Souvenir Driver bring their space pop to the Know tonight

Souvenir Driver have that power to mentally transport you through dream like dimensions, with a sound supported by both a down tempo chill wave and a hardened, reverb heavy nod to alternative pop. Souvenir Driver have only been getting stronger and stronger with each release and with their new album due out soon, excitement is teeming with the possibilities of it being their greatest and most full sounding release yet.

They're playing tonight at the Know with rock duo Leading Psychics and Seattle's Vibragun. Tickets are $7 and music starts around 9pm, so if you've got some energy left after dancing about at the St. Johns Bizarre go check them out!


Radiator Hospital Returns at PhilaMOCA May 11

For the last handful of years, Radiator Hospital, a.k.a. Sam Cook-Parrott, has been consistently rockin' the Philly DIY scene’s socks. Cook-Parrott has struck a good musical balance between widely accessible power pop and raw DIY twee punk. His tone is breezy but serenely emotive, falling on the twee scale much closer to Teenage Fanclub’s broad, sweeping sound than the forceful, closed-chord tunes of Talulah Gosh. This evening at PhilaMOCA will be Radiator Hospital's first performance in Philly since November so don't miss out on his uniquely charming pop songs. He'll also finally have in tow copies of his split LP with Great Thunder, titled The Great Thunder Radiator Hospital Wedding Album. You can catch him sharing the bill tonight with Scotland’s The Spook School, a band with the effervescent energy to match Go Sailor, Bent Shapes, the even janglier version of The Feelies, and Littler, the little twee band with big guitars and bigger feelings. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 7pm, $5-$7, All Ages - Bryce Woodcock 


Video Premiere: Tired of Tomorrow (Nothing Documentary - Part VI)

In the final episode of Nothing's six-part documentary for the making of Tired of Tomorrow, we find the band hungover but in good spirits as the guys make their way to sign a new contract with Relapse Records. The feelings of joy and relief are short-lived as we learn about tragedy hitting home for frontman Domenic Palermo. In the world of Nothing and all our lives, light and darkness go hand in hand.

"Without sounding so terribly cliche, that's what life is, especially to me... a whole lot of pain and punishment mixed with like times that you can - you know - inspire from that punishment and create something that matters to some people that might - you know - help somebody out that's feeling that way down the line or have it mean absolutely nothing like most things do."

The LP Tired of Tomorrow will be officially out worldwide tomorrow via Relapse Records. Nothing will also be in the UK performing at Rough Trade East, but you can join them for their hometown record release show on Friday, July 8 at Union Transfer with Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler, Citizen, and Culture Abuse.


Joy Again Opening for Day Wave at Boot & Saddle May 11

Was there any feeling that brought us more joy during our childhoods than speeding down a playground slide? Philly six-piece Joy Again, brings us back to those youthful, and carefree times with their dreamy-pop vibes. They plunge back into a time of innocence with a substantial, buoyant sound that signifies the start of summer contention. The dog days ahead will easily be faced with such soothing, beach-worthy tunes. The group will be hitting Boot & Saddle tonight, where they'll be setting the tone for headliner Day Wave, a.k.a. Jackson Phillips, who recently released his new EP Hard To Read back in March. Boot & Saddle, 1131 Broad St., 8:30pm, $12, 21+ - Gina Rullo


New Laser Background LP Available for Streaming

Stereogum has premiered the new album from Laser Background, the brainchild of Philly music veteran Andy Molholt. Correct is the second LP for Laser Background out May 13 on La Société Expéditionnaire/Endless Daze. Molholt has been making infectious psych-pop for a while now, first with his previous band The Armchairs and as Laser Background for the past four years. The shape-shifting synths and Molholt’s dreamy vocals are center stage in his solo project, where he has been expanding on his eclectic vision. Check out the album via Stereogum and pre-order it right HERE.