by Kara Deanne
The night started off slow in Northern Liberties while the opening band thoroughly sound checked the Ortlieb’s stage. Summer Scouts, although a young band, poured hard-hitting sounds, two-part harmonies, and thoughtful lyrics into the audience’s ears. Their final song about “losing people too soon, especially friends” had audience members shouting in agreement. After they played five songs off their new EP, The Distance, Summer Scouts ended the night by announcing Wild Party and telling the crowd to “get ready to dance.”
I wanted to keep my first That Music Magazine show review completely professional. I decided early on that I would stay in my seat in order to appear like a true, investigative journalist. But soon after Wild Party’s opening song, “Nicely Done”, I found myself, and the rest of the audience, bouncing out of my seat and onto the dance floor.
Wild Party followed with “Lo-Fi Children” and “Life’s Too Short” and kept up a contagious energy that overcame the small stage. They played “Take My Life” before lead singer, Lincoln Kreifels, announced exciting news: “the new video for our single “When I get Older” was just released today.” He went on to say, “we really didn’t know what to expect and if anyone would come tonight. We like Philly a lot it’s great to see ya’ll up and dancing.” Their catchy tunes kept the audience on their feet until they finished with “When I Get Older” and “Outright.”
Wild Party’s album, Phantom Pop, will be released on October 7th.