St. Louis jangle-pop group American Wrestlers right now have one song to their name, but it’s a good one. “I Can Do No Wrong” appeared online at summer’s end and immediately captured the push-pull of joy and melancholic yearning that time of year tends to evoke. With evocative vocals a la Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and a bright production in the vein of Real Estate and The Clean, it’s a blast to listen to, and if the other songs in their catalog are even remotely this good, they’re a promising act for sure. The band’s debut 7″ will be released via Fat Possum Records on January 27th and its fall / winter tour rolls through Philadelphia tonight at The Fire. Tickets and information on the show can be found here.
In a similar lo-fi pop vein, Philly trio The Pretty Greens play Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The band at turns evokes the propulsive DIY rock of Vivian Girls and the more twee side of C86-era UK pop. Last December The Pretty Greens released a song about Nordic holiday legend Krampus, which in itself is wicked cool – listen to the song below and get information about the show here.
Metal icons Slayer return to Philly tonight to headline the Tower Theater. This spring the band released “Implode,” its first song in five years, and its 11th studio album will be released in 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. Get information and tickets on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.