Iron Lung

Iron Lung

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Salvation, Backslider, Dream Decay

Fri, March 29, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

First Unitarian Church

Philadelphia, PA

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

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Iron Lung
Iron Lung
Iron Lung are two moody, bearded guys from Seattle who play a kind of music called “power violence”. Pioneered in the early 90s, this genre of punk was a kick in the ass for the joke of what hardcore had become thanks to snowboarding, metalcore bands who sang about “revenge” and girls not being allowed to have abortions.

Bands like Infest and Crossed Out and labels like Slap A Ham put out fast, brutal records that sounded closer to fast old punk like Siege than Biohazard and it made everything feel exciting again.

A decade on and Iron Lung are reigniting our interest in power violence by making some of the harshest, most exciting stuff we’ve heard since we first fell in love with Man Is The Bastard. They have songs with names like “Sternal Abnormalities” and “Horizontal Respiration” and the sound of them makes me dream of grabbing an enemy by the back of his head and smashing his face repeatedly into a desk until he’s begging for mercy and crying through broken teeth.

About to release their third album of "music" entitled "White Glove Test" on their own imprint, Iron Lung Records, Iron Lung plan to use their upcoming success to win beauty pageants and end world hunger. They are very serious. Thank you and have a good day.
Ed Schrader's Music Beat
Ed Schrader's Music Beat
Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice are Ed Schrader's Music Beat from the fair city of Baltimore MD. In 2008/09 many had seen Ed "live" with just a floor tom, one light, plenty of jokes, and commanding voice. This era often left people with a sense that they had just seen a man unhinged trying to tell them something sacred in the form of a song, or something, they weren't too sure what they saw. After a few tours on his own, in 2010 Ed asked Devlin to help him expand the songs with his limited knowledge of the bass guitar. Now the "live" show is one guy playing a drum with a light shining, singing his ass off and another dude with a bass, in the dark laughing at the other guy's jokes. This era (which still continues) tends to leave people with that same fascination of the sacred unhinged but now it seems a little less scary, more familiar and they can can bring their dates to see this "cool band that you might not have heard of"

This union shortly brought about the release of Jazz Mind on Load Records which featured collaborations with Randy Randall of No Age and Baltimore sound gurus Matmos. Jazz Mind captured the raw and jarring "live" show with songs that seem equally loud and destructive, pensive and haunting. Since the albums release the duo have been touring non-stop through North America and Europe, by themselves mostly but have also been seen in opening slots with Dan Deacon, Future Islands and hardcore luminaries Ceremony.

Party Jail picks up where Jazz Mind left off with a greater focus on making the listener aware that Ed Schrader's Music Beat are not nut jobs who just play their best guess at punk. They wish to reveal that they are secretly a band that write pop songs, whether you know it or not.
Salvation
Salvation
A mouthful of bloody broken teeth and flailing debris with a frantic, collapsing sound all their own, SALVATION are an epithet of TRUTH in a world of of ineffectual, poorly composed liars. Song after song they shatter their way towards a harsh and inevitably devastating collapse. SALVATION festers in their primal hostility with a level of strength teeming on the insufferable. Philadelphia's own. Youth Attack! Records.
Venue Information:
First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
http://www.philauu.org/