BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Mutual Benefit

Mutual Benefit

Florist, The Goodbye Party

Tue, June 21, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Mutual Benefit
Mutual Benefit
Jordan Lee has spent the last few years moving from Ohio to Austin to Boston, and most recently Brooklyn, running the wonderful Kassette Klub label, touring with friends’ groups, and leading an amorphous project called Mutual Benefit, a one-man-band or a sprawling collective, depending on where he is and who is around that day. After releasing various limited edition EPs and playing scores of house shows, Lee completed his debut album, Love’s Crushing Diamond, a record of lush, watery, pop songs, pieced together over the past several years and inspired by the kinetic energy, goodbyes, and blurred landscapes of life on the road. The songs are heartfelt and powerful with Lee’s fragile and beautiful voice as the centerpiece, and the recordings are an instantly engaging blend of high and low fidelity, mixing lush studio productions, featuring keys, guitar, violin and banjo, with clattering homemade percussion and found sounds. While Lee is certainly the brainchild throughout, the album is very much a collaborative effort featuring contributions by friends and others met along the way.

Love’s Crushing Diamond was initially going to be a cassette-only self-release. Then, it was going to be pressed as a limited edition, 250 LP run via vinyl-only label, Soft Eyes. However, after the Bandcamp posting of the album received growing recognition, including being the first-ever Bandcamp release to be named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork and a “Band to Watch” feature on Stereogum, it soon become apparent the album needed a proper release. Thus, Other Music Recording Co. stepped in to take the reigns—they will release the album on CD on December 3rd (January 13 in the UK/Europe); on LP on January 7th. The album is available digitally now. The first pressing of the CD and LP come with a free download code for Mutual Benefit’s “Cowboy’s Prayer” EP.
Florist
Florist
If Blue Could Be Happiness is the second full length album from soft-synthesizer folk band Florist. It is an observation of change; a full color memory album. It is both a goodbye to a past life and a declaration of great love to a new one. Along mourning song for the death of a mother, and a quiet celebration of the endless struggle that is being alive. Recorded by the band during May of 2017 in an Upstate NewYork schoolhouse very near to where songwriter Emily Sprague spent her childhood and where the band originated. The final track of the record, “RedBird”, was written and recorded by Emily on the day before her mother died unexpectedly in March of 2017. The song remains in demo form on the album just as she had heard it.
The Goodbye Party
Michael Cantor performs under the name The Goodbye Party. Often compared to Big Star or Arthur Russell, Cantor has become a magnetic live presence in Philadelphia, creating lush, heartbreaking performances with just his voice and guitar. His debut album “Silver Blues” veers from power pop anthems to cello dirges. His recent album is a collaboration with Radiator Hospital, called “The Afterglows,” a collection of cassette-recorded pop songs.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com