This news just in from the folks at Drexel University’s Bantic Media, the student-run music marketing company that is part of the school’s Music Industry Program (and overseen by Jade Tree Records co-founder Darren Walters):
On March 29 SLUTEVER returns with a new 7-inch Pretend to Be Nice – a breakthrough record with progressing instrumentation and their usual blisteringly catchy melodies. Featuring two B-Sides recorded from the Sorry I’m Not Sorry bathroom sessions, Pretend to Be Nice is a documentation of growth and maturity for Gagliardi and Snyder sonically, with the same quirky teenage anxiety. Pretend to Be Nice is available both digitally and on vinyl now, with a limited edition of 100 copies of the 7-inch available as red colored vinyl with a screen printed cover and bonus screen printed poster at www.banticmedia.com.
WHEN I WAS 12’s eponymous debut EP is a fully realized Drexel University project, student Eric Sanderson recorded the songs on campus in one of Drexel’s five professional recording studios. It was then mixed by Clark Connor, and mastered by Maniac Mansion’s Ryan Schwabe. The resulting 7-inch will be released on April 16, at Record Store Day (www.recordstoreday.com). Bantic Media will release 300 limited edition pieces of random colored 7-inch vinyl with full color custom sleeves designed by the band and friends. Fifty copies of the colored 7-inch will be available with a t-shirt.
Congrats to Slutever and When I Was 12—both of which are performing this weekend. Slutever has a pair of shows on Saturday, February 26th: the AMP It Up! East Coast All-Ages Music Summit at The Rotunda (with guest speaker Ian MacKaye) and 2-Piece Fest 4 at The Ox. When I Was 12, meanwhile, will perform Friday, February 25th, at Johnny Brenda’s.