Suburban Philly natives Delco Pacers will release their debut LP Stereo Streets on Tuesday, November 19, the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed Riddlewood EP.
In celebration of the release of their full length Delco Pacers will hold a special record release show at Milkboy on November 14, with special guests Morning River Band (Philadelphia) and The Naked Sun (Philadelphia).
Delco Pacers- comprised of singer/guitarist Jonathan Pitts, bassist Evan Dick, and Philly raised drummer Pavlo Demkiv- have managed to revitalize early to mid 90’s indie pop/rock while adding millennial flare. Pitt’s uncanny vocal resemblance to early REM and Mr. Jones’ era Counting Crows, combined with catchy acoustic melodies and banging, syncopated drumming makes Stereo Streets an immediate upbeat favorite. But what really stands out on the LP are the tracks that digress from the usual, with heavier bass and electric guitar influence. On the track “Rooftops” the bass is palpable the whole way through, adding a darker undertone and balance to the more feel-good Americana style record. Take out the vocals, and you’d swear you heard some Smashing Pumpkins’ riffs.
The final track of the LP, a 6:39 number titled “Walls,” features and electric guitar/bass intro with intermittent drums that is so smooth, and so lulling, it’s like Explosions in the Sky jumped in for a quick opening before easily transitioning into quintessential Delco Pacers sound. The band has clearly grown in their last two years of touring, and it is fully audible in their debut LP Stereo Streets. You won’t want to miss the record release show at Milkboy!