Tonight at Johnny Brenda’s, Bleeding Rainbow will be making a quick pit stop home. After completing their stint at SXSW, the band has been touring the country in support of their Kanine Records LP, Yeah Right. Veering away from the poppier side of their previous releases, the band’s maturing, psychedelic shoegaze sound is something that has been flourishing with its addition of members Al Creedon and Greg Frantz (who recently left the group). Their music has transformed producing something with more of a punch that simultaneously touts intricacy and thoughtfulness. The somewhat recent My Bloody Valentine makeover hasn’t gone unnoticed either. Come check them out in support of Seattle’s The Cave Singers (Jagjaguwar). This evening’s performance will also feature more local flavor from garage-punk purveyors Wrong World. Get into it. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $14, 21+ - Ed Newton
Below is a new track "Oblivion" from Bleeding Rainbow that was posted earlier today via Rolling Stone. The song is an outtake from their Yeah Right sessions, and will be released as a digital single via Kanine Records. The band is currently in between drummers with the leaving of Greg Frantz, but they'll be performing on Thursday, April 4 at Johnny Brenda's opening for The Cave Singers.
When a musical duo doubles in size, listeners would naturally expect a bigger, more intricate sound. That’s exactly what bandmates/spouses Sarah Everton and Rob Garcia decided to do. The additions of Al Creedon and Greg Frantz for their third album, the recently released Yeah Right, have certainly rounded this duo turned quartet into form, and if Yeah Right is an indication of the decided path for their sonic evolution, then Bleeding Rainbow will be an intriguing group to follow. Right now, the group pushes Frantz’s heavy thumping percussion, and throws it in a pot with dueling distorted buzz-saw guitars building a thick, murky haze that isn’t just a musical atmosphere but also an attitude. Everton’s vocals often met with harmonies shine through like a guiding light among the fog; however, this is one storm you may want to steer into. The versatile Barrett Lindgren-fronted Ghost Light opens the evening adding a textured form of folk rock. Noise-pop outfit Pet Milk fall second in line with new lead singer Sarah Schimeneck. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita
Update: Here's a new music video for "Waking Dream," which was directed by Sarah Everton. Bleading Rainbow will be heading on tour in April/May with Cave Singers.
After coming across Pitchfork's review last night of Bleeding Rainbow's Yeah Right (due out on January 29 via Kanine Records), we kind of had a feeling that there would be a response to it via the band's Twitter account (because that seems to be how everyone does it these days). Well, it's always interesting to see exchanges between artists and critics, especially when they don't exactly see eye to eye. Basically, it comes down to what we've always believed everyone should do: Listen, and decide for yourself! You have the opportunity to do so right now because Yeah Right is currently streaming in its entirety via Pitchfork's Advance.
Check out the new cheery rocker from Bleeding Rainbow called "Waking Dream," which premiered today via Pitchfork. It's the third single off the band's forthcoming album Yeah Right (Kanine) that is schedule for release on January 29, 2013. The track is also available on limited edition 7" and for digital download.
Insound and Fred Perry hosted an artist lounge and recording session on October 18 at CMJ this year, which was engineered by Grammy-winning Geoff Sanoff and mastered by Matt Shane. Philly’s own Bleeding Rainbow and Ape School along many others like Foxygen and So So Glos were invited to lay down some tracks. You can download a couple of the bands’ songs (“Losing Touch” & “Drift Away” - Bleeding Rainbow and “Be an Encore” & “Bone Dry” - Ape School) HERE simply by tweeting Insound’s message, liking their Facebook, or signing up for their newsletter.
Here’s an ominously dreamy new sci-fi stop-motion music video from Bleeding Rainbow for their track “Drift Away,” which premiered earlier today on Pitchfork.tv. The band’s forthcoming album Yeah Right will be available January 29 via Kanine Records.
Tonight's show at Johnny Brenda's is a triptych of scuzzy psych-punk, presented by three local luminaries in the field. Heavy Medical's high-strung, buzzing guitar attacks come at you through a wall of agitated, hammering drums, corralling their aggression into short, brutal songs. Bleeding Rainbow are easier on the sensibilities with their luscious harmonies, yet they bring the noise with their biting guitars. Far-Out Fangtooth round out the night, blending dour vocals with tribal drum crashes for an almost monastic sound, if only monks had access to effects pedals. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ (Photo by Connie Ward) - Alyssa Greenberg
More fall entertainment this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Prowler EP Release Show w/Sunny Ali & The Kid, Busses
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI (Downstairs) The Bailey Hounds, (Upstairs) Bandname, Univox, SAT (Early) Frank Cervantes, Yakibato Get Down Party, The Donuts (Late) Mohican, Window Liquor, Moral Crayfish
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Mean Streets, SAT Cousin Brian, SUN Ex Friends
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Mat Burke, Behind The Grandstand, When Ships Collide, SAT Gatherings, SUN One Win Choice, The Greek Favourites, Good Graces
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St. Philadelphia) FRI Cheap Dinosaurs, Tom Guycot, Joint Chief of Math, SAT 8static 4-Year Anniversary w/An0va
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI Blackroot, Lost In Company, SAT Sierra Hurtt, SAT Alustrium, The Great Party, The Mighty O.V., Man Like Machine, Once They Were, Transitshop, Prosper or Perish, SUN Anessa Larae,
Milkboy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Bedroom Problems, Catnaps, SAT Modern Colour, The Jackson Rider, SUN The Grand Nationals
Below is a stone-y new track from Bleeding Rainbow called “Drift Away.” As we reported earlier, the release date for their forthcoming album Yeah Right via Kanine Records had been moved from October 9, 2012 to January 29, 2013, but they do plan to release a very limited 7” series of singles leading up to the new release date so watch out for them.
Bleeding Rainbow just announced that the release date for their forthcoming album Yeah Right has been pushed back from October 9th, 2012 to January 29th, 2013. However, their new label Kanine plans to release a very limited 7” series for their first three singles from the record, which will also include unreleased b-sides, in October, November and December. Physical copies of the full-length album will be available at the band’s shows in December and early January, and the LP will eventually be available to stream in its entirety before the new release date.