1200 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19108
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Clarks Madly In Love At The End Of The World Biography 2018
Early on, The Clarks were once described as a bunch of out of tune country hicks. The band took irreverent offense to the comments, saying they were never country hicks. Eleven studio albums and a couple of guitar tuners later, The Clarks have struck again with Madly In Love At The End Of The World, a lively ride down a rural lane, laced with love, mourning, and questions about where it all goes from here.
The band recorded the eleven song album in a converted A-frame church, which helped highlight a series of warm, rock and Alt-Country tunes. The four original members, Scott Blasey (vocals, acoustic guitar), Rob James (6 and 12-string electric guitars, vocals), Greg Joseph (bass, vocals) and David Minarik (drums, vocals) are joined by fellow touring mates Gary Jacob, Skip Sanders and Noah Minarik, tossing out some spanking pedal steel, Hammond organ and tasty guitar. “We’ve never had more fun composing and recording songs,” says bass player Greg Joseph. “With our storied recording history, it’s really heartening to know that music can still captivate the band as much as it has on this album.”
With a highlight reel that includes the Late Show with David Letterman, The Simpsons, and others, The Clarks are enjoying their stage time together now more than ever. “It’s one big extended family,” says guitarist Rob James. “Dave’s son Noah plays on this album, and with us live, so saying that isn’t just a metaphor, it’s fact!” Singing and playing the songs of Madly In Love At The End Of The World has rekindled a fire in The Clarks’ sometimes broken, sometimes mended hearts.
Travel Lanes was created on a whim.....or a series of whims. Answering, or commenting to a Craigslist ad, led to the formation of the group. Four guys deciding to meet in a room to play music was an accomplishment in itself. A well received EP was quickly recorded over the space of a year. A series of gigs were played before things eventually went south for any number of reasons.
With literally no reason for them to continue, the band decided to do some recording. Taking over the bottom level of the Cojocariu split level, the band began to record some new songs as a three piece. Learning the ins and outs of the recording process, in addition to out of tune guitars and noisy amplifiers, took a bit of time. Though, I must note, John's drumming was solid throughout. The return of guitarist Derek Feinberg to the fray brought a new focus to the project. The band felt a sense of momentum as the sessions began to bear fruit.
Let's Begin to Start Again is an emotional, personal, passionate record, and the songs have attached themselves to each of us in their own special ways. We hope that the words, melodies, harmonies and the energy we’ve put into these songs will attach themselves to you in some way too.
Come see a show, buy the record, and stop and say hello.
Travel Lanes is, was and will continue to be:
Mitch Cojocariu-Bass/Backing Vocals
Derek Feinberg-Guitar/Backing Vocals