The deliciously quirky White Ravens cannot be contained. Their keyboard-driven indie pop will make its way to the east coast this August. The tour starts with a gig at the appropriately named Raven Lounge in Philadelphia on August 28th. The brother/sister duo of William and Amy Bennett, who have been playing music together for six years, are hitting the road in earnest for the first time. They will be joined by Vince Russo on drums and Andrew Brown on guitar.
The band does have plenty of shows under their belts, though. In May, the siblings played on Canada’s Breakfast Television, a morning show seen all over nation. A White Ravens show is energetic, designed to get people to move, and the best way to do that is to set an example. With Amy’s spirited vocals and impressive bass runs, and Will’s fingers flying over the keys with maniacal speed and precision, it’s hard to resist the urge to bop along. And why should you?
The White Ravens’ latest release, Gargoyles and Weathervanes is filled with catchy indie pop gems like “Sparks,” which Magnet’s MP3 at 3PM called “a bright and happy number with a really sharp bass line that fills out the piano’s melody nicely”. The LP was recorded by Jim Diamond at Ghetto Recorders, and features Liberty DeVitto, Billy Joel’s drummer for thirty years.
The White Ravens Tour Dates
8/28/10 Raven Lounge, Philadelphia, PA
8/29/10 Arlene’s Grocery, New York, NY
8/30/10 The Living Room, New York, NY
8/31/10 The Space, Hamden, CT
9/2/10 All Asia, Cambridge, MA
9/3/10 Campfire Festival, Cambridge, MA
9/4/10 Campfire Festival, Cambridge, MA