Work Drugs

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It’s pretty exciting to see so many area bands putting out big records this year. We got new ones from War on Drugs and Nothing and have Pattern Is Movement and Sharon Van Etten records to look forward to. And just last month, our friends from the banks of the Delaware River, Thomas Crystal and Benjamin Louisiana, gave us their ecstatic and overjoyed Insurgents. Boy, is it emphatically charming. Maybe there’s something to this rote press-fodder tagline: “Work Drugs makes music specifically for boating, sexting, dancing, yachting and living.” Try as you might to find it over-the-top, you can’t—you’ll fail. If you’re ready to fish out that Hawaiian shirt, pull out some aviators and a Captain’s hat, then you’ve found your new heroes. And don’t worry, mate: Morgan’s Pier days are nigh.

Lurking dangerously close to Passion Pit’s combination of hype, high-pitched frontman energy and playful, dancefloor-friendly production, it sounds like Work Drugs can clearly see the line that they’re towing. There’s something majestic about this new one, a delightful child of The Blow’s Paper Television and Mates of State’s Bring It Back (both peculiarly ‘06 LPs), a cousin to Michael McDonald on one side and Justice on the other. They tour as a quintet, in support of bands like Two Door Cinema Club, Memoryhouse and Peter, Bjorn & John, and they’ve even been associated with Umphrey’s McGee and the festival scene. So these guys’ll be ready to bring the vibes: Sun kissing your face, a fine salty mist pleasantly spraying you and your guests, laid-back leisure at its finest. // BILL CHENEVERT

8:30pm. $10. With Teen Men. The Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St. 267.639.4528. bootandsaddlephilly.com
 

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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- Price: Unknown

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1131 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 04/11/2014. .

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