Pictures and video from Don Pedro Punk Matinee on Sunday, March 25.
Thank you Chris McShane for surprising us with these after the show. Check out more pictures here.
After a bunch of shenanigans, a bunch of booking nonsense, our show this weekend WILL TAKE PLACE on SUNDAY, MARCH 25 at Don Pedro in Brooklyn.
With Dead Unicorn, Shamplant and Running Thoughts.
Come on out, bands start at 3 p.m. $5.
Chuck Foster (Ultrabastard) wrote a kick-ass review of our record for The Big Takeover. Check it out here.
“In a day and age where hardcore bands either play bad metal or over-emulate their early ’80s heroes only to end up as mediocre imitations, Bronx’s Poor Lily are an SST-ish breath of rancid smog who bring some reality and meaning back into the hardcore aesthetic.”
“Some people like their punk rock to look a certain way and sound a certain way. That’s fine, don’t waste your time here. Poor Lily are doing their own thing and they don’t need your narrow-minded approval. However, if you see punk as a springboard rather than a bear-trap, you may enjoy the strychnine edge of these wildly diverse songs.”
We’re also playing at Club Chameleons in Pittsfield, MA on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Little Comments ranked “Decide to Sleep” as the best song of 2011, narrowly beating out those Red Hot Chili Peppers. Here’s what the British music blogger had to say about the song:
My favourite track of 2011 has definitely got to be Decide To Sleep by punk trio Poor Lily. It just has everything needed in a song to be considered bloody excellent. The vocals, the lyrics, the instrumentation, the energy, it’s just perfection.
Firstly, the intro of the drum solo behind the harsh vocals creates a great individualism for the song, making it sound completely different with the rest of the album. Everything soon returns to normal with one stonking guitar riff that is my favourite riff of the year as well.
The vocals are perfect for the high tempo of the track, and match the deranged persona that’s portrayed by the title and lyricism. The lyrics are also fantastic too, with the line “I’ve been thinking about becoming a monster yeah, I’ve been thinking about becoming your messiah” making me fall in love, repeating it over and over in my head.
It’s the centrepiece of an album that is unbelievably great, and is easily one of my greatest debut records by a band also. Decide To Sleep certainly deserves to be rated highly by the blogosphere, and there we go, number 1 on Little Comments’ Top 20 Tracks of 2011.
Our album was recently reviewed in Razorcake. Here’s the full review here:
Poor Lily is doing a throwback Minutemen meets Fugazi says hello to the Dead Kennedys thing. It’s pretty good, as far as those things go. But my Ramones-addled brain wants a chorus, and a chorus you shall not find (for the most part) on this album! Poor Lily offers angular tunes, shouted vocals, short songs (two minutes or less) and lyrics like, “Why don’t you stick a needle in my head and extract my point of view?” Bonus fact: This three-piece includes the former drummer for Sick Of It All, Murphy’s Law, and H20 and the former drummer for the 1980s New York hardcore band Beyond. Two drummers, one band! (One of them now plays guitar.) If you like the Minutemen, then this is worth checking out. And the whole album is on the band’s website for free. Easy decisions! –Maddy (self-released)
Friday, November 4 at Jimmy’s Saloon – Newport, RI
with Embedded, The Horror Business (Misfits Tribute
Sunday, November 13 at Galaxy Hut – Arlington, VA
with Alarms & Controls
Tuesday, November 15 at Trash Bar – Brooklyn, NY
with Chron Turbine, Alarms & Controls and Fellow Project
Friday, November 19 at the Wherehouse – Newburgh, NY (All Ages, no Cover)
with Crank, Sons of Shame