Union Transfer


June Divided (Record Release Show!)

June Divided (Record Release Show!)

The Superweaks, PHNTMS

Sun, December 4, 2016

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

June Divided
June Divided
Philadelphia's indie rock/pop outfit, June Divided, consists of Melissa Menago (guitar, keys, vocals), Chris Kissel (guitar), Keith Gill (drums), and Lenny Sasso (bass, synth). They have shared the stage with Twenty One Pilots, Rise Against, The Pretty Reckless, Walk The Moon, Tegan and Sara, and were seen on Warped Tour, MTVu and at SXSW.

After a busy initial start to their band, they took some quiet time to work on evolving their sound, and the end result is their late 2016 release, Body Wars. “We embraced more sounds and more influences for this EP,” says Menago, “we also embraced the idea that it’s ok to go through things, and that is truly what this record is about.”
The Superweaks
Led by the songwriting powerhouse duo Evan Bernard and Chris Baglivo, The Superweaks evolved from a Philadelphia music collective to a full time band for their first collective EP The World Is A Terrible Place And I Hate Myself And Want To Die. Since then, the band has formed a place in the hearts of the Philadelphia scene through their impressive knack for writing hooks that chew bubble gum and kick ass.

With influences ranging from Weezer to Thin Lizzy to The Ergs, the songwriting team delivers song after song of straight to the point powerful pop backed by the occasional impassioned shout and a healthy tinge of fuzz. The band released their debut LP Bad Year in 2015 on Lame-O Records, which led them to tour with everyone from Brand New and The Get Up Kids to Modern Baseball and Joyce Manor.

On November 4th, 2016, The Superweaks will release their follow up LP Better Heavens, dedicated to the band's bass player and family member Corey Bernard, who passed away this summer. Artwork on the album, both the cover and further art within the LP come from Corey's old drawings.

Better Heavens sees some sonic experimentation from The Superweaks, carrying on some of the pop and guitar-rock from their last release, but also finding more dynamic moments throughout. The band softens on track "Diamond Mind," experiments with synths and vocal effects on "Oh God (We're All So Miserable Now)" and adds some atmospheric heaviness with "Heavy Dreams" and "Junkie's Gone To Heaven," while still delivering great pop hooks on songs like "Better Heavens" and "Glowing."
Pitching their music somewhere between arena rock and the classic sound of 1960's soul singers PHNTMS is a band from Philadelphia, PA that aims to do things a little different then the norm.

Currently the band is recording their debut full length with producer Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, Gates, Hopesfall, Glassjaw).
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123