Surprise!

by Bike Crash

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Decide 02:33
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On the Bus 02:39
4.
Chase Scene 02:47
5.
The Plunge 02:14
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Lobby 00:47
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9.
Summit 02:58

about

Friends compare West Philly punk trio Bike Crash to the more unique & unsparing bands of the last century - Devo, dashes of early Deerhoof, Sleater Kinney, B-52’s and more. Songs feature dynamic tempo changes and sometimes jettison verse-chorus-verse structure completely.

Their new EP, Surprise!, is set to be released in June 2018.

Bike Crash’s members are scene-seasoned musicians in their own right: Meghan also played in Evil Sword, Perry in See-Through Girls and Candy in Mermaid Parade.

Surprise! is a time capsule of modern Philadelphia. It reflects the Comcast skyscraper(s), the power lines & grocery stores and takes a scalpel to the infamous 2015 closing of the Edward Bok school & its mutation into a bar for the gentry. Surprise! takes on the protests surrounding the Hobby Lobby ruling and Summit of Mayors in 2013. Songs come dressed in surreal and sometimes absurdist wordplay - the fruits of an often communal songwriting process.

The striking cover art, which pays homage to the classic Philly Sound album Backstabbers, was drawn up by Philadelphia artist Ant Smith.

If you want to read more, the band was featured in Jump magazine in a feature on making music post-Trump (Winter 2017), and you’ll be able to stream the album here or purchase a tape for yourself. We hope you appreciate it.

credits

released June 9, 2018

All songs recorded and mixed by Will Markley at Myers Hill Studio, except for "I Discovered South Philly" and "Chase Scene," recorded and mixed by Sean Svadlenak at Turtle Studios. All songs mastered by Alex Nagle.

Bike Crash is:
Candy Johnson - guitar, bass, vocals
Perry Genovesi - guitar, bass, vocals
Meghan Filoromo - drums, vocals

Design by Ant Smith
Hand claps on "The Plunge" by Will Markley

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Bike Crash Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bike Crash is a loud band from West Philly.
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