Psychic Teens, Sore Saints, Yr Skull My Closet, Allison Blood

Psychic Teens

Philly psychedelic shoegaze death rockers describe themselves as sounding like "the time you saw your creepy metalhead brother at 80's night", which while hilarious is really pretty spot on. The guys are most definitely gloomy and gothy, thick Joy Division-y basslines, reverbed dramatic vox, all moody and minor key, but beyond that, they buck lots of gloom pop and goth rock convention by tethering that stuff to big muscled drum pound, clouds of wild psychedelic freakout, not to mention dense distorted guitars, cranked up, spaced out and metalized. In some ways, with the noisy guitars and thick bass, and the deep vox, they almost sound more like some super obscure Flying Nun band from the eighties, who put out one lp that no one really heard but that still pretty much destroys everything else you've heard. They also remind us of AmRep Aussies Kingsnakeroost and Lubricated Goat, that sort of noise rock blues stomp just gothed up a bit. Plus they pepper their gloomy crush with blasts of almost punk sounding crunch, which makes them seem even heavier when they slip back into the churn and pound. For fans of gloomy heaviness, metallic gothrock, psychedelic shoegaze deathrock and other sonically similar genres we just made up.

Sore Saints

Angular, noisy, atonal. Sore Saints is comprised of four like-minded gentlemen from Philadelphia and Canada who, while born of different musical backgrounds, were still able to meet somewhere between Sonic Youth, The Jesus Lizard, and Hot Snakes. Think of it like this: say David Yow showed up to a party hosted by the Night Marchers. A few hours later a couple of bands that came out on Level Plane Records circa 2001 – 2003 crashed said party with a bunch of beer with the suggestion that all attendees shotgun one or two and swap instruments in a jam session that lasted about seventeen minutes, give or take. Angular, noisy, atonal. Sore Saints is comprised of four like-minded gentlemen from Philadelphia and Canada who, while born of different musical backgrounds, were still able to meet somewhere between Sonic Youth, The Jesus Lizard, and Hot Snakes. Think of it like this: say David Yow showed up to a party hosted by the Night Marchers. A few hours later a couple of bands that came out on Level Plane Records circa 2001 – 2003 crashed said party with a bunch of beer with the suggestion that all attendees shotgun one or two and swap instruments in a jam session that lasted about seventeen minutes, give or take.

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Psychic Teens, Sore Saints, Yr Skull My Closet, Allison Blood

Sunday, May 26 · 8:00 PM at The Acheron