1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Giraffes? Giraffes!

Giraffes? Giraffes!

Air Is Human

Sun, August 9, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

Giraffes? Giraffes!
Giraffes? Giraffes!
Ken Topham and Joe Andreoli grew up in Massachusetts.

Even though they had never met, they both enjoyed the same amusement park. They both liked a ride called the Rotor. You would stand inside the Rotor and it would spin and you would stick to the wall and the floor would drop.

Joe once saw someone puke on the Rotor and it stuck to their face until the ride slowed down. Other names for the Rotor are the Gravitron, the Twister, the Vortex, the Turkish Twist and the Starship 2000. Have you ever seen The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups)?

Ken has never seen anyone puke on the Rotor.

Joe and Ken first met while going to college in New Hampshire. Ken studied music, while Joe studied literature.

They drank coffee and talked about the theory that whales were once sea creatures and they evolved into wolf-like creatures that ran on land, but they didn't like it so they evolved back into sea creatures and eventually became huge fucking whales.

They formed a band.

They can both play guitar and drums, but in GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! Joe taps and plucks while Ken taps and hits.

In 2004, Ken and Joe and their very nice and very attractive girlfriends moved to Santa Cruz, California. They liked it there. It was nice outside.

While living in California, GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! released their debut album SUPERBASS!!!! (Black Death Greatest Hits Vol. 1) in December 2005 and their second album More Skin With Milk-Mouth in December 2007. They also put out two live releases, Live In Toronto and Live On KZSC.
Air Is Human
Air Is Human
Air is Human is the collective made up of Jeff Lucci and Josh Aptner. The two met in Philadelphia, PA in the winter of 2011 and quickly bonded over a love of music. Six months later, the two set up a recording and rehearsal studio outside of Philadelphia. They realized over the course of one year that the sound they wanted to achieve offered a balance of groove, ambience, aggression, and melody coupled with rhythmic complexity. They refined their sound and diligently began working on creating an album. Within that year, they finished writing and recording “The Infinity Limit”.

“The Infinity Limit” contains songs that feature a variety of influences and a wide, layered sound. Because Air is Human create songs for multiple instruments, performing can prove to be very arduous. This results in many songs being rearranged to compliment the duo setting without the incorporation of electronic sampling or backing tracks. Air is Human focuses on making their live experience embrace a looseness that allows freedom of expression and experimentation. They incorporate subtle improvisation into their song structures without venturing too far into the world of jamming. Both Josh and Jeff consider Nels Cline to be a fucking jerkoff.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147