by Bill Pearis
Philadelphia septet Brown Recluse play Sunday night (9/27) at Cake Shop, hot on the heels of their new EP The Soft Skin which was just released on Slumberland. It's sunny orch-pop in the same vein as '60s band The Zombies, The Sneetches, and The Ladybug Transistor. Check out the two songs at the top of this post -- good stuff.
The EP was actually recorded two years ago, back when the band were known as Brown Recluse Sings, but is only just now surfacing. If you like it, be sure to also check out their 2006 mini-LP, Black Sunday. A brand-new LP will be out on Slumberland in early 2010. If you can't make the Cake Shop show on Sunday, Brown Recluse will be back in NYC in November. All tour dates are below.
Brown Recluse - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 25 RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT PILAM [with SCREAMING FEMALES, FREE ENERGY, and BAD TEMPLE] philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 27 CAKE SHOP nyc, New York
Oct 24 GREEN LINE CAFE [with TIGER SAW, THE WAILING WALL, SOUTH CHINA, BIRD AND FLOWER] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 4 JOHNNY BRENDA'S [with PUBLIC RECORD, TENNIS SYSTEM, RAVENS AND VULTURES] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 5 CAMEO GALLERY [with FRAT DAD, WORLD ATLAS, WE ARE COUNTRY MICE, GUNFIGHT presented by CRASHIN IN] brooklyn, New York
Nov 12 PILAM [with PANTS YELL!, and POST POST] philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 13 superfun tba DC, Washington DC
Nov 14 superfun tba brooklyn, New York