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April 2014
The perfect solace for winter’s passing, Creepoid’s second full-length self-titled LP combines the zeitgeist of 90's grunge with pristine dissonance and somber lyricism. Released earlier this month by No Idea Records, Creepoid is eerie, melodic and stirring from beginning to end. 

The record’s introductory track “Nauda” opens with a singular note that swells into a melody, aligning itself with the listener in a way that feels confessional yet synonymous. A well-wrought continuation of the earnest diction reminiscent of Horse Heaven, “Nauda” is as bittersweet as its vocals, informed by the paradox of loneliness and longing. Expanding into a cinematically moody soundscape, guitars wail like sirens, beckoning chords to crash and settle into a fading ricochet - a premonition of “Sunday.” Coupled with acoustic strums and crisp vocal croons, a solemn request, “take my light and pull it out,” is beautifully melodic with perfectly placed tambourine that brings to mind the memorable mood concentrated. Exploring the affect and consequence of relational presence and its subsequent absence, the orchestration of “Sunday” renders a relatable narrative evocatively raw and sincere. 

“Yellow Wallpaper” ignites with driving bass and swirling riffs. As if resurrecting the perfection of Jeremy Enigk (ex-Sunny Day Real Estate), a la “Killed By An Angel” meets “Pillars,” the song evokes an eerie all consuming sense of the sublime that centers the track’s duration. Like an extension of Horse Heaven’s “Hollow Doubt,” the contextual weight of “Yellow Wallpaper” is harmonically haunting and intentionally poignant. “Baptism” washes over its listener in waves of riffs and echoed vocals that occupy an emotive territory similar to lesser-known tracks by Sonic Youth, subverted and painted darker by the brooding buzz reminiscent of shoegaze greats like My Bloody Valentine. 

In its decline, “Baptism” casts a feeling of transcendent submersion, befitting its namesake. With a crystallized aggression, “Gout” does the same - urgent and arresting with visceral shouts and screams. “Stay Inside” is considerably more subdued than the album’s preceding tracks but equally mesmerizing, unfolding “Tired Eyes,” a hypnotic chant of a fatigued psychedelic. “Golden String” feels slightly optimistic, while “Acrimony” blossoms then retracts into a reserved yet deliberate ballad that demands its audience’s attention like a gloomy lullaby with teeth. “Vulgar,” warm and sunlit, is lush and arresting, setting the stage for the album’s closer “Old Tree,” a jubilant ending to yet another epic compilation of clairvoyant anthems evoked by Creepoid. - Dianca Potts 

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Weekend Warrior, April 18-20

There’s a battle-tested, charred aspect in Dan Bruskewicz ‘s singing ; as if his vocal chords have been marinated in whiskey, and touched with smoke giving the words he sings an experienced time-tested appeal.  His voice is coupled with heavy, heart-thumping bass, guitar that picks opportune moments to demonstrate force, but knows when to lay back and play with flow, and harmonica that lets out a charging run when called upon.  TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb blend traditional folk with an untamed country-blues revealing their internal core in the process. Tonight, they celebrate the release of their new Bill Moriarty produced EP Kong. Joining in on the festivities is Pine Barons whose exploratory folk wrap its roots around you and the ever-interesting combination of soulful siren Alison Wadsworth and the heavy blues-rocking Satellite Hearts- Johnny Brenda’s 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm., $10, 21+ -Michael Colavita
Other things about town this weekend…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Philly Loves Def Jam w. Chilly Moody
The Boot & Saddle(1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Kewsi K (Album Release), Maitland SUN DRGN
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Satellite Hearts, Cold Roses – Mumblr SAT No Other, Hurry
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Kate Faust, Elegant Animals SUN Harsh Vibes, Village
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT Black Horse Motel, Sydney Joseph and The Organic Reverb
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI New Sound Brass, The Wayside Shakeup SAT Desoto Jones
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI The Late Saints, Full Carbon Get Up SUN The Glitch Tape ft. Jack Deezl, Architekt
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Todd Fausnacht & The Well Whiskey SUN Rusty Cadillac
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Smoke, Sacred Cube SAT Those People, Angela Everwood
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E Lancaster Ave.) FRI David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket SAT The Great Socio, Kid Felix, Bong Hits for Jesus
Great Indoors (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI The Breathing Light, Trophy Wife, Mighty Paradocs, Alex Smith, Atruth Anarchopunk
Hong Kong Garden (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.)  SAT Abi Reimold, Cold Foamers, Grim Sleeper, Slippertails 
Golden Tea House (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Weed, Gunk, Amanda X, Marge
Dog Morgue (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Ted Nguyent, Denzell, Speed Trials, Hoser

Rock Bottom (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Pill Friends, Soda Bomb, Besting Tensions, Boss Logic 

Goodnight Lights and Monday Appreciation Society Play The Fire April 18th

A very hip and all-local lineup graces The Fire’s stage tonight to start up a busy weekend of warm weather and live music. Planning the release of their upcoming June album If You Were Here I’d Be Home Now (in homage to the 51st and Market Love Letter mural), Monday Appreciation Society has released two catchy and smart singles under their signature lo-fi filters. Drummer/Singer Mark Rybaltowski and guitarist Dan Wisniewski joined forces and have been picking up speed since the breakup of their band The Quelle Source last year, and tonight’s show will be the duo’s first-ever performance featuring their “full band” including members of The Chairman Dances, Bird Watcher, and The Quelle Source. Headlining the show is the indie quintet Goodnight Lights playing one hit after another with their smooth alternative rock sound. Also recently added to the bill are the “post-modestmousecore” Bone Bats and the innovative folk-star Thom McCarthyThe Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave., 9pm, $8, 21+ -Maggie Grabmeier 

Where Is My Mind?: Moon Bounce

Moon Bounce has been making a name for himself with juicy, R&B-informed electronic music that is impossible to pin down. Corey Regensburg aka Moon Bounce, is a classically trained musician who creates all of his own samples, something that is quite uncommon among electronic contemporaries. The musical shape shifter recently released his newest EP Dress Rehersal, as well as a slew of disturbing videos. Moon Bounce has a show coming up on April 20th at Silk City, so in anticipation we chatted with him about his vast influences, the new record label he started, and what the future holds for the promising young chap. Check out the entire thing HERE. - Adam G.


Interview with Moon Bounce

- by Adam G. 

Moon Bounce has been making a name for himself with juicy, R&B-informed electronic music that is impossible to pin down. Corey Regensburg aka Moon Bounce, is a classically trained musician who creates all of his own samples, something that is quite uncommon among electronic contemporaries. The musical shape shifter recently released his newest EP Dress Rehersal, as well as a slew of disturbing videos. Moon Bounce has a show coming up on April 20th at Silk City, so in anticipation we chatted with him about his vast influences, the new record label he started, and what the future holds for the promising young chap. 
The Deli: Why Moon Bounce?
Corey Regensburg: I originally wanted to name myself Moon Dreams, after the Miles Davis tune. People told me it was too girly/flowery, so now I'm Moon Bounce. It seemed to fit the music I was making.
TD: What is the most interesting thing you recorded to make a sample?
CR: Not sure how interesting it is, but I love to use staplers. They're full of wonderful little percussive ticks and scrapes.
TD: What were some non-musical influences for Dress Rehearsal EP?
CR: All of the lyrical content was based on/inspired by power struggles in all types of relationships.
TD: Who are some of your favorite voices in music?          
CR: To name a few: Andrew Bird, The Books, Tune-yards, Baths, James Blake, Radiohead, D'Angelo, Justin Timberlake, Bibio.
TD: What Philly musicians are you inspired by?
CR: Pattern Is Movement! Those dudes are just on fire. Their new self-titled is shit-hot wonderment.
TD: How did you get involved in electronic music? 
CR: I became great friends with a dude named Kyle my freshman year of college. I had always been interested in electronic music but never had any experience until he gave me a pirated piece of software.
TD: Why do you choose to make music in this style?
CR: I'm fascinated by the micromanagement of tone and percussion. It's the smaller manipulations in other people's music that I always seem to remember most vividly. Electronic production is a wonderful way to maintain complete control from moment to moment.
TD: What is your favorite instrument to play, and why?
CR: Piano. I was classically trained as a kid and it's the instrument I'm most proficient in. The piano's ability to stand on it's own is unparalleled.
TD: You started your own label, Grind Select, for this release.  How did you decide to make that move?
CR: It was almost out of necessity. My manager, Jeremy, and I were tired of waiting around for a certain label to get back to us and decided to spearhead this next release on our own. Grind Select is something we had been talking about for years, but had no idea was right around the corner. It's a dream come true!
TD: What does the name Grind Select mean to you?  
CR: We went to a summer camp together, French Woods Festival, where our relationship really blossomed. We bonded over many things, one of which being our love of grindcore.  Our love for the genre went so deep that we began to use the word "grind" for anything that we thought was bizarre/insane/just plain awesome. Whenever we used the vending machine at that camp, we would "grind select". This is the act of putting money into the machine and pressing every button at the same time. You had to settle with whatever you were given. Pretty grind, right?
TD: What do you see for the future of Grind Select?
We are already planning our move into physical releases, more details soon! We hope to bring on artists in the future that are truly magnificent at what they do regardless of genre. In fact, the weirder/harder to place they are, the better.
TD: What are Moon Bounce’s plans for the rest of the year?
CR: Definitely another EP, and perhaps an LP.
TD: Are you recording anything right now?  How does the sound compare to previous releases?
CR: Yup. The new tunes exist in the same world as the Dress Rehearsal EP. Pop/R&B music put through a blender.
TD: Describe the perfect setting to experience Moon Bounce in.
CR: Anywhere with the color purple.
TD: Any other musical project that you are working on?
CR: There are some seeds in the soil, but nothing fully realized yet.
TD: Is there a chance we will get a Grindcore side-project anytime in the future?
CR: God, I hope so.
TD: What do you love about Philly?
CR: Very affordable, don't have to work all the time. Pho.
TD: What do you hate about Philly?

 CR: Everyone is kinda lazy/goes to sleep early. Myself included. 





Moon Bounce
Dress Rehersal




Kwesi K Album Release Show at Boot and Saddle April 19th

From soulful and simple tales of American heritage, to roots rock filled with melodic fervor, Kwesi K has been drawing people in with his colorful storylines and carving his niche in folk music. His latest EP Lovely dropped this week and has already been receiving a plentiful amount of praise for its smooth lyrics and musicianship. So Kwesi, and his band which features the likes of seasoned musicians Ross Bellenoit and Jaron Olevsky, have much to celebrate during tomorrow’s release party at Boot & Saddle. The show will also feature the atmospheric folk music of Maitland, and Anthony D’Amato. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St, 8PM, $10 21+ – Bill McThrill 


New Album: “Loosies v.2: The Midnight Salad Sessions” - Dumhi

Here was have a new mixtape from the hard working and frequent Reef The Lost Cause collaborator, Haj of Dumhi.  The laid-back mixtape from the South Philly producer features of plethora of rappers, including Skrewtape, Rich Quick, Von Pea and, naturally, Reef The Lost Cause. Stream the whole thing below.  



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