BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Japandroids

Japandroids

Mannequin Pussy

Thu, July 26, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$20.00

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All Tickets Are Will Call Only -- Name On Order Must Match ID When Picking Up, No Exceptions.

Japandroids
Japandroids
After three years out of the spotlight, Japandroids announced their new album last week. Near To The Wild Heart Of Life is due out January 27, 2017 on Anti- Records, with a special early release for vinyl on January 24th. Additionally, they released the first single of the same name, prompting Pitchfork to say “...a new Japandroids record feels like hero’s return,” and Noisey concurred, “thank the good lord for Japandroids.” A pre-order for the album is up now at www.japandroids.com, with the option to buy the special 7” edition of the single featuring a b-side cover of Talking Heads’ “Love → Building on Fire.”

Today, the band announces their first world tour in three years. Starting in Madison, WI on February 13th at the Majestic Theatre, taking them to their biggest show in NYC to date at Terminal 5 on February 23rd and a night at LA’s Henry Fonda on March 10th, finally winding up in their hometown of Vancouver on March 20th at the Commodore. A European tour will follow in April. See all dates below. Tickets will be on sale this Friday, November 11th at 10am local time.

Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. It was (mostly) recorded by Jesse Gander (who had previously recorded both Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock) at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC (September-November, 2015). One song, True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will, was recorded by Damian Taylor during an exploratory recording session at Golden Ratio in Montreal, QC (February, 2015). The album was mixed by Peter Katis at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT (May, 2016) and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York, NY (July, 2016).

Like Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album is 8 songs. This is because 8 songs is the standard template for a great rock n roll album: Raw Power by The Stooges, Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen, Marquee Moon by Television, IV by Led Zeppelin, Horses by Patti Smith, Paranoid by Black Sabbath, Remain In Light by Talking Heads, Master Of Puppets by Metallica, etc.

Like Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album was sequenced specifically for the LP. On Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, side A (songs 1-4) and side B (songs 5-7) each follow their own loose narrative. Taken together as one, they form an even looser narrative, with the final song on side B (song 8) acting as an epilogue.
Mannequin Pussy
Just to let you know. Philadelphia's Mannequin Pussy shred. So if you don't like bands that shred, tread lightly over these next few paragraphs. Tread. Lightly. There are no half measures.

These three shredful people (that's Marisa mastering the vocals/guitar - and how about Thanasi's guitar skills too? - don't even get me started on what Kaleen does to the drums) make the punk rock. You want wails? You got it. Riffs? Check. Thunder booms? Yes, please. Are you also interested in hearing pretty melodies that are sometimes buried under the noise but are there just the same and therefore make the shreds all the more beautiful? How about run-on sentences? Yes. That sounds lovely. I'll have all that.

As of this dynamic writing, the band recently released a new EP (on August 18th in the Year of Depend Adult Undergarment) called "Kiss Me Tender" and I'm sorry to say... it shreds. Those of you still reading who don't like bands that shred have two options as I see it. #1: Stop reading this. #2: Get yer head out of your ass and get into bands that shred. Both are equally good options.

If you chose Option #1: I wish you the best of luck in all your future non-shredding endeavors (although, of course, I'm talking to nobody since you've already stopped reading).

If you chose Option #2: below is the Mannequin Pussy EP that I recently referenced two paragraphs above. You're welcome.

But you really shouldn't thank me. I just copied and pasted the embed code. Tough work, to be sure. A music blobber prepares. But Mannequin Pussy are the ones who created the damn thing. And they are good peeps for doing so.

(Look for their debut full-length to be re-released VERY soon via the lovely people at Tiny Engines, too.)

In summation, I'm not sure if you have heard, but Mannequin Pussy shred.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com