Some of Asbury' Finest
A couple of the very best Asbury Park has to offer released new music this week, and I wanted to make sure you took note.
Yesterday, Dentist announced that they'd be releasing their third LP, Night Swimming, on July 20th via Cleopatra Records. To accompany the announcement the band released the album's first single, "Corked."
"Corked" starts out spare; but it quickly builds, adding rolling drums and Justin Bornemann's angular, surf-tinged guitar. Dentist are all about contrasts -- the contrast between Emily Bornemann's sweet vocals and the band's more aggressive sound, the contrast between melancholy lyrics and a tight, upbeat song structure -- and "Corked" is no exception.
You can see Dentist live tonight at The Chubby Pickle in Highlands, NJ; or you can catch them on their upcoming, massive summer tour.
Dentist on Tour
7/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s
7/19 Washington DC @ Black Cat
7/20 Richmond, VA @ Hardywood Brewery
7/21 Charlotte, NC @ Petra’s
7/22 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
7/24 Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
7/25 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
7/26 Houston, TX @ notsuoh
7/27 Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies
7/28 El Paso, TX @ Love Buzz
7/30 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
7/31 Long Beach, CA @ The Prospector
8/1 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
8/2 Los Angeles, CA @ Highland Park Bowl
8/3 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
8/4 Sonora, CA @ Winter’s Tavern
8/5 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s
8/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Ct
8/7 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
8/8 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
8/9 Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
8/10 Omaha, NE @ The Down Under
8/13 Muncie, IN @ BHN
8/14 Cincinnati, OH @ The Hub
8/15 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
Lyons, "Strawberry Moon"
Asbury Park five-piece, Lyons, released a fantastic, self-titled EP almost exactly one year ago. Since then, the band have signed to Little Dickman Records. This past week, they premiered their very first single for the label, "Strawberry Moon."
On "Strawberry Moon," Lyons combine elements of post-punk, dream pop, and psychedelic rock. Chiming guitars and a relentless beat give this one a dark vibe as Amy Malkoff -- perhaps under the influence of the full moon -- sings, "I believe I have control of these feelings..."
The June full moon, or strawberry moon, occurs on 6/28. Lyons celebrate that as well as the release of their "Strawberry Moon" video, with a show this Saturday, 6/23, at Asbury Park's Bond St. Basement. That one is free and also features The Vice Rags and The Tide Bends.