Lame-O Records 5th Birthday!
Slaughter Beach, Dog, Shannen Moser, Cherry, No Thank You
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Lame-O Records 5th Birthday!
Slaughter Beach, Dog
"There ain't no purpose fightin' holy wars for someone you're not." This sleek proverb is delivered in Jake Ewald's unassuming sneer, but isn't as honest as previous adages he's known for behind one-half of Modern Baseball's microphones. The residents of Slaughter Beach – a character study the Philadelphia musician flocks to during bouts of writer's block – are grounded in some faith, whether in a higher power or lesser ones roaming this area's varied terrain.
Consider the musical geography of the region: there are pastoral corners, where "Politics of Grooming" whispers third-person omniscience as thin guitars slide and pluck. "Drinks" finds itself primed for the town's bar jukebox, where Ewald's alt-country tendencies slink away from safety. Other tracks are illuminated by a city skyline, where the radio-rock "Monsters" bends and folds under the weight of an evening loaded with self-sabotage. "Bed Fest," returning from 2014's Dawg EP, clocks in around that night's 3 a.m., with quieter admissions of interpersonal guilt lingering longer than the concluding vocal overdubs accompanying them.
Many of the tracks on Welcome find people struggling to find answers, but Ewald answers to no one but himself. This debut LP was entirely self-produced, recorded and performed: an act of escapism and individual growth outside his tight-knit day job. Slaughter Beach, Dog finds Ewald wandering through multiple headspaces to emerge with his own inner sanctum confidently reinvigorated. And that's welcome.
Hailing from Berks County, PA, Shannen Moser grew up steeped in folk and country music. Influenced by the historically rich area, stretching farmland, and local folkers, Shannen credits the area with giving her the tools to write the music she does today, influencing her self-taught guitar plucking style and confessional lyricism. She vividly recalls her first encounter with folk music in her dad’s old truck, playing "I'll Be Here In The Morning" by Townes Van Zandt. Since then, her love for songwriting has continued to grow.
In 2014 Shannen moved to Philadelphia and began pursuing music more earnestly. Her debut LP Oh, My Heart was released in January of 2017, and reissued by Lame-O Records later that Spring. Mostly recorded in a barn in Earlville, NY, the record brought a more expansive sound to her small bedroom recordings, moving Moser forward sonically as an artist while preserving the sincerity of her earlier work and showcasing Moser’s folk and country influences.
Shannen Moser's intimate sophomore album I'll Sing is set to be released on September 7th on Lame-O Records. An evocative and vulnerable storyteller, Shannen Moser's narrative style makes every song on I'll Sing like a short story, pulling listeners into the details while tackling big topics like heartbreak, loss, and battles with mental health. Written over a tumultuous year, Moser shows a willingness throughout the album to bear her scars, utilizing vulnerability in a way that feels powerful.
I'll Sing was produced by Eric Muth and Cameron Konner at the Grey Ferry Warehouse in Philadelphia. Muth, Konner, and cello player and longtime touring band member Julia Peters were Moser’s backing band on the record.
Cherry is the new bedroom pop project from Russel Edling (ex-Kite Party). Lame-O Records is releasing his debut 7" Gloom in anticipation of a full length this fall. Reminiscent of bands like Beat Happening, Yo La Tengo and The Magnetic Fields, Cherry puts it's first foot forward into the class of great indie rock songwriters. Although this EP is completely done by Edling (from the recording to the mastering to the artwork), Cherry has recently put together a full band lineup including Justin Fox (ex-Kite Party), Spencer Combs (of Three Man Cannon) and Lame-O's own Eric Osman on drums.
No Thank You
Kaytee, Evan and Nick play in No Thank You. Contemporary adults making contemporary adult indie rock and roll.
$12.00 - $15.00
We'll be collecting food for Philabundance. Please bring peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables / fruits, soups or breakfast bars.