After some plum opening spots on tour with Hot Water Music and The Gaslight Anthem, Philly punk powerhouse The Menzingers are hitting the road on a headlining tour in support of their 2012 LP On the Impossible Past. Like-minded local five-piece Restorations – the subject of this week’s Unlocked showcase – will be one of the support acts for the tour, which kicks off at The First Unitarian Church on May 24th; tickets go on sale this Friday, April 5th via R5 Productions. Below, download Key Studio Sessions performances of The Menzingers’ “Mexican Guitars” and Restorations’ “Non Locality.”
The First Unitarian Church
Brooklyn’s Hospitality perform at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Led by Amber Papini, Hospitality are pure indie fun with math-rock subtleties. Their head-bop-worthy major label debut came out on Merge Records at the start of 2012 and received praise from notable resources ranging from Pitchfork to The Deli NYC. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Conversations With Enemies and Tinmouth can be found here; below, watch Hospitality’s video for “Friends of Friends.”
Titus Andronicus, who just released the first single from their upcoming record Local Business two weeks ago, have followed it up with “Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter.” Local Business will be available October 22nd. Catch Titus Andronicus and Ceremony at First Unitarian Church on October 23rd; details here. Watch the new lyrics video for “Still Life” below.
Philly noisemakers Far-Out Fangtooth have a strong affinity for mood and ambiance, crafting dark pop songs with rattling rock underbellies. It’s music can be as dreamy as it is unsettling, making it a perfect fit with Mount Eerie, which a few albums ago released a song that drew heavily from the theme to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Both bands play the First Unitarian Church tonight; the all-ages show begins at 8 p.m., admission is $12, tickets and information are available here. Below, listen to The Thorns, a 7″ that Far-Out Fangtooth released earlier this year.