Bellows

Bellows is the bedroom recording project of songwriter and producer Oliver Kalb. The sound of Bellows is sensory and delicate, subtle and quiet but erupting with frantic wobbling drums, large orchestral sections and bursts of noise that push the conventions of pop and folk. Started in late 2010 in a college dorm room, Bellows has since blossomed from solo recording experiment into a large-scale rock band, employing the help of friends to bring Kalb's intimate home recordings to life on stage. Bellows' second record "Blue Breath" was recorded over the course of three years, in five bedrooms across the country, and was released in 2014 on Dead Labour Records. The record was recorded by layering dozens of strange sounds over would-be humble folk songs, the result being a soaring pop record that treads the line between minuscule and gigantic. "Blue Breath" was named one of Bob Boilen of NPR's All Songs Considered's top 20 records of 2014. Bellows' latest record "Fist & Palm" pushes Kalb's sound further into the realm of electronics, experimenting with samples and aggressive sequenced drums. Stereogum named two tracks from "Fist & Palm" on their Top 100 Songs of 2016 list.

Friendship

Friendship is a Philadelphia-based band currently comprised of Dan Wriggins, Peter Gill, Mike Cormier, Evangeline Krajewski, and Jon Samuels.

Gill, Cormier, and Wriggins, all originally from Maine, began performing as Friendship in 2015, when they shared an apartment in Philadelphia. They released an LP, You’re Going to Have to Trust Me, on Burst and Bloom Records in late 2015, and an EP, F/V Hope in 2017 with Philadelphia’s Sleeper Records.

Friendship's new album, Shock Out of Season, will come out November 3, 2017 on Orindal Records. It is a collection of songs about work, friends, love, and loneliness, lifted by synthesizer, pedal steel, and Rhodes piano, and set against a combination of live and programmed drums.

Wriggins’ lyrics reflect conversation, humor, and calamity. They stress his characters’ unmediated involvement in each other’s lives, which transcends and is frustrated by their failed communications. These tensions are expanded by the band’s twisted articulation of Americana - waves of ambient pedal steel, droning synthesizers and drum machines, vibraphone, electric piano, and percussion surge and fall alongside minimal guitar and bass patterns.

Earthboy

Earthboy is a 5-piece Philadelphia based band with roots in the basement and DIY scene. The band met in elementary school but didn’t end up forming until high school. Since then they have made headway using their indie pop and lo-fi influences. Over the year they have been together, they have played along up and coming acts such as Joy Again, Orion Sun, Sitcom, and many more. Their debut release, “Earthboy - EP,” was self-released in 2018. It was later released again on Ztapes.

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