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Lords of Sealand Releases New Single - Motion

San Francisco's Lords of Sealand has announced the release of Motion, a four-movement dissection of the lives of plants and whether or not they are truly animate. Following the release of 2014's debut album Found Fiction, recorded just 3 months after the the full lineup was assembled, the band intentionally employed a more intricate and methodical group composition dynamic that is now being first unveiled on Motion.

Originally conceived as a distraction from the long production process of the upcoming full-length dream-based album Zs, Motion quickly grew into a self-contained but dense concept record in its own right. Disparate influences including, Yes, Genesis, The Mars Volta, along with the addition of synths, electronic percussion and sound design elements paint a vivid homage to the classic prog epic that feels fresh, modern and, dare we say, danceable.

"Motion, simply, is an exploration of the lives of plants, asking if plants are, in fact, animate objects. Deeper, it explores a concept that is fundamentally human: what does it mean to be living an impactful, meaningful life? It is about yin and yang. The music and lyrics together take you through the journey of a lifecycle, the ups and downs that come with living a purposeful life." -Lords of Sealand

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Shiny Wet Machine to bring their indie/punk to Webster Hall 4/23

Bewitching enough to draw you in, but posessing the raw power of an ever edging powder keg, Brooklyn-based duo, Shiny Wet Machine is a sublime blend of indie rock and punk aesthetic. A project uniting Sizzy Rocket and Alex Fitts (aka the Kickdrums), Shiny Wet Machine's tracks are infectious, hip-shaking tunes with unapologetically jagged teeth--sugar and spice and whatever manages to fall in between. Check out what can only be an explosive set when the band plays the Studio at Webster Hall 4/23, but in the meantime stream new track "Euphoria" below. - Olivia Sisinni





Weekend Warrior, April 21 - 23

Rowdy, restless, riff-charged Dark Web tied us in with their self-titled album (The Deli Philly’s April Record of the Month). This Saturday, their nonstop sewer punk sounds serve as the primer for a Record Store Day lineup at Repo Records that doesn’t quit. The stampeding, snarling, punk anthems of Posers enter the fray, while a fire-breathing, raw-rock fury explodes from the down and dirty exploits of Residuels. The murky, mystic, synth-laced, darkwave of Remote Control will dial you in, and sticky, psych grooves and sweltering exploratory guitar runs set off the closing solo set from Purling Hiss

As the day dwindles down, Eris Temple Arts will host the release show for chamber-folk ensemble On the Water’s new EP Superposition. Whether dashing forward in exuberant rock or swaying in reflective melodies, Dominic resonates. Potentially showcasing material from their forthcoming album Burn Bridges, Burn Pies, the Mad-Hattered, quirky concoctions of OhBree is on the slate, as are the adventurous-eclectic instrumentation merged with captivating songwriting of Dear Rabbit. The duo of Baby & Shylow, which features Aleks Martray (Grandchildren), kicks off the proceedings. - Michael Colavita

More places to enjoy your weekend…
 
Repo Records (538 South St.) SAT Record Store Day: Purling Hiss (Solo), Remote Control, Residuels, Posers, Dark Web
 
Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St.) SAT On the Water (Record Release), Dominic, OhBree, Dear Rabbit, Bay Shylow
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Philly Loves Prince
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Archawah, SAT No Good Sister (Record Release), Andrea Nardello
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Mr. Falcon, SarahCuda, SAT Monie & Meeks, Rye-Li/Behind Deadlines/Fame Lust, SUN Knightlife, Future Dinosaurs, In Different Sounds/Congenital Death
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI PRINCE: The Man and His Music: Oolala, David Fantasy & Adult Content, Monopop, Genesis Z & The Black Mambas, Mars Parker, The Ardvark Felon, Amari Rebel, Vessna Scheff
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI Federation Sound
 
The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SAT Krieg, Crypt Sermon
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI Ron Gallo, SUN (Upstairs) Hurricane Hoss
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Rasan Allbritton, SAT Teef , David Lyve, Chalk & The Beige Americans
 
MilkBoy (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Jim Stephens' Full Tilt Boogie Band, SAT Rockers Galore (Release Show), Joe Jordan Experiment
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Vita & The Woolf, Deadfellow, SAT Jake Bernard, John Gilbride, SUN The Morelings, Sun Hat
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, Low Budget, SAT DJ Deejay
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Rootology, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Raw Honey, Ali Wadsworth, Carolyn Thorn, Cicada Jade, Morgan Pinkstone, Dwight Remmington, Eve Sheldon, Sara B Simpson, Lauren Scott, Valentina & Sunshine Superman, Sweetbriar Rose, Emily Mineo, SAT Kenty Love
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Naps Past Noon, Elephant Odyssey, Mata Hari, SAT The Sly Foxes, Montoj, Somethin' Divine
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SAT Pet Cheetah, Bazmati Vice, The Bad Larrys
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Splintered Sunlight
 
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SUN NAH, Madam Data
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Palberta, Drums Like Machine Guns
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI The Last Barbarians, Janelle, Lightninging/Worst Ones, SAT Manbeast, Disappearances
 
The Maas Building (1325 N. Randolph St.) FRI Dirty Dollhouse (Record Release), Former Belle, Caroline Reese
 
Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Heavy Harold, Dwight Remington, Julia Rainer, Shadow Band, Jacob In The Floorboards, Joy Riding, Wax Wav, Dark Web, The Whips
 
Baird Mansion Atrium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Bahdeavn
 




Palm Springsteen bring their bracing electro rock the Satellite on 4/26

Electro rock foursome Palm Springsteen write brittle pop songs with a flavoring of hard-edged synths and lustrous guitars. The band will be previewing new songs off of their incoming EP at the Satellite on April 26. More details on the EP coming up shortly, but for now you can check out their most recent single "She's Got Claws" below. 

 

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Pleasure Prince bring their sensual synth pop to Don Pedro’s on 4/22

“When that synth hits you just right” is the descriptive tagline Brooklyn duo Pleasure Prince displays on their Instagram account.  That is certainly a fitting description for a sound that weaves pulsating keys with an emotionally soulful pop vocal sensibility. On their slow groove track "You Look Good To Me" (streaming below) a mood of heightened sensual attraction pervades the soundscape, as hooky synth lines and electronic percussion take hold.  Other tracks like “Lines for George” feature reverberated female vocals that echo the sweetness and retro-futuristic sci-fi edge of the much beloved Broadcast.  However “Evening Queen” surprises by removing the synths, allowing the lushly produced alternating male and female vocals to take center stage.  Pleasure Prince play next on 4/22 at Don Pedro. - Dave Cromwell

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