1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Mercury Girls

Mercury Girls

Free Cake For Every Creature, Woven In

Thu, September 8, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

Mercury Girls
Mercury Girls
Philadelphia, PA’s Mercury Girls features Sarah Schimineck, Kevin Attics, Andrew Hagiwara, Chris Schackerman, and Kevin O'Halloran. Schimineck, formerly of Pet Milk is flanked by the shimmery and adventurous guitar interplay of Attics (Literature, former Pitchfork Media) and O'Halloran (of indie heroes Little Big League, Run For Cover Records). Hagiwara and Schackerman provide a sturdy rhythmic base, creating a sound that's equally lush and driving, using Sarah Records-inspired pop as a basis for savvy de-/reconstruction and sonic experimentation. Despite having only started in March of 2015, the group has achieved a lot. They've collected many endorsements, including those from Chickfactor Magazine, Pains of Being Pure at Heart's Kip Berman and NPR. They've shared the stage with bands such as Expert Alterations, Fear of Men, Joanna Gruesome, Beverly, TEEN, Eternal Summers, and their 2016 SxSW visit was a head-turning, mind-melting blast.

They capped off their first year with the release of their debut single, "Ariana." While their sound uses classic indiepop as a jumping-off point, there are bits of shoegaze, post-punk and DIY punk in the mix that recall like-minded bands like Veronica Falls, Makthaverskan, Fear of Men and Frankie Rose. "Ariana" is gorgeous tangle of chorused, jangling guitars and Sarah's dreamlike vocals. A marvelous two and a half minutes of perfect, forward-thinking pop. On the flip, "All That Heaven Allows" leans more on the band's post-punk inspirations, marked by a careening rhythm and a huge chorus that will stick in your head for days.
Free Cake For Every Creature
Free Cake For Every Creature
Free Cake For Every Creature is Katie Bennett. For "Pretty Good", Katie Bennett spends time in the basement with bandmates/BFFs to turn her bedroom pop songs into scrappy twee ditties.
Woven In
Droney vocal surf rock delivered live as a 2 piece.

The album continues to embody those haunting roots and melds them with
swift and drifting Cramps-style guitar leads, leading Woven In to
characterize itself as purveyors of dark surf anti-love songs.
-The Key

"Woven In's album is an excellent showcase of surf and shoe-gaze
sensibilities with a hint of pure soul. Like early morning mist or an
evening sunset, these songs are organically mysterious and dark while
still retaining the elements of solid chord structures and rhythms.
Woven In's vocal range is what really stands out on this album going
from deep alto to high pitched exclamations for emphasis on emotional
-Alroy Mellor of Echo Options
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147