The Quelle Source
The Quelle Source Philadelphia indie rock/pop fivesome The Quelle Source has been busy since the release of their debut LP “Enjoy the Ridge” in December 2009. The group has toured extensively throughout the tri-state region in support of the album, including shows at Philadelphia mainstays Johnny Brenda's and Kung Fu Necktie and a slot opening for Phosphorescent. In addition, the group has garnered support from local press, and was voted the Best Indie Rock Band in Philadelphia at Origivation Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards in March 2011. The band's setlists continue to draw from "Enjoy the Ridge," which took 11 months of home recording to complete, including one total erasure of the whole album five months into the process. Recording at home gave the band all the time they needed to pepper songs like “The Silence Is On” with lengthy, coordinated double-guitar solos, host a party with 60 of their closest friends to provide group vocals for the jubilant “Hi-Fi Glasses Crush,” and use singer Kevin Ryan's high-ceilinged bathroom for the vocals on slow burner “Wives' Tale.” “Enjoy the Ridge” contains no love songs. Why would it when it hits on so many other more interesting topics, including the irrational fear that all the oxygen on Earth will suddenly and violently disappear (“Creepy”), why living with your parents may or may not destroy your creative muse (“Scratch Your Fast Forward”), and what you might be thinking about as you ride a bike through a post-apocalyptic metropolis (“That's What Bees Said”)? Formed in 2005 from the ashes of two terrible high school bands, The Quelle Source has played a role in the rising Philadelphia indie rock/pop scene ever since, playing at Philadelphia mainstays, in addition to venues like Piano’s in New York and the Dewey Beach Music Festival. After nearly six years together, the band has seen a lot – they’ve had bricks thrown toward them (but not at them) at a Penn State University campus party, released demos from “Enjoy the Ridge” on cassette tapes, and been chosen as the student band representatives to open for Lupe Fiasco at the St. Joseph's University's 2008 Spring Concert. The group is planning the release of a three-track single "The French Rapture" later this summer.