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Second three-part [redacted] showcase with The Unending Thread at Los Globos

There are certain songs that speak to you when you’re young, and those songs are perfectly executed by The Unending Thread's split tape with Forget It. Perhaps it’s because they’ve had a few years to find their sound, but now that they have it is a significant voice for the young and reckless. That sound consists of strong relevant lyrics like “You never know what life has in store…I know I don’t know anything/ And that’s the best part of this journey that hasn’t happened yet” (“La Casa De Mi Padre”) and catchy choruses like “You always bring out the best of me” (“Dearest Anna”). Bassist Kim Reyes’ singing, often accompanied by guitarist Cesar Alas, drives a clear melodic path in the midst of the instrumental background.

The expertly arranged electric guitar, electric bass, and drums are so nicely played that they often compete with the vocals in the foreground, receiving much deserved attention.

Catch the Unending Thread's performance at [redacted] Collective's three-part showcase next week in celebration of the label's first official mixtape. The mixtape will be released August 12 at the first show at The Smell and Saturday the 13th at Los Globos, where The Unending Thread plays with Utena, Gypsum, and Ruby Throated. First fifty guests to these two shows will receive a free physical cassette, containing 11 new and previously unreleased tracks by artists from the [redacted] roster. - Kaitlyn Tang





Curl Up in drowse's Memory Bed

A sonic landscape blanketed with dark overtones and glum ambiance, drowse's Memory Bed EP streches slightly further from is previous works of incredibly reverb-laden drone by continuing to capture the essence of mental turmoil, only now through a more minimalistic lens.

Using just a microphone, acoustic guitar and laptop, Kyle Bates (the man behind drowse) recorded the EP directly succeeding his soon asleep album, with each release acting as the conflict and the resolution to Bates' story involving his descent into certain medications. Memory Bed is the elucidation of confusion, pain and lost intimacy expressed through processed clamor.

As drowse, Bates has made good with using female vocals as yet another instrument. On Memory Bed, Maya Stoner of Sabonis lends the serenity of her voice and personal experiences shared with Bates through lyrics in all three tracks.

Without a doubt, the Memory Bed EP is more than just an conceptual collection of songs, but it's an emotive art form.

drowse had his album release/welcome back show last night, is having a short in-store performance today at Music Millenium and will be playing again later this month as part of Festicide





Weekend Warrior, August 5 - 7

Politically-charged experimental artist Moor Mother, a.k.a. Camae Ayewa/Camae Defstar, just closed an over decade-long chapter of her life earlier this week with the final ROCKERS event, a heavy rockin’ Philly music series that showcased acts fronted by women and queer musicians of color. However, the next chapter of her artistic career is looking quite promising with her recent signing to Don Giovanni Records. There is a European tour and residency on the horizon for her this month, but before she heads out overseas, Camae will be bending and twisting sound this Sunday at PhilaMOCA opening for emerging NYC dance-punks Guerilla Toss. They’ll also be join by the lo-fi stylings of Old Maybe and avant-pop/rock trio Banned Book. PhilaMOCA, 531 S. 12th St., $10, 8pm, All Ages (Photo by Eva Wo) - H.M. Kauffman
 
More places to get weird this weekend…
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) FRI Callowhill, SAT Residuels, Groovy Movies, Aunt Dracula (DJ Sets), SUN Moor Mother, Banned Books, Old Maybe
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Tinmouth (Solo), SAT Creem Circus, Soraia, Scantron
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Flyermile, Cave Women, SAT Black Horse Motel, Apache Trails
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Violent Island, Stealing From Theives Dentana, Secret Societies, Stroker, Nephthys/DJ Deejay, SAT Brandon Can't Dance, Doggo/Bonfire, Brian TV, Black Archie/All Else Failed, Dull Knives, SUN Overcoming Gravity, SINS, Phoenixhiphop/Deer Scout
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Nation Of Wolves
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT The Chip Breakers, Jeremiah Tall, Red Means Run, Matthew Sharayko, SUN Chelsea Pedano
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.)  SAT Mantis, Stone, Initial Kick
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Box of Rain, SAT Rocky Horror Live, Rocky Horror Party! featuring Candy Volcano & More
 
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) This is Hardcore (FRI-SUN), FRI Year of the Knife, SAT Ten Ton Hammer, SUN All Else Failed, Jesus Piece
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Birdie Busch/(Downstairs) Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash: Featuring Mason Porter, SAT (Upstairs) American Dinosaur, Chalk & the Beige Americans/(Downstairs) PhillyBloco, Paulette Branson & Mixed People
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The End A.D., Hellblock 6, Stepping Razor, Ganto Barn, SAT Wizard Eye
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Captain The Pilot The Driver, Blame Candy, SAT Lou, SUN Doubles
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Silence Kit, Maps & His Mothball Fleet, Janelle, SAT Brother JT, St. James and The Apostles, Canyon
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Above Connecticut, Taking October, Kamakaze, SAT Bunny Savage, SUN You Do You, EchoTest, Shawn Touhill
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, Franky’s Foxes, SAT Ed Christof
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT Peek-A-Boo Revue
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Cupid's Victim, The Sixth Year, Christina Brennan, SAT Argonautic
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Transistor Rodeo, SAT Splintered Sunlight, Old Soul Revival
 
The Pharmacy 1300/02 S. 18th St.) SAT Pet, Hello Shark Tombo Crush, Boy Lawyer, SUN Thief, Steal Me A Peach (Record Release), Mumblr, Spill, Glenn Matthews
 
LAVA Space (4134 Lancaster Ave.) SUN Congenital Death, Socialite, Blue Smiley, Fraktur
 
Slime Time Live (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Trash Boy, Busy Bee
 
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Crazy Bull, Dridge, The Company Corvette, Green Meteor
 
Cat House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI A Planned Parenthood Benefit: Last Full Measure, Past Life, RFA
 
Century (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Honeytiger, Hopscotch Jefferson
 
Level 1 (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN The Charley Few, Disjawn, Planet 88, Disogyny
 
2nd  St. Festival SUN (Germantown) Hound, (Piazza) SelfHelpMe, Bohemian Mule, Sweet Eureka,  Song Dogs, Nik Greeley & The Operators, Modern Colour, Cold Roses, Brothers & Sisters (Brown St.) Man About a Horse, Dr. Beardface & The Spacemen, Tommy Froelich Band, Fitch Bros, Tinmouth
 
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Bummer punks Panoramic release new album "Not Exactly", tour with Talk, Tired Thanatoid

Panoramic are sad boys who rock, as well as sad boys who also happen to be DIY4LYFErs. Respectively prolific and intimately tied to DIY scenes of Orange County and the Inland Empire, members Alex Vercnocke, Austin Jenkins, Jonathan Modell (The Human Machine, Tririlla Recordings), and Matt Sturgis (The Palisades, Hillary Chillton, Model Talk) are running out to the southwest from August 5th till August 11th with mathpop duo Talk, Tired Thanatoid, coinciding with the release of Panoramic's debut album Not Exactly. Recorded at hideout/traphouse/lovenest The Palisades, the quartet's first full-length sees an expansion beyond the pop punk roots of EP "Rule of Thirds". Polyrhythmic piano solos and tight harmonies combine with quintessential tropes of the post-teen years including walking away from love, addiction, lost friendships, and suburban malaise.

The album is being released on cassette (/25) and on CD via Pacific Nature Records: each cassette and CD will be scented with pine essential oil. See their tour kickoff/album release party at Beatnik Bandito tonight, and listen to the first track of the debut album, "Not Exactly", below.





Cloud Becomes Your Hand talk about recording on Delicious Audio

NYC's Cloud Becomes Your Hand's creative potential is on full display in their sophomore album "Rest In Flea," a multi-colored sonic adventure released by intrepid Queens label Northern Spy, home to an enviable collection of NYC's best experimental talents of all ages. But the record, a brilliantly quirky but very musical collage of robotic numbers, psychedelia and musical deconstruction, doesn't tell the whole story. With electronic xylophone, clarinet and electric violin rounding up their drum/bass/guitar sonic backbone, the sextet offers a monstrously tight live show featuring perfectly choreographed movements and sublime moments of absurdity, reminiscent of a DIY blend of Devo, Wire and The Residents.

Read the Delicious Audio Q&A with Cloud Becomes Your Hand about gear and the recording process.

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