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Cast Spells Go Vinyl

Cast Spells has been everywhere lately and on May 4th Dovecote Records will release their debut ep, Bright Works and Baton on clear vinyl. There will only be 500 copies pressed so you should preorder your copy today. This 12” edition will include an additional track “All Brass” which was not included on the Sargent House release.

   

The Press CD release party at Matchless + tour

The Press celebrate the launch of their new album “INTEOTWIJTEOAE” by playing a set at Matchless this Saturday 04.03. The show comes just days before the band set off on a national tour to promote the record. After five years releasing a stack of well received EP’s and 7” singles, “INTEOTWIJTEOAE” feels like a real artist statement from the Brooklyn group. Combining flamboyant pop exuberance, punk melodies and the occasional moment of delicate beauty, they step out from the crowd of recent baroque pop bands who have emerged in this city and others, giving every track a distinctly Press-like feel. Take the album’s single ‘Master’. Built around a scuzzy guitar riff, heavy cymbal crashes and howling vocals, it’s outrageously busy for a pop song, but still incites manic arm-waving and fist-clenching joy on every listen. It even proved to be ripe for a dubstep remix, provided by Nate Mars. - Dean Van Nguyen

   

Remixes: Philip Seymour Hoffman - Spring Break 2011 (railcars 'Summer in Space' mix) (aka Mojitos on Mars)

With an interesting bit of news to start off your weekend, Friday sees the continuation of a recent trend of avant/noise artist's remixing each others songs. Recently we posted about a number of remixes that were done of the railcars' song "Cathedral with No Eyes;" now it seems the railcars are beginning to return the favor. Good friends of the railcars, New York's Philip Seymour Hoffman, have apparently been gaining a lot of traction, going on tour with Truman Peyote, so the railcars decided to give their song "Spring Break 2011" their own treatment. Check it out below.

 

-Ada Lann

   

Weekend Warrior, April 2 - 4

Our Best of Philly Poll Winner, Reading Rainbow will be playing an early R5 show this Saturday at The Barbary with LA’s Best Coast and local lo-fi psychedelic dream pop outfit Creepoid before all the hip kids chug their Sparks (is that stuff still legal?) and take over the dance floor. Rob and Sarah should have plenty of new material for you after braving one of those ridiculous snowstorms to lay down 12 tracks at the studio of their pals Eternal Summer in Virginia, but they are very happy with how the recordings turned out. We’re all very excited that Reading Rainbow will be headlining The Deli’s Best of Philly Showcase at Pilam on Saturday, April 24th with Grandchildren and Levee Driver! The Barbary, 951 N. Frankford Ave., 7pm, $10, All Ages (Photo by Justin Roman) myspace.com/levarmotherfuckingburton
 
We know that you’d rather be outdoors this weekend, but most of the alcohol and music are inside one of these places…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI The Spinning Leaves, Oso, Toy Soldiers, SAT BC Camplight and The Swimmers
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Wes Mattheu & The New Way Down
 
M Room (12 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Gentlemen Christ, SAT Sonic Spank
 
The Khyber (56 S. 2nd St.) FRI Big Terrible, Surgeon, The Rowdies
 
Blockley Pourhouse (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI High Kick Album Release Show
 
Danger Danger Gallery (5013 Baltimore Ave.) FRI The Chickens
 
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI Cleric
 
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) FRI Hulk Smash and Fuck Attack
 
Germ Books (2005 Frankford Ave.) FRI Radio Eris
 
Pterodactyl (3237 Amber St.) SAT Supergoose, The Josh and Pete Band, Steve Goldberg & the Arch Enemies
 
Club Polaris (460 N. 9th St.) SAT Major Lazer
 

 

   

Major Lazer SOLD OUT at Club Polaris April 2

BYAP! BYAP! MAJA LAZA BE IN DI HOUSE TONIGHT BYAP! BYAP! Philly’s own Diplo teamed up last year with English fidget house DJ Switch to create what is known as Major Lazer. Major Lazer is the Jamaican commando with a laser arm, and I presume that their debut album Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do is the soundtrack that follows this guy around. Diplo’s production is evident as he forays into grimy, dub-step freak-outs that leave the listener comfortably unhinged. Most likely they will bring along hypeman/pervert Skerrit Bwoy and professional rump shaker Mimi. If you can get yourself into this sold out show, you will be sure to leave with some item of clothing missing, in a good way. Also on the bill is bombastic duo Sleigh Bells. Their jagged guitar riffs and heavy electronic blasts alongside singer Alexis Krauss’ ferocious voice prove their hype every song. Fellow Dubstepper Rusko will be filling out the bill. Club Polaris, 460 N. 9th St., 9pm, SOLD OUT, All Ages myspace.com/majorlazer - Adam G.