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May 2016
"Love Songs
Philly rock ‘n’ rollers Justin Pittney, Mike Cammarata, and Kyle Garvey (a.k.a. Residuels) revamp essential garage cuts on their latest release Love Songs. Available now via Suicide Bong Tapes, the three-piece’s cassette kick-starts with a full-throttle rendition of Rich Berry’s “Have Love, Will Travel.” The power trio’s frenetic take on the song that put bands like Thee Headcoatees and Paul Revere & the Raiders on the map is far from derivative. From the very first lick of guitar, Pittney and his bandmates tap into the original fury at the center of “Have Love Will Travel,” using crashing riffs and uninhibited vocals reminiscent of The Gories.
Residuels’ take on The Damned’s debut single “New Rose” is similarly inventive, giving listeners an unadulterated taste of the original song’s rhythm and fuzz. Pittney channels Dave Vanian with ease, mimicking the legendary Londoner’s punk-as-fuck diction as if he wrote the track himself. Clocking in at a few seconds shy of three minutes, the second track on Love Songs is arguably one of the best renditions of the ‘76 single.
The same could be said for “You’re Gonna Miss Me.” Opening with a guttural scream, the group’s tribute to psych-rock icons The 13th Floor Elevators is perfectly executed, with each chord and clash of cymbal adding to the instrumented intensity of the already well-loved garage classic. “You’re Gonna Miss Me” feels like a stubborn tantrum, the sonic manifestation of the sort of longing that is borne of desperation and pure desire that is mirrored in the album’s closer “It Girl.” Residuels’ jangly styling of one the most lovelorn (and heart-wrenching) tracks on The Brian Jonestown Massacre's fifth LP is equally captivating, despite being one of Love Song’s quietest tracks, leaving listeners smitten. For die-hard fans of garage rock and newcomers alike, Love Songs doesn’t just pay homage to the genre’s past; it celebrates its vibrant present. - Dianca London

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Byzantine Time Machine @ The Whistler

With a sound they called Scientronic, Byzantine Time Machine is one of the most unique and entertaining band's in Chicago. The group combines horns, drums, electronics and vocals with to create a sound that could be compared to Cibo Matto at times.

You can catch Byzantine Time Machine for free at The Whistler on July 2nd.


Parts of Pieces of People

Parts of Pieces of People have released their album dream saddle love mask_ digitally. The impressive avant-pop album will be released on cassette later this summer via the Bloomington label Let's Pretend.

Parts of Pieces of People is the work of Geoffrey Carr (Man Before Time).


J Fernandez

J Fernandez recently announced that his upcoming sophomore EP will be released later this year via the French label Atelier Ciseaux. The label recently included his track "Fading Out" on a 6-track compilation. The track was previously released by Chicago's Lake Paradise Recordings.

You can catch J Fernandez at The Burlington on July 2nd with The Shy Boys.


Willis Earl Beal

Willis Earl Beal has been making waves recently with the news that he has left Hot Charity (XL Recordings). It was two months ago that Beal quietly released an ep, Curious Cool, on his soundcloud putting his relationship with Hot Charity in question. In a recent interview Beal listed an array reasons for the surprising but not unprecedented move.

This week CD Baby announced that Beal's new album, Experiments in Time, will be released in August through their online channel.


Vehicle Blues

Vehicle Blues is the moniker of Gabe Holcombe of Lillerne Tapes. The local label Lake Paradise just released his first 7" vinyl "Luke Songs". The release contains three pieces of bedroom/dream pop gems.

You can catch Vehicle Blues on June 27th with Earring, Katrina Stonehart, and Baltimore's Romantic States at SloMo Dojo (2323 W Haddon).



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