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*CANCELED* Swim Camp

  February 4, 2022 9:00 PM

Doors Open: 8:00 PM

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*
*Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for entry*
*Attendees are encouraged to wear masks while not actively drinking*


8PM - Doors
9PM - Show


SWIM CAMP

Tom Morris began recording music under the moniker Swim Camp in 2015. New to guitar and songwriting, he channeled his energy into simple, evocative chords and personal lyrics, resulting in his own brand of lo-fi indie. Six years, numerous soundcloud-only EP’s, and two albums later, Morris delivers his most fully-realized work yet with Fishing in a Small Boat. The record is a testament to Morris’ journey and musical process. Written over the course of two years, the record evinces deliberate focus and offers a delicate investigation of the fault lines of personal relationships.

Molded by Philadelphia’s thriving diy music community, Fishing in a Small Boat is a call to introspection; it is the sound of a man searching for himself in others. Morris’ yearning compositions pull from his roots as a trained Jazz drummer. The album itself is woven with bold strokes of improvisation and spontaneity. This approach lends the tracks a transparent authenticity felt most keenly on songs like “A Different Kind of Sleep”. Unable to keep the melody out of his mind, Morris sketched out “A Different Kind of Sleep” on Headroom Studios’ piano during a break while working on another project. He quickly fleshed the song out and recorded it on the spot with longtime producer, Mark Watter. The effect is gravitational; the listener finds themselves pulled along on Morris’s own wave of earworm melodies and aching nostalgia. 


FLOATING ROOM

Portland band Floating Room has been saddled with a multitude of stuffy genre descriptors over the years—shoegaze, art pop, slowcore, baroque pop. But the band’s latest release, Shima, makes one thing clear: this is a rock band. 


A COUNTRY WESTERN

A Country Western is a Philadelphia-based project composed of Derek Henegemihle, Erik Hilbert, Paris Parker and Garrett Miades. They released their self-titled debut over quarantine -a bleary-eyed lull, the album seems to only be on the brink of consciousness. Downtempo beats, distorted vocals, and drowsy guitars obscure their minimalist lyrics that mimic the half-formed thoughts you have right before falling asleep.

 

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