BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Cheatahs

Cheatahs

Eternal Summers

Wed, March 5, 2014

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Cheatahs
Cheatahs
Cheatahs’ long-awaited debut album, out Feb. 11th on Wichita Recordings, is first and foremost an exploration of the possibilities of modern guitar music. A blend of ecstatic noise, ambient drone and visceral, resounding alt-rock, combined with lyrics that touch on the complexities of relationships, nature, the city, memory, dislocation and self-identity, the self-titled record displays a giant creative leap from the lo-fi fuzz of the band’s first two EPs.

But let's start from the beginning. The London based band came together when Nathan Hewitt (vox, guitar), originally from Edmonton, Canada, and James Wignall (guitar, vox), originally from Leicester, UK met 7 years ago while both working in a pub in Camden and bonded over a shared love of Seinfeld and hardcore punk. Despite both friends playing in various bands over the next few years, it was only in 2010 that the two decided to finally make music together. After writing a handful of songs, they asked friends Marc Raue, originally from Dresden, Germany, and Dean Reid, from San Diego, USA to join them on drums and bass respectively.

To make the record, Cheatahs, headed first to the country, spending a week in an old stone-floored cottage in Cornwall, where recording was punctuated by walks in nearby forests and evenings whiled away at an isolated pub. The second location, Dropout studios in Camberwell, home of friends Part Chimp, was perhaps the polar opposite, but no less conducive to the creative process – not surprising given that the band were given access to the full arsenal of ridiculously loud vintage amps that help create the brutal majesty of Part Chimp’s recordings. As with Cheatahs' previous work, all tracks were recorded and mixed by bassist Dean and produced by the band.

For an album influenced by everything from Link Wray to Cy Twombly - influences as scattered as the band members' geography - the result is a cohesive behemoth, 12 tracks of raucous guitars, breathy vocals, and honeydripped, soaring melodies.
Eternal Summers
Eternal Summers
The critically acclaimed anthemic dream pop and post punk band, Eternal Summers are thrilled to announce their new studio album Every Day It Feels I’m Dying…, to be released on May 4th on Nevado Music.

Nicole Yun, from the band says, “The combination of straightforward love lyrics and synth based sugary pop is a new realm for the band. This was the last song to come together on the album, and proved to be a really enjoyable experiment into new sounds and styles. It was so fun and pressure free to record a song like this that we all almost wrote it off like a joke or a song we could keep for our own amusement. I'm glad it made it to the record. People need some joy and fun these days.”

With a tempered song writing process that has spanned over two years, the group finds themselves documenting the many ways that one can cope with disappointment, fear, loss of control, loneliness and depression. The result is 2018’s Every Day It Feels Like I’m Dying…

Though the topics range from emotional numbness to tragedy, to calling out the ugly complacency within one’s self, the musical influences are hopeful, breezy, and even rollicking.  Taking influence from Japanese, French and Swedish pop, bossa nova and jazz, the trio still finds a way to meld these new influences into their specific breed of melodic fuzz pop.

Having formed in 2009, Eternal Summers has now been operating as the trio of Nicole Yun, Daniel Cundiff and Jonathan Woods longer then they did as a duo without Jonathan. Long gone are the days of the Roanoke based collective known as the Magic Twig Community that saw the handful of like-minded indie artists working together; but what has grown in place is a band that stands on its own, in the words of All Music, “The kind that other bands will look to for inspiration 20 years later.”

With several previous releases, there has already been a lot said about Eternal Summers music. From the crafty minimalism on their debut Silver, to the dream punk sheen on 2012’s breakout Correct Behavior, to the guitar driven power on The Drop Beneath, the evolution of Eternal Summers marks a band that embraces both anthemic rock and bittersweet ballads - a band that is grounded in jangle pop but with an added depth that rewards on repeated listens.

Eternal Summers never ending tour cycle has seen them play with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Surfer Blood, The Presidents of the United States of America, Cheatahs, We are Scientists, Nada Surf, amongst others.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com