Strawberry Runners

New Under The First Floor Compilation Available for Streaming & Purchase

Below is a new twenty-band compilation from the Under The First Floor podcast, entitled Mixtape Vol 1. It features Deli Philly favorites such as Strawberry Runners, Yowler, Corey Flood, Radiator Hospital, TVO, MINT, and many more rad, fledgling artists. Their performances were laid down on four-track cassette in a basement. "Shitty recordings of bands you should like." All proceeds will be donated to RAICES, "a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees."

   

Weekend Warrior - June 14 - 16

A reassuring, intimate openness wafts through the songs of Strawberry Runners. Delicate, clear-visioned recollections and imagery create a confidential, transportive quality to the songwriting. One floats through the ripples of melodies as the deftly painted details are enhanced by the composed yet resonating vocals. Tomorrow evening at Everybody Hits, Strawberry Runners will be joined by Comfy. Breezy melodies, reinforced by vocal harmonies, cultivate an at ease, bedroom-pop nature. However, that calm, coasting approach can be accelerated by some riff-fueled, enthusiastic, guitar work. They’ll be setting the stage for the garage-pop of Ontario’s Billy Moon and the pop experimentations of Mauno, whose forthcoming album, Really Well, is slated to arrive on August 2. – Michael Colavita 

Other places where you can chill at this weekend…

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Strawberry Runners, Comfy

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Scantron, SAT Witching

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Hound

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Goddamnit, Hold Down The Ocean, SAT DJSC, SUN AyBe, Internal Rhyme, Bran Bav, Hashland

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SUN Karl Blau

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI No Option

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) FRI Outer Heaven 

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) FRI So Far Gone: Dirty South Joe, Magglezzz

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) TIMBALONA, DJ Shango, SAT (Upstairs) Levee Drivers

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Haxon, Dawn's Divide, We Are One, SUN Bastion's Wake, Frost Giant

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Jackson Howard, SUN Local Smokes

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Wormtooth, Bury Your Fish, Soft Idiot, SUN The Drowned God, Andross, Castor's Hollow

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds, Tiger Castle, Truant Minds, SAT Folklore

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Sylo, Astro 8000, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Live Band Karaoke, SAT Live Band Karaoke , SUN Rusty Cadillac

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Dot Gov (EP Release Show), The Pool Boys, SAT The End of America (7” Release), Kirby Sybert, SUN Anime Dessert Club

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Stolen Wheelchairs, Dive In The Box, SAT A Benefit for Sylvain Sylvain: Blessed Muthas, Mr. Unloved, Kiss Boom Bah, Decontrol, The Prisoners

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Wisdom In Chains, Guillotine, SUN Broken Rib, Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Kalicade, SUN Michael Thompson

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Royale, SAT Ed Christof, SUN ASS YOU WISH: A Princess Bride Burlesque

The Tusk (430 South St.) SAT DJ Johnny Bats (The Bathaus) and DJ Robin your grave 1348

Century (1350 S. 29th St.) FRI The Droogettes, Beer Me, Under 95, SAT Twin Beds, The Front End, Egocentric Plastic Men, Stay Loud

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Jac with No K (EP Release), The New September, Kennel Club, Sock Revival, SAT Stellarscope,  Sonny Knockout, Chaos Theory, Minerva

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Wild Dust, SAT Brad Rau and Bobby Waterman, SUN The Lot, Those Troublemakers,

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.)FRI Hivelords, Vulturepeak, Night Raids, Desperate Living, LMI, SAT Absinthe Father, Midfield, Nonfiction, Tonks

Vox Populi (319 N. 11th St.) SAT Kohoutek, Pure Enchantment

No Face Studios (5213 Grays Ave.) SAT Body Spray

Warehouse on Watts (923 N. Watts St.) FRI DJ Matpat, SAT Matthew Law presents Friends & Fam

Lizard Lounge (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Blame Jakob, Chloe Likes Olivia

Haus Of Yarga (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Overwinter, Gorpho, Noera

Tundra Dome (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Brackish, Cave Weta, Spellbinder, Bleary Eyed

   

Strawberry Runners plays Elsewhere on 12.30

Strawberry Runners' debut full-length In The Garden, In The Night, was one of the NYC pop highlights of 2017. The band, led by Emi Knight, captures intimacy with an unusual fullness, filling out bedroom-bred sincerity with trumpet and keyboards for a vaguely orchestral sound giving songs a more considered and affecting tone. The band is scheduled to play their last show of the year at new Bushwick venue Elsewhere on December 30th. Check out their recent video for ballad 'Dog Days,' streaming below. – Cameron Carr

   

Strawberry Runners play Trans Pecos on 10.21 + talk about pedals on Delicious Audio

There’s a certain overarching sweetness that consumes the Denver/New York-based group, Strawberry Runners, but a close listen will reveal a far more complicated sound. The pop-driven arrangements and saccharine melodies support lyrics filled with darkness -a juxtaposition that's at once uplifting and upsetting. The band is about to release a new EP entitled "In the Garden, In the Night," with a show at Trans Pecos on October 21st. Emi Night, the singing-songwriting force behind this project, is very much into stompboxes and our friends at Delicious Audio asked her some questions about it.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best indie songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

   

Strawberry Runners bring dreamy, raw pop to the Silent Barn 07.03

There’s a certain overarching sweetness that consumes the Denver, New York based Strawberry Runners’ EP Hatcher Creek, but a close listen will reveal a far more complicated record. The pop-driven arrangements and saccharine melodies support lyrics filled with darkness. In the title track (streaming below), Emi Night's lush vocals share an unfiltered look at childhood memories (“My dad keeps us up at night / And he kicks us hard when we try to hide / And my brother cries and I hold him close.”) The juxtaposition of the bouncy song with this kind of raw content conjures up a conflicting listening experience that's at once uplifting and upsetting. The Strawberry Runners will be playing at the Silent Barn tonight (July 3rd), and then leave for a brief Northeast tour. - Lilly Milman