Lovelorn, Russian Baths, Kindling, Control Top

Lovelorn

Russian Baths

Kindling

Control Top

Thursday, June 28, 2018

7:00 pm

Saint Vitus

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Lovelorn
Lovelorn
Lovelorn is a band from Philadelphia, featuring 3 of the 4 original members of Creepoid. "sleepy and atmospheric with hazy, distorted guitar, steady drums and bass, and far away, airy vocals. The lyrics are interesting and imaginative with lines like “So take me away to my next big mistake / down through the gutter and out the gate.” - Madorne Lemaine 88.5 WXPN
Russian Baths
The Brooklyn band's polished brand of psych rock is enveloping, swallowing its listener whole, their sound offers an inviting and dense landscape sprinkled with punk elements like agitated guitar scratches.
Kindling
Kindling
Psychedelic shoegaze indie rockers from Easthampton, having blossomed from their modest indiepop beginnings, KINDLING as a full band embodies equal parts delicate beauty and crushing heaviness, awash in a sea of fuzz, reverb, and volume.

"There’s nothing soothing about the music of the Massachusetts shoegaze band Kindling. Kindling don’t use their waves of guitar effects to beautify their songs; instead, they drag them through mud. There’s a lot of fuzz on this band’s guitars, and it’s always punishing, never uplifting. Still, Kindling bring some seriously pretty melodies and vocal harmonies in with all that ugliness." —STEREOGUM
Control Top
Appearing in various forms in the Philly DIY music scene since 2015, the post-punk trio Control Top is a tribute to persistence and evolving through doing. Amid periods of dormancy, stylistic forays and lineup changes, singer/bassist and founding member Ali Carter was determined to keep the project going after the release of the band's demo tape. In 2017, she recruited drummer Alex Licktenhour (HIRS, Get Better Records) and guitarist Al Creedon (Bleeding Rainbow, I IM EYE MY). Licktenhour was searching for a new project to get involved in, while Creedon was rediscovering electric guitar after years of playing noise and electronic music. Together, they forged a clear identity, blending diverse tastes to create music for a time beyond despair and naïveté. Their debut full-length--recorded, produced and mixed by Creedon--is underway and will be out later this year.

That’s the thing with post-punk. There’s so much a band can do under its umbrella. The Slits and Devo, Glenn Branca and Siouxsie and the Banshees--these artists are all wildly different yet found a home in a genre that resists definition. Control Top gets inspiration from these wide-ranging pioneers yet remains true to the post-punk ethos of anti-imitation and the drive to create a new remedy to modern ills. The urge to resist conformity is stronger than ever, and the need for urgent, relevant music is just as strong
Venue Information:
Saint Vitus
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
http://www.saintvitusbar.com/