BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Nap Eyes, Cian Nugent

Nap Eyes

Cian Nugent

Zachary Fairbrother of Lantern

Thu, March 10, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Nap Eyes
Nap Eyes
Nova Scotia’s Nap Eyes is the greatest band you’ve never heard, and Whine of the Mystic is their first full-length album, a brilliant small-batch brew of crooked, literate guitar pop refracted through the gray Halifax rain. Recorded live to tape with no overdubs, it’s equal parts shambling and sophisticated, with one eye on the dirt and one trained on the starry firmament, inhabiting a skewed world where odes to NASA and the Earth’s magnetic field coexist easily with songs about insomnia and drinking too much. RIYL The Only Ones/England’s Glory, The Modern Lovers, The Clean, The Verlaines, The Go-Betweens, Bedhead, and all things Lou Reed.
Cian Nugent
Cian Nugent
Night Fiction is Cian Nugent’s third album but his first taking on the role of singer-songwriter. Where his previous two albums: 2013’s Born With The Caul and 2011’s Doubles saw him exploring extended guitar based instrumentals with his band, The Cosmos, here he has reigned things in and focused his songwriting skills. Guitar fans, do not fear, there is still plenty of soloing and fingerpicking here. With 7 songs both solo and with his band, this album amalgamates everything Cian has done up to this point and reveals a more broad palate of influences, including The Velvet Underground, Richard Thompson, Television, Neil Young, John Lennon, Fred Neil, etc.

Recorded over a week beginning on Valentine’s Day 2015, Night Fiction was recorded in Bow Lane Studios in Dublin with Daniel Fox (Girl Band) and mixed by Brendan Jenkinson. The album’s seven songs include solo ventures as well as full-band recordings feat. David Lacey on drums, Conor Lumsden on bass, Brendan Jenkinson on organ and piano and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh on viola. The vibe here is familiar yet refreshing and a logical progression for Cian.
Zachary Fairbrother of Lantern
Zachary Fairbrother of Lantern
Mostly known for his work in the rock 'n' roll outfit Lantern, Zachary is starting a new project under his own name. By showcasing his skill at guitar and combing whimsical lyrics with colorful arrangements, Zachary is creating his most personal music yet. This new endevor is heavily influenced by the 60's folksters, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Basho, and Bridget St. John, the prog rock leanings of Kevin Ayers, Syd Barrett, and Love, and the minimalism of La Monte Young and Terry Riley. He really hopes you'll like his new tunes.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com