BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Trans Am

Trans Am

Spacin'

Wed, April 15, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Trans Am
Trans Am
After a whirlwind couple of years that saw them handle everything from a video game soundtrack to an opening slot with Tool, SF/DC's kingpins of tongue-in-cheek synth-rock are back with their 9th album, Thing, on Thrill Jockey. On it, "you get your sci-fi post-rock like 'Space Dock,' which would fit neatly on the Tron soundtrack, and 'Naked Singularity,' which is like the Knight Rider theme turned inside out and remixed with heavy metal drums. For a band that never seemed to take itself all that seriously, the aesthetic decisions Trans Am made ages ago fit with remarkably well with what's going on in music now. The nods to funk, the krautrock rhythms, the hints of electro, the occasional glitch in the beat-- all are just part of indie rock these days. There are times when Trans Am does it better than anyone-- fractured and funky "Arcadia", with its storm of delayed guitar set against locked-in drums and sequencer, is a good example, while "Interstellar Drift" does something similar, only with an insistent motorik bass and drum pulse. ... it's great to hear them again, doing what they do best." --Pitchfork
Spacin'
Spacin'
The first pearl bestowed upon us in the form of a side project from Philadelphia's finest gnarled-out Psych trio BIRDS OF MAYA was guitarist Mike Polizzes' Purling Hiss, and now we have bass player JASON KILLINGER with his very killer and very screwy new project, SPACIN'. Originally a basement-only solo thing consisting of Killinger playing guitar through a pyramid of amps accompanied by a drum machine, Spacin' has started to squeak itself above ground and into the barrooms of the city with a fully functioning lineup. The dude doesn't even need the drum machine anymore; he's got his wife EVA pounding the skins! Sneak previews of their upcoming debut full-length Deep Thuds, shows a unit who knows the economic gain to be had from a good, hypnotic riff. For those who have ever gotten lost for days in the strains of the Velvet Undergrounds' 'Sister Ray,' Jonathan Richmans' 'Roadrunner,' Hawkwinds' 'Silver Machine' or even Deep Purples' 'Space Truckin,'' repeated listening to Spacin' is required in excessive doses.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com