Bare Mutants

Bare Mutants

From the bands he was wrapped up in early in his teenage years, such as The Muggles, Defilers, Real Cool Killers, and the formidable Guilty Pleasures, to his ascent to mainstream recognition with The Ponys, it’s clear that Jered Gummere is known as one of the most important songwriters of our generation. His influence on pop music over the first half of this century is undeniable, impacting most notably Jay Reatard, and much of the current Brooklyn sound, right up to all the modern bands that still try to capture that elusive something The Ponys delivered on a nightly basis. Ahead of their time undoubtedly, and with that same pioneering spirit fully intact, Gummere’s newest assemblage, Bare Mutants, coalesces all of the most pivotal nuances of his repertoire into a perfectly minimal, mid-tempo snapshot of this morosely powerful tone.
Adding in essential Chicago nutrients such as Seth Bohn from Mannequin Men on bass and Jeanine O’Toole from The 1900s on backups and tambourine, along with multi-talented friends Matt Holland on drums and Leslie Deckard on organ, Bare Mutants have come together as a tightly-wound, tense-yet-tranquil wall of sound that surges and ebbs within the raw emotion and gut-wrenching intensity of a band that’s on its way somewhere big. None of the heart-crushing tracks on this debut album are going to quicken anyone’s pulse, yet the solemn seduction that awaits within these celestial grooves is immeasurable in its trance-inducing tension.

Mock Suns is a Philadelphia three-piece, formed in the wake of Giant Mind. With a sound that mixes heady phased-out jams reminiscent of Tame Impala with Grizzly Bear-esque jazz-drone pop, Mock Suns deliver their intimate reverie in patient, foreboding crescendos.

Drone Ranger

With an appreciation for blistering noise, the surreal, and psychedelic crooning, Drone Ranger decided to cast their jangle through some dusty old amplifiers in Bill Fries' bedroom studio in early 2013. Their compulsions towards home recording and analog equipment eventually materialized a five track demo tape; a hazardously created brew of dream inducing tunes that they personally enjoyed. Parallel to souped-up shoe-gaze, adding slacker vocals and a pissed off space redneck, the wailing five piece casts a head nodding trance that will leave your eye's spinning.



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Bare Mutants with Mock Suns, Drone Ranger

Sunday, December 8 · 7:00 PM at MilkBoy Philly