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Portland Does SXSW: Necklace

In all the ways modern bands call back to classic styles, there seems to be one  group whose elements aren't as directly in use or recognized. Of course, The Beatles can be considered a band influential to everyone, whether direct elements and nods can be heard in an act's songs or not. But one of Portland's newest outfits, Necklace, take it to another level by creating soundscapes that call back to the group that invented fandemonium.

Not much is really known about Necklace, and they seem to like it that way. Little active online presence makes for a mysterious air about the band, leaving current and potential fans with some tweets, a couple of tracks and a series of gawdy but enjoyable pic art to use as profile pictures. Looking past their aesthetic, Necklace produce modern indie based in '60s pop. Their lyrics are driven by sarcasm that slightly offsets the lighthearted feel to their sounds, but somehow the package works as a whole. We're excited to watch them grow into one of the more bigger acts in town.

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JOME reach for the top on rising new track, "Mountains"

 "Mountains", the new single by electro-pop project JOME, is a buoyant reflection on appreciating the good that we oftentimes tend to dismiss. Harbored by its effervescent and gossamer sounds, the duo of Jesse Marc and Christoph Andersson attempt to find joy in the present moment even if the song is essentially about struggling to win someone's affection. But you really couldn't tell from the outset, as "Mountains" offers an emphatic declaration that feels very, very alive.

"Mountains" is the first single off of the pair's forthcoming debut EP, Tunnels.

 

 

 

 

 

Last spring, LA based songwriter Jesse Marc posted the first track from his new project, JOME. Five minutes after it premiered on Consequence of Sound, he received an email from New Orleanian writer/producer Christoph Andersson (G-Eazy, Olivia O’Brien, Monopol) asking to work together. “I thought it was spam,” Marc said. “It happened too quickly.”
 
Marc and Andersson met up in Venice, CA for an afternoon and immediately saw eye to eye musically. After both working in the pop music world for a number of years, the two were yearning to make something different, something with a deeper emotional resonance. Somehow, before they even met, their vision for the project had already aligned.
 
​​​​​​​"Mountains" is the first single off the pair's forthcoming debut EP “Tunnels.” Anchored on whirring synths and an instinctive beat, the woodland pop gem finds the budding duo musing on a fractured romance, beginning "I took you for granted / I was so lost in the game." And as his forlorn melody is carried away by wind-chime soaked sonics, he offers up a repeated sanguine hook in an attempt to win back his lover: "turn the city into gold / above it we will grow, until we're taller than mountains."
 
"It’s a song about finally achieving your goals and the feeling that comes along with those moments," JOME says about the song. "It's also a reminder to not take things for granted and to appreciate how far you've come, because it's so easy to forget where you started."​​​​​​​
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PREMIERE: Sea Fuzz - "Garuda Dreams"

*photo by Eric Evans

All the little bits of sunshine we've the last couple days have been absolutely amazing, but the newest video and album from our favorite sunny shoegaze/ocean grunge outfit Sea Fuzz makes this Vitamin D daze we're all in even better.

The perfect follow up to 2015's self-titled EP, Sky Gazing is just the record we need going into the warmer months, boasting sounds reminiscent of rocking out to crashing waves while relaxing on the shoreline. Take the first single and video to come from the album, "Garuda Dreams," a gazed out track heavily led by forceful drumming and chaotic cymbal hits as an example. The track's light drenched sound is due in part its mixing, with the Om's drummer Emil Amos contributing to it.

"For this song, I was privileged to seek out the help of one of my favorite musicians of all time, Emil Amos, to help with the mixing and mastering," says Ben Heckler, the soul of Sea Fuzz. He goes on to say: "I gave the track to Amos and he completely transformed it, adding the perfect amounts of lo-fi grittiness to the vocals, guitar and drums. He really understood the aesthetic from the get-go and he knew precisely what the song needed to remain heavy and powerful, yet dreamlike."

Watch the trippy video for "Garuda Dreams" below. Sea Fuzz will be playing some shows locally and in Europe in support of Sky Gazing, out on Spirit Goth. Stream the album on Sea Fuzz's Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages. 

Weekend Warrior, March 17 - 19

Winter seems to be a final attempt to assert its authoritative force. Despite this recent and lingering development, there is some good news The Love Club has awoken from hibernation, and will emerge this Saturday evening at PhilaMOCA. Mitch Esparza, Kyle Press and co. stretch sonic boundaries, experimenting with raw blues-garage sensibility. A steady stream of bruising rhythms and powerfully persistent guitar riffs curate the potent, engrossing onslaught of heavy, otherwise known as Hound. This local pairing lay the groundwork for a tandem of Canadian outfits. A gravitational punk-feel compounded by a psych-prog capacity that brews and brims letting the instrumental threads to matriculate in weaving fashion, heralded low profile stalwarts Simply Saucer, headline traversing a wide terrain from a simple, sticky pop-inflected songs to adventurous expansive treks. Free-floating in an airy psych-pop abyss, Poppy Seed & the Love Explosion, set the table. (Photo by JUMP Philly) - Michael Colavita

 
Other places to thaw out this weekend…

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Hound, The Love Club
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Octave Cat, Muscle Tough, Air is Human, SAT Philly Loves Phife & ATCQ, SUN Beth Israel
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) SAT Evan Wize (Record Release), Dizzy Valdez, Bamboo Tommy
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI The Sideshow Prophets, Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds/Stoltz, Naked Peekaboo, SAT Thief, Steal Me A Peach, Poor Devils/The Russells, Shots Called, Tulpa, SUN Bang, Green Meteor, Laura Lawless/Downtrodder, The Bella Vista Social Club
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Asher Roth, Uncle Ron, Dirty South Joe/Apple Juice Jones, GR Stone, SUN Hello Shark
  
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Wes Walker, Charley Coin, Schilly,
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Boy Wonder, The Real Feel
 
The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) FRI Oschino Vasquez, Ar-Ab
 
The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) The Peace Creeps, The SB Deluxe, SAT (Upstairs) James Santangelo Trio, SUN (Upstairs) Chvnce, Blubird, Madame Jones, In Different Sounds, Delmont/(Downstairs) Solas
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Cemetery Flowers, T.O.M.B., SAT Hairy Dudini, Urban Shaman Attack, SUN Chickabiddy, i try, you try, Keely Sibilia
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Foxtrot & The Get Down (Album Release), American Dinosaur. Stephen Lorek, SAT North End, Cold Climb, Merit, Peace & The City Grease, SUN Liz de Lise, Water Temple
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Oldermost, Rosu Lup, Cave People, SUN Jesse Gimbel, Autumn Passing, Flower Lynx
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Matt Wheeler, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) SUN Devon Czekaj, Old Scratch
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Kill The Stigmatic, SAT Gavin Becker
 
The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI The Cultour, Shy Shapes. Jam Traffic
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Ben Aire, SAT Ed Christof
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI David Darmon, Calla Bere & The Attitude, Riverside Odds, Fauxtron, Lucid by Midnight, SAT Bohemian Mule, Adam Travis Band, Apple Juice Jones
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Jellyroll, SAT Tweed, Pet Cheetah, SUN Urban Guerilla Orchestra, Mixed People
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SUN Cllctyrslf, Rich People
 
Nico Nico Mansion (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Mannequin Pussy, Sun Organ
 
The Waiting Room (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Ellen Siberian Tiger, SOLD, Gender Work
 
 
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Perhapsy Releases New Single - Oh, Su Yung

The Bay Area based artist, Perhapsy is the solo project of musician Derek Barber, guitarist and songwriter of Astronauts, etc., Bells Atlas, and Madeline Kenney. Active since his college years as a Jazz Studies major at the University of Michigan, Perhapsy has been the main creative outlet for Barber outside playing in various other Oakland-based bands.

​We're excited to hear more from Barber and Perhapsy. Their new album "​The​"​ is being released March 24th through Wave Dweller and Copper Mouth Records.

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