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Philly alt-rock trio tinmouth is getting ready to release its debut LP Says, a bright and blooming collection of songs reminiscent of the 80s underground. You can hear bits of Yo La Tengo and IRS-era R.E.M. in Tim Tebordo’s songwriting, particularly on “Unified Theory,” which we’re premiering for today’s My Morning Download. Continue reading →
Monday kicked off with a My Morning Download from Sonny Landreth. The Legendary guitarist was on World Cafe for the show’s Sense of Place: Lafayette special recently and he performed a rocking version of his song “Native Son.” Get a free download of the song below and listen back to the full interview and performance here.
Tinmouth close out their 2014 concert schedule with a show at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The local indie rockers were the subject of this week’s Key Studio Session, previewing tracks from their forthcoming debut LP Says. Check out “Same Noise” below and get the full session here. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show here
Fittingly, I first had a conversation with Tinmouth‘s Timothy Tebordo at a house show. It was the first night of OK Fest at Golden Tea House this summer, and Tebordo wound up standing near my wife and I; he recognized us from having been at a couple of his own concerts, and we killed time between sets talking about music.
His band has a very distinct, vintage DIY sound; it draws from influential artists that would have been playing the Golden Tea Houses of the early 80s. In their Key Studio Session, you’ll hear a sharp Mission of Burma and Gang of Four edge (“Same Noise”), a catchy Yo La Tengo-style sense of pop (“Prevent Defense”), and a bit of R.E.M. contemplation (“What More Can I Say?,” which nods lyrically to “Pretty Persuasion” and on which Tebordo’s voice sounds positively Michael Stipe-ian). Continue reading →
Philly indie rock trio Tinmouth has released a second single off of their upcoming debut LP Says, a tune titled “Same Noise” that will get your foot tapping and head bobbing. Members Timothy Tebordo, Alyssa Shea and Aaron Sternick boast that their songs “will stick in your brain,” and if they didn’t have you convinced with previous single “Prevent Defense“, they will with this one. Continue reading →
Philly rock trio Tinmouth has been kicking around the city for a couple of years now, playing bills with the likes of Eternal Summers, Free Time, and Dent May while refining their brand of fuzzy, college rock. A self-described bunch of “reformed romantics, somewhere beyond Missed Connections and Casual Encounters,” the band both distills and pays tribute to classic rock tropes, creating something exciting and warmly familiar. Continue reading →
Tinmouth’s rock/blues inspired EP has arrived today, accompanying a small release show this evening, and an official release at a later date. If I were pressed to make a distinction, or a comparison to another band in order to give an idea of what the new EP sounds like, it definitely has a Black Keys vibe. Not as heavy in terms of the Black Key’s blistering guitar, but attributes of the honest, soulful sound are reminiscent. Simultaneously, Tinmouth has elements completely uncharacteristic of blues-rock.
To be bold, Tinmouth’s EP sounds like emo/blues, which is unorthodox. Blues, like emo, is sad, melancholy, and the two in theory could be best friends, but it is odd to think about considering the modern emo and blues bands. But it works with Tinmouth. They have the Black Key style, but at times they warp into a sort of Sunny Day Real Estate aesthetic, which, again, is unorthodox, but it works.
Other times the style is fun and upbeat. Overall, the EP One More Revelation is an eclectic display of musical talent and fusion of genres. As mentioned before they will be playing two shows to celebrate the inception of their new EP. The first one, this evening, will be a smaller, intimate show at The Dive Bar on Passyunk Ave.; the Facebook event page can be found here. The second show, Tinmouth’s official record release show, will be on 5/4 at The Balcony bar at The Trocadero.
Below, check out “withered on the vine” off Tinmouth’s new EP One More Revelation.
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.”