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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Night Sins at Boot and Saddle

Night Sins | photo via www.facebook.com/nightsins
Night Sins | photo via www.facebook.com/nightsins

Philly’s Night Sins are playing Boot and Saddle tonight to celebrate the release of their album To London or the Lake. The goth-punk four-piece are a dream come true for ’80s goth/horror film soundtrack lovers; their sound is that of impending doom and misery, but they do it in a sexy, mysterious way. Listen to “Heaven In The Snow” below and get tickets here.

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Stream Night Sins’ new To London or The Lake

Night Sins | photo via www.facebook.com/nightsins
Night Sins | photo via www.facebook.com/nightsins

The soundtrack to your next dark party is here. To London Or the Lake, the new full-length from Night Sins is out tomorrow, but you can get an early listen to the album courtesy of Vice. It’s an eight-song exploration of pure 80s dark wave. And it’s anything but sparse. The sharp guitar picking of the title track, bright synths and downbeat heavy drum tracks throughout fill the space between your brain and skull with fuzz with every punchy kick drum attack. Kyle Kimball sings as if he’s pouring his heart out, needed release as side two starts on “Bound ‘Round the World.” And the reverb-laden, “Evangeline” can nearly be seen through London fog, bouncing off a rain soaked street. It’s despondent, but not by their own fault. To London or the Lake is officially released December 10 on Avant! Records.

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Wander the dark streets of Philadelphia with Night Sins in their video for “To London or the Lake”

Night Sins | photo via www.facebook.com/nightsins
Night Sins | photo via www.facebook.com/nightsins

Following up their 2012 debut New Grave LP, local goth-tinged group Night Sins are set to release To London or the Lake on Avant! Records next month.  BITBY recently released a video for the heavy title track, pairing the Camden Town, London-esque punk song with black and white clips of frontman Kyle Kimball wandering the shadowy corners Philadelphia from the Ben Franklin Bridge to an abandoned pool.  Kimball says the video was inspired by 2001 British film The Deep End, while “the record is lyrically about longing and musically [he] tried to write the soundtrack to The Lost Boys movie if it came out in 2013”.  Watch “To London or the Lake” below and listen to album track “Evangeline” here.

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The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Nothing, Denison Witmer and The Roots

Space-rocking Philly shoegazers Nothing stopped by for a Key Studio Session recently.  Recorded in front of a live audience and several glowing candles, the resulting four tracks will have an effect on you similar to that of a planetarium; the songs are dreamy, hypnotic and transcendental.  The Bands in the Backyard crew were also on site and captured an atmospheric video of “The Rites of Love and Death”; watch the video below and head over here to download the full session.  Check out Nothing’s upcoming tour dates on their Bandcamp.

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Download two tracks from Night Sins’ debut LP; stream the entire thing (playing Kung Fu Necktie on 11/13)

Mood-breaking Philly goth-rock trio Night Sins just got off tour with their noisemaking neighbors in Nothing – who we’ll feature in tomorrow’s Key Studio Session – and today unveiled a full stream of their debut LP New Grave, which came out in Italian label Avant Records. You can listen to it here, or download two tracks for free below. The band’s next local appearance is on Tuesday, November 13, when it plays Kung Fu Necktie with local like-minds Hot Guts, as well as Rosenkopf and Cult of Youth.