BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Bad Doctors (Record Release Show!)

The Bad Doctors (Record Release Show!)

Future Primitive, SGNLS

Fri, May 16, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Bad Doctors
The Bad Doctors
The Bad Doctors are releasing their first full length album, “Burning City” in May. The sound of The Bad Doctors comes from a concentrated study of new-wave and the goth side of post-punk, paired with an extensive array of synthesizers and electronics. They’ve become conceptually stronger through each of their earlier releases (Distractions, Spit It Out, RE-Animate), and “Burning City" is easily their most ambitious project to date. A sonic map of the human spirit: ecstatic, decadent, and tragic all at once. It traces our flights of passion, stands knee-deep in our flooded basements, and walks our collapsing back-alleys.

From the opening notes it’s apparent how important the synthesizers are for the over-all tone of the record, leaping forward while the band itself catches up. Combined with precision drumming, melodic bass lines, driving guitar riffs, and poetic lyrics, The Bad Doctors bring a tumult of orchestrated electronic madness into a groundbreaking study of pop song structures. The band has crafted a hybrid of post-punk, new-wave, dance, and indie that keeps you in a modern timeframe while also sounding eerily like a record that could have been in the vaults of Factory records.

A few months back, the "Re-Animate" EP was released digitally as a teaser for “Burning City”, which is free on the FDH records band camp page. While the title track could have been slipped into a Gary Numan record without notice, songs like “Prism, Mirror, Lens” are harder to pin down. The EP features three songs from the record, giving a taste of how seamlessly “Burning City” integrates electronics, post-punk, and speedy dance beats.

After a few listens, this record seeps its way into the darkest labyrinths of your mind, projecting it’s glittering glass and surreal nightmares onto the cities we live in. While it is bound to make you nostalgic for the 1980’s, “Burning City” is more than just another new-wave clone.
Future Primitive
Future Primitive
Dark melodic punk from Philly/NYC.
SGNLS
SGNLS
The razor sharp synth punk trio,SGNLS, hail from the wilds of west philadelphia. Guitarist Paul Walker and singer keyboardist Anthony Cesa have been crafting their metallic/industrial tinged psych punk from the future music since 2005. They met drummer/producer Kellzo in 2009 and thus began SGNLS.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com