Cheers Elephant

Johnny Brenda's presents

Cheers Elephant

The Explorers Club, Honeychurch

Wed, February 6, 2013

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


This event is 21 and over

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

Cheers Elephant - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Cheers Elephant
Dubbed, “Chew it up, Spit it out, Rock and Roll”, Cheers Elephant is a tight, rootsy,
psychedelic poprock quartet from Philadelphia, PA… now located in SoCal. Digging deep
into three part harmonies and pop song arrangements, Cheers has a sound that’ll make
your dad’s toe tap, your mom’s hip shake, and your sister’s heart throb.

In 2012 Cheers Elephant released their 3rd album Like Wind Blows Fire, which was the
most successful record to date. Their track ‘Leaves’ hit #4 on Hype Machine and featured
on We Are Hunted, NPR, Ex.FM, Good Music All Day, and Spotify. Cheers has shared the
stage with acts like Mayer Hawthorne, Rubblebucket, The Go! Team, The Walkmen,
Darwin Deez, Jefferson Starship, The Mother Hips, and more. So, why not take a sip of
Cheers Elephant? The buzz is good.

“Sound City Players did 3-plus hours, but my favorite SXSW set came from Philly’s Cheers
Elephant: great, hooky indie-pop.”
- Eric Danton, Rolling Stone / WSJ Music

“Dubbing themselves as the dudes with the best indie rock haircuts, [Cheers
Elephant] blend playful humor, energy, and some really great three-part harmonies.”

“Their harmonies are reminiscent of The Beatles and they carry a lighthearted energy
similar to the goofy They Might Be Giants, a combination that makes them easy to love
and hard to ignore.”
- USA Today
The Explorers Club - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Explorers Club
The Explorers Club are a Pop-Rock band from the coast of South Carolina. They are a 6 man band whose debut album “Freedom Wind,” was released to accolades in 2008 via Secretly Canadian’s Dead Oceans label,. Their music is heavily influenced by the vocal harmony stylings and production of acts like and certainly most inclusive of, The Beach Boys. They also draw some influence from classic rock and roll arrangements as made popular by The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Phil Spector, The Zombies, and The Byrds. The Explorers Club continue the tradition of bands that loyally honor the style and sound of the aforementioned acts, as well as The Rip Chords and Bruce & Terry.

Now, as the calendar turns to 2012, "Grand Hotel” is the long-anticipated follow-up to the band’s close-your-eyes-and-you’d-swear-it-was-the-Beach Boys debut, “Freedom Wind,” and was once again produced in Atlanta by band member Jason Brewer, along with co-producer Matt Goldman. This time however, the band turned to veteran Grammy Award winning engineer Mark Linett (who just finished the mix on Beach Boys’ “SMiLE” for Capitol Records) for the album's final mix. "Grand Hotel" features fifteen tracks that once again take listeners back in time to a period when radio was laden with songs by Burt Bacharach, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and pop mainstays like The Grass Roots. The album is scheduled for a February 14th release date, and will be distributed throughout North America by Rock Ridge Music (dist. by ADA.)
Honeychurch - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
"thoughtful, breezy guitar pop, full of wan smiles and perfectly conjuring the musical equivalent of that photo that's always on collections of love songs from the '70s: pale sunlight, blond girls with sad eyes, wool coats and yellow grass up to here." - Philadelphia Weekly

Bucks County's elusive Americana/Psych recluses Honeychurch emerge with their first all-new record since 2004's critically acclaimed Makes Me Feel Better, which was described by No Depression as "gorgeous pastoral music ...lush, organic, orchestral, aching, ethereal".
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125