The Stargazer Lilies

The Stargazer Lilies

No Sun, Dulls, Aster More

Tue, March 28, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$6.00

This event is 21 and over

The Stargazer Lilies
The Stargazer Lilies
N/E PA based the Stargazer Lilies are the brainchild of husband and wife team, John Cep and Kim Field, pioneers of shoegaze's new wave with former band Soundpool. The Stargazer Lilies is the evolution of their gaze, this time with added psych rock elements (think MBV meets Pink Floyd). Cep's heavy effects-driven guitars are accented by drummer, Tammy Hirata's minimalist approach, along with Field's dreamy vocals and drony bass lines. Following their debut album We Are The Dreamers in 2013, their sound was described in Spin Magazine as a "reverb-washed slo-mo assault of Slowdive with the sparkling ambiance of air channeled into a lush, guitar-swollen whole. Psych-fuzz epic." Pop Matters says, "The Stargazer Lilies possess a truly widescreen, cinematic sound with crescendos that build cascading waves of sound enveloping your whole body. The music is a bit darker than standard dream pop fare, but that only makes it that much more mesmerizing." Brad Laner of Medicine describes them like this: "This is what your socalled shoegaze is supposed to sound like. Incredible melodies and singing plus great guitar work." Door To The Sun, their second full-length, is set to be released in Spring/Summer 2016 on Graveface Records.
No Sun
No Sun
Since their formation just a couple of years ago, Salt Lake City’s No Sun have been quietly crafting loud, confident, and modern shoegaze. Originally a solo project for singer/ guitarist Jordon Strang to experiment with, No Sun has since grown into a nuanced and voluminous four piece.

In the tradition of Swervedriver and Failure, and contemporaries like Nothing and Pity Sex, No Sun’s recently released, debut album ‘If Only’ swells with walls of reverb and texture. It’s shoegaze for those who can appreciate the loudest and dreamiest aspects of the genre. Lyrically, the album leans mostly toward introspection and existential doubt, and Jordon's coping with depression, anxiety, and love.

Just a few weeks since the release of 'If Only', No Sun are releasing a cover of the classic Dead Kennedys song, "Nazi Punks Fuck Off". Guitarist/ vocalist Jordon Strang says, "America has shown its very disgusting underbelly over the past few months, and I'm sure it will only get worse. Going to shows, and thel DIY community in general should be a place where everyone else feels safe, except for those that live to make others feel unsafe for something as simple as the color of their skin, their gender identity, or their sexual orientation. We covered this song to let everyone know that we think that Nazism and bigotry is not welcome and will not be tolerated within our fanbase or at any of our shows.”
Dulls
Dulls
Dulls is a relatively new band from Philadelphia that pays homage to the likes of Slowdive, Sonic Youth and Smashing Pumpkins. Their self titled EP reflects just that with loud and driving songs that are lengthy, but will undoubtedly hold your attention throughout.
Aster More
Aster More
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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