11 Songs, 28 Minutes


About Literature

Originally formed in Austin, Texas in 2011, Literature are a four-piece indie rock band with a decidedly retro, garage pop sound that falls somewhere between the muscle of the Kinks and the melodicism of Belle and Sebastian. Singer/guitarist Kevin Attics first met guitarist Nathaniel Cardaci and bassist Seth Whaland at a house venue in Austin where the two musicians were also operating small imprint labels. The three friends eventually decided to start a band together and relocated to Philadelphia where they met and recruited drummer Chris Schackerman. After an initial single and a compilation track, the quartet released their debut album, Arab Spring, in 2012. The album was well-received and the group toured hard to support it, playing shows with a variety of well-known indie acts like the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Ted Leo, Sic Alps, and many more. A follow-up 7" appeared in 2013 and the band began working on their second album with engineer Gary Olsen (Ladybug Transistor) at Brooklyn's Marlborough Farms. After signing with California indie Slumberland Records, they released their second album, Chorus, in 2014. ~ Timothy Monger

Philadelphia, PA