Pure Bathing Culture - Ivory Coast from Sean Pecknold on Vimeo.
I'm going to be bold here, and say that Sun Airway are probably the best emerging band out of Philly, my home stomping grounds, right now. It was a treat to see them on the left coast playing to a small but dedicated crowd, and delivering a flawlessly mesmerizing performance. Sun Airway sound like memories of sunbeams breaking through the dark into rainbow mists. Their songs are carefully crafted bedroom projects brought to life on stage in burst of rhythm and sound. As I wrote in a review of their debut album, Nocturne Of Exploded Crystal Chandelier, "the sounds of this album resound from dimly lit pensive places that favor minor chords, shine, fall, and fade, but are not forgotten." Sun Airway played several songs off their 2010 release, which has continued to live up to my earlier praises, but they also played tracks from Soft Fall, their sophomore effort released by Dead Oceans on October 2nd.
"Wild Palms" Sun Airway - Official Music Video from Klip Collective on Vimeo.