The Naked Sun (Record Release Show)
Madalean Gauze, Dave Bakey
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Naked Sun
Since releasing their self-produced “Pickled Hearts” EP in May 2015 and first studio EP, “Space, Place, and Time”, in 2013, Philadelphia’s The Naked Sun has evolved into a rousing power-folk outfit that has been celebrated for its playful and poignant brand of indie folk/rock. They may or may not have coined the phrase, but “honest rock” has unquestionably been their ethos since their start back in 2011. With songs that echo the rawness and sincerity of the cities around which its members grew up—Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia—the band blends the basics of roots rock and folk with layers of bolstering piano and organ, intricate pedal steel leads, and melodic choruses backed by satisfying vocal harmonies.
With a true love for song, the band cites a wide spectrum of influences from which they draw their inspiration - Tom Petty’s pop genius, Bruce Springsteen’s storytelling, Bob Dylan’s social consciousness, and the energy of My Morning Jacket. Using this diverse range of musical inspiration,
they set out to deliver melody and down to earth lyrics while combining with a backbone of melodic bass lines with and evocative arrangements.
In the words of “The Owl” magazine, “Restrained and subtle, but at the same time warm and genuine, The Naked Sun stand out in amongst the crowds of rock bands by simply keeping it simple.”
The band's debut LP, War with Shadows, was produced by Brian McTear (War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, matt pond PA, Sharon van Etten, Joan Osbourne, the Districts, among many others), and was recorded in July of 2017 at Miner Street Recordings in Fishtown, PA. The Naked Sun has been invited to play several local and regional festivals this summer, and is gearing up for the release of War With Shadows on vinyl (coming fall 2018).
Band from Philadelphia who is equal parts cool and equal parts fun. We are here to make you feel good motherFUNners. New EP FUNeral will be available in January
Based out of Philadelphia, David Bakey is a professional touring and studio musician who has extensively toured through the USA, Canada, UK and Australia. Mcpherson Guitars is currently endorsing his debut solo finger style acoustic guitar record which is soon to be released