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Homelife – Premiere New Video on Alternative Press

By , 19 September, 2012, No Comment

Homelife – “Unsteady Hands” Video Premiere on Alternative Press

Translation Available Now
• “Unsteady Hands” Video Premiere on Alternative Press
• Name-Your-Price Download Available Now
• Full Album Stream on Punknews.org

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Alternative Press is premiering a brand new video from Lansing, MI’s Homelife today. The track, “Unsteady Hands”, appears on the band’s debut full-length, Translation. You can view the video here. The LP is available from Black Numbers (Grey Area, Go Rydell, Luther, PJ Bond) and Bermuda Mohawk (Cheap Girls, Tin Horn Prayer, imadethismistake).

The 12″ vinyl for Homelife’s Translation is limited to 500 on black vinyl and is available for Order now. You can hear “Viewfinder” on Alternative Press while a full album stream of Translation is available on Punknews.org. Translation is also being offered for a Name-Your-Price download here.

Homelife is also excited to announce they will be opening for The Jealous Sound and Daytrader September 26th @ The Loft in Lansing, Michigan.

Carrying the torch for rugged Midwest bands into the next generation of punk rock, Homelife is expanding upon its forebears with 2012 full-length debut, Translation. Since forming in 2009 in the same rugged plains and college towns around Lansing, MI as like-minded acts such as Small Brown Bike and Cheap Girls, the band’s debut full-length album marks not only a progression for Homelife and its members’ roots in hardcore acts, but for the genre itself.

Translation follows up Homelife’s 2011 split with Bike Tuff as well as their 2009 Demo. Both can be downloaded for free here.

While the members’ hardcore background is still on display in some aspects of Translation (most of the songs clock-in the 2:30 range and sound best played LOUD), the sparkling and sharply-cut dynamics on display have set the ideal background for Weston’s unique delivery and lyrics that throwback to the sincerity of 90’s favorites such as Jawbreaker, Knapsack (whom the band covers here), and The Promise Ring. Taking a number of sonic risks, beyond what its peers may have been comfortable with, represented a monstrous swing from Homelife and a clear homerun with Translation, which is almost certain to gain traction one of the best surprise debut LP’s in punk rock that 2012 will have to offer.

Homelife – Announce Debut LP on Black Numbers/Bermuda Mohawk / Song Premiere / Pre-Order Now

By , 18 April, 2012, No Comment

HOMELIFE – Announce Debut LP on Black Numbers / Bermuda Mohawk / Now Available For Pre-Order
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* Translation to be released 5/15/12
* Pre-Order available now
* “Viewfinder” streaming exclusively at Alternative Press
* Artwork/Tracklisting revealed

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Lansing, MI’s Homelife is excited to announce their debut full-length, Translation, will be released by Black Numbers (Grey Area, Go Rydell, Luther, PJ Bond) and Bermuda Mohawk (Cheap Girls, Tin Horn Prayer, imadethismistake) May 15, 2012.

The 12″ vinyl for Homelife’s Translation will be limited to 500 on black vinyl and is available for Pre-Order now. The first single from Translation, “Viewfinder”, is streaming exclusively on Alternative Press right now!

Carrying the torch for rugged Midwest bands into the next generation of punk rock, Homelife is expanding upon its forebears with 2012 full-length debut, Translation. Since forming in 2009 in the same rugged plains and college towns around Lansing, MI as like-minded acts such as Small Brown Bike and Cheap Girls, the band’s debut full-length album marks not only a progression for Homelife and its members’ roots in hardcore acts, but for the genre itself.

Translation follows up Homelife’s 2011 split with Bike Tuff as well as their 2009 Demo. Both can be downloaded for free here.

While the members’ hardcore background is still on display in some aspects of Translation (most of the songs clock-in the 2:30 range and sound best played LOUD), the sparkling and sharply-cut dynamics on display have set the ideal background for Weston’s unique delivery and lyrics that throwback to the sincerity of 90’s favorites such as Jawbreaker, Knapsack (whom the band covers here), and The Promise Ring. Taking a number of sonic risks, beyond what its peers may have been comfortable with, represented a monstrous swing from Homelife and a clear homerun with Translation, which is almost certain to gain traction one of the best surprise debut LP’s in punk rock that 2012 will have to offer.

TRACK LISTING
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01. Shapeless
02. Unsteady Hands
03. No Direction
04. Nepenthe
05. Paradigm Shift
06. Viewfinder
07. To Elude
08. Forms
09. Coping
10. Lasting Impressions

Luther – SXSW Tour

By , 5 March, 2012, No Comment

LUTHER – SXSW Tour (MAR 10 – MAR 24)
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* In support of Siblings & Sevens & 4-Way Split
* Both releases available now on Black Numbers
* Shows with Hot Water Music, The Menzingers, Cheap Girls, Braid, The Sidekicks, etc.

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Luther (Philadelphia, PA) are heading out on tour in support of the band’s newest release, the 4-Way Split with The Copyrights, Grey Area & The Reveling released on Black Numbers recently. The tour will also be in support of their 2011 release, Siblings & Sevens. Luther will be playing shows with an outstanding itinerary of bands that includes Hot Water Music, The Menzingers, Cheap Girls, Braid, The Sidekicks, Signals Midwest and Captain, We’re Sinking.

You can check out the full album stream of the 4-Way Split on Punknews now as well as the exclusive song stream for Luther’s “The Door Is A Penthouse” which is streaming at AMP.

Forming in late 2010 Luther bring back memories of a simpler and more organic time in rock music. While making no attempts to hide their punk rock roots Luther replace the overt aggression flooding the current world of punk with passion and a sincere sense of urgency. Living in South Philadelphia, Luther’s exposure to the city’s diverse music scene creates a varied sound that results in a refreshing mixture of indie, punk rock, post-hardcore and pop. Luther’s brand of songwriting comes with a natural nervousness that is layered with harmonies and an abstract approach to lyrics, all on top of a driving and unified rhythm section.

You can download the tour poster here. As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, please drop me a line here.

TOUR
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MAR 10 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel w/ The Sidekicks
MAR 11 – Bloomington, IN @ Rachael’s Cafe
MAR 12 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird w/ Cheap Girls, The Sidekicks
MAR 14 – Memphis, TN @ Crosstown w/ Cheap Girl, The Sidekicks
MAR 16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW // RED 7 “SHIRTS FOR A CURE SHOWCASE” w/ Hot Water Music, Braid & More
MAR 18 – Rock Island, IL @ Zam Compound w/ Elway
MAR 19 – Chicago, IL @ Underground Lounge w/ Like Bats, Devon Kay & The Solutions
MAR 20 – Flint, MI @ House Show w/ Making Friends
MAR 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Now, That’s Class
MAR 22 – Pitssburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto w/ The Menzingers, Captain, We’re Sinking!
MAR 23 – New Brunswick, NJ @ The Hurt Locker
MAR 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Dennis’ Secret w/ Signals Midwest

Heavier Than Air Flying Machines – Debut Full-Length Out Tomorrow

By , 16 September, 2011, No Comment

HEAVIER THAN AIR FLYING MACHINES – Debut Full-Length SIAM Out Tomorrow (Friction Records – 09/17/11)
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Record release show tomorrow with Bars of Gold, Ghost Heart
• Download “Amphibian Debt March” (free mp3)
• Watch live videos from Halfway House Sessions
• Music video for Follicle Gang (Green)

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Michigan trio HEAVIER THAN AIR FLYING MACHINES will celebrate tomorrow’s release of its Friction Records-issued debut-full length, SIAM, with a show in its home town of Grand Rapids. Joining the band will be label mates and Beartrap alumni Bars of Gold and Ghost Heart.

Recorded by Rick Johnson (Cheap Girls, Bomb The Music Industry) at Cold War Studios, Siam will be available on CD and digital formats from Friction, or if you’re near Grand Rapids, swing by the show and pick up a copy directly from the band.

Siam is an often dizzying, occasionally dance-inducing and always-fun blast of 14 razor-sharp post punk tunes. Jagged guitars dart between fuzzed-out bass riffs and twisting, tumbling rhythms while front man Jaymes Pyne barks out abstract lyrical passages that cut through the palpable low-end distortion. Heavier Than Air Flying Machines’ discordant, propulsive take on indie rock may not make it the prettiest band in the room, but it sure does make it the most exciting and memorable. Recommended for fans of Death From Above 1979, Blood Brothers and At The Drive-In.

- The first time I saw these guys perform my heart sweat rock, my spine grew hair and my mind exploded. Siam is a delicious buffet of buzzed-out coarse synchronicity … the best production my ears have heard to date this year.Recoil

Listen to “Amphibian Debt March” (free mp3)

In related news, the band recently stopped by The Stone House in Grand Rapids to perform three songs from Siam for the Halfway House Sessions. Be sure to swing by the Halfway House music blog to watch terrific live videos for “Folio Verso,” “Malleable (In So Far)” and “Unmanageable Infrastructure (or the Interstellar Nanobacterium Parasitic Infection).”

Finally, you can check out yet another new track from Siam in the form of this official video for Follicle Gang (Green).

Broadcaster – Release New EP For Free Download

By , 8 July, 2011, No Comment

BROADCASTER – Release Joyride EP / Free Download
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* Joyride EP available for free @ Bandcamp
* Artwork and Track Listing released
* Band recording new songs with J. Robbins

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Long Island, NY indie trio Broadcaster have digitally released their new EP, Joyride, for free download on Bandcamp.

Broadcaster originally began in the Spring of 2010 as a “less business, more fun” side-project devoted to playing a handful of 90′s covers at local shows. However, the band quickly blossomed into something more substantial as they gained positive feedback for their original material. It is easy to see why with the band’s latest release, the digital EP, entitled Joyride. These four songs will make any fan of 90′s indie/alt rock swoon.

Listen to “Vacation Days” (mp3) as well as an exclusive acoustic version of “All Your Friends” here.

Recorded in the band’s Long Island practice space, Joyride is exactly as it sounds. The EP is a jaunty fusion of punk and indie rock, eluding somewhat to the early days of The Get Up Kids and Nada Surf but with the flare of bands like Cheap Girls and The Thermals as well. Broadcaster’s Joyride joyfully relives the golden days of the 90′s in 2011.

Broadcaster are headed back into the studio this weekend to record new songs with the legendary J. Robbins. More news to come!

TRACK LISTING
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1. Snow Party
2. All Your Friends
3. Atlantic Sea
4. Vacation Days

The Wild / Run, Forever – On Tour In Support Of Split 7″

By , 27 May, 2011, No Comment

THE WILD & RUN, FOREVER – U.S. Summer Tours
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• Bands hit the road in support of upcoming Split 7″ on Solidarity Recordings (06/21/11)
• Stream all four songs now @ Punknews.org
• B-Sides collection from The Wild out July 12th from Asian Man Records
• Run, Forever’s The Devil, And Death, And Me LP / CD out now from Solidarity

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Atlanta, GA’s The Wild and Pittsburgh, PA’s Run, Forever are gearing up for some heavy U.S. touring in support of the bands’ upcoming Split 7″ on Solidarity Recordings. Due out on June 21st, the four song release will be limited to 500 on black and color vinyl. More details and pre-order info coming soon. Both bands should have copies of the 7″ on tour beginning in mid-June as well.

On a related note, our friends at Punknews.org have just launched an exclusive stream for the split release. To listen to all the songs, go here.

While The Wild and Run, Forever are touring separately, the two will meet up for a week of shows beginning on June 4th at Crucial Fun Fest in Lexington, KY. Also noteworthy for The Wild is a week of shows with Andrew Jackson Jihad, as well as appearances at Plan-It-X Fest and the Asian Man Records 15th Anniversary Festival in San Francisco on June 17th.

Speaking of Asian Man, on July 12th, the label will release A Collection from The Wild, which is a CD re-release of various out-of-print singles, EPs, live songs and split releases. The band will have copies available for sale on the upcoming tour. Also check out Set Ourselves Free, The Wild’s 2010 full-length, which is available as a donation-based download from Quote Unquote Records.

As for Run, Forever, the Pennsylvania trio has been touring steadily in support of its recent full-length, The Devil, And Death, And Me. Originally self-released by the outfit in July of 2010 and officially re-issued by Solidarity at the end of last year, the California label recently pressed a 12″ vinyl version of this terrific album, which you can grab here or from the band at shows. While you’re at it, click here to watch this terrific new video for the title track from The Devil, And Death, And Me.

As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with The Wild and / or Run, Forever, drop me a line here.

THE WILD – U.S. TOUR
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MAY 30 – Richmond, VA @ The Rock Garden w/ RVIVR, Timeshares, Sundials, Hold Tight
MAY 31- Frederick, MD @ All Saints Episcopal Church w/ Bouncing Betty, Young Mountain, more
JUN 02 – Philadelphia, PA @ LAVA – Wooden Shoe’s May Month of Anarchy Party w/ Ceasefire, Born in a Cent, Bouncing Betty
JUN 03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Hillstock Music Festival w/ Zebu, Brave Little Abacus, So So Glos, Eskalators, more
JUN 04 – Lexington, KY @ Crucial Fun Fest JR./In Your House Fest w/ Run, Forever, Spraynard, Dr. Dinosaur, Young Mountain, more
JUN 05 – Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton – with Run, Forever, Chicken Little, Patron Saint of Disappointment, more
JUN 06 – Memphis, TN – St. Blues Guitar Workshop (Early Show!!) w/ Run, Forever, The Star Killers, Brennan Whalen
JUN 07 – Ft. Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill w/ Run, Forever, more
JUN 08 – Houston, TX @ Sedition Books w/ Run, Forever, more
JUN 09 – Austin, TX @ Trailer Park Records w/ Run, Forever, Days n’ Daze, more
JUN 10 – San Antonio, TX @ The Baltimore House w/ Run, Forever, The Sticky Bandits, more
JUN 11 – Las Cruces, NM @ The Trainyard w/ Dr. Dinosaur, more
JUN 12 – Tucson, AZ @ TBA w/ Dr. Dinosaur, more
JUN 13 – Riverside, CA @ 3485 University Ave. w/ Watercolor Paintings, Spoonboy, The Boy Who Could Fly, New York Taxi, more
JUN 14 – San Jose, CA @ The Texas Toast House w/ Spraynard more
JUN 15 – Santa Cruz, CA @ 105 Pioneer St w/ Spraynard, Russ Rankin (Good Riddance), more
JUN 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Viracocha w/ Dreams, Shady Maples
JUN 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Asian Man Records 15th Anniversary Festival Show @ The Bottom of the Hill w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad, O’Pioneers, Shinobu, Pteradon
JUN 18 – Reno, NV – Rainshadow Community Center w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad
JUN 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad
JUN 20 – Kasper, WY @ American Legion w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad
JUN 21 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad
JUN 23 – St. Louis, MO @ the Firebird w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad
JUN 24 – Bloomington, IN @ Plan-it-X Fest w/ Defiance, Ohio, Nana Grizol, David Dondero, Dead Dog, Madeline, more
JUN 25 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House Ballroom w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad
JUN 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ TBA w/ Vacation, more
JUN 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ 222 Ormsby w/ Light Hearted, Run Forever, more
JUN 29 – New Haven, CT @ Lily’s Pad w/ Bomb the Music Industry!, Cheap Girls, NYR, more
JUN 30 – Northampton, MA @ TBA – (need help)
JUL 01 – New London, CT @ TBA – (need help)
JUL 02 – Washington DC @ Saint Stephens Church w/ Bomb the Music Industry!, The Max Levine Ensemble, Cheap Girls, Algernon Cadwallader
JUL 03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa w/ Bomb the Music Industry!, Cheap Girls, more

RUN, FOREVER – U.S. TOUR
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MAY 27 – Las Cruces, NM @ Late Night Lunchbox
MAY 28 – Albuquerque, NM -@ Festolano 2011! / Dads House
MAY 29 – Amarillo, TX @ The 806
MAY 30 – Tulsa, OK @ TBA
MAY 31 – Belleville, IL @ ITR Venue
JUN 01 – Bloomington, IN @ Fort Vegan
JUN 02 – Dayton, OH @ Blind Bobs
JUN 03 – 04 – Lexington, KY @ Crucial Fun Fest
JUN 05 – Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton Collective w/ The Wild
JUN 06 – Memphis, TN @ TBA w/ The Wild
JUN 07 – Ft Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill w/ The Wild
JUN 08 – Houston, TX @ Sedition Books w/ The Wild
JUN 09 – Austin, TX @ Trailer Park Records w/ The Wild
JUN 10 – San Antonio, TX @ Baltimore House w/ The Wild
JUN 11 – TBA
JUN 12 – Lafayette, LA @ Frankies
JUN 14 – Tallahassee, FL @ Coolifornia House
JUN 15 – Gainesville, FL @ 1982
JUN 16 – Tampa, FL @ The Crowbar
JUN 17 – Jacksonville, FL @ TBA
JUN 19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Wonderroot
JUN 20 – West Columbia, SC @ Unit One Art Space
JUN 21 – Rock Hill, SC @ Venue TBA
JUN 22 – Greensboro, NC @ Legit BIZ
JUN 23 – Richmond, VA @ Rock Garden
JUN 24 – Fredricksburg, VA @ The Chidester House
JUN 25 – TBA
JUN 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
JUN 27 – Lancaster, PA @ House Show
JUN 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ 222 Ormsby
JUN 29 – Punxsutawney, PA @ Venue TBA
JUN 30 – Ashtabula, OH @ West End 2153
JUL 01 – Erie, PA @ St Coreys Day Fest
JUL 02 – Braddock, PA @ Square One
JUL 08 – 10 – Clearville, PA @ Square One Fest

Tin Horn Prayer – On Tour

By , 22 February, 2011, No Comment

TIN HORN PRAYER – West Coast / Southwest Tour Begins On Thursday (02/24 – 03/05)
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* In support of debut LP Get Busy Dying on Bermuda Mohawk Productions
* Free mp3s, streams, samplers and more!
* New songs recorded with Chris Fogal of The Gamits

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Beginning this Thursday (Feb 24) Tin Horn Prayer will embark on ten-day tour of the West Coast and Southwest in support of its new full-length, Get Busy Dying.

Featuring ex-members of The Blackout Pact, Only Thunder, Ghost Buffalo, Love Me Destroyer and Pinhead Circus, the Denver, CO band’s debut effort is now available on both vinyl and digital formats from Bermuda Mohawk Productions. The recently released LP version of the record – which features sweet black-on-black UV jackets – can be purchased from the label here or you can grab a copy from the band on tour.

The concept of combining the gruffness and intensity of punk with Americana and frontier-based folk has been toyed with for many years within the indie rock scene, but very few have blended the two sounds as well as Tin Horn Prayer. Soulful and chalk-full of whiskey-soaked narratives, Get Busy Dying carves out ten unique cuts that nod toward Lucero, Tom Waits and Murder By Death, but also stay true to the band members’ post-punk roots. If you’ve ever wondered what it would sound like if the Lawrence Arms and Uncle Tupelo got into a bar fight, look no further than this amazing record. Get Busy Dying is as much a dark, deeply personal affair as it is a rowdy, undeniably fun time.

Get Busy Dying is currently streaming in its entirety at Punknews.org and Bandcamp. You can also download a free mp3 for the song “1939″ here. While you’re at it, check out this great interview (also featuring an album stream) with band member Andy Thomas at AMP Magazine.

Additionally, Bermuda Mohawk recently celebrated its 50th release with a free digital comp featuring 27 songs from Cheap Girls, One Win Choice, imadethismistake, Carpenter and Mixtapes amongst others. Tin Horn Prayer kicks off the sampler with the track “Better Living.” Download all the goodness here.

Finally, it’s worth noting that Tin Horn Prayer just finished recording four new songs at Black In Bluhm Music with Chris Fogal of The Gamits. Fogal also recorded and produced Get Busy Dying. More details regarding the fate of those tracks soon!

As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, drop me a line here.

TOUR
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FEB 24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits Live w/ Jenny Invert
FEB 25 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Rogue Bar w/ Snail Quail and Lost in the Sun
FEB 26 – San Diego, CA @ The Ruby Room w/ Howlin’ Woods
FEB 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon w/ HOTS, Mad Mike and the Pisteleros
MAR 01 – Redding, CA @ Bombay’s
MAR 02 – Portland, OR @ Laurel Thirst w/ Michael Dean Damron
MAR 03 – Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse w/ Klondike Kate and The Howlin’ Hound Dogs
MAR 04 – Hood River, WA @ Trillium Cafe
MAR 05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed w/ I Am The Ocean

- It’s raucous, ramshackle and raw, but Tin Horn Prayer has the songwriting sophistication, expert showmanship and musical chops to pull it off. Denver Post
- Its charm lies in the raw, unpolished sound and if Tin Horn Prayer were to clean it up any, it just wouldn’t be the same.Nine Bullets
- Tin Horn Prayer’s talents abound to make this one of the more diverse and varied sounding albums of the genre. Music Vice

Paper + Plastick Signs Restorations

By , 1 May, 2010, No Comment

RESTORATIONS joins PAPER + PLASTICK
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* Strange Behavior EP – out digitally May 4th
* 12″ (45rpm) version to be released in June
* New song streaming @ P+P

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Paper + Plastick (A Wilhelm Scream, The Swellers, Cheap Girls, Frank Turner, Shook Ones) is excited to welcome Philadelphia’s Restorations to its impressive, ever-growing roster of bands.

Featuring members of the sorely missed Jena Berlin, Restorations’ debut EP, Strange Behavior, was recorded by Algernon Cadwallader’s Joe Reinhart and will be released digitally by the Gainesville label on May 4th via iTunes and other digital retailers, and then on 12-inch vinyl in late June.

The first offering from the four-song EP, “Title Track,” is now featured in the streaming media player on Paper + Plastick’s home page. Go here to listen.

On a related note, both songs from the Restorations’ latest 7-inch, Of Trees / Frankford, which was released earlier this year by Evil Weevil Records, are streaming here.

Restorations occupies a truly rarefied air, existing somewhere between indie rock’s off-kilter jangle, the dynamic nature of punk and hardcore, shoegaze’s contemplative restraint and the breeziness of a front porch romp through rustic Americana. There’s a taut, electrified undercurrent that keeps Strange Behavior tense and ominous – and maybe even a little dangerous-sounding – but the Philly quintet still manages to exude warmth and earnestness throughout the duration. These four songs envelope the listener in Jon Loudon’s gravely, soulful vocals and the band’s pulsing, fuzzy indie stylings. You’ll lose yourself in atmospheric peaks and valleys while Restorations keep you on edge with songs that burn slowly before careening down unexpected, yet always exciting avenues.