BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Rat Columns & Lower Plenty

Rat Columns & Lower Plenty

Busses

Wed, September 17, 2014

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Rat Columns
Rat Columns
Rat Columns is the project of David West whose voice you may recognise from the chic electronic group LACE CURTAIN. Rat Columns' 2nd LP, 'Leaf', sees the ensemble both zoom in on the pop mainline and zoom out into some unforeseen strangeness. Jangle and chime crosses beams with grey feedback, glammy rock'n'roll, luxurious ambience and hypnosis beat panorama.

'Leaf' was recorded in the fabulous musical artist Kelley Stoltz's home studio and features contributions from RC mainstays David West, Jonathan Young and Matt Bleyle, return appearances from fab drummer James Vinciguerra, and sparkling cameos from crisp young things Mikey Young and Rusty Miller.

Rat Columns play earnest, unashamed guitar pop, inspired by frosted jangle, sad pop, post-punk and soft fuzz, all the while keeping a toe in the murky waters of guitar noise and dour ambience.
Lower Plenty
Lower Plenty
Fire Records delve further in to the Australian underground with the signing of Melbourne-based four-piece Lower Plenty. Their transfixing LP 'Hard Rubbish' was voted Album of the Year 2012 on Aussie indie bible Mess + Noise and was released worldwide back in April.

Named after a Melbourne suburb, Lower Plenty are comprised of some of the city's most talented musicians, the quartet of Daniel Twomey, Jensen Tjhung, Sarah Heyward and Al Montfort hail from various other bands such as Deaf Wish, Total Control, UV Race and The Focus. A departure from the harsher sounds of their other projects, Lower Plenty create beautifully melancholy, suburban-country music that's made (and often performed) while sitting around the kitchen table.

Raw and delicate, 'Hard Rubbish' was recorded on eight-track reel-to-reel tape, often in just a single take. Their folk-tinged indie rock is flecked with experimentation whilst retaining a firm hold on some fantastically memorable melodies. With a non-traditional set-up of two guitars, drums and processed percussion with four vocals - Lower Plenty are set to take us on a very exciting ride.
Busses
Busses
"Direction. Motion. Progress. These words aren’t typically used to describe a rock band, but it’s the best way to break down Wizard of the Eye, the new album from Busses. The Philadelphia trio’s latest expands on the genre-slashing ambitions of its debut, charting new destinations on the post- rock spectrum. Dave Brett, Jason Bachman and Nick Apice continue to hone their collective gift for writing complex yet concise arrangements. Paint-pealing guitars and cavernous drums remain trademarks, but a heightened attention to dynamics defines these songs, and a reflective haze softens the edges."
- Areif Sless-Kitain
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com