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May 2015
The Weaks
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On the heels of last year’s, debut EP The World Is A Terrible Place & I Hate Myself And Want To Die, The Weaks, led by a pair of former Dangerous Ponies Chris Baglivo and Evan Bernard, have released their full-length debut Bad Year via Lame-O Records.
 
The record wastes little time jumpstarting into the aptly titled “Kick It,” with its bass-thudding lines rolling into catchy, emotive power-pop mode, cleansed with a bit of synth before unleashing one of the album’s many blasts of guitar solos. “Nevermind” (an homage to Nirvana) reflectively takes the positive spin on a failed relationship, streamlining percolating instrumentation with stable yet aching vocals. The album’s title-track cracks through melancholy with a lyrical disposition harnessing polished twin guitar licks between trudging percussion-led transitions, destined for fiery flashes of solo prowess. With an aggressive, smashing instrumental storm, “Black Box” takes the ball and runs with its relatable crushing narrative, hooking you in as a silky synth slips in amid the treacherous landscape. 
 
“Dysania” is the cup of coffee that pushes the covers off. With its guitar-led jog, loosening into a bass-charging surge, it quickly reaches maximum speed. Tongue-in-cheek earnest yet humorous lyrical tones – “Too much blood for just two hands/and there’s so much shit we’re gonna need two vans” – set the mood whilst sprinkling in clean flares of guitar, maintaining that downhill thrust. The song contextually blends a pent up instrumental energy and memorable vocals to create a natural anthem feel. Turning a leaf, “I Don’t Wanna Be An Anarchist (Anymore)” melds percussion and synth, delivering a sincere yearning for change with that heart-throbbing, interwoven bass-drum combo, adding a real inside-looking-out perspective. 
 
Strumming acoustic guitar and a spacey synth serve as foils in “Welcome To Earth,” zooming in and then peering out in a battle of loneliness and self-exploration, once again enjoying a creative out there spin on a common searching topic. The closing track is another nod & wink to Nirvana and Hop Along frontwoman, “Francis Quinlan Will Have Her Revenge On Philadelphia,” embracing a snarky attitude with matching (rough around the edges) momentum-gathering guitar meets an avalanche of backend, delivering a mixed emotion-filled message “Who’s going to pull your weight if I leave you behind... Please stay with me. 
 
Bad Year embraces its Weezer power-pop influences, allowing listeners to join in on the emotionally personal ups and downs, while still coming away refreshed. It’s another great find for rising Philly indie label, Lame-O Records. - Michael Colavita

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Hudson Mohawke's remix of Jackson and his Computerband's song "Vista". BM has a couple shows in the coming week too! Check them out at on Monday 11/11

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Test vard below, their take on Hudson Mohawke's remix of Jackson and his Computerband's song "Vista". BM has a couple shows in the coming week too! Check them out at on Monday 11/11 at U St. Music Hall for the Worn Magazine's Raw Issue release party, and then at Rock & Roll Hotel on 11/17.

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Tricycle Records Releases 3rd Annual Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation - 11/11

Influential San Francisco based record label, Tricycle Records has released the newest edition of their annual compilation. The label's 3rd annual 'Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation' is a collection of 16 tracks and highlights local Bay Area artists like Odd Owl, Happy Fangs, Sioux City Kid, Kitten Grenade and more. You can download this awesome compilation for FREE at the Tricycle Records website on November 11th.

Also, you're going to want to attend the official compilation release show on November 13th at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall. The show's line up will include: The Hot Toddies, The Tambo Rays, Kill Moi and Odd Owl! This will be a night to remember, so make sure you make it out to this event! -jordannah elizabeth

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