July 24, 2010
You have to see it to believe it! Check out Georgia’s Jewish garage punk sensation, Can!!Can putting on one of their iconoclastic live performances last week at The Earl in Atlanta during their Monsters & Healers CD Release Party!
“Can!!Can is a spastic and soulful garage rock band that invokes almost primal reactions with its tribal-like rhythms.”
July 23, 2010
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Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia’s Can!!Can is Patrick Aleph (vocals), Mary Collins (guitar), and Joshua Lamar (drums). The three are a trio to be reckoned with! Can!!Can makes dark, but playful garage punk that thinks.
Why the name Can!!Can? The band won’t say for sure, joking “Patrick can, and Mary can, and Josh is the exclamation points.”
MONSTER’S & HEALERS draws from the worlds of alternative, dance, metal and punk. Mary’s distorted guitar and bass combination fuels the fire with Mudhoney fuzz, while Josh’s drumming asserts itself as the massive driving force that stokes the coals. Throughout, Patrick’s broken yelps and howls are rough, yet pure against Josh and Mary’s effervescent backing vocals that go from old-time radio coos to riot grrl gang chants.
The lyrics on the record are a striking expression of the band’s fascination with spirituality, and Patrick’s thematic explorations of holy Jewish texts. Songs like “Giants” (You build an altar/You find a priest/Two tablets tell us what to do and say and feel and think), “Black Rainbow” (Will you come to me/In our Tent of Meet/Shine your face on me/For all my offerings), and “God Lives in NYC” (In the city of forbidden fruit/Child, you know you’ll touch the sky/HaShem brings a beautiful light/Bottled up when the city’s alive) illustrate Can!!Can’s complex understanding that mythology, spirituality and rock ‘n roll are inextricably tied together.
Live, Can!!Can quadruples the force you hear on MONSTERS & HEALERS, with Patrick writhing and thrashing about both on and off the stage. Can!!Can has played with bands like The Electric Six, Living Things, The Coathangers, Peelander-Z, Bobby Bare Jr. among others.
MONSTERS & HEALERS is sure to spread
Can!!Can’s particular brandof Atlanta punk across the nation.
PRESS CONTACT: BECCA LANE – BeLa Media – firstname.lastname@example.org – 215.620.7900
Hit me up if you would like a copy of the album for review or to set something up with one of the trio or for any other press materials!
February 2, 2010
I just wanted to start this blog off with a bit of an introduction… Then, we’ll get into the good stuff!
My name is Becca Lane and I am 28-years-old. I just graduated with a B.A. in Journalism in the Magazine Sequence from the Annenberg School of Communications and Theater at Temple University. While pursuing my degree, I also served as a freelance writer for SPIN.com, NYLON.com, The Temple News and the local ‘zine, Love Thy Neighbor and have served as a contributor to the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Blog. Connecting my passion for publicity and music, I have also filled some of my spare time freelancing for musicians and artists.
Before moving back to my hometown of Philadelphia to finish up my Journalism degree at Temple, I attended the American University in Washington, DC and then lived in New York City where I quickly moved up the ranks to become the National Tour Publicist for indy record label, V2 Records.
I completed two and a half years at American University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. My intent was to build a career in Forensic Psychology and I even had aspirations of one day joining the FBI in the behavioral psychology department (think CSI or Criminal Minds!). This dream was cut short halfway through my junior year when my long term boyfriend was tragically killed by a drunk driver. I reevaluated my long term choices and decided to relocate to New York City and try to rediscover myself while pursuing my passions rather than studying a field that drained my passion.
A few months after moving to New York City, I obtained an internship in the publicity department of V2 Records. Two months later, I was promoted to a part time publicity assistant. After another two months, I was promoted to a full time position as Publicity Coordinator and then a few months later, I was promoted to National Tour Publicist where I was in charge of coordinating all tour press for V2 and Luaka Bop (a subsidiary of V2, owned by the Talking Heads lead singer, David Byrne) bands.
After working in the industry for a few years, I decided the time had come to finish my degree. Temple University offered a stellar Journalism program, ranking 21st in the nation, through the Annenberg School of Communications and Theater. The opportunity to be both back in Philadelphia and to earn a degree in a field I had come to love, was the perfect solution. I have now resumed my career in public relations and marketing, armed with my newly acquired journalism and multimedia design skills in the form of my own company, BeLa Media. My current clients include: Hoopla Marketing & PR, Can!!Can, Transmar Commodity Group, Divided Heaven (Jeff Berman) and many MORE in the works!
So, that catches you up to the present… Stay tuned!