WXPN 88.5 Welcomes

Queen Of Jeans

Shalom

Saturday, July 20
Doors: 7:30pm | Show: 8pm
$15

QUEEN OF JEANS

Philadelphia’s Queen of Jeans return with their latest single, “Karaoke,” an anthem that encapsulates the emotions of a breakup and path to finding stability around it.

Produced by indie super-producer Will Yip (Turnstile, Movements, Circa Survive), the song represents a new era for Queen of Jeans, building upon their signature sound of dreamy melodies, captivating vocals, and irresistible hooks.

Queen of Jeans first formed when vocalist/guitarist Miriam Devora and guitarist Mattie Glass grew tired of being tokenized female (and queer) members of their respective bands. With the addition of drummer Patrick Wall, they’ve brought life to a sonic universe all their own––one that weighs whimsy and vocal theatrics in equal balance with pop rhythm and attitude.

Their discography is still growing but across two albums and several EPs, the Philly trio has already refined and damn-near perfected their process. Working with Will Yip on their last few releases has definitely helped highlight the band’s songwriting skills, but it’s their chemistry as human beings that truly shines the brightest.


SHALOM

Shalom makes strikingly direct music with such emotional openness and clarity that each track on her debut album Sublimation, out via Saddle Creek, feels like a quiet revelation. The East Coast-based, South Africa-raised artist writes fearlessly personal songs, and her honesty is so blunt it’s inviting. Featured in FADER, Stereogum & Paste among others, she clears whatever tension there is to make room for catharsis. A lifelong writer, Shalom started playing bass in 2019 in a DIY band, and when the band broke up in early 2020 she experienced unrelenting writer’s block — one of the most painful experiences in her life. In August 2020, Shalom managed to write Concrete and quietly released a set of demos later that December, which caught the ear of Saddle Creek. The indie label took note of her distinct songwriting and put her in contact with her creative counterpart, Ryan Hemsworth. Together, the two created Sublimation entirely virtually. Now independent, Shalom’s heartbeat bass lines and vocals create the feeling that you’re invited: like you’re being told secrets at an intimate party that you don’t want to leave.

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