Philly-based indie-rock band, Up The Chain, have partnered with Baeble Music to exclusively premiere their new song, “The Hardest Stone,” today. It is the first single off the upcoming EP, Windows Into Worlds, which will be released on April 21st, 2015. Windows Into Worlds features well-crafted songs that strike the perfect balance of catchiness and substance with three-part harmonies and raw, infectious energy.
The band – which is Reed Kendall (vocals, guitar), Kirby Sybert (drums) and Noah Skaroff (bass) – is a collective of some of Philly’s finest musicians. After years of developing his songwriting as a solo artist, Kendall has partnered with Skaroff and Sybert to create a trio. With Skaroff and Sybert holding down the rhythm section, Kendall is comfortable being the front man, using electric guitar, taking solos and a seat behind the keyboard, adding a new dynamic to the performances. The newcomers also bring with them fresh songwriting abilities, resulting in a deeper, richer sound with crisp, well-measured harmonies.
Up The Chain has made waves both in the states with performances at festivals such as the Philly Folk Fest and internationally with a month-long stint in Germany/Switzerland with dates opening for Leon Russell and 10,000 Maniacs.
Regarding the album, the band states, “Windows Into Worlds is very much our celebration of a fresh start. Not only is it our first release together as a trio, but a lot of the lyrical imagery in the songs relates to the opening up of new possibilities.”
Up The Chain will release Windows Into Worlds on April 21st, 2015.
Listen to their new song “The Hardest Stone” here.