Mozes and The Firstborn

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Mozes and The Firstborn

The Parrots

Wed, February 13, 2019

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

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

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

Mozes and The Firstborn - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Mozes and The Firstborn
Playing a potent mix of sleazy grunge and power pop perfection Mozes and the Firstborn hail from Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band started out in 2010 with Melle Dielesen on vocals, guitar and songwriting, Corto Blommaert on bass and Raven Aartsen on drums. Ernst-Jan van Doorn joined later on guitar. In 2011 they released their first EP ‘I Got Skills’ which title track rather fast became the fan’s favorite. The band’s inspirations vary from Guided by Voices and Beck to Weezer and Nirvana.

The Californian label Burger Records released their self-titled debut album in 2014. Since then the band has embarked on international tours with The Growlers, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Together Pangea, crisscrossing the United States and Europe. In 2016 the band released Great Pile of Nothing, a more introvert and mellow album.

The past year Mozes and the Firstborn have been recording new tunes for their third full-length album, due for release in 2019. Embracing the feel of a mixtape, they blend their favorite styles and genres into an intriguing collection of songs. The band has worked with a number of producers, including producer/mixer Chris Coady (Beach House, Slowdive) and Roland Cosio (together PANGEA, Fuzz).
The Parrots - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Parrots
Madrid’s finest The Parrots have played across Europe, the US and Central America – packed nights at
London’s Shacklewell Arms and chelada-fuelled lunchtime showcases at SXSW, raucous gigs of
elemental garage noise, feelgood ferocity and many, many stage invasions (“everybody else gets very
motivated when they see us play,” says frontman Diego).
After half a dozen singles and EPs and countless shows around the world, in 2016 they released their
critically acclaimed first album Los Niños Sin Miedo (Heavenly Recordings)
While writing their second album, The Parrots took some days off and went down by the sea in Cádiz at
the studios of much-loved Spanish sound engineer Paco Loco, to record ‘Girl’ and ‘My Love Is Real’, two
new singles produced by The Horrors’ Tom Furse and mixed by Matt Wiggins (James Bay, LCD
Soundsystem, Adele). They follow up their own unique take on Soy Peor by Bad Bunny, one of the
biggest songs on the Latin/Spanish hip-hop scene of recent years (400 million plays on YouTube, 100
million on Spotify), which they released in February of 2018.
The Parrots have that genius-stupidity of all ace garage rock bands, and they mix sunbaked stoner
elation with a gleeful mangling of the English language: “If sometimes I express myself in the wrong
terms, because I’m not English, for me it doesn’t matter,” says Diego. “Let’s just get wild and do it
theway we feel. When I first heard Jonathan Richman singing in Spanish, I loved it. He gets it all wrong
and that has so much charm.” They also cite The Monks, The Groupies, 13th Floor Elevators, Buddy Holly
and Elvis as inspiration, and Diego’s biggest musical love is Marc Bolan: “He has always been my main
guy, he’s always there in my mind. I love the way some of his songs sound so naive but at the same
time so mean and so tender. No one can say ‘baby’ quite like him.”
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/