Frenetic and punky Philly lo-fi combo (fka SPORTS) with new Father/Daughter records LP, 'Slow Buzz'
Remember Sports at Polaris Hall
Pllush, Glacier Veins
635 North Killingsworth Court
Portland, OR, 97217
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Basement rock band, Remember Sports (fka SPORTS) has reunited in Philadelphia, after completing college in the place where it all started for them — Gambier, Ohio. Forming in 2012, the band’s first official recordings began as a collection of demo songs recorded for Kenyon College radio station, WKCO. The demos were late redone to become their first official album, Sunchokes which was released in the spring of 2014.
After a period of touring beyond the Buckeye State, Remember Sports went on to release their second album, All of Something in the fall of 2015 on Father/Daughter Records. The release was recorded in Philadelphia alongside noted DIY producer and musician Kyle Gilbride (Waxahatchee, Girlpool, Swearin’), and featured a fuller sound for the band. The album received critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone calling it “full of sharp, sweet insight and heart-tugging hooks.”
Since first arriving on the Bay Area music scene four years ago, Pllush have amassed a dedicated following with the release of a pair of EPs (2015’s Pine and 2016’s Please) and a split with Father/Daughter label mates Remember Sports. 2018 saw the quartet release their debut full-length album, Stranger to the Pain, comprised of twelve songs recorded and mixed by Grace Coleman at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco, CA and mixed by Carl Saff in Chicago, IL. Whereas on earlier releases, singer/guitarist Karli Helm merely teased her vocal abilities, here she fully embraces her natural pop-tinged mastery, sounding far more like a contemporary of Kate Bush and Alicia Keys, pushing the boundaries of the Rock and Roll genre while layering dizzying harmonies over an instrumental track that Built to Spill would kick themselves for not thinking of first. Meanwhile, Eva Treadway provides a perfect foil with an effortlessly cool approach to laying her sometimes light-hearted and frequently heartbreaking lyrics over her more driving style of guitar playing, as indebted to Slanted and Enchanted era Pavement as it is to the best work of The Donnas. Stranger to the Pain is the kind of record that reintroduces a band whose previous catalog stands assuredly on its own as a new and fresh face- and like a conversation with an old friend, once it’s over, you will want to restart.
Glacier Veins is a dream punk band from Portland, OR. It began as the solo project and dream of vocalist/guitarist and songwriter, Malia Endres, in 2015 and has grown to incorporate more friends and musicians in that dream. In 2016, Glacier Veins released their debut EP Clear Your Head, which emphasizes emotion in their music and lyrics. The band earned a spot on the Portland date of the 2016 Warped Tour and played the 2017 Treefort Fest in Boise, ID. Their second EP Dreamspace, out fall 2017 via Common Ground Records, connects with the band's mindset of always dreaming and creating tangibility.
$10 ADV / $12 DOS
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