The A-Sides

September 11, 2007

To all the haters out there who believe that Philadelphia (my home town) gives a limited contribution to the art of pop music or culture, let me remind you of two words and one number: Boys 2 Men. And for everyone who has no idea what I’m talking about, please refer to Wikipedia regarding the following excellent bands: Man Man, The Delta 72, Prema, and Ink & Dagger.

But perhaps what Sean and the Philadelphia vampire society lacked in mass-marketing appeal (misappropriated by Microsoft, among other things), can be found in the city of brotherly love’s rising new stars: The A-Sides. Formed at Drexel University (not quite the Oberlin of the East Coast), The A-Sides are preparing for the release of their record, Silver Storms, on Vagrant Records (Dashboard Confessional, The Get Up Kids).

It’s a record of guitar pop goodness (listen to “Cinematic,” for example) that sounds more Brit than Motownphilly or Marah, with a hint of Brian Wilson/Beach Boys retro sheen. The Invisible Prediction: the record goes gold after being featured on Grey’s Anatomy and The OC.

The new album, Silver Storms, will be released on September 18, 2007. The A-Sides are currently on tour with Pinback, and then will be playing some dates with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists.

Listen: “Cinematic“, “Diamonds“, “We’re The Trees” from Silver Storms, available on Vagrant Records.


One Response to “The A-Sides”

  1. Lloyd Says:

    whatever, philly still sux

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