SOLD OUT! Balance And Composure at the First Unitarian Church @ First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, Philadelphia [from 4 to 5 January]

SOLD OUT! Balance And Composure at the First Unitarian Church


1296
4 - 5
January
20:00 - 23:00

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First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
2125 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
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Balance and Composure

Light We Made, which was produced by Will Yip (Nothing, Pity Sex), marks a milestone for the band, as this time around they’ve toned down their hardcore and punk-rock roots, to present a body of work that is dominated by soothing, harmonic tracks. The LP’s coherent mood of transcendent moments are driven by the band experimenting with new sonic elements — weaving in dreamy synth chords, melodic guitar riffs, and atmospheric bass grooves and drum beats to hit home the delivery of the songs’ emotional lyrics.

“This album is the culmination of the last 3 years, and how musically the band wanted to be more creative than ever before. We took time off to experience life, pushing ourselves to try things that we previously hadn’t, which in return inspired us to record something that would stand out. This LP is a sonic progression for us, and we’re excited to share it with everyone.”

In support of the new LP, Balance and Composure will bring their live set on the road this Fall for a North American headline tour, plus will make an appearance at this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago, and will open for Hum on September 24th in Pomona, CA.

WICCA PHASE SPRINGS ETERNAL (Night 1)

Until recently, most people knew Adam McIlwee for his work with Tigers Jaw, but since leaving the band in 2013 he has been channelling all his signature vocal drawls and emotionally-charged lyrics into a project called Wicca Phase Springs Eternal. We've premiered a few of his releases over the past year, which have tended to skew towards dark, bombastic club music — a mix of Morrissey and Chief Keef, as it's been described.

McIlwee has always pushed forward and put a firm stamp on everything he does, but with his latest release, Secret Boy, which we're premiering below, McIlwee has really honed in on the middle ground between his beginnings as a guitar-based songwriter and his newly conquered territory working with producers. As was the case with «Shut My Eyes», an acoustic trap triumph released last year, Wicca Phase excells most when those two words come together. Fucking with samples from The Cure's «Lullaby» and Blink-182's «Stockholm Syndrome» (among loads more, probably), laying down the same hard-hitting structures and vocal melodies that made McIlwee's work with Tigers Jaw so loveable, Secret Boy blends two very different crafts more seamlessly than he has ever done before.

Queen of Jeans (Night 2)

Queen of Jeans is Philadelphia dreamy crockpot pop. The music, lush in its retro guitar and ethereal three part harmony composition, is clever while introspective, sparking comparison to the likes of Roy Orbison, Cocteau Twins, and contemporaries Warpaint and Angel Olsen.

«Like a 2016 revival of a 90s throwback to the 60s» -1964kyle

Venue Information:
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
philauu.org/
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