The Sixfifteens

The Sixfifteens


RIYL: Pavement, The Raymond Brake, Polvo, Sonic Youth, Mission of Burma, The Wedding Present


After nearly a decade as two-thirds of the well-toured pop-punk outfit Dryer, Bob Carlton and Joel Lilley, were no sooner out of one band then at the helm of a new, more expansive project, The Sixfifteens. Taking their cues from the likes of Goo-era Sonic Youth and Pavement, the new project angled towards pop, but with an eye to exploring the sonic periphery of the genre. Early on, the sound was fueled by Joel Lilley’s propulsive rhythms and pulse-racing kick drum, coupled with Carlton’s anxious guitar attack. After releasing their EP Let’s Not Think About It (Fake Chapter Records, 2004), the band recruited angular guitarist Jeff Fox for their debut full-length, Feature, Conference, Transfer (also on Fake Chapter). This latest showcases a greater departure from Bob and Joel’s pop roots. Hooks are interrupted by quick stops and temporarily swallowed by bursts of noise; melodies are masochistically bent and twisted – seemingly beyond repair – before snapping back into shape with the alacrity of a well-swung sonic whip. And fans and critics alike are taking notice of the band’s tortured pop.


3-song sampler- Self released
"Let's Not Think About It" e.p.- Fake Chapter Records
"Feature, Conference, Transfer" -Fake Chapter Records

Set List

We can play from a half an hour to 2 hours if needed but we prefer playing between 35-45 minutes. Anything over that is just nonsense. No covers.