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If you’re lonely or in love, Nick Cianci’s “Goodnight, and Happy Birthday” was written for you

Nick Cianci
Nick Cianci | photo by C.J. Moy | courtesy of the artist

Malvern-born, Brooklyn-based singer songwriter Nick Cianci is back with his first single release since last summer’s High Fidelity Depressed EP, and the mood that he conveys with “Goodnight, and Happy Birthday,” is one of longing and confusion and a certain existential dread. Cianci is able to set the scene with vividly personal images that creep from his lyrics between dissonant guitar chords and intricate, frustrated riffs. Continue reading →

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Nick Cianci’s High Fidelity Depressed is anything but a downer

Nick Cianci
Nick Cianci | photo by C.J. Moy | photo courtesy of the artist

Philadelphia-rooted singer-songwriter Nick Cianci‘s debut EP High Fidelity Depressed is a high-energy take on themes of angst and loneliness. With beautifully intricate guitar melodies and clear, eager vocals, the recent NYU grad via the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music has proven that he’s clearly not new to the game. His sound is incredibly mature and perfected, even though he’s a solo artist. Not only is he a gifted musician and songwriter, but he also understands the technicalities of production. That’s his edge right there. Continue reading →

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Helen Leicht’s Open Mic: Riley Road

Riley Road is a young blues rock band from Pottstown, PA. Guitarist Nick Cianci, drummer Isaiah Weatherspoon and bassist Brandon Walker have been playing the local Philadelphia area since the Fall of 2010.

Take a look at this poolside live video for “Tied To Me” from their new self-titled EP. The band is playing the Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Music Festival at the World Cafe Live on August 23rd.