1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147



Tender Vision, Roof Doctor

Tue, August 12, 2014

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

BEVERLY began as a recording project between Drew Citron and Frankie Rose. Although Citron grew up in San Francisco and Rose spent many years there, it wasn’t until the two were living in Brooklyn that they started collaborating. In 2012, Rose found herself in need of a musician that could travel to SXSW on short notice, and Citron found herself in the right place at the right time. Since then, Citron has been a part of Rose’s touring band. During numerous tours, the two shared aspirations for making simple, clutter-free music. Beverly’s debut album Careers, out July 1st on Kanine Records, is a result of those ideas.

Conceived on the road, the songwriting and production reflects both Citron’s pop sensibility and Rose’s sharp ear for harmony and arrangement. In between tours, the two spent time at Dr. Wu’s, a studio in Brooklyn where Yale Yng-Wong engineered and mixed the majority the album. Careers combines raw pop, post-punk, and dreamy harmonies, drawing inspiration from lofi greats such as The Amps and The Clean.

To transport the songs out of the studio and to tour in support of the record, Citron will collaborate with additional musicians while Rose, treating Beverly as a side recording project only, will continue to maintain focus on her solo career. Live, Beverly is a four piece band that fills out the sound to create an energetic live show that the record demands. Citron will be joined by bandmates who have toured as members of Chairlift, Class Actress, Cat Power and Feathers.
Roof Doctor
Roof Doctor, formerly the solo project of guitarist Mark Harper, has grown immensely in the time that they have been making collaborative music together. What started as a quiet acoustic outlet for Harper has blossomed into a remarkably eclectic ensemble featuring Kevin Paschall (Abi Reimold, DEAD, Brown Rainbow, Shelf Life, Hello and Yes) on drums, Chet Williams (Hello and Yes) on bass, keys, and saxophone, and Alex Stackhouse (Cool Points, Euphoria Again) on guitar. The players' varied musical backgrounds and the other projects in which they are involved serves to create a wildly frenetic energy within the backdrop for Harper's often somber croon. It is this dichotomy of lyrical despair washed away in a sea of joyful melodies, jazzy rhythms, and uplifting harmony that has come to characterize Roof Doctor. In 2014, they released Mobile Freedom Home, their first full-length record, which Stereogum described as "refreshingly hopeful and honest in a way that a lot of albums nowadays are not." The remarkable range in emotional tone on the record spreads from the devastatingly bleak "Dad" to the impossibly uplifting "Bulldog". The narrator's own mantras float in occasionally, as if to remind himself that things aren't as bad as they seem. 

Roof Doctor returned to the studio in the spring of 2015 to track a forthcoming split with Pittsburgh's Yes Yes A Thousand Times Yes.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147