Lantern (Record Release Show!)

Lantern (Record Release Show!)

Lantern will be selling copies of Rock 'N' Roll Rorschach before it's official release date at the show so don't miss!

Lantern is a Rock ‘N’ Roll band based out of Philadelphia that is centered around the duo of Zachary Devereux Fairbrother and Emily Robb. The two have created a relentless maniacal Rock ‘N’ Roll animal, penetrated with fuzz-wah monsters, boogie-diseases, exorcisms, black leather and sex. Inspired by their idols The Rolling Stones, The Stooges, Bo Diddley, the Cramps, MC5, David Bowie, and all the originators of R&B and the blues, they wish to contribute their mark on the great American folk music, Rock ‘N’ Roll.

They are releasing their latest album, Rock 'N' Roll Rorschach, into the mid-summer heat of July 9th. The album marks a shift in sound from the blown out world of 4-track self-recordings to a more discernable breed of raw power. Lantern's sound melts genres together, bending weird blues into a frenzy of fuzzed soloing and glammed-out dance beats. The album is testament to the odyssey of rock 'n' roll and it will make you want to boogie as soon as the needle drops. Sophomore Lounge Records is offering it up so come and get it.

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

Guitarist Chris Forsyth's hypnotic compositions assimilate art rock texture with folk, blues, and experimental influences. Long active in underground circles as a member of Peeesseye, he's released a series of acclaimed records over the past few years, including his 2011 LP Paranoid Cat on Family Vineyard and Early Astral, a 2012 duo LP with Mountains' Koen Holtkamp on Blackest Rainbow.His 2012 Kenzo Deluxe LP/CD on Northern Spy has been described as "resonant [and] incisive... a cosmic abstraction of the American guitar tradition, reducing blues, rock, folk and improvisation into their spare, hypnotic base elements." (Philadelphia City Paper). In October 2013, Paradise of Bachelors will release his most ambitious full-band recording yet, the immersive four-part suite Solar Motel. According to critic Tony Rettman, "sneak listens to Solar Motel hint that the best has yet to be heard. Solar Motel is broken up into four parts, each of them escalating in sequence with head-swelling psychedelic bliss while showcasing Forsyth's equal admiration for the guitar interplay of both Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd of Television and Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. It serves as a perfect example of what Forsyth calls his music: Cosmic Americana." In anticipation of this release, Forsyth has assembled the stellar Solar Motel Band, featuring guitarist Paul Sukeena (Spacin'), drummer Steve Urgo (ex The War on Drugs), and longtime collaborator Peter Kerlin on bass.

Ivory Tuskk

Ivory Tuskk is a recording moniker for keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Robbie Bennett. His first release "The Icy Lake" is a hazy blend of chamber pop and Americana that at times invokes David Essex's "Rock On" or a synth-laden Nilsson. Bennett most notably is found behind the keys for The War on Drugs, recently appeared on Hammond with John Cale and lends synths to bandmate Dave Hartley's Nightlands.



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Lantern (Record Release Show!) with Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Ivory Tuskk

Friday, July 5 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Johnny Brenda's