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Light Heat

New Light Heat LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from former Mazarin frontman Quentin Stoltzfus's Light Heat. However, like a long-time friend making an unexpected call, in the form of an album, we received V yesterday. Whimsically buoyant instrumentation cultivates a delicately-detailed, daydreaming state. Get swept away in its heartfelt, sensory-rich experimental-pop. 

New Light Heat EP Available for Streaming

Light Heat, the project from Mazarin's Quenton Stotzfus, recently dropped a surprise five-song EP entitled The Silver Light of the Late Night. It's been offered as a consolation prize for those who didn't get tickets to this Saturday's sold-out show with Lilys. You can stream the album in its entirety below.


A Fundraiser for the Rail Park at Union Transfer Dec. 4

This evening, Union Transfer will be playing host to a fundraiser event for the Rail Park, a project to build public green space along the rail tracks of the abandoned Reading Viaduct. There will be a sold-out cocktail reception and fashion show before the music performances, which will feature short sets and rare collaborations from talented artists. You'll be treated to Sharon Van Etten performing with Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler, Birdie Busch backed by Pattern is Movement's Chris Ward, Spank Rock, Light Heat, Sun Ra Arkestra and The Walkmen, who have announced that this could be their final show (or at least for a very long time). All proceeds from the night will go to Friends of the Rail Park. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 8pm, $30, All Ages - Q.D. Tran 

Third Thursday Live and Local w/Light Heat, Bardo Pond & Chris Forsyth at Race St. Pier Aug. 15

Tonight Third Thursday Live and Local is back at Race Street Pier, providing a heavy dose of sunshine daydream on this gloriously beautiful day. Headlining the event will be Light Heat, the project from Mazarin’s Quentin Stolzfus who is also backed by members of The Walkmen, Blood Feathers and Fleet Foxes. They’ll be supported by legendary Philly drone psych rockers Bardo Pond and hypnotic guitarist Chris Forsyth. There will be a free beer garden set up by Philadelphia Brewing Company and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, who will also be giving away some tickets to the upcoming Flaming Lips/Tame Impala and Yeah Yeah Yeahs shows. Race Street Pier, Columbus Blvd. & Race St., 7pm - 10pm, Free, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman

Free Light Heat In-store Performance for Debut Record Release at AKA Music June 25

For those who were around when Philly wasn’t quite the thriving hotbed of musical talent it is today, the breakup of psych-rock outfit Mazarin was a great loss to the local indie music community. Especially since it led to the hibernation of any new material from the group’s frontman Quentin Stoltzfus for about 7 years, until he surfaced last summer with the lovely single “And The Birds” and a show at Fleisher-Ollman Gallery under his new moniker Light Heat. Well, today marks Stoltzfus triumphant return with the release of the project’s debut self-titled LP available via Domino/Ribbon Music. You can celebrate with him and his band, which also consists of Walter Martin (The Walkmen), Drew Mills (Blood Feathers), Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine/Yellowbirds), and Mickey Walker (Mazarin), when they play a free in-store performance at AKA Music this evening. AKA Music, 27 N. 2nd St., 7:30pm, All Ages - Q.D. Tran


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