Oldermost, Rosu Lup, Cave People
847 N Third Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
This event is 21 and over
Philadelphia's OLDERMOST have been called "Atmosphericana Rockers" whose "sound is gorgeous and expansive, blending traditional songwriting motifs and blue-eyed soul harmonies with an uplifting and emphatically modern guitar rock attack ... with a surplus of texture and ambition, one that doesn't recognize the self-imposed barriers you typically find in the Americana scene," (WXPN's The Key). They "mix pop elements with nodes of soulful Americana and alternative rock laying the foundation for Bucknum's booming voice," (thatmusicmag.org).
In 2015, Oldermost released It's Difficult To Know Anything At All. The five-song collection playfully revisits the heavy inquiries of their full-length debut I Live Here Now, which was produced by Jonathan Low (Sharon Van Etten, Daniel Rossen, Kurt Vile, Mr. Twin Sister), but does so by building tension both centripetally and centrifugally around the dark and whimsical center of questioning and wonder never quite arriving at any answers. The songs, produced in their Philadelphia studio, are filled with questionable advice, despairing wit, contradictions and a ever-present affinity for popular song construction. This release welcomes guitarist Mike Sobel whose lap-steel performance was featured on The War on Drugs' phenomenal release Lost In The Dream ("Eyes to The Wind").
Rosu Lup is a folk/indie quartet from the Philadelphia suburbs. The band started working on a small collection of recordings in the fall of 2012, the bulk of the tracks were recorded in the confines of a second story apartment in the suburbs. These recordings were heavily influenced by nature, relationships and hope. In November the Woodland EP was released on Bandcamp, while a small number of hardcopies were created to give out to friends and family.
While the rich harmonies and warm guitar tones have listeners likening them to other flannel wearing, bearded, acoustic guitar toting folk musicians- there's an undeniable difference in the writing style and honest lyrical approach Rosu Lup takes.
Having begun to play several shows since the release of Woodland, the band has successfully developed a live set that's as grand as the snow-capped mountains they sing about. With plans to head into Miner Street Recordings in Fishtown later this month to record their second EP, their goal is to play extensively throughout the year, while writing and recording new music as they go.
Philly Indie, new album 'Sinning Tree' out now on Stereophonodon Records!
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