Pet Milk (Moved From Johnny Brenda's)

Pet Milk

PET MILK is a band from Philadelphia formed in 2010, proponents of punklife and kitchen-sink romance, perennial victims of post-teenage ennui. We love noise and pop, are influenced by Black Tambourine, Nico and New Order, and are currently recording our debut LP with Josh Meakim (of A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Arc in Round). We encourage you to tell someone that you love them and to mean it.

Woolen Men

The Woolen Men are three — two Oregon natives and a Washingtonian. They play punk influenced DIY music in the Pac-NW tradition of Dead Moon and the Wipers. More than a sound or style, that means a kind of work ethic — do-it-yourself and do it a lot. The band is happiest touring up and down the I-5 or bunkered in their practice space with the cassette 4-track rolling. And it shows. Live, the band is thunderous and energetic and the magnetic chemistry of the three of them playing together shines through in the recordings.

This self-titled album released by Woodsist Records is their debut LP, following a handful of largely self-released EPs. Instead of changing their technique of recording fast and loose to capture the live energy of their sound, they recorded and recorded and recorded until they had enough songs to make up an album only of material with that elusive spark of a great recording. The ten tracks here represent five different sessions, and as many songs made the cut as were left behind. The LP was made to endure, with little attention payed to current trends or “in” sounds — what matters to the band is that the songs are well written and executed with integrity. The whole thing was recorded to analog tape.

The Woolen Men are Alex Geddes, Lawton Browning and Raf Spielman. They live and work in Portland, OR. Raf previously released an album of solo material under his Polyps moniker for the Woodists sister label Hello Sunshine.

Lame Drivers

Teenline power pop is their natural fighting weight," KFJC's Thurston Hunger writes in a review that draws comparisons to everything from The Clean, and Replacements to Graham Parker and Jay Reatard, "but they'll weird it up!" Inspired by Guided By Voices, Lame Drivers spent the past decade in a basement recording tapes, cd-r's, and compilation tracks for limited self-releases and labels like 75orLess, Eggy, State Capital and Not Not Fun. Now the power trio is touring on a Flexi-Book EP, a split 7" with tourmates The Woolen Men on SGG, and a "Lamest Hits" on Gulcher (Kurt Vile, Home Blitz, The Gizmos).

Literature

Jangle pop recently relocated to Philadelphia from Austin, TX. Says Kip Berman of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, "Think Buzzcocks/Exploding Hearts punk pop goodness."

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Pet Milk (Moved From Johnny Brenda's) with Woolen Men, Lame Drivers, Literature

Wednesday, May 22 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at MilkBoy Philly