Thursday, April 4th
Tickets (GA STANDING): $10 advance, $12 day of show at Ticketfly.com or the Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), or charge by phone 866-777-8932
7pm Doors, 8pm Show
It took more than two years for all of the pieces to come together for Remember Sports’ third album. In the time that elapsed, Carmen Perry (vocals, guitar), Jack Washburn (guitar), and Catherine Dwyer (bass) relocated from the tiny Midwestern college town of Gambier, Ohio, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, adding new drummer Connor Perry and retiring their original nom de plume, SPORTS, along the way. Slow Buzz is the latest evolution of a band known for its dedication to friendship and ability to carve out revelatory scuzz fueled tunes that make you want to grab your closest buds and dance your cares away.
Slow Buzz centers around a break up and comes at a crossroads for the band. The record is the first official release under Remember Sports, a moniker that functions as both a question and a command, which foreshadows all of the deeply personal emotions Carmen experiences at the painful end of a good relationship. Carmen’s writing is diaristic and intimate; hearing this record is a strange amalgam of both melancholy and joy. Brazen and energetic as ever, Slow Buzz is a record that is a paradox. It celebrates both the sanctity and joy of friendship in the same heartbeat as the grief attached to moving on from something difficult and nostalgic.
Recorded in Valatie, NY by Evan M. Marré (Russel the Leaf), Slow Buzz is the band’s first release as a solidified group, and fittingly the first record on which they had the luxury to experiment and expand upon their live sound. The result is an album that is expertly layered in its sonics: Slow Buzz focuses intently on all of the nuances of arrangement and production that Remember Sports has fine tuned over five years of playing together is their most ambitious record to date. Come for the high energy dynamism, stay to have your heart broken.
“Remember Sports spits out speedball jams that chronicle the uneasy uncertainty of youth — lost loves, giddy crushes — without getting too down about it.” – NPR Music
“Sharp, sweet insight and heart-tugging hooks.” – Rolling Stone
“They know how to take a tiny moment in time and project it onto the big screen, sculpting dramatic scenes out of the mundane.” – Stereogum
“They’re masters of making emotionally stirring sing-a-longs that seem to exist on the jagged edge of adulthood, full of breathless tempos and lines.” – The Fader
Sleeper Records queer twee pop recording artist from Chicago opens the show
“He writes deceptively simple, yet catchy indie pop songs whose insightful and perceptive lyrics stick with you after these brisk songs are over.” – Post-Trash.com
Dreamy rock and roll from Buffalo, NY.
Date(s) - 04/04/2019
341 Delaware Avenue