American Trappist

American Trappist

The Vernes, Carroll

Sat, August 25, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

This event is 21 and over

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American Trappist
American Trappist
"To make one or more significant contributions to American music; to both live with and accurately portray my convictions through my work, with the use of only enough familiar elements that they may serve as a gateway to virgin territories in the work on behalf of the common listener and musician alike. That it might expand their palate and mind, as well as give permission to and create new avenues for all honest creative endeavors; that the world and our race of human beings may better represent ourselves and our vast emotional spectrum and capabilities as productive individuals to the wanting souls of our fellow man, new life that will come to discover the work and it's purpose as well as his or her own purpose long after my own death, and finally to whatever life in the universe that we have yet to discover expressing a hunger of the soul and an interest in the human race."
The Vernes
Philadelphia indie rockers The Vernes began as a basement recording project for singer Mat Gragg. Joined by old friends from California, the five piece band is “part of the welcomed migration of talented, young artists continuing to flow into our City of Brotherly Love.” Gragg’s unique vocal style and introspective lyrics with just the right touches of fuzz pedals and trumpets, synths and drum machines provide a contrast between their chilled-out recordings and dynamic live performances. Their new album, a collection of EPs and singles released throughout their first year, comes out in March 2017.
Carroll
Carroll
Carroll’s first ever performance was just Brian Hurlow, alone, smashing his feet on a broken keyboard to trigger samples. Little did he know, ambient guitar sorcerer Max Kulicke and iconic drummer Charlie Rudoy were watching from afar. They joined and took the seeds of Brian’s sadness and grew them into jungles. It was only a matter of time until Charles McClung arrived and with a wave of his wand completed the Carroll lineup with tightrope bass lines and glass synths. Carroll put out their first release, the Needs E.P., to a buzzing and excited audience. After months of deep touring the scattered parts of a followup full length album were arranged neatly on the floor of their Minneapolis home. They took a hazy snapshot of the dismembered songs and sent them to renowned engineer Jon Low (The National, The War on Drugs, Mr. Twin Sister). Jon was game and so the band shipped out to Philly to record their eponymous Carroll (Eone, 2015) in a headrush of 18 days. Then they toured and kept touring. Now, glowing stronger with each passing moon, Carroll is warming up to release their second LP As Far As Gardens Go (Shattered Orb, 2016) this upcoming fall. Recorded by the band in a series of isolated beach cabins in the northeast, and mixed again by Low, Carroll’s second record tells a story of being adrift, of orbiting in and out of the lives of others. With heavy emphasis on synth syrup and dense, classic arrangements, Carroll’s 2016 follow up pulls the listener into a blissful, sometimes chaotic futuristic world.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com