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Embrace Bondage & Discipline at Ortlieb's July 8

Electro-rock outfit Bondage & Discipline meshes a breezy, synth/percussion-compassed sound, with a slightly ominous, heavy undercurrent. The end game is one that utilizes layered, harmony-fueled vocals, with a ceaseless-moving instrumental base, capturing warmth while hinting at impending chills. The group will release its debut LP Love Me Like I’m Dead via a series of smaller song groupings; the first, No One, will be released on July 12. Unifying waves of jangly, fuzzed guitar with a locked-in snap and pop of bass and percussion and semi-spoken Lou Reed-inspired vocals, The Stammer helps fortify this billing at Ortlieb’s, which also features the back alley synth explorations of Blood Sound, who have a new album on the horizon, entitled True Romance Magazine. After releasing their debut EP Vail earlier this spring, the haunting post-punk of Brooklyn trio Decorum rounds out this goth dance party. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. Third St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita





New Track: "Decade of Nothing" - Blood Sound

“Decade of Nothing,” the new single from the trio of Blood Sound, hits a solemn yet pleasant tone befitting the current aesthetic outdoors. The insistent movement created by synth, percussion and bass is enhanced by the grimness of the track's vocals. The song will be available for purchase/download this Friday, May 20, and will be featured on the group's forthcoming EP that is due out later this year. Catch Blood Sound with Gwenno tonight at Boot & Saddle.

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Blood Sound Opening for Humans at Underground Arts April 7

A grey cloud hovers ahead, ominously blanketing the day. However, it may represent a precursor to tonight’s activities in the cozy warehouse space of Underground Arts. Blood Sound delivers haunting synth-sheathed, danceable grooves that roll in front of you. Acknowledging the perplexing thoughts that linger in one’s headspace, while providing an invigorating sense of active movement, the band galvanizes intimacy into action, breaking the personal confusion out of its private cell, diffusing the nightmare and transforming that nightmarish energy into smooth motion. Tonight, Blood Sound is sandwiched between the psych-dance excursions of Risky Disko and the pulsating electro-pop of Vancouver duo and JUNO Awards nominee, Humans. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 8pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita





Blood Sound Echoes 80's Nostalgia at Everybody Hits Feb. 19

Synths figure prominently in this evening’s lineup at Everybody Hits. Blood Sound, who has a release coming out on Manimal Vinyl (Bat for Lashes, Warpaint) very soon, echoes 80’s nostalgia, tapping into one’s pulse as the trio thumps and cracks, establishing a hair-raising shiver, which reaches out as a warm spellbinding danceable call to action. In one moment, heavy bass-driven pressure appears like an ominous signal of personal implosion; however, rather than falling victim to a collapse, Blood Sound dashes through the debris, dancing in a relieving celebration. With quick-acting beats smoothed over by lush vocals, the duo of Lockets enclose you in their synth-pop setting. And with fresh material in hand, QQQ draws one into its enthralling sonic vortex. Meanwhile, Suburban Living will maintain the flow whilst spinning a DJ set throughout the evening. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $5, All Ages - Michael Colavita





Q.D. Tran’s 50 Favorite Philly EPs/LPs of 2015

I guess what was spawned from pure procrastination has turned into an annual tradition here at The Deli Philly. We are now at our final post of 2015, and here’s my list of 50 favorite Philly EPs/LPs from this year. Do what you want with it. Hopefully you'll take a listen for yourself. So many good albums this year, I feel bad about cutting it off at 50; otherwise, I would never post this. And without further ado…
 
1. Nightclub (Self-released) - Blood Sound

 

Blood Sound crept into my subconscious in 2015. So much so that I contemplated starting my own record label to release their material. But then, I watched the Stones Throw and Creation Records documentaries, and decided maybe I should direct my energies elsewhere. Well, I’m glad that Manimal Vinyl (Bat for Lashes, Warpaint) was smart enough to snatch Blood Sound up for their next single releases. Nightclub is just the beginning of the 80's dance party that they are about to unleash on the rest of the world. To quote my buddy, Alex, whom I am absolutely jealous of for coming up with this description first: “It sounds like Ian Curtis fronting New Order.”
 

 

2. Downer (Infinity Cat) - The City & I

What can I say - “the weed-buttered food baby” of Colins “Bear” Reginsford (Mannequin Pussy, Kids, Ghost Gum), known as Downer, is dope. It’s such a diverse-sounding album with doses of weirdness and grit in all the right places. I thoroughly enjoyed gettin’ high to this one.
 

 
  
3. Pale Horses (Run For Cover) - mewithoutYou
 
 
It’s probably been almost a decade since I first heard of mewithoutYou, who was featured in a Philly alt-weekly at that time. The band continues to morph, evolve, and intrigue me after all these years. Pale Horses is thought-provoking material from a seasoned band.
 
 
 
4. Cemetery Highrise Slum (Collect) - Creepoid
 
 
What is a common question that circulates around Creepoid: “How are they not bigger?” I don’t know the answer to that, but I hope to stop hearing the question soon. Cemetery Highrise Slum is heavy, grungy psych rock that you need to get into.
 
 
 
5. The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us (Polyvinyl) – Beach Slang

 

There is a youthful exuberance to The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, which is oddly made by old punks. However, it's rather cathartic. Beach Slang's rapid ascension is not at all surprising within the first listen.

 

You can check out the rest of my list HERE. And Happy New Year!!!

 

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