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PREMIERE: We Are Parasols - "dim"

 Industrialgaze trio We Are Parasols are just like the rest of us - they see what's happening in the world, who the main propagator of all that nonsense is, and have been wracking their brains as to how to cope with it all. Like many creative types, We Are Parasols took to their expressive outlet as a form of release, but it wasn't what they originally had planned.

Today, they're premiering a video for their newest track "dim" off their upcoming album Inertia. The song itself keeps on with their shoegazey electronic, but the video notes on a serious movements currently happening. We Are Parasols guitarist Jeremy Wilkins had this to say on the concept behind the video:

       This isn’t the video we intended to make but it’s the video we felt we had to make. The track, “dim,” is the first single from our new album, Inertia. It’s a concept album which follows an android sex worker through a dystopian future. We sought to make a video that explored the same themes of the record; anti-authoritarianism, oppression, violence, and human nature. Much as the themes and sound of our record were drastically effected and shaped by the election of Donald Trump, the events of the past few weeks took a toll on our ability to make the video we wanted. 

      After several attempts at creating something nuanced, subtle and thoughtful we realized we were hitting a wall. Due to the nature of our album’s story it’s hard to portray our protagonist’s journey without images of fascism. Unfortunately, our real world is currently filled with disgusting images of fascism inside our own country and others. Without the artistic space for nuance or the willingness to risk appearing at all sympathetic to fascists we realized, as all good people have to do at some point, that we needed to change course. 

     So, we made an anti-fascist protest video. We realize this is a performative protest. It is not a substitute for concrete action. We do not intend for it to be. We have been in the streets and we will continue to engage. We encourage you to get involved also. #RESIST. 

And there you have it. Watch the video for "dim" below. See We Are Parasols' next show on 9.6 with Sex Park and Vacant Stares at White Owl Social Club. As always, #resist and #fucktrump.





Post Hardcore / Shoegaze

Date New: 
Fri, 10/06/2017 (All day)
Time: 
19:00
Band name: 
Spotlights
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/spotlightsband/
Venue name: 
Brooklyn Bazaar
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The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Noise and Silence

It makes perfect sense that childhood friends Bob Hunter & Matt Fleming would start a band together, after all they were banging on a piano together, before Hunter could even walk. That’s a lifetime of experiences and ideas that has brought us their sonic experiment, known as Noise and Sound, a name inspired by Richard Linklater’s Waking Life. The duo released its debut EP Cycle Theory, earlier this summer via Exotic Fever, and is already set to drop a new single in the not-too-distant future so keep a lookout for that. Noise and Silence recently won The Deli Philly’s Featured Artist(s) Poll, and we’d like to help you to get to know them a little better, which you can do so HERE





The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Noise and Silence

It makes perfect sense that childhood friends Bob Hunter & Matt Fleming would start a band together, after all they were banging on a piano together, before Hunter could even walk. That’s a lifetime of experiences and ideas that has brought us their sonic experiment, known as Noise and Sound, a name inspired by Richard Linklater’s Waking Life. The duo released its debut EP Cycle Theory, earlier this summer via Exotic Fever, and is already set to drop a new single in the not-too-distant future so keep a lookout for that. Noise and Silence recently won The Deli Philly’s Featured Artist(s) Poll, and we’d like to help you to get to know them a little better, which you can do so below. 

The Deli: How did you start making music?

Bob Hunter: I was banging on a piano before I could walk with Matt. I couldn't put my guitar down in my late teens. It got serious when we started modding our instruments and equipment ourselves.

Matt Fleming: I was singing at a very young age – just to myself, around my brother and sister from time to time. That's when I started to realize my aptitude and love for music. Another wave hit me at 12 when I took up trumpet and a love for beating things, musically that is. Been making noise ever since.

TD: Where did the name Noise and Silence come from?  

BH: It came from a scene in Richard Linklater's Waking Life. A narrator perfectly describes the existence of art, what it's always been and will ever be.

MF: What he said. We've been through a lot together, and we've felt that narrator's description fit at every turn.

TD: What are your biggest musical influences? 

BH: Alan Watts, Philip K. Dick, Joseph Campbell, wind chimes and birds chirping with a little circuit bending.

MF: Dave Grohl, Edgar Winters and the Desert.

TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to? 

MF: Broken Social Scene's new album is really good. I also ran into Shana Falana at the Gaze Fest in Wilkes-Barre. Does the duo thing properly; Gnarwhal too. I'm currently wearing one of Gnarwhal's shirts.

BH: Broken Social Scene, Pile, Dulls, Fine Motor, Along The Way, John Kelsey (Hueman Garbij).

TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?

BH: Little three-year-old me walked into a record store with my Dad, and I picked out Nirvana - In Utero. I still listen to that album!

MF: My first real memorable concert had to be Saosin when they were on tour with Senses Fail – a lot of really memorable concerts that year as well. My first album was Astro Lounge by Smash Mouth. That album was great when it came out.  Definitely brings back fond memories.

TD: What do you love about Philly? 

MF: The people.

BH: It's like a giant playground for young, creative people. Have you tried the food here!?

TD: What do you hate about Philly? 

BH: Trash! Just stop making garbage.

MF: The people.

TD: What are your plans for 2017? 

MF: We'll keep doing what we're doing.

BH: Well, it looks like we're going to put out a single really soon. I would like to do some touring with our friends, and I think you can expect to see a new face holding down the low end.

TD: What was your most memorable live show? 

BH: This show we played at KFN a while ago. We shared the stage with our friend Spenser Colmbs, and had our first experience with all the green room antics. After that show, we went to the bar, and ran into Alex G. We talked music the whole night; he's a really great guy!

MF: Our show at Bond Villain, the most amazing DIY venue I've been to in Philadelphia. There's great coffee there. A perfect mix of DIY and commercial venue. Not to mention, we had just come from recording, and got to share our music pre-release.

TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli? 

MF: Dad of Diablo at the Foodery in NoLibs.

BH: Sliced turkey and fancy cheese with avocado.

 

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author: 
Alexis V.
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Shoegaze

Date New: 
Wed, 09/06/2017 (All day)
Time: 
22:00
Band name: 
Autodrone
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/autodrone/
Venue name: 
Pianos
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