Death Of Lovers
Sun, February 4, 2018
Doors: 2:30 pm / Show: 3:00 pm
$13.00 - $15.00
This event is all ages
In light of recent Eagles wins, Death Of Lovers have bumped up the times of their PhilaMOCA show so as to better accommodate those who wish to watch the big game. Doors are now at 2:30pm, with music starting at 3:00pm sharp, and all over by 5:00pm, so you'll have plenty of time to plant yourself in front of a television before kickoff!https://www.r5productions.com/event/1587349/
Thoughtful compositions weave driving synths, drums and guitars through lock-step rhythm and nostalgia before shattering into intricate and spacious instrumental breaks. There is a welcome complexity and depth to the tracks, which dance between moody and sweeping to sparkling and bright – creating a beautiful contrast to the honest and dark lyrics.
On the album single “The Absolute”, Domenic’s vocals (accompanied in harmony by drummer Kyle Kimball) take on the topics of selfishness and greed - “All in all is trembling fear – bound to fall on bludgeoned bell rung ears. A senseless world of worth, deceived by needing, and the crow who perches on your tongue – reminding you it won’t be too long.”
“Lowly People” is the band’s answer to PULP’s “Common People”, cast through the lens of their own upbringing: the streets of Kensington, Philly – where “Broken glass shimmers like the stars, summer air breeds a certain violence.”
Somehow, The Acrobat achieves warm familiarity while sounding completely new. While the tracks could easily have been included on the soundtrack to every one of your favorite 80s films, there is a fresh perspective and process evident in the songwriting that rewrites the “post-punk” rulebook.
“It seemed funny to me as sort of a comical reclamation of the mocking title I received from “punk” peers as a teen. While serving as a weird reflection of my childhood and musical heritage.”
Since Choir Boy’s gorgeous debut LP on Team Love Records in 2016, the dream-pop outfit has gained a cult following online and in underground circles. Adam’s stunning vocal range, layered compositions, and heartbreaking melodies are backed by musical partner Chaz Costello on bass (Fossil Arms, Sculpture Club, Human Leather) - and along with a rotating cast of players, create the perfect blend of nostalgia-laced romantic pop music we’ve been waiting years to hear.
Dais is proud to announce the new single “Sunday Light” b/w “Madeline”. The new songs are a continuation of the strong compositions and songwriting evident on last year’s album, and a showcase of Choir Boy’s musical talent.
“Sunday Light” is a coming of age story, and touches on the frightening aspects of religion, ritual, and secrecy through the eyes of someone discovering the truth behind the door for the first time. Strong vocals soar throughout the composition, reaching dizzying heights and diving into low and commanding tones, backed with strings and reverbed keys – it makes for majestic, but haunted nostalgia.
“Madeline” is the quintessential B-side heartbreaker – “…a pessimistic commentary to an accumulative experience with love and romance. Ranging from memories of young love to hopelessness in adult relationships”, this ballad impresses with beautiful and delicate arrangements, the slow motion soundtrack for a hopeless young romance.
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Philadelphia, PA, 19123