Bantic Media Releases Music From Slutever and When I Was 12
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 16:16:02
Drexel University's Bantic Media announces the signing of two of Philadelphia's most exciting new acts - the Riot Grrrl inspired duo Slutever and the '60s pop-inspired quartet When I was 12. I am from the Philly area on the Jersey side, so I am definitely digging these two acts.
Bantic Media is a music marketing company run by the students within Drexel University's Music Industry Program, part of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The artist services company is overseen by music industry veteran Darren Walters who's applied a DIY approach to music since 1991 when he co-founded Jade Tree, which was home to acts like Jets to Brazil, The Promise Ring, Lifetime, Pedro the Lion, Cap'n Jazz, all of which send me back to 1998!
Check out Slutever's "No Offense" here.
It's rough and raw and makes me want to shake out my hair and draw on my t-shirt with a marker. It's bratty, noisy, sloppy, messy, feedback-addled and terrific at all once. Punk rawk - I like it. The band's new seven inch, Pretend to Be Nice, is out on March 29th.
Check out When I was 12's pretty and poppy "Tree Trunk of My Heart," which is a great title, here.
When I Was 12 began as a small project of revolving members from suburban New Jersey. Ahem, I am from suburb New Jersey, when I was 12-years-old, in fact, so again, I have to support. But it wasn't until they became an established quartet and relocated to Philadelphia did things really begin to gel.
Seriously, When I Was 12 are so god damn coffee shop cute, I can't take it. They sound like they were making music in the ‘60s.
Learn more about both bands here.
SLUTEVER SPRING TOUR DATES:
2/26 - The Rotunda - Philadelphia, PA: AMP it Up! East Coast All-ages Music Summit w/ SGNLS & guest speaker Ian MacKaye
2/26 - The Ox - Philadelphia, PA: Two Piece Fest IV
3/12 –The Ox – Philadelphia, PA: w/ Joey Steele and the Attitude Adjusters, Oldstuff, Bucketflush, Dry Feet, Let Me Crazy
3/18 – Cheer Up Charlies – Austin TX: SXSW Showcase
3/19 - Broken Neck - Austin TX: SXSW Showcase
3/22 – Marion House - Auburn, AL: w/ Colleen Green (CA)
3/24 – TBD - Greensboro, NC: w/Fucking Dyke Bitches
4/1 – The Ox – Philadelphia, PA: Pretend to Be Nice record release show w/ The Eeries, Jeff The Brotherhood, Dry Feet
4/16 – TBD – Brooklyn, NY: Pretend to Be Nice record release show
WHEN I WAS 12 TOUR DATES:
2/25 – Johnny Brenda's – Philadelphia, PA: w/ REVOLVER
2/26 – The Fire – Philadelphia, PA: w/ Laura Stevenson and the Cans
Did you check out Slutever and When I Was 12? Did you dig them?