Bomb the Music Industry!

Manic Productions Presents

Bomb the Music Industry!

Hop Along, The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, LVL UP

Fri, November 23, 2012

7:00 pm

Lilly's Pad (Toad's Place Upstairs)

New Haven, CT

$10.00

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This event is all ages

Bomb the Music Industry!
Bomb the Music Industry!
Bomb the Music Industry! (commonly abbreviated as BtMI!) is a musical collective originally from Baldwin, Nassau County, New York. They write, produce, record, and distribute all of their music under the leadership of songwriter and producer Jeff Rosenstock, and you can get their albums FREE at quoteunquoterecords.com
They are known for their DIY punk ethic, embodied in such actions such as distributing six albums worth of their own
material for free on their website, and offering free stencils and paint for fans to create their own T-shirts. They also offer their fans a chance to perform on stage if they learn a song and bring their instrument to the show. Beginning in April 2009, the band will only play all-ages shows with ticket prices of $10 or less. Rosenstock and several other contributors were previously members of The Arrogant Sons of Bitches. As that band was breaking up, Rosenstock recorded the first Bomb The Music Industry! song, “Sweet Home Cananada” using his PowerBook’s built-in microphone. “I wrote that song and put it out to see if anybody wanted it. That was how it started, people showed interest and I like recording stuff.” Bomb the Music Industry! plays a blend of several musical styles anchored in ska and hardcore punk. The influences go deeper than ska and punk, however, as studio experimentation, synth-pop, and dc hardcore all pop up in the mix. Rosenstock says bands such as Harvey Danger and Neutral Milk Hotel are as much an influence as evidenced by tracks such as “This Graceless Planet” (an adaptation of a song by We Versus The Shark into the musical aesthetic of Bomb the Music Industry!)
Hop Along
Hop Along
After nearly two years working at Head Room Studios in North Philly arts space Big Mama's House, local art-pop trio Hop Along wrapped up work on its next full length album, Get Disowned, just last week. On Sunday, singer-guitarist Frances Quinlan announced on the band's Tumblr "OUR NEW ALBUM IS DONE (and I am delirious)"; she appeared after-hours on WKDU to chat and premier the album version of "Tibetian Pop Stars", and last night, the band posted the track as a free download on its Bandcamp page. It's a kind of epic collision of the band's preferred styles: overdriven punk, singalong folk and hooky pop.
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die are an atmospheric emo / indie rock band from Willimantic, CT. The band was formed in 2009 and has undergone several lineup changes since it’s inception. TWIABP’s now 8 piece lineup writes the songs collaboratively and often on-the-spot with vocal duties shared by 4 members. The band’s sound is easily compared to second wave post-emo indie rock bands of the late 90’s and early 2000’s and their atmospheric moments are often tagged as “post-rock.” The band creates their dense textured sound with multi-layered and heavily effected guitars as well as synthesizer, cello, and trumpet.

”The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die speak to a universal experience: of home, of suburbia, of community, of nostalgia for a time not so long ago after all. Atmospheric and breathy, emotionally raw and heavy," - Elise Granata
LVL UP
LVL UP
LVL UP was formed by Dave Benton and Mike Caridi while attending school at SUNY Purchase in late 2010. The project was intended to be a creative outlet for lofi pop songs with an emphasis on brevity. After recording a few demos and garnering a positive response, LVL UP became a full band with the additions of Ben Smith, Nick Corbo and Greg Rutkin. October 2011 saw the release of LVL UP’s debut full length "Space Brothers" on cassette, followed by a vinyl release in February 2012 on Evil Weevil Records. The record received modest attention, exciting a small but dedicated fan base in the northeast United States.

LVL UP saw departure of guitarist Ben Smith late 2012. The now four-piece entered the studio winter 2012-2013 to record their second release, "Extra Worlds". This release experimented with both hi-fi and lo-fi recording techniques, while still keeping to the indie-rock/pop song structure of "Space Brothers". "Extra Worlds" was released on Double Double Whammy in April of 2013.

LVL UP has shared the stage with bands such as Real Estate, Beach Fossils, Japanther, The Babies, Bomb the Music Industry, and Joyce Manor.
Venue Information:
Lilly's Pad (Toad's Place Upstairs)
300 York St
New Haven, CT, 06511
http://www.toadsplace.com