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Another local punk band, Dogs on Acid, signs to Jade Tree Records

Dogs on Acid | via facebook.com/DogsonAcid.us
Dogs on Acid | via facebook.com/DogsonAcid.us

In less than two weeks, Jade Tree Records scored two local punk bands: West Chester trio Spraynard, and Dogs on Acid, a foursome composed of members originating from bands like Algernon Cadwallader and Snowing.

A snippet from Jade Tree’s announcement:

Two signings in two weeks?! What is this, 1999? …Dogs on Acid combine the spontaneity of indie rock with the fun of pop to create songs that are as enjoyable as they are catchy, and promise to stick in your head for days.

Member Nick Tazza (original drummer of Algernon Cadwallader) swapped emails with us about the signing. Continue reading →

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Spraynard’s Pat Graham on signing with with Jade Tree Records and writing more personal songs

 

Spraynard | via spraynardband.tumblr.com
Spraynard | via spraynardband.tumblr.com

West Chester punk trio Spraynard always find a way to keep us on the edge of our seats. Pat Graham, Mark Dickinson and Pat “Dos” Ware formed Spraynard back in 2008, but after members parted ways in late 2012 to spend time with other bands (like NONA, Adult Braces and Martin), many fans thought it was the end of the road for the group. But the trio returned in May to rock a swiftly sold-out show at the First Unitarian Church.

But the latest news came from Spraynard this week, an announcement of their signing to Jade Tree Records, with a LP release set for this spring/summer. Continue reading →

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Play air guitar to “Just Another Night With the Boys,” the latest single from Philly’s Dark Blue

Dark Blue | photo courtesy of the artist
Dark Blue | photo courtesy of the artist

Philadelphia-based post-punk group Dark Blue are on a roll.  The band – made up of members of Clockcleaner, Purling Hiss and Paint it Black – self-released a digital single this spring, were recently signed to Jade Tree Records and this week debuted their 7″ single “Just Another Night With The Boys.”  The single is a solid effort from the group and leaves you wanting more.  Right off the bat, the mesmerizing guitar riffs will have you bobbing your head and playing air guitar.  The energy only intensifies as lead singer John Sharkey III takes us through the almost 5-minute long track with booming vocals that are similar to The National’s Matt Berninger. Dark Blue straddles the line between hardcore punk rock and despondent indie rock, yet the trio manages to achieve their own personal style that you will want to witness live.  Listen to “Just Another Night With The Boys” below, and see them for Free at Doc Martens Shop in Philly on June 20th and at Space 1026 on June 27th.

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Slutever picked up by Jade Tree Records; releasing 1994 7″ on May 21 (preorders available now)

SluteverThis couldn’t be more perfect. Philly brat punks Slutever just announced that their long-awaited new 7″ is being released this spring by the venerable Delaware hardcore label Jade Tree Records. Known for its work in the late 90s indie and emo world (The Promise Ring, Jets to Brazil) as well as aughties punk (Paint it Black, Fucked Up), the label’s pedigree has always been loud, passionate and stridently DIY. Which fits Slutever to a tee. The Kyle “Slick” Johnson-produced 7″ is for the song “1994” – which, if you’ve seen the duo perform in the last year or so, you know that the nearly six-minute cut smokes. The folks at Jade tree have this to say:

In 1994, underground music was dirty, stained with self-loathing and doubt. Losers ruled and the dirge of the Northwest had crept into the mainstream. It was an era that made a mark on a generation and inspired two young girls to pursue an unforgiving future in punk rock. But with a taste for underground comix, junk food and all things low brow, Philadelphia’s Slutever owe as much to Beavis and Butthead as they do to Kurt and Courtney.

The 1994 7″ is available for pre-order now via Jade Tree’s website; it will be out digitally on April 16th and will be in stores on May 21st. Crank your speakers and stream it below. Continue reading →