SOFT DEADLINES 'PEOPLE ARE EVIL' ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

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SOFT DEADLINES 'PEOPLE ARE EVIL' ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

CELEBRATION GUNS, PAPER FOXES, SNAILMATE, THE HUMAN TORCH (Acoustic)

Thu, November 29, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

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SOFT DEADLINES
SOFT DEADLINES
“People have been saying to me for years 'you're such a critic,'” says Oliver Lemke of Phoenix dance-punk band Soft Deadlines. “So the idea of basing a record on that seemed only natural.” “Critic” is the band's second album and their first full-length. Comprised of ten tracks, it balances tight, hook-filled pop structures with the jagged sonic edges of classic art-punk acts such as Gang of Four. Lemke's wry lyrics are often delivered with a sneer, yet somehow evoke sympathy for the lostness of the difficult characters who wander through them.

Assembled in a home studio with limited equipment, “Critic” was entirely a DIY endeavor for the band, but it caught the ear of 56th Street Records, an eclectic Central Phoenix label which released it as a CD in January 2015. The raw, earthy quality of the production led Phoenix New Times writer Jeff Moses to remark that “the garage rock wave is definitely coming into Phoenix,” while Java Magazine's Mitchell Hillman describes “Critic” as “brilliant post-punk angular guitar glory” and “f***ing stunning.”

Lemke credits a favorite college professor with introducing him to the post-punk genre, but it wasn't until 2013 that he met drummer Russ Hill and decided to start building on its musical ideas. The two self-produced an EP, “Nice Try,” which earned them enough interest to start booking frequent gigs around the Phoenix area. They spent much of 2014 writing and rehearsing ten new songs, but it took the assistance of Chad Cussen, a bassist/guitarist who officially joined the band that fall, to complete the record and develop the songs into a high-voltage stage show.

Since releasing “Critic,” Soft Deadlines have been playing frequent gigs around Phoenix and making plans for their first tour. “The logistical side is a bit daunting,” says Lemke. “But this is fun music that I think people really respond to, especially if, like me, they're a little weird. Basically I want to share these songs with as many weird people as possible.”
CELEBRATION GUNS
CELEBRATION GUNS
Former lovers from local acts Wizards of Time, Neba and Tiger Heist combine to bring you quirky, smart, noisy and catchy indie pop.
PAPER FOXES
PAPER FOXES
Post Punk/Dance Punk presented in a hail of feedback and heavy bass hooks. Stream our new EP "Strawberry Lashes" on your favorite streaming service today!
SNAILMATE
SNAILMATE
Snailmate was formed by Kalen Lander and Ariel Monet in early 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. To date, the band has independently released 4 EPs (on tape and CD) one 7 inch vinyl split, one tape split and one full length album "Love in the Microwave" which together have amassed thousands of physical sales and Digital downloads and garnered praise from press outlets such as Phoenix New Times, Java Magazine, Rogue Valley Messenger, ABQ Free Press and more. The band’s self-booked touring began spring of 2015 and they haven't stopped since. Snailmate has played clubs in every region of the country while also performing at SXSW, Evel Knievel days, UFO festival, multiple pride festivals, State fairs, Maximum Ames and Fog Fest. They are currently on tour supporting their new EP "Existential Anxiety" for 7 months. The duo will continue touring the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and more until they die.
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