Katie Frank and The Pheromones (Release Show!)
The Lawsuits, Kevin Killen
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
This event is 21 and over
Katie Frank and The Pheromones
In 2012, Katie Frank began as a solo songwriter with an acoustic guitar, but it didn’t take long for the Elizabethtown native to round up a band of rootsy country-rock players around Philadelphia. Frank began working with a variety of local players, including Philly mainstay, Jim Boggia, on her debut EP. As her band evolved, Frank dubbed them The Pheromones. This group of seasoned musicians adds a rumbling, rambling Americana overdrive to her contemplative compositions, while their tight and lively playing gives Frank’s confident vocals an opportunity to shine. In February 2014, the group will release their debut LP, Counting Your Curses.
Recognized as the City of Brotherly Love’s ‘crown jewel,’ The Lawsuits have secured their place in Philadelphia’s vibrant music scene. With a fearless approach to music, the group doesn’t follow traditional rules of genre, pulling inspiration from blues to reggae, Americana to gospel, to make a sound that is effortless and beautiful.
The band released their debut full-length album, Cool Cool Cool, in October 2013 to wide critical acclaim. Their sound has been described as “one that incorporates strong storytelling, crisply built up instrumentation, and heartfelt vocals. These components infused with an omnipresent energy create songs that creep into one’s head for the long haul.”
In Fall 2014, the group released Tumbled. Culture Collide describes the EP, "serving as the follow up to 2013’s full-length debut Cool Cool Cool, Tumbled comes packaged as a teaser representation of The Lawsuits' next release. They've found a way to seamlessly traverse indie-folk, feel-good pop, soulful classic rock, and bluesy Americana in four digestible tunes."
"Philadelphia seems to be fast becoming an epicenter for singer/songwriters, and Kevin Killen is an excellent example. Like many singer/songwriters, his songs can be hard to fit into just one genre, and his music takes influences from folk, alt rock, jazz, and Americana. Probably his strongest point is his catchy choruses, which always seem to bring the song full circle". -Matt Hundley, The Indie Music Review
$8.00 - $10.00