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Speed Up w/Slow Animal at Toby’s Purgatory May 9

Slow Animal released their new EP The Other Side earlier this week. It demonstrates that the duo of Alex Karaba and Dan Colanduno can generate an infectious mood-driven piece of work. Actively noisy percussion-led instrumentation helps propel/articulate its emotive lyrical agenda. It’s that combination of enthusiastic aggression of drums and guitar with a somewhat grey narrative aesthetic that creates intriguing results. Speaking of grey, self-proclaimed “Sad Rockers” Olive Drab is also on bill tonight at Toby’s Purgatory. The group’s latest LP The Big Sleep represents a melting pot of varying temperaments spilled out on the musical canvas for all to see and hear. Lyrically playfully pop-punk outfit Ted Nguyent and Blue Smiley round out the bill. Toby’s Purgatory, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7pm, Free, All Ages - Michael Colavita





The Deli Philly’s Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Olive Drab

We always enjoy when artists have fun with the get-to-know-ya interview questions for our Featured Artist(s) Poll. The guys of Olive Drab may only have less than a dozen live performances under their belts, but they do feature former members of Pirouette, Stable Boys, and Hightide Hotel. The group already has plans to release its first full-length album entitled The Big Sleep next month via Birdtapes. So feel free to get more acquainted with Olive Drab HERE.

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The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Olive Drab

- by Alexis V. 

We always enjoy when artists have fun with the get-to-know-ya interview questions for our Featured Artist(s) Poll. The guys of Olive Drab may only have less than a dozen live performances under their belts, but they do feature former members of Pirouette, Stable Boys, and Hightide Hotel. The group already has plans to release its first full-length album entitled The Big Sleep next month via Birdtapes. So feel free to get more acquainted with Olive Drab below.
 
The Deli: How did you start making music? 
 
Reid: Something like two years ago, I had this song stuck in my head, but I didn’t know the words so I made up my own. I liked what I came up with, and that became one of the first Olive Drab songs, “Slugger.”
 
Scotty: Strummed my umbilical cord. 
 
TD: Where did the band name Olive Drab come from? 
 
R: Well, the first show we ever played, we were called “Space boy,” and we quickly realized that everybody thought the name was a reference to a Smashing Pumpkins song. We decided to change the name. I wanted to call the band “Slumber puppies,” which, unfortunately, nobody agreed to. Then, Olive Drab was propositioned, which, unfortunately, everybody agreed to.
 
S: Kian was in Vietnam.
 
TD: What are your biggest musical influences?
 
Ben: Deftones and Interpol.
 
R: Nirvana, Modest Mouse, Interpol.
 
S: Nirvana. (duh)
 
TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?
 
R: Alex G is the king of rock ‘n’ roll and of my heart.
 
S: Alex G. (Why aren’t you as well?)
 
TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?
 
R: My mom took me along to see KC and the Sunshine Band once, when I was pretty young so that was probably my first concert. Later, I saw Creed + Sevendust when they were on tour together in like 2000, and that’s the way - uh huh, uh huh - I liked it. The first album I owned was Millennium by the Backstreet Boys, but the first album purchased of my own accord was Dude Ranch by Blink-182. They’re really not too different if you think about it.
 
S: TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) 1990 COMING OUT OF THEIR SHELLS TOUR & THREE DOLLAR BILL Y’ALL$ (edited Kmart version).
 
TD: What do you love about Philly?
 
R: The garbage mostly. Or the thriving public school system. That swiss cheese masturbating guy.
 
S: DOPE.
 
TD: What do you hate about Philly?
 
R: How goddamn nice everybody is to everybody all the time.
 
S: DOPE.
 
TD: What are your plans for 2014?
 
R: Not die; fly a private jet all the way to the goddamn big leagues when our first record is released by Birdtapes in March; record another album.
 
S: Get famous.
 
TD: What was your most memorable live show?
 
R: We’ve played a whopping like maybe 10 shows ever, so the one that stands out the most is probably the only one that wasn’t in a basement, wasn’t in Philadelphia, and that was to more than twenty or so people. It was the Birdtapes birthday show in December with Pill Friends, LVL UP, Julia Brown, High Pop, and the king himself: Alex G.
 
S: The one where we were better than every band - wait - every one.
 
TD: What’s your favorite thing to get at the deli?
 
R: Beer.
 
S: Bottled water.

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday Tune-Out w/Olive Drab & Smoother at PhilaMOCA Jan. 21

While this current gentle snowfall is lulling us to believe performances won't be cancelled tonight, I don't really think that will remain true, but we've seen stranger things happen at PhilaMOCA. In a "show must go on" attitude, DIY PHL will be presenting another Tuesday Tune-Out this evening with Ruben Anree' Polo as the guest curator. His featured acts will be Olive Drab [and if you just look up a bit at the top of our page, you'll see that they are our current Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner], and headlining the bill will be loud pop-punk four-piece Smoother, who just released their debut album Guys Till We Die last month. A hint to the film that is planned to be screened this evening is a video of R Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly." Could another showing of Michael Jordan's Space Jam be happening at PhilaMOCA? Well, here is a list of other movies that the song has appeared in as well: Drumline, Ice age: The Meltdown, Fun with Dick and Jane, and The Hangover: Part III. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $5, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman

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New Track: "Go Home" - Olive Drab

Brooklyn/Philly indie label Birdtapes recently shared a new track, "Go Home," from another local area find, Olive Drab, featuring members of Pirouette, Stable Boys, and Hightide Hotel. Blending blown-out guitars and confessional emo laments to bring us what they self-describe as "Philadelphia loser rock," it's the lead single off their upcoming record entitled The Big Sleep, due out in early 2014. The album is the follow-up to the band's 2012 EP Girl, which was released via Ranch Records.

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