1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Wedding Dress (members of Maps And Atlases & Joan Of Arc)

Wedding Dress (members of Maps And Atlases & Joan Of Arc)

The Silence Kit, Gorgeous Porch

Fri, September 5, 2014

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

Wedding Dress
Wedding Dress
Made up of various members of Maps & Atlases, Suns, Joan of Arc and Gypsy Blood, Wedding Dress are about as Chicago as it gets. Dreamt up as side-project / outlet for Maps & Atlases guitar player Erin Elders, songs were written between tours and slowly released during his "math-pop" band's fleeting downtime.

Wedding Dress is a distinctly other affair, it is more layered, plaintive and measured than anything in Elders' previous catalog; songs are textured narratives, instrumentation is retrained and in many ways the project stands as a perfect counter-point to the sometimes spastic Maps.

That's not to say its a dull affair, the songs themselves are beautiful in their sparseness, the palate is selectively lush and the rotating set of players, both recorded and live, patiently flesh out Elders' haunting vocals and evocative lyrics.

As Elders' primary project comes out of a busy record cycle — including over 9 months of touring and support dates with Broken Bells, Frightened Rabbit, Circa Survive and Death Cab For Cutie — he is shifting gears to Wedding Dress. The band itself has been increasingly firming up and now features Mike Russell & Matt Lemke (Suns), Bobby Burg (Love of Everything/Joan of Arc) and Christian Dawson (Gypsyblood).

Together as a newly charged up Wedding Dress, they will release a 7 inch single and video on Arlington based label Lovitt Records (joining Chicago roster mates Pinebender and Redgrave) in March, and a full length in the Fall. The band is playing a stint of area shows in the coming months.
The Silence Kit
The Silence Kit
The Silence Kit is a Philadelphia-based post-punk band that plays textured, dark, indie rock. Inspired in equal parts by post punk, shoegaze, neo-psychedelia, avant-garde and indie rock, the band was started by singer/guitarist Patrick McCay back in 2002 as a solo recording project, eventually culminating in the first album "In Regulated Measure" (2006). "A Strange Labor" (2008) and "Dislocations" (2009) followed and "The Stairs" and "In Parts" EPs were released in 2011, each release garnering positive reviews from a variety of press. With each release The Silence Kit's signature sound grows more distinct, while the songwriting and arrangements continue to grow more varied and ambitious. The band's fourth LP "Watershed" is their most accomplished to date. Released on April 8th on Azteca Records / Break Even Records, "Watershed" reflects the band's wide palette of songwriting, mood and texture.
Gorgeous Porch
The devotional casio psych pop one man band of long time Philadelphia drummer Christopher Wood. Combining raw beastly drum beats with mod keyboards and sunny verb drenched vocals the songs are a millage of catchy dream punk, afro kraut and neo doo wop.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147