Loving
Johnny Brenda's Presents

Loving

Performers:
Loving
Squirrel Flower
$12.00
Ages 21+
Loving with Squirrel Flower at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia
  • 7PM - Doors
  • 8PM - Squirrel Flower
  • 9PM - Loving

LOVING

Loving is the musical collaboration of David Parry, Lucas Henderson and Jesse Henderson. The band formed by way of a long-distance recording project (Victoria – Toronto) that resulted in the creation of their debut self-titled EP. After the unexpected embrace of this work, the band reconvened in Victoria, BC to begin playing live shows and work on new material.

Following in the path of their debut EP, If l am only my thoughts was home recorded and represents a deeper exploration of the band’s creative process - a process marked by an appreciation for the generative limitations of recording to tape. The resulting album constructs a warm and dreamy sonic landscape kept adrift by existentially oriented lyrics and an unspecified all-encompassing sense of nostalgia.

Between the recording and completion of If l am only my thoughts, the band has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, supporting prominent artists including Alice Phoebe Lou, Crumb and Still Woozy. For all live shows, Loving is joined by Keenan Mittag-Degala (Elan Noon) on drums. “Nihilist Kite Flyer”, the first single from the upcoming LP, is slated for release May 16th, 2019. The full album will be released via Last Gang Records.

SQUIRREL FLOWER

Squirrel Flower is the alias 22-year-old Ella Williams adopted for herself when writing songs and poetry as a child. Coming from a professional musical family spanning generations, Williams has always been surrounded by music. By 14 she started writing more seriously and released her first EP of folk music under her own name. After immersing herself in the DIY scene of her Boston hometown before moving to Iowa to study Art + Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality studies at Grinnell college, she found a more experimental sound, linking her choral roots, classical harmony and ethereal chord structures, and released her first EP as Squirrel Flower, Early Winter Songs From Middle America.

Her second EP, Contact Sports, is a perfectly formed collection of songs about relationships; intimacy, dependency, betrayal and geography, set to the backdrop of the American Midwest. The songs represent push and pull of love and intimacy while also being meditations on place. From the fulsome guitar and visceral, cathartic breakdown of lead single ‘Conditions’ to the carefully layered beauty of ‘Hands Melt’, this varied collection frequently impresses with its maturity and craftsmanship. Tracks like the fuzzy, dimly-lit euphoria of ‘Daylight Savings’ are spellbinding in their turn of phrase as Williams sings “I know we’ve gained an hour, but I feel like we’ve lost two.”

Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125