Let us guess, Bonaroo is jumping into full swing pulling in countless musicians and artists to their festival stages yet you still want to go see a show in Nashville tonight. Well we have the perfect remedy for you. Communion presents Communion Nashville at Mercy Lounge TONIGHT, doors at 6 PM, with none other than the, “can’t stop dancing” indie-pop thrill of PAPA along with the talented works of Vinyl Thief, *repeat repeat, Honey Locust, Army Of Me, and Seryn.
Keep reading below for more information about this incredible lineup, and if you haven’t already grabbed your tickets then get them right here for only $10.
Hailing from New York City the boyhood best friends of Darren Weiss and Danny Presant, aka PAPA, have released their debut full length album Tender Madness. With the melancholy croon of Weiss and bright clear cut instrumentation this sound has a texture and feel that is pulling on the simplest natures of ourselves. Devoted to the ideals of “America, women, and insanity”, in the word of Weiss, PAPA manages to find these ideals in a string of simple joy and they play it to perfection. Check out this b side from their Tender Madness release “I’m Not Sorry” premiered back in April by Stereogum.
With vast musical talent and deep understanding of dynamics this Denton, TX based group, Seryn, masterfully incorporates a wide range of textures from ukulele to accordion, banjo and guitar. We are in for a crisp and refreshing display of candid invention tonight. With talks circulating about a new album they have released their latest single “Disappear”. With deeply layered vocals of edge and purity and treasure trove of talent and musicianship this single has a sweet taste.
The Nashville based electro-rock buzz band Vinyl Thief have been a constant over here at No Country, and it’s fitting to see them on this Communion bill tonight. With wide-ranged crisp vocals that transition smoothly into inventive bridges and a spirited beat, there is an electric current flowing from their last EP release Stop Motion. Check below for a recently released stripped down version of Smooth that the band just dropped yesterday, but remember there is nothing stripped down about Vinyl Thief’s live performance.
Another band that we have spent time a plenty telling you about, *repeat repeat are surely still glowing from the release of their debut LP Bad Latitude, and have been stretching out tour dates around the southeast in support of that effort. It’s the perfect summer cocktail of pop and surfy fun. Have a listen to their track “Chemical Reaction” from that debut LP below.
Local chamber folk outfit Honey Locust dropped their full length The Great Southern Brood back in February, and we helped to premiere their track “Blue Rooms”. A truly talented act, they can keep the crowd in tune with their well polished folk tunes, or ramp them up with more upbeat toe-tappin numbers. Based on the rest of the lineup, we’d expect a bit of the latter to transition us into this pop-centric Communion evening. You can check out a recent session that they did for Sofar Nashville below to get an idea of what they sound like in an intimate setting.
ARMY OF ME
Following a serious injury to Vince Scheuerman’s, aka Army of Me, vocal cords three weeks before the release of his debut record Citizen in 2007, and, after almost 7 years of recovery and growing support from friends and supporters, Army of Me released Searching For You. Representing deep struggle, pain, and resistance, this album courageously showcases a sensitive, beautiful and simple story. With a pallet of sounds ranging from piano, strings, organ, and mellotron, the sounds of Army of Me are deeply introspective and reflective all the while rising a heat in the heart Check out this anthem of courage from Searching For You, the single “White Flag Flies”.
PAPA, Seryn, Vinyl Thief, *repeat repeat, Honey Locust, & Army Of Me perform tonight at Mercy Lounge. The show is 18+, begins at 8pm (doors at 7pm), and tickets are available for $10.