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Tuesday September 11 2018
  8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
$13 in advance / $15 at the door
Slaughter Beach, Dog
 indie punk
 indie pop
Moral High Horses
  melodic pop psychedelic

Slaughter Beach, Dog
-from Philadelphia, PA
-The solo project of Modern Baseball's Jake Ewald, Slaughter Beach, Dog first came about with the inclusion of the track "Toronto Mug" on Making New Enemies' Group Picture, Vol. 4 compilation in 2014. A second track arrived in 2015 on a follow-up compilation for the label before the release of Ewald's debut 7" single, Dawg, on his own Family Dinner imprint. While writing the more autobiographical material that formed half of Modern Baseball's Holy Ghost album, Ewald decided to move his songwriting into the fictional town of Slaughter Beach for the project. Creating a cast of characters to base the songs around allowed Ewald to explore lyrical territory that was different from his work with his full-time band. Signing to Lame-O in 2016, Ewald released his debut album, Welcome, at the end of the year, while embarking on solo tour dates. With Modern Baseball put on hiatus in early 2017 -- after co-frontman Brendan Lukens took time out to focus on his health -- Ewald put his time into Slaughter Beach, Dog, playing more shows and recording more material with bandmate Ian Farmer (Modern Baseball's bassist). The first result of the sessions, the single Motorcycle.jpg, was released in mid-2017, with his sophomore album, Birdie, following a few months later.

Augusta Koch & Matt Schimelfenig.
Back up vocals by Candice Martello.
Drums by Sean Hallock.
-from Philadelphia, PA

-Last year, Cayetana released their solid sophomore album New Kind of Normal, and earlier this year, singer Augusta Koch went on a solo tour. Now she’s got another new project, Gladie, which is a collaboration with Matt Schimelfenig of Three Man Cannon. They’re releasing their debut EP, Everyone Is Talking But You, on May 17, and lead single “The Problem Is Us” is out now. It’s slower than Cayetana’s jangly indie-punk, with a much greater emphasis on atmosphere and piano, but it doesn’t feel smaller or quieter. Augusta belts it on this song like she never has in Cayetana. It’s the kind of song that can make you drop whatever you’re doing and just listen.
Here’s what Augusta told The Grey Estates about this project:

Gladie was born out of a little songwriting challenge I participated in with two dear friends. We challenged each other to write and share a song a week. That process in itself inspired me in ways I hadn’t experienced. As I was working on the songs at the studio Matt Schimelfenig and I built in the Poconos we started piecing the songs together, experimenting with different sounds and textures. The skeleton of the songs was pretty much just drum machine, guitar and vocals, and some keyboards. Once we finished working on the four songs in the Poconos, we asked our friend Sean Hallock to record drums for them at Miner Street in Philly. We really loved how they sounded with live drums and decided we wanted to put a full band together and start playing shows. That’s where we are at now.

Moral High Horses
Andrew, Albert, Blake, Sam, and David
-from San Francisco, CA

-"With psychedelic, saturated visuals and a dreamy melody, it's easy to get lost in the band."