Jesse Barki of The Mellowells releases solo album Age Of Unknown Callers

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The Mellowells have had a quiet year, but that’s given the band’s members some time to work on their solo efforts. While the Lancaster-based quartet is known for its upbeat indie pop sound, on his new solo album Age Of Unknown Callers, vocalist/guitarist Jesse Barki goes in a different direction, pairing his classic folk singer vocals with just an acoustic guitar for a stripped-down sound that allows emphasis to fall on messages he packs into his lyrics.

Age Of Unknown Callers is outward-facing, socially minded LP, exploring more fully the themes Barki introduced in his 2017 Lightning Coma solo EP. According to Barki, the new album is “about how the world we live in today creates paranoia and anxiety in people’s lives through social expectations and attempts to face this problem and swallow the fears we have of not conforming to those expectations.” Continue reading →


The Mellowells’ Jesse Barki releases thoughtfully-crafted Lightning Coma EP

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Jesse Barki of Philly’s favorite Lancaster four-piece The Mellowells just released a solo record on Bandcamp called Lightning Coma and it’s a heck of a good listen. 10/10 would recommend to a friend. Swapping out The Mellowells’ indie pop-rock vibes for folky punk-esque feels not too distant from Pinegrove, Barki’s release features eight tracks of easy-flowing melodies and personal and introspective lyrics. Continue reading →


Meet The Mellowells, check out their new single “Tiny Beds”

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Annville, PA outfit The Mellowells have shared a second single from their forthcoming effort Head Space, following up last month’s “Melting Vibes” with “Tiny Beds.” The band will release their sophomore effort on September 30th before playing a Halloween show at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster on October 29th.

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