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The Stammer

New The Stammer LP Available for Streaming & Download

Face In Peril, the new album from post-punk four-piece The Stammer, is out today. Capturing the melancholy of relationships gone awry and the subsequent fall out, a looming emotive friction melodically pushes forward as shards of guitar are cast. The LP feels extremely personal as the ongoing existential search unravels in real time, casting a calm but penetrating sense of uncertainty. Ortlieb’s will be hosting the band’s record release show this Saturday, August 11, supported by Summer Scouts, Last Full Measure, and Parrot Dream.

New Track: "In Which We Burn" - The Stammer

The Stammer channel the late, great Lou Reed on their new single, “In Which We Burn”. Featured on their forthcoming album Face In Peril (due out August 12), the song utilizes controlled bursts, distancing itself from the pain of the past. The volatile guitar/bass/drums combination breaks/tears away from the somber synth in search of a fresh start. The quartet will be at Ortlieb's on the evening of the record's release, where they'll be joined by Summer Scouts, Last Full Measure, and Parrot Dream.


New Track: "Over and Over" - The Stammer

In advance of their forthcoming album Face In Peril, The Stammer released a fresh single, “Over and Over”. Rather than meandering in the melancholy of infidelity and a subsequent breakup, the track offers an upbeat opportunity to get loose. Semi-spoken/sung lyrics reconcile with the past as a means to move forward. It's an energetic jolt, resetting the emotive system. The Stammer are slated to perform on Wednesday, June 21 at The Pharmacy, on a billing that also includes Talk Louder!, Happy Abandon, and Fluorescence.


Embrace Bondage & Discipline at Ortlieb's July 8

Electro-rock outfit Bondage & Discipline meshes a breezy, synth/percussion-compassed sound, with a slightly ominous, heavy undercurrent. The end game is one that utilizes layered, harmony-fueled vocals, with a ceaseless-moving instrumental base, capturing warmth while hinting at impending chills. The group will release its debut LP Love Me Like I’m Dead via a series of smaller song groupings; the first, No One, will be released on July 12. Unifying waves of jangly, fuzzed guitar with a locked-in snap and pop of bass and percussion and semi-spoken Lou Reed-inspired vocals, The Stammer helps fortify this billing at Ortlieb’s, which also features the back alley synth explorations of Blood Sound, who have a new album on the horizon, entitled True Romance Magazine. After releasing their debut EP Vail earlier this spring, the haunting post-punk of Brooklyn trio Decorum rounds out this goth dance party. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. Third St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Michael Colavita

The Stammer Album Release Show at The Fire July 31

With a calm, consistent advance, post-punk trio The Stammer continue its march forward. Steady, spoken vocals, delivered by Brian Brotman, offers an air of calm despite the sometimes melancholy narrative, as a clean siren of guitar rings true and the percussion provides that persistent push forward towards the surrounding setting. Tonight, at The Fire, the band celebrates its new release Days in Between, with the comforting psych-pop charge of Mock Suns, who impose a pleasant atmosphere that accelerates at specific instrumental intervals, asserting force onto a gentle peaceful wave. The frenzied synth-friendly gloom-pop of Blood Sound has that knack for keeping you on your toes, and since you’re on your feet, one might as well embrace it. Brooklyn lo-fi dream-pop crew Exiles helps to usher in an evening that pleasantly clouds headspace with a constant rolling current. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $8, 21+ - Michael Colavita


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