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Creepoid
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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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When it comes to the local avant-garde music community, we can't think of a harder-working musician, who is making Philly prouder, than guitarist Nick Millevoi. With his mutiple collaborations in the past few years, it's amazing that he has any time to work on his own material, but he does. Below is his latest solo effort entitled Number on the Side, which was recorded by Eric Carbonara on July 7, 2013 at The Rotunda. It is also being released as a split CD with the band Onibaba via Ivory Antler Records, and Millevoi will be celebrating its release on Saturday, April 26 at Pageant Soloveev Gallery. Also look out for Many Arms' second album for John Zorn's label Tzadik Records, Suspended Definition, scheduled for release on April 29.

April 22, 2014
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We have to admit that a bunch of us at The Deli are former skate rats and huge fans of the Bones Brigade crew so there was definitely a group of us secretly rooting for punk outfit future/primitive. In our recent Featured Artist(s) Poll interview with the band’s guitarist, Jaime Herrera, which you can read HERE, we really learned a lot about the passionate group, whose members span multiple decades and music scenes. They’ll be performing next in Philly on Friday, May 16 at one of our favorite local haunts The Boot & Saddle, and you can check out future/primitive’s debut self-titled 12” below.
 

 
April 22, 2014
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Tonight, Cinedelphia Festival puts a soundtrack to its experimental theater at PhilaMOCA. Inspired by the production of Brooklyn artist and film enthusiast John Fell Ryan, Cinedelphia plans to re-create his The Shining, Forwards and Backwards, Simultaneously Superimposed, a re-imagining of the classic Kubrick-Nicholson movie, based on a critical analysis of The Shining as being "a film organized with logic that flows both backwards and forwards." The evening will be scored by Philly faves, gothic post-punk trio Psychic Teens, who had also created their own instrumental soundtrack for the film Dementia, as part of last October's WKDU-curated Tuesday Tune-Out. With some of my favorite things under one roof, this event falls under the "must attend" category! PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $10, All Ages - Alexis V.

April 22, 2014
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Take a listen to the fuzzed-out, melodically enticing five-song debut EP End of the World from Tangiers! Comprised of Gabriel Simone (vocals, guitar), Lulu Cadillac (vocals, bass), Cameron Alexander (lead guitar), and Ethan Weiss (drums), you'll find some serious too-cool-for-school swagger from each charming lo-fi pop ditty. Dig into it!

April 21, 2014
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Nothing released a free download for their cover of Low's "In Metal," the closer to 2001's Things We Lost in the Fire, to coincide with this year's Record Store Day. Providing welcomed subtle sonic tectures to their rendition, you can stream and download the track below. The band will be back at The Boot & Saddle on Saturday, June 8. Enjoy!

April 21, 2014
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A contemplative Timothy Showalter (a.k.a. Strand of Oaks) appears in the latest video for his J Mascis guitar-assisted track, "Goshen '97." It's the initial offering from his forthcoming album HEAL, due out on June 24 via Dead Oceans. The video was directed by Rick Alverson, and features some local music community pals doing a bit of rollerskating for the cameras.

April 21, 2014
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