Philly’s Mercury Girls made a year-end mix (listen), playing NYC shows this weekend w/ Expert Alterations, EZTV & more
photo: Mercury Girls @ Pianos, CMJ 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Philadelphia's Mercury Girls won the battle over use of their name (Toronto's Mercury Girls are now called Pavilion). With that settled, look for a 7" out early next year on venerable indiepop label Slumberland. In the meantime Mercury Girls have some shows coming up, including two NYC shows this weekend with Expert Alterations: Friday (12/18) at Alphaville that's also with Gingerlys, Big Quiet, and DJ Kip Berman (Pains of Being Pure at Heart); and Saturday (12/19) at Cake Shop that's also with EZTV and DJ Drew Citron (Beverly). Advance tickets are available for the Cake Shop show. On Sunday (12/20), Mercury Girls and Expert Alterations will play live on WFMU starting at 7 PM. All dates are listed below.
Both Expert Alterations and EZTV are featured on a year-end mix put together by Mercury Girls' guitarist Kevin Attics that has all his favorite songs of 2015. You may remember he did one last year too. Says Kevin:
The sun is setting on 2015 and, again, we're left to pick up the pieces and make sense of the last twelve months. This year saw a break-out of bands inspired by jagged, dance-y post-punk (WALL, Shopping, SNEAKS), a wave of indiepop with something to say (Spook School, Makthaverskan, Flowers), burgeoning new talent building steam (Wildhoney, Expert Alterations, EZTV, Wallflower)... oh, also Hurry managed to put out a pretty good track.
Stream it and check out the tracklist below...
The Spook School - "Burn Masculinity"
Wildhoney - "Hurts to Hear"
Real Numbers - "Frank Infatuation"
Dripping Wet - "Everything Dies"
Free Cake For Every Creature - "The Day to Day"
Expert Alterations - "Dear Thomas"
Eternal Summers - "Gold and Stone"
Hurry - "Shake It Off"
Pale Lights - "Another Broken Heart"
SNEAKS - "X.T.Y."
WALL - "Cuban Cigars"
EZTV - "Bury Your Heart"
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - "Hey, You're Mine"
Future Punx - "Post-Wave"
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Ballad of the Band"
The Hairs - "BEEF"
Cold Beat - "Broken Lines"
Makthaverskan - "Witness"
Martha - "Chekhov's Hangnail"
Romantic States - "Museum"
Big Quiet - "Maura & Dana"
Post Pink - "Crampy"
Shopping - "Straight Lines"
Dear Tracks - "Connectivity (Demo)"
Knife Pleats - "Terrible"
The Pretty Greens "First Time"
Diet Cig - "Scene Sick"
The City & I - "Geordie"
Escape-ism - "If I Had a Hammer"
Home Blitz - "Seven Thirty"
PILL - "T.V. Wedding"
Myrrias - "All Alone"
Roman a Clef - "PSBTV"
Wallflower - "You'll Be"
Polio Club - "Ubiquity"
Flowers - "Ego Loss"
Mercury Girls - 2015 Tour Dates
12/18 - NYC - Alphaville (w/Expert Alterations, Gingerlys, Big Quiet, DJ Kip Berman of Pains of Being Pure at Heart)
12/19 - NYC - Cake Shop (w/EZTV, Expert Alterations, DJ Drew Citron of Beverly)
12/20 - Live on WFMU (w/Expert Alterations)
12/31 - Philadelphia - Johnny Brenda's (w/A Sunny Day in Glasgow, DJ Jeff Zeigler)