Holler, Joshua Park, And You, Brutus?

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Mohican, Dreamswell

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) SAT Ripped Away, Freeze, SUN Rubbish, Shy Boyz, Bunny Savage and The PLIBmen, Endless Taile

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) FRI Philly Loves Bowie: A Night of Stardust Celebrating Bowie

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Alright Junior, Andorra

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT (Upstairs) The Naked Sun

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Erik Kramer, Valentina Janie, Big Boy Brass, SAT (Early) Only on Weekends, Hollow Harbor, Hey Mark, Let’s Riot, (Late) Legion 76, Please Die!

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Air is Human, Grimace Federation, SAT The Retinas

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI The People, The Ardvark Felon, Interminable, SAT La Capitana, Behind The Grandstand

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Dead Robins

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Sylo, Astro 8000, SAT DJ Deejay

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI Clamfight, Thunderbird Divine (Record Release), Sheena & The Nosebleeds, Human Shield

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) SAT Ian St. Laurent

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Tone Bandits, The Blessed Muthas, Gibbous Moon, The Pink Angels

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Easily Fooled

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Hezekiah, Dell P, Mic Stew

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SAT Violet Waves, Blueroom, Arch of Love

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Moment To Capitalize

No Face Studios (5213 Grays Ave.) FRI Coping Skills, SAT Null, Kenny 3

The Glass Onion (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI SAT Carly Cosgrove, Nowadays 

   

Debut Buddie EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Buddie, the fuzzed-out Philly powerpop project of Dan Forest, just dropped its debut EP Change of Scenery. The origins of the songs began while Forest was employed as a conservation biologist in Bioko (a small island in Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa), and have been fleshed out in the Grays Ferry studio of Keith Abrams (Pine Barons, Tremellow), who is responsible for mixing the album. The cassette is now available via Super Wimpy Punch, and the band will be rockin' the label's South Philly headquarters tomorrow evening to celebrate its arrival. They'll also be joined by Qwark, Swim Camp, and Vermont's Yellowfront.

   

TMBOY's new album "Steam" (out 02.08) is an kinetic exploration of isolation

When the first handful of TMBOY’s singles came out in 2018, it was clear that the electro-pop duo could pull off subtle rushes of emotion when combined with subdued, drum-heavy dance beats. On their newest album Steam, the pair doubles down on the sound of their singles, creating an album of hypnotic synths and glimmering vocals. The intricate rhythms of the electronic drums often interlace with a variety of synthesizers, offering quick jolts to a song’s groove or an atmospheric moment of meditation. The instrumentals offer hints of LCD Soundsystem, but the lyrics on Steam are unique to TMBOY. Earnest declarations and realizations of isolation make the act of touch and travel on these tracks sound otherworldly. Songs like “No One” and “Submarine” highlight how these sonic collaborations can so powerfully capture feelings of loneliness and searching for connection. You can listen to Steam when it releases on Feb. 08 and catch TMBOY live at their release show at Union Pool. -Tucker Pennington

   

New Track: "Blue In The Face" - Bridge Underwater

It's been more than a minute since we've heard from Philly indie popster(s) Bridge Underwater - about three years in fact. Bringing in a glimmer of sunshine on this overcast day, the lighthearted "Blue In The Face" is providing a much-needed bounce in our step. Its the lead single off Bridge Underwater's forthcoming self-titled album, due out on February 8. Enjoy!