The Blurry Nights (fka Sonic Spank): New EP and a Release Party to Boot!
Attention live music lovers! After bringing on new drummer Jeremy Worthington within the past year, Philadelphia-based band Sonic Spank has changed its name to the Blurry Nights, and has just released a new EP.
The EP reflects the reasons behind the name change – after the addition of Worthington, the band’s sound changed dramatically, leading the four-piece outfit to conclude that a rebranding of the band would best reflect that change. Their recently-released first EP embodies a new and unique sound they have identified as “Psychedelic-Grunge meets Synth-Pop-Riff-Rock,” and is definitely worth a listen. Imagine if Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden and the Strokes got together and made an album. The result might be something like the Blurry Nights’ five-track musical exploration into new territory, territory far removed from the band’s Sonic Spank origins. You can clearly identify a heavy grunge influence with a strong industrial-sounding electronic component from the start, yet some tracks have the airy and synth-heavy feel of an indie or garage rock outfit. The overall product offers a diverse and interesting palate that will leave you curious to hear more.
Listen to the EP here:
EP Release Party
Luckily, you can do just that in the very near future if you are in the Philly area. The quartet’s EP Release Party is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at Bourbon & Branch on 2nd and Fairmount Ave. Fellow Philly rock group Taggart will join the band as special guest. Whether you are a longtime fan of Sonic Spank, an ardent supporter of the Philadelphia music scene, or simply just looking for something to do in the city a week from this Saturday, the Blurry Nights’ EP Release Party may be just what you are looking for. Doors open at 9pm, the show begins at 10pm, and tickets, which are a mere $8, can be found here.