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The Stammer

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

The Stammer Album Release Show at The Fire July 31

With a calm, consistent advance, post-punk trio The Stammer continue its march forward. Steady, spoken vocals, delivered by Brian Brotman, offers an air of calm despite the sometimes melancholy narrative, as a clean siren of guitar rings true and the percussion provides that persistent push forward towards the surrounding setting. Tonight, at The Fire, the band celebrates its new release Days in Between, with the comforting psych-pop charge of Mock Suns, who impose a pleasant atmosphere that accelerates at specific instrumental intervals, asserting force onto a gentle peaceful wave. The frenzied synth-friendly gloom-pop of Blood Sound has that knack for keeping you on your toes, and since you’re on your feet, one might as well embrace it. Brooklyn lo-fi dream-pop crew Exiles helps to usher in an evening that pleasantly clouds headspace with a constant rolling current. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $8, 21+ - Michael Colavita

Free Download: "The Storm" - The Stammer

With the chilling thud & snap combination of backend cut through by pseudo-spoken vocals, sparks of guitar and eerily spacey organ, “The Storm” is oddly energetic and calm at the same time. The track, which you can stream and download for free below, is off post-punk trio The Stammer’s forthcoming album Days in Between, which is due out on July 31. That evening, the band will also have a release show at The Fire with Exiles, Mock Suns, and Blood Sound.


New Music Video: "In Your Arms" - The Stammer

Below is the latest single, "In Your Arms," and music video from The Stammer. The band proclaims, "It is the perfect summer soundtrack for driving your car straight into a brick wall or, alternatively, off of a bridge... The lyrics are inspired by countless film noir movies and the writings of Philadelphia native David Goodis." The Stammer are getting set to release their upcoming full-length album, Days In Between, on July 31, and will be celebrating the record's arrival with a concert on the same evening at The Fire accompanied by Blood Sound, Mock Suns, and Exiles.


New Track: "Hey Joan" - The Stammer

With a nod to Lou Reed, The Stammer throw their hat into the ring for your next favorite summertime jam. The bouncy, driving rhythm and ebb-and-flow guitar licks of "Hey Joan" bring a joyous mood to what sounds like a difficult situation. "The lyrics are relatable to anyone who has ever had to give hard advice to a friend," says the band's frontman Brian Brotman. It's the first single from The trio's upcoming full-length album, which was mixed by Kyle Pulley at Headroom Studios.


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