The Mean

The Mean

The Silence Kit, Lady

Fri, December 2, 2011

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Silence Kit
The Silence Kit
The Silence Kit is a Philadelphia-based post-punk band that plays textured, dark, indie rock. Inspired in equal parts by post punk, shoegaze, neo-psychedelia, avant-garde and indie rock, the band was started by singer/guitarist Patrick McCay back in 2002 as a solo recording project, eventually culminating in the first album "In Regulated Measure" (2006). "A Strange Labor" (2008) and "Dislocations" (2009) followed and "The Stairs" and "In Parts" EPs were released in 2011, each release garnering positive reviews from a variety of press. With each release The Silence Kit's signature sound grows more distinct, while the songwriting and arrangements continue to grow more varied and ambitious. Frequent comparisons to bands like The Cure, Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, Nick Cave and The Psychedelic Furs hint at The Silence Kit's sound. The band's fourth LP "Watershed" is their most accomplished to date. Released on April 8th on Azteca Records / Break Even Records, "Watershed" reflects the band's wide palette of songwriting, mood and texture.
Lady
Lady
Unpredictable and complex, the debut EP from Philadelphia band, Lady, forces the listener to abandon all definition and simply listen. The sooner you abandon the urge to define and classify the music, the sooner you will reside in the imagination of Lady and their enigmatic lead, the mysterious and divine 21 year old chanteuse Kate Foust.

Lady formed in 2009, when Kate chose to start the band that she had always wanted to play in. Enter friend and co-conspirator 21 year old, Liz Zook on violin and the layers of complexity began. Bassist Jim Scanlan, Guitarist Zach Poyatt, and drummer Ben Smith rounded out the ensemble and Lady began recording their first EP by December of 2009. Four tracks that confound and delight, leaving you with one clear thought - I want more. The players are all Philadelphia based students of classical and jazz music, and are each heavily embedded in the rich Philly scene having collaborated with artists such as folk outfit The Divine Lorraine, hip hop stylists Sela, the genius Virtual Virgin, Toy Soldiers, and many others.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107