OhBree's Burn Bridges, Burn Pies Release with Grandchildren

Johnny Brenda's Presents

OhBree's Burn Bridges, Burn Pies Release with Grandchildren

Mumblr, Glenn Matthews

Sat, June 24, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

OhBree - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
OhBree
"Start off with something depressing and sinister, then juxtapose it with something silly as fuck.” According to frontman and songwriter Andrew Scott, this has been 8-piece indie-pop band OhBree’s mission statement since day one.

This May, OhBree will be releasing their third full length record, Burn Bridges, Burn Pies - An album that they feel has connected the worlds of their previous releases. The troupe's first album, We Miss You Edward, Come Home (2012), was a bizarre pit-orchestra-influenced spiral of 17 songs that manifested in a lighthearted theatrical headtrip, while the second LP, Death By Broomstick (2014), took a much darker spin on the band’s pop sensibilities. Soon after Death By Broomstick, OhBree release their extremely well received EP called Feed Me Poison (2016) that Consequence of Sound described as, “A four-song odyssey into a world of weirdo guitar riffs and off-kilter piano arrangements.”

“Burn Bridges Burn Pies is the record that brings our message together,” says Andrew. “The themes remain dark, but we bring back the Monty Python/Dr. Seussian absurdity of our first record.” The album kicks off with a supervillain facet on songs like “Spine” and “Tiny Tethers” - it finds haunting and heavy dread through “Square Boxes, Square Thoughts” and “Motivation for a Dying Man” - and taps into the group’s surreal form of silliness with the tunes “Skeleton Ave” and “Which Doctor, Witch Doctor?”

Burn Bridges, Burn Pies will be released digitally and on beautiful blue vinyl records featuring the art of Debbie Fong on May 19th 2018. OhBree is Andrew Scott (vocals/keys), Adam Laub (drums), Bob Iacono (trumpet), Tyler Mack (trombone/guitar), Lucas Kozinski (guitar), Kyle Press (saxophone), Michael Aherne (bass), Connor Przybyszewski (trombone).

Burn Bridges, Burn Pies is OhBree’s third full length album, connecting the worlds of their previous releases. The themes remain dark, but they bring back the Monty Python/Dr. Seussian absurdity of their first record, We Miss You Edward, Come Home. The album kicks off with a supervillain facet on songs like “Spine” and “Tiny Tethers” - it finds haunting and heavy dread through “Square Boxes, Square Thoughts” and “Motivation for a Dying Man” - and taps into the group’s surreal form of silliness with the tunes “Skeleton Ave” and “Which Doctor, Witch Doctor?”.
Grandchildren - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Grandchildren
Known for their cinematic orchestrations blending folk, pop and electronic music, Grandchildren have been steadily making a name for themselves since songwriter Aleks Martray founded the group in Philadelphia in 2008. Since then the band has evolved into a dynamic ensemble of musicians, lauded by critics and fans alike for their intricately layered arrangements and high-energy performances.

Martray attributes their eclectic sound to his nomadic upbringing across Europe, the US and Latin America and a reverence for music of the past. He explains, “I grew up on everything from Michael Jackson, to Fela Kuti, to Rachmaninoff, so music was both a form of time travel and the one constant that held everything together.” This sense of a sonic journey and musical omnivorousness is what defined Grandchildren’s first two albums – Everlasting (2010) and Golden Age (2013).

With their third album ZUNI, Grandchildren hone their distinctive ability to strike a poetic balance between the intimate and epic. Throughout the album, a joyful celebratory lightness is at battle with its lyrical darkness, washing over them like a baptism. The resulting feeling is an elixir of moods that can best be described as a kind of “dark pop” – a poetic tug of war between beauty and darkness, inspiration and despair, where simple heartfelt songs usher you through a landscape of complex rhythms and melodies. Martray describes the underlying creative process as something akin to lucid dreaming.
Mumblr - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Mumblr
Mumblr consists of four friends who play music because they fall short in almost everything else. Mustang, Worm, Peacock, Wildcard.
Glenn Matthews - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Glenn Matthews
Glenn Matthews is a somber pop band from Philadelphia.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/