New Sweden w/ Vic Ruggiero
Rollickin’ folk-rock from Philly
February 28, 2015 · 8:00pm
One of the hottest bands from the Philly area, folk-rock powerhouse New Sweden, visits Tellus360 for what is sure to be a high energy, rollickin’ good time.
Since forming in late 2009, the five-piece outfit, comprised of William Dobies, Jimmy Dukenfield, Dan Weirauch, Zac Dukenfield, and Chuck Knott, has been entertaining fans in the greater Philadelphia region and beyond. With sincere lyrics characteristic of Americana folk combined with the intense melodies of Indie-Rock, New Sweden’s sound is a distinct and complex fusion of raw emotion wrapped up and presented in an artful array of musical flair. Voted best band in Delaware for three consecutive years at the Tri-State Indie Music Awards, New Sweden’s sound has been described by WXPN’s John Vetesse as “an instantly like-able blend: a little bit of Bright Eyes, a little bit of The Avett Brothers, a little bit of The Clash.” With a series of upcoming live shows, the band is eager to introduce audiences to their latest material from their forthcoming EP Fabric Room (due out July 15th), produced by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Hoots & Hellmouth, Man Man). The first single from New Sweden’s Fabric Room is currently available on all digital retailers.
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