Johnny Brenda's Presents
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Sun Seeker has drawn applause for their unhurried breed of Cosmic American Music and with BIDDEFORD (Third Man Records), their long awaited debut EP, the Nashville-based band more than affirm their promise. The EP – which follows Sun Seeker’s widely acclaimed Third Man debut single, 2016’s “Georgia Dust” b/w “No One Knows” (TMR322) – sees Alex Benick (guitar, vocals), Asher Horton (bass guitar, vocals), and Ben Parks (drums, vocals) exploring nostalgia, melancholy, and emotional turmoil via laidback psychedelia pollinated with tight harmonies, classic folk songcraft, and country rock spirit, an ageless approach that is simultaneously archetypal and now utterly their own. Songs like “With Nothing (But Our Last Words)” and the yearning “Won’t Keep Me Up At Night” meld Benick’s candid lyricism and stark melodies with creative arrangement and production technique, fashioning a sonic world to match their interior emotional scope.
The “bunch of musical friends” at the core of Sun Seeker have been collaborating in some sense since eighth grade. The trio formed a loose collective of combos, playing together in each other’s bands, with Sun Seeker officially convening in January 2013. The band became fast favorites on the Nashville scene, earning word of mouth and a fervent fan following via an electric live presence and a striking collection of songs. Sun Seeker will celebrate BIDDEFORD with intense national touring, not dissimilar to the approach they took in building a hometown following. The band plan to use the time between runs to record their now eagerly anticipated debut album, still determined to keep venturing forward, developing and expanding the distinctive parameters of their own intrepid sound and vision.
Groovy Movies is the brainchild of Nick Carlisi, former bass/piano/organ/rhythm guitar/harmonica/tambourine player for The Tough Shits. After leaving the band for being ostracized for not wearing shoes in the van and talking too much in between every single song at shows, he decided to start his own project where he could embrace his love of/obsession with harmony laden psychedelic sunshine pop and not be pressured into wearing shoes in the van.
The self titled debut record was recorded at 3 different studios in 3 different cities: Philadelphia, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Long story. It was a weird year.
In the studio, he harmonizes with himself and plays all of the instruments that he can and gets his friends to play what he can't or is too tired to play. Live, he sings, bounces between guitar and piano and gets his friends to harmonize with and play everything else, because he can only sing one part and play one instrument at a time and because it’s fun to play with your friends.
He feels weird about referring to himself in the third person and only does so when writing bios.
After a self release on cassette, “Groovy Movies” will see a proper vinyl release via Hidden Volume Records in September of 2017.
$10.00 - $12.00
All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission