Drop-Off Productions Presents:
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
$12, $15 DOS, 21+ Doors, 8PM
Drop-Off Productions proudly presents the upbeat, punk-pop power chords and infectious lyrics of New York singer-songwriter, Mal Blum. Dubbed “punk’s greatest hidden treasure” (Stereogum), Mal Blum writes cleverly crafted songs that are immediate, self-effacing, and viscerally relatable. Blum’s early music, such as 2010’s self-released Every Time You Go Somewhere, was mostly acoustic folk, embellished with violin, harmonica, and even toy piano; Their latest project, Pity Boy, is an album that examines the patterns that recur over the course of our lives and what happens when we try (and often fail) to break them. Over the course of twelve tracks, Blum tells a story about: bad habits, self-sabotage, setting boundaries, ignoring those boundaries for familiar, comfortable mistreatment, and crawling on their knees through the dirt toward a begrudging Optimism. Complete with mixing by Hop Along guitarist Joe Reinhart, the nimble, vigorous riffs here call to mind Titus Andronicus (who Blum will supported on tour last fall), ricocheting like rubber balls around Blum’s vocals surging in countermelody. They’re doing the grueling work of becoming, and documenting it in a rock record that nestles somewhere between indie, punk, and pop. Additional support to be announced. This is a 21+ show at the world famous Surfside 7, Tuesday, March 31 – Tickets will be available online at www.surfsideseven.com, the ticketing link above and the bar beginning Friday, January 17.
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