Think hazy, shimmering instrumentation, soaring vocals, and blissed-out melodies. Monogold's «Babyfood,» their 6th release on Mega Chill Records, mixes sleepy and serene dreamscapes with driving rhythms and memorable hooks for tracks that are both hypnotic and energized. Live, they put on a frenetic and dynamic show and have shared stages with bands like Crystal Castles, YACHT, The Zombies, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, and Hot Hot Heat.
Stereo League is a Philadelphia-based recording project and musical collective started by songwriter Alexander Savoth. Stereo League’s sound is rooted firmly in the traditions of early 90’s dream pop and neo-psychedelia. Savoth’s vocals carry the melody driven songs of Stereo League with clarity and subtle power. Their first single Don’t Lay Your Head Down was listed as a top song by a Philly artist in 2017 according to WXPN’s Mike Vasilikos. The group’s first video for Summer Eyes has garnered considerable attention for its atmospheric rendering of the Beatlesque harmonies driving the song.
Sixteen Jackies have been lurking in the basement of Philadelphia since early 2016 building a sound that while often nostalgic, defies easy categorization. With their first EP «Movie Was Bad,» (set for release on October 20th) they've unveiled an offbeat pop sensibility which draws to mind both the manic spirit of the Talking Heads and the aching balladry of Roy Orbison. By setting the intimate details of singer Jody DeMarco's singularly queer experience against a soundscape which takes cues from the atmosphere of classic horror films, Sixteen Jackies have produced a unique set of torch songs for misfits and weirdos of all kinds. Recorded by Hunter Davidsohn (who has worked with Porches, Frankie Cosmos, and Sheer Mag) over a weekend at Business District Recordings, these songs buzz with feral energy and naked sensitivity.
////// Bourbon & Branch
///// March 21
//// Doors 8:00 // Show 8:30
/// $8adv / $10dos