Corey Flood

New Under The First Floor Compilation Available for Streaming & Purchase

Below is a new twenty-band compilation from the Under The First Floor podcast, entitled Mixtape Vol 1. It features Deli Philly favorites such as Strawberry Runners, Yowler, Corey Flood, Radiator Hospital, TVO, MINT, and many more rad, fledgling artists. Their performances were laid down on four-track cassette in a basement. "Shitty recordings of bands you should like." All proceeds will be donated to RAICES, "a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees."

   

New Music Video: "Crypt" - Corey Flood

The new video for “Crypt,” which is featured on Corey Flood’s EP Wish You Hadn’t (Fire Talk), reinforces the tone of the recording. Interspersing traveling and performance footage with strange, enlightening imagery, a haunting haze envelops. That cozy/creepy dynamic puts one on edge, but feels eerily familiar. The quartet is scheduled to appear at All Night Diner this Saturday, April 28, alongside Patio, Sieve, and Lester.

   

The Deli Philly’s March Record of the Month: Wish You Hadn’t – Corey Flood

Philly four-piece Corey Flood’s debut EP Wish You Hadn’t (Fire Talk) is the perfect mix of sincerity and cynicism. Whether scathing, gloomy, or endearing, each song emotively pays homage to their 1980s namesake.

Opening with the ominously titled “Crypt,” Corey Flood’s record unfolds with heavy bass and hushed but brooding vocals. The lyricism, though sparse, enhances the beach-y melody, which ends abruptly, leaving listeners with a nearly tangible sense of urgency. From the very beginning, Wish You Hadn’t christens Corey Flood as the deserving successors of All Saints Day, Frankie Rose, and Veronica Falls. Melancholy without being maudlin, “Crypt” reflects on the ephemeral – whether it be literal or metaphorical – in an emotionally memorable way.

The EP’s second offering, “Soft,” is romantic and deliberately tempered. By pairing the repetition of “You’re just so soft to touch” with sanguine riffs and reverb, the recording is a lush declaration of desire. Reminiscent of Colleen Green’s early B-sides and the moody ease of Best Coast’s Make You Mine, “Soft” is a relatable glimpse at yearning and human closeness.

Similarly, “Feel Okay” explores the weight and impact of intimacy on the psyche’s perception and the limitations of language. Through steady chords and lines infused with fervent transparency, “Feel Okay” isn’t just a confessional. It’s a testament to erosion of a relationship and all that’s left in its wake. By the song’s end, it becomes clear that Wish You Hadn’t is most likely rooted in the lived experiences of Corey Flood’s members, which makes the authenticity of “Feel Okay” all the more meaningful.

The final track on the EP, “Causeway,” is an alluringly direct ballad awash in pensive ruminations and despondent brilliance. A moving reflection on truth and the necessity of being heard, the song is a satisfyingly unnerving anthem for jilted lovers and introverts alike. Whether devoured digitally or via cassette, Wish You Hadn’t is a refreshingly candid although brief meditation on what it means to be real about your flaws and feelings. – Dianca London

   

Weekend Warrior, February 23 - 25

Wish You Hadn’t, the debut EP from Corey Flood, is out today via Fire Talk, and tonight, the quartet, featuring Ivy Gray-Klein (Littler), Em Boltz, Noah Jacobson-Carroll, and Juliette Rando, will be celebrating its release at Planet Phitness. An ominous exposure permeates throughout the album. An intriguing textural dynamic is created as the somewhat soft-spoken/sung, isolated internalizations are surrounded by a shadowy, pre-dawn, sonic darkness. That solemn stir of uncertainty still retains accessibility. This evening, they’ll be joined by the dichotomy of chaotic, combustible noise meets clairvoyance of Empath, and balancing the floating ascension of melody with grounded grungey aggression, the trio of Eight hovers. This local lineup is rounded out by the in-your-face, menacing punk of Preen. – Michael Colavita

More places to be this weekend…

Planet Phitness (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Corey Flood (EP Release), Empath, Eight, Preen 

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Live Band Karaoke with Pat Finnerty & The Full Band, SAT Taggart (Album Release), KeN, Kevin

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Caracara, SAT Deadfellow, Stereo League, Sun Hat

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Familiar Things, Saver/DJSC/Michael The Lion, Shawn Ryan, Elvin T, SAT Mohican/Diamond Girl, Lisa/Fame Lust, SUN Allarms, Call Me Clever

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN The Drowned God

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Stereotytans, SAT Nick Rotundo Memorial/Fundraiser Show: Boysetsfire, Walleye, Railhed, All Else Failed, I Hate You

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Shizz Lo

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Dan Malloy, SAT (Upstairs) A Benefit For Living Beyond Breast Cancer: The Miners, Ballard Spahr Galactica, Solar Plexus/(Downstairs) Live at the Fillmore, SUN Kids Rock Philly

The Fire (412 E. Girard Ave.) FRI Panophonic, Hidden Lights, Primitive Heart, Vicious Blossom, SAT Melancholyfox, Flamingo Chicks, Slow Reader  

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI La Capitaña, Among Criminals, Behind The Grandstand, SAT Prowler (Release Show), False Tracks, The Fantastic Imagination/Suburban Living (DJ Set), SUN Henri Tyler, Rachel Andie and the Fifth Element

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Alright Junior, St. Brendan, Teeth, SAT Siravo, Night Mission, Pravda

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Aktive, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Solar Circuit

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dambana, SUN Rusty Cadillac

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Eddy Echo/DJ’s Jay Hill, Blueshift Gummibear, Leo, SAT Rachel Andie, Rare Spirits, Black Horse Motel, SUN Children's Books, Spumoni, Ringtail Howitzer

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Tough Guy Soda, Infinity, Barry Phillips, SAT Raw Street Cabaret Fundraiser and 2018 Season Reveal

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Killer Kind, Wax Wav, Cologne, SAT The Duke Brothers, Bonehead, Mike Weyrauch

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Zach Djanikian, Hemming, SAT Marc Brownstein, Tweed

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT DJ Brian Toll

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Remember Sports, Tall Friend, Boosegumps, Slow Ref, SAT Hurry (Record Release), Amanda X, Worriers (Solo), SUN No Thank You, Major Pursuit

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Kilamanzego, Vertex Pro, Argyle, SUN Good Luck Hornet

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) SAT Mad Conductor, Sunchoke, Merit

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Church Girls, Dylan Jane

Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Machine Gun (7” Release Show), Blank Spell, Crazy Bull, SAT Family Volleyball

The  Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) SAT Two Piece Fest: Boon, Bocce Party, Bungler, Craig & Peter, Danjo, Drums Like Machine Guns, Geb The Great Cackler, Honey Tiger, Madam Data/Mental Jewelry, Sandcastle, Scream Team, Shrill, Slenko & McKeys, Static Brothers, Suuduer, Tiffany’s House, Welcome Center

All Nite Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Snake Boy Gang, Slow Ref