Chicago-based Pamphleteers have been unleashing their shimmering post-punk assault since coming together in 2012. After debuting with a split EP, the band is set to release its first full-length record, The Ghost That Follows on September 23rd. Today, we’re pleased to bring you the premiere of the entire album (listen below).
As a group, Pamphleteers are steeped in history and friendship. Having played in such bands as The Dials, Telenovela, and The Returnables, Rebecca Crawford, Geoff Atkinson, and Jonathan Ben-Isvy have played side by side, if not together, for more than a decade, and their relationship goes back further. When events conspired to find Crawford and Ben-Isvy simultaneously bandless for the first time in their years of friendship, they naturally looked to each other to fulfill their musical compulsion.
As Pamphleteers, Crawford, Atkinson, and Ben-Isvy darkly smash anything and everything that excite them into the rock ’n’ roll caldron. The result is a sort of psychedelic new wave delivered with the punk urgency that rests at the trio’s core. Angular, melodic guitar, repetitively grooving bass lines, massive, yet danceable drumbeats, and dark yet soaring vocals imbue Pamphleteers with an inescapably hook laden urgency.
9/26 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
10/29 – Madison, WI @ Mickey’s Tavern