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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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Split Single @ Schubas

Split Single released their latest album Fragmented World back in April. The band is fronted by Jason Narducy (Superchuck, Bob Mold Band), and released a very cool "Making Of" video today.

You can catch Split Single at Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park on June 23rd with Bob Mould @ 6:30pm and at Schubas on August 1st.


I Fight Dragons

I Fight Dragons have announced that their next full-length album, The Near Future, will be released on Sept. 16th. The album is currently available for preorder, and with that order you will receive a download of the band's new song "No Strings". The physical version comes of the release on 180-gram fluorescent blue/green vinyl, with a 28-page companion graphic novel / art booklet and a 22" fold-out poster.


Swimsuit Addition @ Emporium Arcade Bar

Swimsuit Addition are releasing their debut full-length album Wretched Pinups next week. The album will also be available on CD + Tape July 11th. The band performed a live set at DZ Records back in April that included their track "Talk Is Cheap".

You can catch Swimsuit Addition on June 18th for a free show @ Emporium Arcade Bar with duck., The Gold Web, and Porno Mags and at The Hideout on July 11th for the offical release show.


Blue Moth

The international duo, Blue Moth, is the work of Chicago's Will MacLean (Ice Cream Mission to Mars) and UK psych-folk guitarist Stephen Kent (The End Springs). They recently released an EP called Blue Moth at the Gates of Heaven. MacLean specializes in analog sounds of the moog and other electronics while Kent brings layers of guitar sounds. Together as Blue Moth they have created an intricate world filled dark corners and wonderfully dense layers of sound.


The Atlas Moth

Doom metal masters The Atlas Moth released their latest album, The Old Believer, via Profound Lore Records earlier this week. It is the band's 3rd full-length album.

You can catch The Atlas Moth at Bottom Lounge on August 10th with Boris & Subrosa.



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