The Stargazer Lilies
951 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Stargazer Lilies
N/E PA based the Stargazer Lilies are the brainchild of husband and wife team, John Cep and Kim Field, pioneers of shoegaze's new wave with former band Soundpool. The Stargazer Lilies is the evolution of their gaze, this time with added psych rock elements (think MBV meets Pink Floyd). Cep's heavy effects-driven guitars are accented by drummer, Tammy Hirata's minimalist approach, along with Field's dreamy vocals and drony bass lines. Following their debut album We Are The Dreamers in 2013, their sound was described in Spin Magazine as a "reverb-washed slo-mo assault of Slowdive with the sparkling ambiance of air channeled into a lush, guitar-swollen whole. Psych-fuzz epic." Pop Matters says, "The Stargazer Lilies possess a truly widescreen, cinematic sound with crescendos that build cascading waves of sound enveloping your whole body. The music is a bit darker than standard dream pop fare, but that only makes it that much more mesmerizing." Brad Laner of Medicine describes them like this: "This is what your socalled shoegaze is supposed to sound like. Incredible melodies and singing plus great guitar work." Door To The Sun, their second full-length, is set to be released in Spring/Summer 2016 on Graveface Records.
Landing was started in 1998 and includes Aaron Snow, Adrienne Snow and Daron Gardner. They have released eight critically acclaimed full lengths and a slew of EP's and 7" singles on labels including K Records, Geographic North, Strange Attractors Audio House, Ba Da Bing!, Music Fellowship, and Mind Expansion. Landing's music has been described as "inhabiting that amorphous space where time itself expands and contracts according to a delay pedal setting, and dream pop blurs into dream proper"- 8.0 Pitchfork. Inspired by first wave shoegaze, space rock, psych, krautrock, post-punk, post-rock, ambient, drone, and experimental musics, Landing forges these influences into "some of the best avant-prog and lo-fi space rock around" - 5 star review Mojo.
Landing has toured extensively across the USA, playing with bands including Windy & Carl, Kinski, A Place To Bury Strangers, Dirty Projectors, White Rainbow, Hood, Bardo Pond, Sonic Boom, Paik, and many more. As veterans of the space-rock, shoegaze, psychedelic music scene, Landing has been invited to two Terrastocks and the Brainwaves festival.