It’s been a couple years since Philly’s Auctioneer captured our ears with a sad, oddly comical, uncomonnly structured and undeniably engrossing song called “The Loser.” In the time since then, the art pop band – primarily the project of singer and multi-instrumentalist Craig Hendrix, who also performs with Birdie Busch and several others – has recorded a Shaking Through session with Weathervane Music, toured with mewithoutYou and put the finishing touches on their debut LP, Our Future Faces.
The album has been streaming on Bandcamp since the summer, but the band announced the release party for its physical edition on October 18th at the new Big Bunny Art Space in East Kensington. The show will also double as a video shoot with director Spencer Sheridan, and Hendrix said in a press release:
We want to do something more casual and festive, rather than follow the club formula where you’d pay a cover, buy drinks at a bar, and go home when the band is finished.
More information can be found at the show’s Facebook event page. Below, watch the band in action in their Shaking Through session for more, read Nikki Volpicelli’s interview with Hendrix from October of 2012.