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The Deli’s Philly Best Emerging Artists Poll - Top Performers: The Homophones

The Deli’s Philly Best Emerging Artists Poll - Top Performers: The Homophones

It’s easy for me to say that David Byrne is my favorite musician/artist of all-time. I have always been attracted to the quirky-intellectual-introverted-yet-extraverted quality that you find in his music and live performances. Ever since I was in junior high when my friend’s dickhead older brother, who used to pick on Brendan and I, came back from college, said to us “why don’t you douche bags listen to some real music”, and threw us the cassette of Stop Making Sense, my life was changed. The dickhead was right. Well, those brilliant qualities in Byrne’s work are things that I find reminiscent in the songs and live performances by The Homophones. In 2010, the band broke out on the local indie music scene without any studio recordings of what they actually sounded like. Just mastermind Jason Ferraro’s album Holiday in Your Head under The Homophones’ moniker comprised of early versions of crowd favorites which was produced by The Spinto Band’s Nick Krill. But until they come out with new recordings, you’ll just have to catch their infectiously fun live performances to see/hear for yourselves which will help explain why they were invited to perform at our opening showcase for the Philly F/M Fest and PW’s Concert in the Park Series among other great bills and local events in 2010. I’m really looking forward to hearing more from them in 2011, but it’s been quiet so far (really hope that they are working on new recordings right now). - Q.D. Tran

Published: February 23, 2011 |

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