Purveyors of: Fresh and punchy new wave onslaughts. File next to: Odonis Odonis, Talking Heads, Devo Playing: WL 698, Saturday April 23 @ Monarch Tavern. Get tickets here!
Century Palm self-describe their music as “retro-futurist,” and this proves itself to be an apt description: the Toronto five-piece, featuring members of the Ketamines, Zebrassieres, and Tough Age (among others), masterfully rewires components from the golden eras of new wave and post-punk to create something that feels nostalgic and refreshingly new all at once. Marko Cindric chatted with drummer Jesse Locke about the time and space of Century Palm.
Purveyors of: Theatrical, off-kilter psych rock that begs you to release your inner spastic dancing nerd in front of all your cool friends at the bar. File next to: The Fleshtones, Talking Heads, Godley & Creme Playing: WL 698, Saturday April 23 @ Monarch Tavern. Get tickets here!
Paul Elrichman and Neil Rankin are no strangers to the weird and wacky, having been involved in numerous solo and collaborative projects over the years. With their latest EP, Magic Eye, out now on Pleasence Records, Germaphobes combine poppy guitar licks, upbeat drums, and bizarre lyrics that will make sure you’re wiggling in your seat or jiving on your feet. Emily Scherzinger chatted with Paul about their new EP, upcoming show, and the aesthetics of a Germaphobe.