BAKED

BAKED

TWIN PONIES, DENT

Wed, May 17, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

BAKED
BAKED
There’s a new found clarity found on Farnham, an album that eschews the thick fog of reverb that surrounded the band’s debut. Recorded together by the band and Adam Reich (Titus Andronicus, So So Glos, Bueno), the band sound better than ever with slick studio work that adds layers to the band’s often laid back yet always blistering guitars. Baked recreate classic rock in their own image, thick and devastating with a casual slow burning ease. Imagine the perfect marriage of Neil Young and Kevin Shields or The Rolling Stones and J Mascis and you begin to get the picture.

Farnham is a record that is very much indebted to changes. Changes that come from loss and those that come from living life. It’s an album dedicated to a lost friend (Ken Farnham, the record’s namesake) but it’s also an album of a band that has experienced it’s own changes in members since their debut. It’s also the first album they’ve released since Baked’s lead songwriter RJ Gordon joined Titus Andronicus… which is to say, change weighs heavy. Baked remain forever true to their own vision but they’re adapting and evolving as a collective, opting to recline a little deeper, push a little further, and create the best version of themselves they can muster up. Sure the band still like to get… well, baked… but their sophomore album is mature and fully realized, a reflective record that comes from the band’s heart. Speaking about the record’s title and themes in a recent interview, RJ Gordon (vocals/guitar) shared:

"‘Farnham’ is the last name of a friend of mine (Ken) who passed away some years back. We were close friends and roommates back when we were freshman and sophomores in college at SUNY Purchase. Back in 2008/2009 he was diagnosed with brain cancer at a young age. We would go to visit him in his hometown (Tonawanda, NY) and try to keep up as much as possible. He was a talented artist and made a print 8 or 9 years ago that became the two dead mice on the cover of the album. Also the droopy monster face on the liner notes. He was a very very talented artist and I wanted to pay homage to his work and his name with the record. A lot of the record has songs that I wrote originally during and after that tough time and it felt right to pay a little tribute to him.”
TWIN PONIES
TWIN PONIES
Twin Ponies is an alt/grunge rock band formed in Phoenix, AZ by Wayne Jones, Phillip Hanna, Jordan Tompkins and Jacob Lauxman in 2013.

The band describes their sound as a blend of 90s alt rock with obsess vocals, shifting meters, and unsolicited key changes.

Their 2015 release Friendly Pet Mass Graves further continues their bending of 90’s alternative rock in some unexpected directions.
DENT
DENT
Josh John - Jeff Taylor - Bryan Ohkura

"Needless to say, Dent has my rapt attention for everything it does from here on out. This is some of the craziest, most experimental fun music that I've heard in a while, it somehow holds up as pop, but it is way out on the fringe, in the best lo-fi way possible. "1996" literally sounds like it came from 1996 -- think Pavement and Sebadoh mixed with Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd. I'm not kidding. The other side of the single is the equally fascinating "Shift," which is psychedelic pop in a Flaming Lips way. This music makes me dizzy and I expect to see trails at any moment. These two songs have made this entire week worth living for; I simply can't get enough of Dent." - Mitchell Hillman, Phoenix New Times
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
http://www.therebellounge.com/