Canvas People and The Naked Sun – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – April 20th, 2018

Canvas People and The Naked Sun

Canvas People and The Naked Sun

Fri · April 20, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 + Fees

Canvas People
Canvas People
Infusing elements of lucid, indie space rock and harmony-driven alt-rock, Canvas People produces a distinctly unique brand of new age music. Reminiscent of contemporary acts such as Kings Of Leon, Death Cab For Cutie, and My Morning Jacket, Canvas People creates an enchanting blend of booming 3 part harmonies and shaded, seductive indie rock grooves.

Based out of Austin, TX, the 4-piece rock group is a spot-on representation of the quality original music coming out of the “live music capitol of the world”. Their upcoming record City Boy Slump perfectly captures this young band’s ability to channel classic, sophisticated musical ideas, and mold them into entrancingly captivating modern rock songs. Lead single, “Astronaut”, takes listeners on a journey through pulsating drum grooves and melancholic, syncopated guitar riffs, while laid back chiller “Parking Lot” incites memories of the nostalgic indie rock era of the late 90s.

Lead singer, Kyle Taylor, commented on the group’s progression since their release of "Sirens" in 2014: “At its conception, Canvas People was a deliberate effort to push our music into the experimental folk genre, but as we’ve progressed and as the new EP indicates, we’ve returned to our indie rock roots, with a greater emphasis on group composition and energetic rock performance.”

Joining Taylor is Wes Maxwell on lead guitar/backing vocals, Luke Williams on bass/backing vocals, and Pat Epley on drums. Williams and Maxwell’s harmonies coupled with Epley’s tasteful drumming provide the perfect back drop to lead singer Kyle Taylor’s superbly crafted songwriting.

Canvas People will be hitting the road later this year in support of their new release, City Boy Slump. Stay tuned to see where these guys go; definitely an act worth watching.
The Naked Sun
The Naked Sun
The Naked Sun may or may not have coined the phrase, but “honest rock” has unquestionably been their ethos since their start back in 2011—and few bands embody its spirit like they do. With songs that echo the rawness and sincerity of the cities around which its members grew up—Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia—the band blends the basics of roots rock and folk with layers of bolstering piano and organ, intricate pedal steel leads, and melodic choruses backed by satisfying vocal harmonies. Rooted in the songwriting of frontman Andrew Wesley Harris, The Naked Sun strive equally toward Petty’s pop genius, Springsteen’s storytelling, Dylan’s social consciousness, and the energy of My Morning Jacket.

In January of 2018 the band released their debut LP, War with Shadows. Recorded at Miner Street Recordings in Fishtown, the album features a lineup of both local and national acclaim. The album was produced by Brian McTear (War on Drugs, Matt Pond PA, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten) and features the drumming of Pat Berkery (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, War on Drugs) and the cello of Eve Miller (Matt Pond PA). The album was met with both critical acclaim and nation radio play:

• All around, a very fine debut release from this band. Impressive – never precious and musically delectable. The Naked Sun has delivered a first album that shines. Give this one a whirl – you’ll get what I mean immediately. -Popdose
• The Naked Sun’s infectious honest rock is on full display on debut album ‘War with Shadows’, a record of raw self-awareness, hope, heart and possibility. - Atwood Magazine
• With a sound as catchy and clean as the Naked Sun's, it wouldn't be surprising to see these up-and-comers in the roots rock industry one day climb their way to the top.
• Philadelphia has become a hotbed of indie rock. From big names such as The War on Drugs, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Kurt Vile, Dr. Dog, and Bardo Pond — to more recent additions or lesser-known (but still great!) acts such as The Chairman Dances, Hop Along and Beach Slang, the City of Brotherly Love has become the City of Bodacious Rock… Now another band needs to be added to the list: The Naked Sun. -KSVU Time Traveller (University of Stanford Public Radio)
• The Naked Sun War With Shadows – Roots-leaning rock shot through with the warmth of soaring choruses. - KBUT radio
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104