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Bensalem, indie rockers The Burgeoning have a new EP, Love Alchemy, Life Algorithm, being independently released on October 14th. The four piece includes lead singer Logan Thierjung on rhythm guitar, his brother Alex on bass, drummer Brandon Bradley and Mark Menkevich on lead Guitar, keyboards and synthesizer. The band has an admiration for many things British indie-rock, especially Bloc Party, and they sure do enjoy their guitar effects pedals. The Burgeoning formed in 2011 and have been increasingly playing out in the local clubs. Logan’s ethereal vocal range is slightly reminiscent of Coldplay’s Chris Martin and the guitar interplay between him and Menkevich is intricate yet never overplayed. Continue reading →
Slingshot Dakota’s newest album, Dark Hearts, is about exactly what fans would expect based off the record’s name. Though the lyrics are heavy, the two-piece band makes sure the sound is not. Slingshot Dakota, made up of Carly Commando and Tom Patterson, dance up the lyrics of loss and moving forward with twinkly percussion and playful keyboard chords. Hang out with the Bethlehem, Pa. natives along with Iron Chic, Timeshares, Martin and Crybaby tonight at First Unitarian Church. The show starts at 6 p.m. and the $10 tickets can be purchased here.
Local indie-rock band The Burgeoning are always up for an adventure. This time they’re headed for “Honolulu”, a track by Australia’s Last Dinosaurs. Vocalist Logan Thierjung’s uses his vocal range to add even more depth to the playful tune which originally features harmonies on the verses. Watch the cover and the original below and get tickets to The Burgeoning’s show at World Cafe Live Wilmington here.
Emerging from the crevices of Bensalem, PA, The Burgeoning is an indie rock outfit made up of a couple of brothers (Logan and Alex Thierjung) and a few friends (Taylor Knowles, Brandon Bradley, and Marc Giovanetti). Their set-up is standard for the alt-indie world: lead singer, bass and rhythm guitars, drums, and keyboards. But when listening to them, it is hard to believe that their addictive beats and energized melodies have not surfaced before.
With a sound reminiscent of Arctic Monkeys mixed with hints of Bloc Party, The Burgeoning blends unique and sincere lyrics with prominent guitar riffs and organic acoustic harmonies. You can hear that in “Lighthouse,” from their 2012 debut EP Love Alchemy Life Algorithm. Making their name more of a creed than a label, the band strives to expand and create a sound that is “a journey though the heart and imagination of a listener.” As an innovative unit, the five piece outfit says it refuses to grieve at the end of any adventure, but rather look forward to another one beginning.
Want to check them out for yourself? Catch The Burgeoning at World Cafe Live for the Broad Street Music Group‘s inaugural Local and Live night October 6th. Tickets and information for the all ages event can be found here. Listen and download the full Love Alchemy Life Algorithm EP via Bandcamp below.
Celebrating their official company launch this month, Broad Street Music Group is throwing a party at Sigma Sound Studio on August 17th with a line-up of 18 up-and-coming local acts and a few special guests. The young company aims to support undiscovered artists in the Philadelphia area through promoting, booking and networking, working with local venues, radio stations and media outlets. The launch party will feature performances by musicians that worked closely with BSMG over the last year and a half, including Mic Stewart, The Burgeoning and Matt Wade. Tickets and information for the event can be found here. Watch videos from a few of the performers below and revisit Mic Stewart’s Key Studio Session here.