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8PM – Doors
9PM – Show
Formed in 2016, Stereo League is driven by the songwriting of childhood friends Alex Savoth and Dan King. Initially a studio project shaped with the help of Engineer and Producer Eric Bogacz, the three began crafting songs and recruiting a cast of friends to fill in the gaps. The outcome is an ever-changing musical landscape that continues to evolve along with their line-up.
On their latest EP Endless Mirage, Savoth and King collaborated with the Synth & Soul record label and production crew Eraserhood Sound. The result is a timeless, shimmering collection of songs that tell evocative tales of loneliness and longing, set against the backdrop of Eraserhood Sound’s signature analog production. Stereo League, who were previously named Artist to Watch by NPR station WXPN, believe this release to be the clearest and best representation of their vision to date— delivering the soulful sound they have been searching for. Lead single “Money In Your Mouth” is a force to be reckoned with, featuring pulsating “Superfly”-esque drums and percussion, electrifying synthesizer stabs, and a powerful lyric from Savoth. Follow up single “Miss Me” is a tough-as-nails R&B burner, and features Saundra Williams (Mavis Staples, Dap-Kings) providing background vocals that are as sweet as honey. Look for Stereo League to be performing their new EP in Philadelphia and beyond in the coming year, as well as their first 7” vinyl courtesy of Eraserhood Sound in 2022.
Built on foundational authenticity, XIXIX lays everything on the table. With nothing left to the imagination besides how to pronounce the name, there’s no sense that bandleader Will Brown is playing a part when he brings himself onstage. Released this fall, his debut album contains sonic production frills but is juxtaposed by a live show that is raw, loud and fast.
Pulling influences from LCD Soundsystem, The Cure, and Neil Young in both sound and aesthetic, XIXIX best serves an intentional listener who can separate intrapersonal lyricism from a highly approachable soundscape.
“A lo-fi Smiths/ A hi-fi Beat Happening”.
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