Wyland + Valley
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
WYLAND are an American rock band formed sometime in 2015, somewhere in the Meadowlands of New Jersey. The band consists of Ryan Sloan (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Ariella Mastroianni (vocals, keyboards), Chris Luna (drums, vocals), Patrick Viso (guitar) and Zachary Calidonna (bass guitar). The band began to grow in popularity from their live performances in the underground New York music scene. Their sound eventually reached across the ocean to Ireland, where the band spent the better half of 2018 recording with producer Philip Magee (Kodaline, Miles Kane, The Academic). The band has since been in Nowhere Now. You’ll be there soon too.
VALLEY is a band comprised of the four kids you used to know back in grade school. They were the ones talking excitedly about that classic band and some new artist in the same breath. They were the ones feverishly writing songs and rushing home to record them so you could finally understand what they were trying to say.
Rob (vocals), Mike (guitar), Alex (bass), and Karah (drums) met when a recording studio double-booked their sessions and encouraged them to try playing together. The born-and-raised Canadians seized the opportunity in disguise and began developing what would ultimately become one of the most refreshing and engaging new bands of the decade. VALLEY wrote and self-produced the acclaimed 2016 EP This Room Is White, amassing over 10 million streams, as well as garnering radio and TV placements for indie pop hit “Swim”. Now VALLEY returns with the lead single “Closer To The Picture,” off their major label debut album Maybe.“Closer To The Picture,” written and produced by Valley in collaboration with Andy Seltzer (Maggie Rogers, Tor Miller, Penguin Prison), deals with the cycle of anxiety and self-reflection inherent in the deafening digital noise of 21st century living.
“It's an anthem for the outcasts,” the band says. “Being the kid at the party who just hangs out with the dog.” That sensation of feeling isolated in a crowd of friends is the thread that weaves throughout the album. While the music itself remains mostly uptempo and major key, the songs themselves speak to a generational malaise from the falling in and out of touch with friends who increasingly exist only through a digital medium. In “Closer To The Picture,” Rob cries out and asks, “Do you ever think about your future?” It’s the climax of the song and merely the introduction to a new VALLEY who find themselves “questioning life, questioning who you are or what your purpose is. We’ve all been there.”
Tyler Sarfert is a pop/rock artist hailing from New Jersey. He has spent the last two years writing and recording all the vocals and instruments for his newly released EP, Transitions.
Over the last few years, Tyler has been honing his live show from historic venues such as The Stone Pony and The Chelsea to universities across the East Coast. Tyler’s concerts have become known for their wild guitar solos, dueling drums, and his magnetic stage presence all while nailing spine-chilling melodies.