MMOTHS – THNX
Ramona Falls – Proof
Quilt – Penobska Oakwalk
Crystal Stilts – Dark Eyes
The Babies – Run Me Over
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Thought Ballune
Bass Drum Of Death – Religious Girls
Young Magic – Slip Time
Wise Blood – Darlin’ You’re Sweet
Snowden – Anti-Anti
Lissy Trullie – Rules We Obey
Babe Rainbow – Set Loose
Niki & The Dove – DJ Ease My Mind
Active Child – Playing House
Icona Pop – Nights Like This
Tokimonsta – Smoke & Mirrors
The men of WU LYF are returning to Brooklyn to play Knitting Factory on Saturday, July 23rd, and this time around they’ve got international tour dates and a BNM debut record Go Tell Fire To The Mountain under their rockstar belts.
Unfortunately the show is SOLD OUT but we’ve got a pair of tickets for one lucky fan boy/girl.
All you have to do is send an email with subject line WU LYF to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner will be announced at 5pm EST on Wednesday July 20th
After over a year of cryptic videos, smokey press photos, and limited pressings, Manchester’s WU LYF releases its proper debut today entitled Go Tell Fire To The Mountain thanks to their very own LYF label!
Guys, I don’t know what to say: where did March go? I guess it got sucked into the serious black hole of pre-SXSW/SXSW/post-SXSW ridiculousness. Okay get your shit together–here are some tracks we luv from the quality acts coming at yew in April!
Tearing up Glasslands on 1/18 all the way from Oxford, MS is scuzzy garage duo Bass Drum of Death. The brainchild of singer/guitarist John Barrett, Bass Drum of Bass was a one-man band before John got lonely and picked up Colin Sneed to beat the drums.
“Colin had never even played drums when I asked him to join, I just thought he was a rad dude that understood what i was going for and would have fun doing it – he’s been crushing it ever since”.
John spent a year and a half on Bass Drum’s debut LP GB City – writing, playing, recording, and mixing it on his own, “I’m both a procrastinator and perfectionist, so it took a while to get everything nailed down to my liking”. The fuzzed out album, loaded with quick driving garage jams, is due out in late February via Inflated Records. “I mainly just wanted a record that would play well front to back, with all the songs having a similar vibe but not sounding the same”, and the final product is most definitely cohesive – in a cracked out party kind of way.
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Bass Drum of Death is tied in with the Cats Purring Collective, a tight knit circle of bands that includes Dent May, Young Buffalo, Junk Culture, and Dead Gaze to name a few. John noted “for being such a small town in a ‘nothing’ state, we’ve got a pretty good thing going in Oxford” – a good thing that didn’t just come around by happenstance. Besides being a sort of home base to all these fantastic acts, John told me “between all of us we play/book shows under the name Cats Purring and we’ve been able to get a bunch of great bands to come through a usually overlooked town”. Sounds so dope, wtf am I doing in Brooklyn.
Okay even though the show is sold out, we’re gonna give you guys one more chance to see the Smith Westerns and give away a pair of tickets (YOU +1) to join the party. Just remember Glasslands is really hard to sneak into (we don’t have a smoking door).
All you have to do is retweet the contest tweet @popgunbooking.
The winner will be announced by 5pm on Thursday, January 13th.
Smith Westerns (ALBUM RELEASE) // Ducktails // Bass Drum of Death // Sundelles