True Widow

Johnny Brenda's Presents

True Widow


Thu, January 11, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

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

True Widow - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
True Widow
Dallas trio TRUE WIDOW craft patient, rounded music that calls to mind images of
foggy dawns and parched fields. Formed in November 2007, TRUE WIDOW released
their self-titled debut a year later and immediately caught the ears of the underground. At its core, the music of TRUE WIDOW is powered by the driving, guitar-dense aspects of shoegaze and stoner rock and the heavy, low-moving evocations of ambient music.
Following their auspicious start, the band returned in 2011 with their sophomore full length, As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth. As High As The Highest Heavens saw the band solidify their direction and further mature their sound, but it wasn’t until 2013’s Circumambulation (TRUE WIDOW’s debut album for independent label Relapse Records) that they reached the heights - both professionally and compositionally - they have now. Circumambulation garnered the band widespread praise both within and beyond the metal world and was praised by publications as diverse as Pitchfork, NPR, Decibel Magazine, and Metal Injection. The band followed up the success of that album with extensive touring across the US, Russia, and Europe, including numerous appearances at renowned festivals such as Roadburn, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Psycho California, and more.
This year, Avvolgere, the forthcoming LP from Texas trio TRUE WIDOW, perfects the
formula that Circumambulation established. The album rocks and rolls with serene, rounded climaxes and steep, jangling choruses that engulf the listener with waves of downbeat, saccharine melodies and mesmerizing distortion. TRUE WIDOW’s signature alternation between male and female vocals helps further blur the boundaries between the heft of stoner rock, the droning atmosphere of shoegaze, and the twangy catchiness of blues and indie rock. It’s both concise and circuitous - the album takes you on a journey that you can’t ever quite predict or expect. Avvolgere is TRUE WIDOW sounding more infectious and consummate than ever before.
True Widow is:
D.H. Phillips (guitar/steel guitar/vocals)
Nicole Estill (bass/acoustic guitar/vocals)
Slim TX (drums/piano)
Remote/Control - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
“We wanted to express something very specific, so we gave it a name.
‘Blue Wave’ commands the illicit act of a sorrowful dance.”

Carving out their own corner in the variable genre of post-punk, comes
a three-piece from Philadelphia that deliver on their promise of
devising songs that push and pull the listener between a state of
fervor and introspection. The band draws influence from the cause and
effects of a post-industrial, capitalistic, and social media-driven
society whose values act to both undermine and highlight what it is to
be a human in the 21st century. Described as “a cascade of guitars,
bass, and synths with anthemic vocals that energize the senses to the
point of pupil dilation,” Remote/Control’s debut single, “Exposure”,
premiered on this past October (2017) in conjunction
with the release of a limited edition run of cassette singles
containing a B-side remix by the legendary Crash Course in Science.
Striking a careful balance between driving bass lines, melancholic
guitars, polyphonic synths, and punishing snares, Remote/Control’s
signature brand of post-punk is both nostalgic and futuristic, hopeful
and heartbroken, with lyrics that catch you off guard in their urgency
and disillusionment doled out in equal parts.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125