1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Minka (Record Release Show!)

Minka (Record Release Show!)

XNY, Upperfields

Thu, September 4, 2014

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

We created MINKA to make people move.

We live, breathe, and procreate in Philly..
Pam and Jacob met as next-door neighbors in Boston, MA. After months of avoiding eye contact and hearing each other's every waking move, Jacob invited Pam over for cheesecake. What, at first, seemed an odd pairing, quickly developed into a partnership that few find in their lifetime. Pam and Jacob have spent no more than a week apart since first playing together. There is no denying their chemistry on stage- Pam's roaring vocals and playful lyrics blend effortlessly with Jacob's detailed and meticulous drumbeats; leading your ears and your mind on a therapeutic journey.

XNY recently released their debut album, Orange, produced by Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls. XNY was Band of The Week in Vogue and Top Ten Artists to Watch in 2014 on FuseTV. Their single, JAW, premiered on American Songwriters, PureVolume and MTV.

Now, roommates and best friends in Brooklyn, Pam and Jacob are preparing a new album for the new year!
Upperfields is made from the musical partnership of Shaun Gould's ardent, soul-searching alt-folk and Lee Clarke's adventurous electronic pop. Joined by Justin Leigh (drums) and Justin Nawn (Lead Guitar), they make music that is expansive, lyrical, and richly layered. One writer aptly described it as 'sunset soundscapes and optimistic anthems'. In their music, one hears the influence of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, and Radiohead, as well as an affinity with contemporary bands like Beach House, Fleet Foxes, and Caveman. July 1st saw a creative process of intense devotion culminate in the release of their six-song EP, Waterways. Their hard work is quickly winning an audience: Their debut's two singles, "Seascape" and "Runner", have drawn attention from influential blogs like YVYNYL and The Key for their sweet melodies, raw production, and powerful lyrical imagery.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147