BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Marian Hill

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Marian Hill

Little Strike

Fri, April 24, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00

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Marian Hill
Marian Hill
Philadelphia electronic pop duo Marian Hill return on December 2 with a pair of new tracks - "Got It" and "Lips" - that demonstrate two very different sides of their ever-maturing craft.

Comprised of Jeremy Lloyd (production/songwriting) and Samantha Gongol (vocals/songwriting), the pair’s roots can be traced back as far as a middle school talent show that saw Lloyd - the son of a conductor and an opera singer - hear Gongol sing for the first time. Many a moon down the line, following a stint studying music composition at college for Lloyd while Gongol was cutting her teeth in New York as a songwriter, the pair reunited in the former’s bedroom studio.

"Got It" and "Lips", the latest offerings from the duo, might be the finest syntheses of their output to date. Working under a modus operandi to fuse the simplicity of timeless songwriting with the dexterous craft of modern pop production, "Got It" finds itself in the middle of a head-on collision between sultry soul and whirring synth brass. "Lips", meanwhile, goes straight for the romantic jugular - flitting between emotive electronica and jittery, after-hours RnB.

Citing influences ranging from Cole Porter to Kanye, from Ella Fitzgerald to Drake, while many artists define themselves by the mixture of inspirations they’ve concocted, Marian Hill go one step further: fusing disparate sources into a compound sound that’s hard to imagine ever having been apart.
Little Strike
Little Strike
"Little Strike is the alias of Middle Eastern-born musician and multimedia artist Tamar Dart, based in Philadelphia. The project feels like a collage of organic and inorganic sounds, with acoustic guitars that conjure West African finger styles, melted together with murky keyboards, atop a bed of grimy beats. The vocals have a quality that manages to hunt as well as tame the listener, forcing them to go on a nostalgic walkabout. Will a friendship form?

At age 11 Dart became enamored with live music after playing in a conservatory orchestra , where she played the Oboe for 3 years. She eventually went on to teach herself guitar and Keyboard. Born and raised in a politically charged environment, Dart and her family decided to move to Miami when she was 15, with the intent of escaping questionable ideologies. After graduating with a BFA in multimedia arts from Florida State University, Dart traded the US for East Asia, where she traveled and worked in China, Thailand, and Nepal for a year. She remained involved in music throughout a variety of audio-visual endeavors, including a drum-based project where she attempted to video document herself learning to drum on a kit for 4 months. In the summer of 2013 she settled in Philadelphia where she released and recorded her first EP, Forever Always Leaving, released the following year, in July 2014. She is currently playing shows both acoustically and electronically."

- Lifin' Magazine
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com