Korine, Take Me With You, Hemlock for Socrates
Thu Sep 15. 8:00 pm doors. 21+ show. $12 advance/$15 door. Spirit. 242 51st St, Lawrenceville
Online tickets at https://korinepittsburgh.brownpapertickets.com. Physical tickets from Jerry's Records (Sq Hill), Government Center (N Side), and Caliban Books (Oakland), or directly from the local openers.
Synth-pop duo from Philadelphia
with special guests
Take Me With You
and Hemlock for Socrates
Korine is a Philadelphia based electronic pop duo consisting of members Morgy Ramone and Trey Frye. The pair blends new wave nostalgia with modern pop sensibilities, contrasting upbeat rhythms against sullen, emotionally evocative lyrics. In 2020, they released 'The Night We Raise' on Philadelphia label Born Losers Records (US) and Data Airlines (EU).
Ramone and Frye's approach is to create music with a DIY mentality, staying self reliant throughout the entire songwriting, recording, producing, and mixing stages. Since the bands formation, all songs have been recorded in makeshift studios across Frye's last 4 apartments.
Ramone and Frye met in 2015 after moving to Philadelphia within the same month but from very different places. Ramone came from Brooklyn after residing there for 6 years, and Frye from West Virginia where he was born. By chance the two were hired at a mutually loathed cafe in West Philly and there discovered several shared artistic interests and began working on music and photography together. After a handful of demos and experiments, Korine was formally introduced in late 2017 with a self-released EP 'Corsage' and photo zine the pair created while shooting film during the song writing process.
Korine debuted their first full-length record New Arrangements in 2018 on Born Losers Records which helped land the band multiple nationwide tours and two sold-out vinyl pressings. Following this release were two acclaimed singles Uncrossed and To You which were specially released on a limited 7 vinyl in the fall of 2019, and marked a stylistic evolution for the band - a departure from the familiar 80s era influence to incorporate a more contemporary pop awareness.
'The Night We Raise' shows the band growing even further into their own, both the songwriting and musicality more assured than ever, and was recently followed up with a new single called "Mt. Airy".
Spirit Lodge (View)
242 51st Street, Downstairs
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|