After the absurdist Philadelphia psychedelic pop foursome The Armchairs disbanded just over a year ago, co-songwriter Andy Molholt focused his energies into Laser Background, a zany one-man project cut very much from similar cloth. The self-titled EP he digitally released in the winter is bright, fast, catchy, a bit quirky and far-out, but in a way that makes you want to rush along and join it. Musically, it easily recalls The Apples In Stereo and Of Montreal. Next week Molholt celebrates the EP’s physical release – on cassette via the UK’s Stroll On Records tape label, and on 7″ via Molholt’s own imprint – with an appearance at Kung Fu Necktie in Fishtown. Leading up to the show, Laser Background yesterday released a video for “Weird Conscience,” filmed in various locales around north-eastern Montgomery County and Bucks County. (Love the shots on the wooden horse playground at Peace Valley Park – many a splinter I suffered growing up as a result of those things.) The video is a total blast, and you can check it out below while making plans to catch the band next Thursday. Laser Background, Arrah and The Ferns and Circadian Rhythms play Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 North Front St., on Thurs. July 19 at 8 p.m. Admission to the 21+ show is $5.
Arrah and the Ferns, Circadian Rhythms, Kungfu Necktie, Laser Background, Peace Valley Park, The Armchairs