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New Track: "Foundations" - Downtown Club

An ominous stir paints outlines for the sonic setting of “Foundations,” which appears to be the title track for post-punk outfit Downtown Club's upcoming album. The drums chime in allowing the world to open up. April Harkanson's vocals shine like a flashlight, illuminating small segments under the cover of darkness. Within a menacing, enigmatic space, a dance-inducing track results.

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Downtown Club Opening for The Mynabirds at Boot & Saddle Sept. 23

April Harkanson’s vocals exhibit an enthralling hold, as if she’s communicating with every listener individually, in a leveled yet personally penetrating manner. Those bewitching lyrics are accentuated by a stabilizing rhythmic backend that steadily pushes a danceable high-voltage pace, while maintaining an underlying control. While segments of jagged guitar and shadowy synths stir this perilous place, you can’t help following that sound. Tonight, post-punk trio Downtown Club draws you into South Philly's Boot & Saddle. After releasing their new album Lovers Know earlier this summer, the magnetizing 80s-nodding synth-pop sound of Laura Burhenn-led The Mynabirds headline, while organicly catchy Minneapolis trio Bad Bat Hats offers a relaxed rock vibe that dabbles across the sonic board, hitting on folk, noise, etc. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8:30pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita

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Radiator Hospital, Downtown Club, The Goodbye Party & More at Everybody Hits March 12

Tonight’s lineup at Everybody Hits is chock-full of intriguing talent. Post-punk trio Downtown Club entices with a blend of mystery and danger, while also providing a catalyst to movement. April Harkanson delivers hypnotic, enchanting vocals over a ruminating layer of ominous sounds as guitar licks cut through the fog and a persistent percussive, keys, and bass combination continues to push forward through the night. A trio of Salinas Records artists completes this bill, including the omnipresent, heartfelt, jangly energy of Radiator Hospital, venting a cascade of emotion through bubbly, bouncing pop-punk that instantly seeps under your skin while also capable of hitting home with shade-drawn introspection. Similarly, Michael Cantor's (The Ambulars) The Goodbye Party, which also includes Sam Cook-Parrott (Radiator Hospital), Joey Doubek (Pinkwash), Chrissy Tashjian (Thin Lips, ex-Dangerous Ponies), and Kyle Gilbride (Swearin'), places an adamant emphasis on ambience, orchestrating songs that have a dual edge - internally searching amid the personal cave, whilst occasionally catching a glimpse of bright up-tempo light and harnessing it. Baltimore trio Outer Spaces dispenses their lyrical narrative-driven pop-rock to complete this night. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave, 9pm, $8, All Ages - Michael Colavita

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New Music Video: "Victoria" - Downtown Club

We are kind of captivated by the combination of April Harkanson's ethereal vocals and jagged guitar licks from Downtown Club. In their new video for the single "Victoria," the smoky, black & white aesthetic of the production provides an addtional air of mystery to the post-punk trio. It was directed by Adam Peditto, and the track will appear on the band's upcoming 7".

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