The Sparklers — Crying at the Low Bar
Originally posted on Adobe and Teardrops
I really wish I could say that The Sparklers from New York, because then I could say there’s a local band here that I genuinely adore. But they’re from the next best city (ie, Philadelphia) so I’ll forgive them.
Their website describes Crying at the Low Bar as a song cycle about “loss, losing, and losering” in Philadelphia. Like a boozy, regretful night, the songs fade into each other seamlessly. While some moments are more distinct than others, the songs coalesce to create a nostalgic, bittersweet atmosphere.
Sonically, it’s like they took all of the music I love and put it in a blender. And that’s why, with just one album under their belts, I’m labeling The Sparklers as part of The Basics. It’s been a while since I’ve fallen this in love with a band.
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