Formed just last year in nearby Murfreesboro, Pale Lungs have fast become one of our favorite rising acts to emerge from the the thriving local DIY scene (they’re also an instrumental part in helping grow the scene, as several members reside in and co-run house show space Dad’s Garage). With impressive dynamic range, the group, who opened for Dashboard Confessional earlier this year at The Basement East, tap into a visceral, emo-informed, ambient, indie/post-rock sound to stunning effect, and their debut EP, Strawberry, which arrived just a few weeks ago, is already one of our favorite local releases of the year.
Tonight, June 6, Pale Lungs will officially celebrate Strawberry’s release with a performance at The End, and they’ve tapped a great crop of bands to support. Hailing from Boston, Animal Flag play an ambient, indie/alt rock, while North Carolina’s Pictures of Vernon adopt an eom-informed, jangly flavor of power pop. On the local side, ambient post-rock outfit Mountains Like Wax just released a stunning new single, “(a) Rest,” and energetic alt rock/pop punk outfit Pocket Science joined Pale Lungs in opening for Dashboard back in the spring.
Grab your tickets here, stream all of Strawberry so you can sing along, and preview the rest of the lineup below!
Pale Lungs, Animal Flag, Pictures of Vernon, Mountains Like Wax, and Pocket Science will perform tonight, June 6 at The End. The show is 18+, begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are available to purchase for $8 in advance or $10 at the door.