Part Time Punks Presents:  Whirr + Permanent Collection + Tennis System

Part Time Punks Presents: Whirr + Permanent Collection + Tennis System

Permanent Collection, Tennis System

Sun, August 26, 2012

10:00 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

A nite devoted to some of the best (and noisiest) up-and-coming shoegaze bands in the country!

Whirr
Whirr
Northern California's WHIRR (formerly Whirl) make an effects-laden noise that is as blatantly loud and heavy as it is beautiful, giving the sounds of 90's shoegaze a widescreen update for the post-millennial era. The young sextet's wall of lush guitars, breathy vocals, dreamy synth and thunderous drumming propel listeners into a near-cinematic realm where instantly catchy melodies and emotional, enveloping atmospheres hang in perfect balance. The group's debut album, Pipe Dreams, was released by Tee Pee Records this past March.
Permanent Collection
Permanent Collection
Permanent Collection started as the solo project of Jason Hendardy in 2011. The 12" EP Delirium was released last summer on San Francisco's LogLady Records. The record is a template of what has become the Permanent Collection sound: pop structures swathed in hazy guitars. In late 2011, Hendardy recruited locals Megan Dabkowski, Brenden Nerfa and Mike Stillman and immediately began collaboration with them to write the first full-band album in their new rough-and-tumble practice space in San Francisco's notorious Bayview District.

Robert Christgau described Sonic Youth as "not peering into the fissure (but) barreling down the turnpike like the fissure ain't there." No other contemporary pop group strives to mine that mentality like San Francisco's Permanent Collection does. The band's punk infused, fuzzed out pop will leave your ears ringing and your heart stinging. For the forthcoming LP, Newly Wed Nearly Dead the band turned to cult music icons Monte Vallier (of Swell/Half-Church and owner of Ruminator Audio) and Kramer (producer of groups such as Galaxie 500 and Low) for recording and mastering. Carving out new territory for the band, this album will have your brain crooning and undoubtedly fall into your subconscious.
Tennis System
Tennis System
The promise of L.A. may well lie in Tennis System, who have thundered their way through their adopted city with a reverb-drenched ferocity that has, in short order, made the East Coast transplants the city’s band to watch.


One listen is all it takes to comprehend why: Tennis System are masters of unhinged, lo-fi psychedelia, laced with the inescapably pop DNA of Jesus and Mary Chain, Nirvana and Ride. Behind the sweat-drenched performances, behind the Orange amps and squalling anthems is a coolly leather-clad trio, composed of front man Matty Taylor, drummer Hector Gomez, and bassist Zach Bilson. Arriving at the current lineup, however, was spirit quest that took Tennis System from one coast to the other: It was in gritty Washington, D.C. that a young Taylor steeped like tea in the music of Fugazi and Bad Brains, Black Tambourine and Nation of Ulysses. He decamped for Los Angeles, where denizens Gomez and Bilson joined the band, propelling the band forward as a full-fledged L.A. band.


Though Tennis System has shared bills with the likes of Ty Segall, Wavves, Japandroids, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Mark Gardner and Beach Fossils, and worked with Jeff Zeigler of Uniform Recording (Kurt Vile, War on Drugs, Nothing) and Fred Kevorkian (White Stripes, Pavement, Sonic Youth, the National) since its founding in 2009, life on the best coast has only served to raise its profile: In the past year, crowds at Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide festival, Austin Psych Fest, L.A.’s iconic Part-Time Punks showcase and South by Southwest have begun to bear witness to Tennis System’s slash-and-burn live shows.


After 2011’s much blogged-about self-released album, “Teenagers” (and its stunner of a single, “Hey We Tried”), the band returns in the fall of 2014 with “Technicolour Blind,” the appropriately named, heady fever-dream of a new album that has been a year in the making for Tennis System. Its tracks, including “Technicolour Blind” “Memories & Broken Dreams” and the sparkling, anthemic “Dead Honey” are melodic departures from the gritty, fuzz-washed tunes of yore; rather, Los Angeles life, with its thrilling beauty and starkly menacing underbelly, has left Tennis System sun-bleached and wary, and left their music imbued with the peculiar patina of a rough-and-tumble circumstance. The guitars still squeal, but listen closely: Taylor’s lyricism bears unexpected wisdom and woe. Recorded with Ulysses Noriega (The Wedding Present, Ben Folds, The Offspring) mixed by Drew Fisher (The Melvins, Bleached, Babies) and mastered by John Greenham (Ice Cube, Aesop Rock, Chuck Prophet), “Technicolour Blind” is poised to be Tennis System’s breakout effort, even if fans knew it all along.
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com