A No Country favorite since day one, local synth-soaked, dreamy, and thoughtful pop project PHANGS is gearing up to release his new album, and we’re beyond thrilled to help present his release show in celebration, July 15 at Exit/In!
Featuring a stacked local lineup of 90’s Kids, ESSY, and Amber Ais, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood (which, as you know, is a more essential cause than ever right now). You can get tickets right here, and learn more about the fantastic lineup below!
The musical outlet of prolific local artist Jake Germany, PHANGS is a project we’ve been huge fans of since literally day one. Formed in the wake of Germany’s prior rock act Cardboard Kids, PHANGS has been making hypnotic, layered, earnest, and synth-soaked pop music since appearing on the scene in 2016, and across numerous singles, records, and EPs, has refined his incredibly catchy sound and cemented himself as one of Nashville’s most indispensable acts. New single “Make This Better” features none other than Sleeping With Sirens rocker Kellin Quinn, and arrives ahead of PHANGS’ latest album, instantly one of our most-anticipated of 2022!
Ohio formed, Nashville based pop rock outfit 90’s Kids have been cranking out some anthemic, hook-laden, unabashedly poppy jams for several years now, met with positive positive for their 2020 Doing Love Wrong EP, and recently further honing their honing their sound (and packing some serious singalong-worthy jams) with latest EP Wreck My Life (PHANGS even shows up on single “Mandy Moore”). Self-described as “the soundtrack to your own coming-of-age movie,” the band definitely channel that ’90s nostalgia their name would indicate.
Though she first found viral fame online guesting and co-writing EDM tracks, local artist Rachel Braig, who makes music as ESSY, adopts a more retro, synth-pop sound for her solo music, honed over a buzzy string of singles and EPs over the last few years. She’s great compliment to Phangs’ stylish, modern, electo-infused sound!
Boston born indie pop singer-songwriter Amber Ais makes dreamy, lush, and earnest story-driven songs, balancing layered and timeless melodic sensibilities with her powerful vocal stylings. Her thoughtful, accessible, and soulful flavor of pop is quickly making her an essential fixture of the local music scene!
PHANGS, 90’s Kids, ESSY, and Amber Ais will perform Friday, July 15 at Exit/In.The show is 18+, begins at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.), and tickets are available for $17.