B 17 "Goodbye" Record Release Show!

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B-17 (Optical Sounds) says
Friday May 20th at the Silver Dollar Room

B-17 release their first full length album "Goodbye" (Optical Sounds Records) on wax!

listen to the first track off the album
https://b-17.bandcamp.com/track/fingers-painted-gold

with special guests:

Prince Ness
http://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/blog/prince-ness-premiere-music-video-new-life-2016-pop-indie

Glass Slipper (NYC)
https://glassslipper.bandcamp.com/

Sissy Boy

DJ Madge Colleran (Solid Gold Brass)
LIGHT SHOW by Gaven Dianda (The Saffron Sect)

$10

About the album:
“Richie sounds pissed on this record,” I say to B-17 guitarist, Calvin Brown, who replies, “Summer’s over,” in typical B-17 fashion — classic, succinct and real, but not without humour. Recorded in their home studio in Kensington Market, one of the last true Toronto neighbourhoods standing amidst the blight of glass castles, Goodbye is B-17’s second album, grown in the encroaching shadows. In an age when the Internet is decimating live subculture and musicianship, Brown, Richard Gibson (vocals, guitar), Nick Kervin (drums) and Clint Rogerson (vocals, bass) are an increasingly rare breed of rocker, known for their smoking live showmanship and ability to truly rip, expressing with clarity in the psych rock lexicon. Mixed by Robert Shortill (Doomsquad), Goodbye presents 8 tracks of melodic interplay, walls of distortion, psychedelic overtones, guitars, sitar and bold vocals, in conversation with predecessors 13th Floor Elevators, The Fall, and Spacemen 3. Despite preservationist tendencies, none of Goodbye’s distinct but cohesive songs sound canned. Gibson sings in skilled cadence about space travel (Fingers Painted Gold), going to battle (Down On The Beach), going to rock (Cher On Acid) and lust (Raven Hair), while Rogerson seems fixated on his fucking break up. Goodbye reminds us that seasons phase, as do guitars, but the music endures. —Simone Schmidt, The Highest Order
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