Community Fest is a new event creating a melting pot of Philadelphia music, set to take place in University City on February 23rd. The fest will feature a smattering of local artists, from hip-hop collective The Poeticians, to electropop singer-songwriter Ganou, rock duoGeisha Facade to MC and producer Andrè Altrez. The fest was organized by Brian Walker of A Day Without Love. Continue reading →
Brian Walker has been feeling pretty positive lately. The Philly musician has made reflective music under the A Day Without Love banner for as long as we’ve been covering the scene here at The Key, and the project had several incarnations over the years. There was the acoustic, sensitive and Dashboard Confessional-esque early songs and shows meditating on heartbreak and sorrow. Then there was the anthemic power pop band circa 2013-14, showcased on the impressive Young Professionals EP, a collection with a sirplus of seize-the-day energy. Continue reading →
Philadelphia-based alternative band A Day Without Love is scheduled to host a CD release party on Saturday October 15. at Everybody Hits Philadelphia. (UPDATE 9/20/16: The show has moved to Ortliebs Philly.) The thirteen-track debut album Solace was released on August 30. on Bandcamp by Sounds and Tones Records.
Brian Walker, the only permanent member of ADWL wrote and is responsible for the majority of instrumentals featured on the LP. Walker aims to bring awareness to the importance of mental health through his music. Opening the show will be Indie-rock band Night Windows, the lo-fi alternative group Fred Beans, and the folk-inspired Crooked Orchards. Continue reading →
As the trees pass by at speeds that make them morph into nothing more than a sea of green, we are reintroduced to Philly alternative musician Brian Walker’s project A Day Without Love in the latest music video for “Solace.” Sitting on a train unaware of the scenes shooting pass him, a common theme of the video quickly becomes the viewers ability to see more of the world around Walker than he does.
Utterly distracted or desperately seeking to blend in with his surrounding, quietly going by unnoticed like an introvert’s dream, Walker floats through his day enraptured by his cellphone. Missing countless (and surely more important) human interactions along the way, it’s a compelling reflection of a society stuck to the virtual and missing out on the actual. Continue reading →
It’s time for the next installment of the Spruce Street Harbor Park Waterfront Sessions, and Queen of Jeans will be the headliners this time around. Last we checked in with the local favs, they were wowing us at XPN Fest. And below, you’ll find a recording of “Moody” they shot with local video crew Out of Town Films — a song we dove into on our Time Capsule series. Grubby Little Hands will also be performing tonight, and more info can be found here. Continue reading →
Solace: a feeling of comfort in times of distress. Solace is a source of relief, an alleviation of the pain. For Brian Walker and his musical project A Day Without Love, Solace was a clear choice of title for his new album, wrought with emotions but just seeking somewhere safe to lay his head. Set for release on August 30th via Sounds and Tones Records, Walker has shared the song “It Hurts” ahead of the official drop. Continue reading →
Brian Walker of the Philadelphia emo rock band A Day Without Love is nothing if not ambitious. In the last year alone, he has released three different albums on his Bandcamp, ranging from the more polished Young Professionals to the literally-recorded-in-his-own-bedroom Songs for the Lonely. Now, Walker’s set his sights on an even more ambitious project: recording 90 different covers in 90 days. Continue reading →
Seattle-based hazy rock act La Luz will be taking their soundscapes to Underground Arts. Coming to fruition in 2012, they have since released three records, which each one topping the last. Their latest effort, Weirdo Shrine, teems with summertime surf melodies. Comprised of members Shana Cleaveland on guitar, Marian Li Pino on drums, Alice Sandahl on keyboard and Lena Simon on bass, La Luz does not fall short. You can get tickets and more information on their show here. Continue reading →
Brian Walker of the local rock outfit A Day Without Love has made the intimidating, as well as liberating decision to go forth and continue the project as a one-man band. So far, his labor appears to be paying off as he has announced that has signed with the Massachusetts label Sound and Tones Records. His 2013 EP Island, which was produced by Jake Detwiler, will be re-released by the label on cassette. You can pre-order it here and listen to music below. Continue reading →
This time last week, I was traveling home from Austin after a jam-packed three days of nonstop music at SXSW 2015. Many who make the trek to the annual industry rodeo do it with an eye on discovering new artists. That certainly fits in the mix when I’m down there – and the sets I caught by California rapper Boogie and Indiana singer-songwriter Elephant Micah were impressive – but my primary focus is catching up with Philadelphians at the festival to see how they fared. Continue reading →