BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Static Mountain

Static Mountain

Cherry, Comb, Free Pizza

Tue, November 3, 2015

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 7:50 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Static Mountain
Static Mountain
Static Mountain is a four piece rock band, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Loud guitars and a tight rhythm section set to focus on complementing each other to the fullest; resulting in a well-rounded and polished sound. That sound ends up a blending of harmonies, distortion, and textured layers of guitars with psychedelic pop sensibilities. Matt Williams and James Appello go back and forth with the trading of vocals and guitars, while the rhythm section of Greg Foran and Josh Del Rio provide the foundation of structured, tight-knit grooves. Without being afraid to keep guitar solos alive, Static Mountain produces a refreshing resurgence of old school rock and roll with modern twists. After releasing their self-titled debut full length album on Record Store Day in 2013, the band has gone on to play various shows throughout the East Coast while continuing to grow with the writing of their follow up EP; due out in 2015.
Cherry
Cherry
Moments of failure can bring on moments of extreme clarity. You thought it was one way and then you are faced with the unavoidable truth that in fact it was and will always be some other way. For Cherry songwriter Russell Edling, that experience was felt heavily in the final days of his previous musical project, Kite Party. He started to notice that the more serious they began to take their art, the less it started to mean. As this was happening, Edling experienced a major life event that put the silliness of that seriousness into perspective, and forced him to re-asses how he felt about the band and music. He started Cherry in an attempt to look at his art in a different way, enlisting ex-Kite Party guitarist Justin Fox, Three Man Cannon’s Spenser Colmbs, and friends Jesse Kennedy and Eric Osman (Lame-O Records) to write a record that they enjoyed, and that never got too caught up in the gravity of trying to be an artist.

The concept of investigating and discovering only to be humbled by what one finds is the grassy field that Cherry wanders aimlessly through in their upcoming record, Dumbness. The record's first lyrical idea comes in the form of "Everybody's dumb / go and ask anyone." The great equalizer of universal human foolishness. We all take ourselves too seriously, we are too precious, too self-obsessed as we walk down the street thinking about cheeseburgers, dogshit clinging to the treads in our business casual footwear.

Musically, Dumbness covers a lot of ground; stopping momentarily in may different stylistic regions only to move on. One gets a sense that the band is turning stones, thinking "maybe there is something under here." Through tales of nostalgic skateboarding adventures, fictional narrations of love and death, and slapstick word vomit, Cherry makes an honest effort to communicate. To hold thee down for a few moments just to say "hi hello we are all here together".

Dumbness is a meditation on the great equalizing force of human foolishness. Lovers hurt one another, dreams are meant to be woken from, shoelaces untie, and justice is jailed by random circumstance. We put fools into power, and power greens into our smoothies. “I wanted to write about expectation and sing about disappointment,” Edling explains. “It's important to greet failure with a grin and cackle in the face of fear. Musicians must give all of themselves to an art form that so rarely gives back. To exist is to navigate through so many obstacles, finding friends and foes in impossibly unlikely circumstances. I do believe there is beauty in that, but it is a beauty born of this world and thus it is mostly dumb.”
Comb
Comb
The Comb plays downcast and flowery rock & roll ornamented with slippery ropes of silver toned tinsel. They are from Philadelphia and have an album forthcoming. For fans of The Paisley Underground, Ditch Trilogy, Gun Club, Byrds & Julian Cope.
Free Pizza
Free Pizza
Free Pizza, a Jangle Pop baby-punk band on an adventure. Formed in Boston, MA, moving onward through Miami and Berlin toward Nashville. Lifetime members of the BUFU Records family along with the Lemons, Tall Juan, Japanther.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com