Union Transfer

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

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Hop Along

Sat, January 12, 2013

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

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00

This event is all ages

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start
Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start
Playing "And Nothing is #1" for it's ten year anniversary.

Up Up Down Down… blend elements of harder emo such as Hot Water Music and Small Brown Bike with the indolence of bands like Hum. If one thing stands out right away, it’s that these guys can sing. The vocals are shared; one effortlessly hits all the right notes while the other occasionally yells with great intensity. The next realization is that these guys can play. Acoustic guitar, occasional piano and strings mesh well with the powerful drums and distorted guitars; time changes and complex rhythms are commonplace.
It’s difficult to pin their sound because they blend so many styles. Elements of punk, metal, emo, shoegazer and math are combined with stellar results, and nothing sounds out of place. They are excellent musicians but their modesty is just cool. And Nothing is #1 is the result of four years of hard work by four guys who sound as if they were born to play music together, and it is definitely worth seeking out.
Up Up Down Down.. play a compelling style of hugely indie rock that is influenced by the very roots of the genre. Akin to an obvious Sunny Day Real Estate influence, the band takes what SDRE did and adds their own twist: a little spice on the vocals.
A Great Big Pile Of Leaves
A Great Big Pile Of Leaves
Brooklyn, NY-based trio, A Great Big Pile of Leaves got their start in 2007 when guitarist/singer Peter Weiland and drummer Tyler Soucy took time from their prior projects to start writing material of their own. The first six songs came together as the self-released EP The Fiery Works, which the duo put out as a free download on their Web site. As word spread online, the band's fanbase grew along with Weiland and Soucy's
excitement to get back to recording.

Continuing with the formula of self-producing, The Fiery Works II followed shortly afterward and was also released as a free download. Within the next year, the digital releases were downloaded over 12,000 times and the group prepared for a live setting with the addition of Tucker Yaro on bass. After playing several shows and writing a batch of new songs over the next few months, the newfound trio prepared themselves to record a full-length record Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?
Hop Along
Hop Along
Hop Along is Frances Quinlan, Mark Quinlan, Tyler Long, and Joe Reinhart. The band, often described simply as playing the style of alternative rock, resides in the great city of Philadelphia.

Get Disowned (2012) is their first full-length release. It was made piece by piece, over the course of two years, in an inhabited warehouse in North Philadelphia.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123