SOARS is a reflection and by-product of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, a fertile creative pool over the past decade, spawning a healthy number of noise/experimental/punk artists, bands, and venues. Comprised of four long-time mainstays of the Lehigh Valley’s spirited independent community (members of Memes, Goodnight Stars Goodnight Air, Dark Circles and We Have Heaven), the band’s atmospheric-scapes of dream-pop are awash with gauzy hints of Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine, propelled by lockstep industrial rhythms. While destroying and rebuilding sonic textures and lyrical myth, SOARS mirrors the depth, beauty, and character of their regenerative post-decay rust-belt colony. [Read on below about the music that inspires SOARS, written in their own words]
‘Handmade and totally awesome’ is Maureen Ferguson’s way of describing some of the goods in her shop in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Ferguson is My My’s owner, artist-in-residence, and gal with an eye for the sublime and bewitching. She stocks her store with her own creations and those from local artists, as well as vintage clothing, [...]
Pennsylvanian-born folk artist Benjamin Edmiston is an emerging creative force to keep your eye on. His work encompasses multi-media applications, including painting, drawing, and silk-screening.