Honeychurch, The Explorers Club

Johnny Brenda's presents


The Explorers Club


Sun, February 12, 2012

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


This event is 21 and over

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

Honeychurch - (Set time: 11:00 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".
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.)
Roomtone - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
"Given the warm influence of bossanova, Alexander Yaker's Roomtone encapsulates an entire scene of bedsit bands, past and present. The bossanova summons Nouvelle Vague's morphing of New Wave standards into lounge-y backdrops, while Yaker's tiptoed singing and understatedly fluid way around a guitar should appeal to fans of Eureka-era Jim O'Rourke, Serge Gainsbourg, Kings of Convenience"
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125