Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

Cloakroom

Cloakroom

Pinkwash, Jaye Jayle

Sat, January 21, 2017

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Cloakroom
Cloakroom
Hailing from the harsh rurals of Northwest Indiana, Cloakroom consist of three initiates writing music that blurs the contemporary and resuscitates the meaning of being a "rock band" in these seemingly stagnant times. Four years and counting, the band has spun their introverted web of genre and boundary dissolving rock n' roll. Where one may hear the high, lonesome pangs of long lost country, another may note the hallucinogen-roused layers of psychedelic-rock. Being given such apocryphal descriptors such as "shroomgaze" and "stoner-emo" only seems to further estrange Cloakroom's sound and public presence from all tangibility. The band is a pensive chimera of equal parts; overdriven moody sonic-abrasion, an adherence to the pop music formula, and the quiet moments of a ghost contemplating its ethereal form. Cloakroom aren't reinventing the wheel, they're building an interstellar vessel.
Pinkwash
Pinkwash
PINKWASH is a heavy punk duo based out of West Philadelphia. After an EP and 7-inch released on Sister Polygon, their debut LP for Don Giovanni Records is due this spring. Splintered rhythms and ultra-loud riffs.
Jaye Jayle
Jaye Jayle
“Anyone who is using more than two chords is just showing off.”

Woodie Guthrie’s famous quote became a mantra for young musicians who rallied around folk’s austerity, and later inspired a new generation of artists who basked in punk’s primitivism. Guthrie’s songs may not be an influence on Louisville’s Jaye Jayle, but his call for simplicity as a deliberate choice versus a matter of mere ability resonated with the veterans of Kentucky’s dark indie scene. Naming themselves Jaye Jayle as a pen name or a pseudonym to veer away from a traditional band moniker, the group sought to eliminate unnecessary variables and deconstruct their compositions down to their most concentrated essence. Jaye Jayle owe less to our nation’s roots music and more to peripheral rock bands that have taken the “less is more” attitude to its furthest reaches. Imagine Spacemen 3 without the saturated wall of distortion, or Neu! without the upbeat motorik pulse, or Lungfish without the shamanistic howls. But these reference points seem either too bombastic or too lush. Perhaps a nexus of The Troggs’ ham-fisted drumming, Angels of Light’s ominous twang, and Suicide’s swaths of negative space hits closer to the mark, but even that doesn’t do the band justice. Jaye Jayle’s debut album House Cricks and Other Excuses To Get Out is an exercise in tension and restraint, a tightrope act between singer-songwriter traditions and art rock experimentation, and an intersection of Southern cultural permutations and otherworldly sounds.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com