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Free Download: "Method Acting" - Work Drugs & Announce New LP

Sedative-wave outfit Work Drugs announced that it will be releasing a new LP, Method Acting. You can stream and download its title track for free below, and also check out its cover art above! The album will be available on August 5 via Bobby Cahn Records.

   

Saturday Night Sounds: Backbiter - Fvck the Bozos

Dream punks Backbiter are leaving for an East Coast tour next week and with their tour kickoff show TONIGHT (along with Seattle's Vats, Mr. Wrong and Mini Blinds at the High Water Mark), tonight's Saturday Night Sounds is in celebration of them.

It's hard to choose just one track from Fvck the Bozos, so here's all of them. The six tracks blast right by you quickly, each with a runtime under two minutes, so feel free to play it on repeat to get your fill.

Hopefully we'll see more from Backbiter soon, but until then, good luck on your East Coast tour and with Plan-it-X Fest!

   

Fire Nuns prove they're a fire band

We're not sure what you're sleeping on if you haven't heard of Fire Nuns yet. Their debut album, Dad, Jr., came out back in 2013 and has served as the provenance for what has only so far proven to be an unending stream of successes. Now three studio/house releases and a live recording of their KPSU set deep, the boys are finishing up a slew of performances to record some new material.

It's not exactly definite exactly when or what we'll be seeing from Fire Nuns, but if it's anything like the Ty Segall meets the Orwells styled crop they've droppd so far, it'll definitely be a delight. Their self titled release from March was full of banger cuts that traverse a specturm of distinct punk to a fuzzy blur of addicting garage.

Fire Nuns last played the Woodstock! mini fest at the Convent on the 4th of July and we're not sure when their next show is, but make it a point to see them live. Congrats on being the newest Artists of the Month, boys!

Check out the recording of their live KPSU set below and enjoy your new favorite band.

   

SOFI TUKKER unveils video and debut EP + talks about gear on Delicious Audio

Who said a beautiful melody is necessary to create a great song? SOFI TUKKER's's gone viral single Drinkee (brand new video below) features a one-note melodic phrase repeated over and over pretty much from the beginning to the end of the song - and we'll never get tired of it! The Brooklyn based duo just unveiled their debut EP 'Soft Animals,' which comprises all their singles to date, plus electro ballad 'Moon Tattoo,' and also announced a bunch of summer dates in Europe and the US - the local date at Baby's All Right on July 30th is already sold out. We recently asked them a few questions about their creative process, check out the link below. 

Delicious Audio Interview with SOFI TUKKER about synths and their creative process.

   

Weekend Warrior, July 8 - 10

Nothing captivated listeners with 2014’s Guilty of Everything, and with its follow-up, the band triumphs over tragedy, as you may have seen in their documentary for the making of Tired of Tomorrow. And as the group gets ready to leave it all on stage across the globe, Philly’s band of nothings-turned-somethings makes a stop home to celebrate with family, friends and fans the joy and heartache that has come with their latest release. Opening the night will be instrumental avant-garde duo, Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler, who are looking forward to the release of their own LP next week, which was inspired by Phillippe Garrel’s silent film Le Révélateur. They’ll be helping Nothing wrap up the first leg of their massive tour. Also along for the support will be San Francisco Bay Area’s Culture Abuse and Toledo, OH/Detroit, MI’s Citizen. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 8:30pm, $15, All Ages - Alexis V.
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT Steve Gunn, Spacin’
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Weekender, The Morelings
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Chestnut Grove, Brian Dale Allen Strouse, SAT Needle Points
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Gene Wildest/Astro 8000, DJ FM, Akasha, Tati Mia/DJ Deejay, SAT Archawah, Mat Burke, SUN The Danger O’s, Glitter, Petunia
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SUN Cheerbleeders, Louie Louie
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Mischief Brew
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI  (Upstairs) Rosu Lup/(Downstairs) The Movement, Among Criminals, Rockers Galore, SAT (Upstairs) The Binary Sea/(Downstairs) Animus - Philadelphia's Belly Dance Spectacular, SUN (Upstairs) Glim Dropper
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Phantasm, Mesmeria, The Good Mess, The Beta Phase, Marc Lancaster
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Burgeoning, American Dinosaur, SAT Resilient (Record Release), Alright Junior, The Good Mess
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Bondage & Discipline, The Stammer, Blood Sound, SAT Blame Candy
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Lee Mayjahs?, DI Everyday, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo, DJ Foxx Boogie
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Disogyny, Rubbish, Dive in the Box, Beer Me, SAT Wyldflowers, OS, Kelsey Cork, SUN Stargazer, A Minor Error, Falling Light, The Lysine Contingency
 
Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Dream Safari, Power Animal Suburban Living (DJ Set), SUN Ridge Summit, Ultimate Golf
 
Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Mr. Sonny James
 
Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Royale, SAT Case Bloom
 
The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) SUN Son Little
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Sugar Pops, Wolf Accent, SAT Kenny Priceft
 
Paine Skatepark (N. 24th St.) SAT Love on the Streets: Creepoid, Steady Hands, Amanda X, Mercury Girls, Vicky Speedboat, Hurry, Endless Taile, Weller, RFA
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Friendship, Loadcard
 
Goldy’s (723 Chestnut St.)  SUN Bad Canoes, Beth Israel, Neolibz
 
The Pharmacy (1300/02 S. 18th St.) FRI The Holy Mess (Record Release), SUN Jank, Supine
 
All Night Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Bruise Bath,
 
Bond Villain (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Downtown Club, Mercury Girls
 
Beaumont Warehouse (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Casket, Strange Nights