Sun Airway

Johnny Brenda's presents

Sun Airway

Historics, Cruiser

Sat, January 5, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

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Sun Airway - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Sun Airway
Back with a second album of thoughtful new themes, Sun Airway's Soft Fall takes us to an ethereal layer between worlds. The sonically inspiring sub-strata of Soft Fall began in songwriter/producer Jon Barthmus' house in Philadelphia. Classical foundations were chopped, dissected, and sewn back together by a string quartet in one recording studio, with live instruments overdubbed in another, then re-edited and assembled back at home by Barthmus. David Wrench (Caribou, Bat for Lashes, Bear in Heaven) took it all to new heights with some masterful mixing.
On Soft Fall, Sun Airway's pop songs move out of the bedroom and into cathedrals. The songs are hyper-saturated, bright and colorful, spilling from the speakers. They're glistening, based on rich acoustic instruments and layered in synthetic sounds carried along on Barthmus' perfect hooks.
Soft Fall is a place where swirling orchestras play, cupped in the palms of your hands. It's a place where everything belongs where it doesn't; As Barthmus sings, it's "out of time, but still in tune." Listen closely, and you can make out the memories left traced in the rocks; shady shapes of electronic / pop pioneers past and present. Touches of ELO and New Order brush up against hints of modern sounds like M83 and Radio Dept., carried by the subtle breeze of Bjork's Homogenic.
In a landscape of collapsed beats, humming of the life that springs up from underneath, Soft Fall takes you on frosty morning walks through the woods where twinges of psychedelic light escape through the spaces between the leaves. It's Versailles in audio form: grand and beautiful, ornate and complex, surreal and classic all at once.
Historics - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Historics
Everyone needs to see some sweat, but there's a fault with where we think we need to see it, due to this hard-wired Protestant work ethic that's still trying to cool things down. It's got us thinking we have to see you sweat before we'll believe you really mean it. But what about divination? What about gliding with the gift? What about finding the faith to believe some people are just tapped conduits channeling this stuff out with Jedi-Mind-Trick ease? This is where Don Devore's deftness is so dope it can have the affect of arching back around the curve of things toward being a disability. 'Cause really, how can you believe this guy isn't behind the scenes sweating it out like the rest of us? I mean, maybe he is, but if so, he does it like the savvy gentleman that doesn't really exist in this age outside of Graham Greene novels; which is to say, if he does it at all, he does it in classy secrecy
Cruiser - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Cruiser
Cruiser’s humble beginnings can be traced to 2012 in a Philadelphia bedroom as the solo recording project of Andy States. Cruiser’s self-titled 6-song EP quickly gathered attention online, and States rapidly assembled a trio of friends to help bring his songs from the bedroom to the stage.

With a sensibility for summer-inspired pop, coupled with a knack for crafting hooky melodies, Cruiser's EP became a staple on many playlists of both fan and critic alike.

“Kidnap Me” represents the first song collaboratively written by Cruiser as a cohesive unit. While true to form, “Kidnap Me” is Cruiser evolved; still embracing the summery, feel-good sound of the 2012 material, yet displaying a bit of introspection and newfound contemplative restraint.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/