The members of compelling Indie/Art Pop band A Delicate Motor played the most high-profile gig of their career in late April when they were featured at the huge Homecoming music festival on Cincinnati’s riverfront. The only true hometown act in the two-day lineup, The National-curated event put ADM on a bill that featured Indie music heavyweights like Future Islands, Moses Sumney, Alvvays, Feist and, of course, The National.
The same week of Homecoming, it was announced that ADM’s latest album, Fellover My Own, would be issued through the well-distributed area label SofaBurn Records, home to well-received albums by local artists like Jeremy Pinnell, Ampline and The Tillers.
This Friday, SofaBurn releases Fellover and A Delicate Motor will celebrate with a free show at Northside Tavern. Opening the free, 10 p.m. event are Toronto’s Goosebump and Grace Weir and Spencer Peppet of the Cincinnati band The Ophelias, whose album Almost is being released on noted indie label Joyful Noise Recordings on July 13.
ADM began as the solo project of classically-trained pianist Adam Petersen, who released the first ADM album — featuring his looped vocal and instrumental textures — in 2013. For Fellover My Own, Petersen was joined in the studio by two amazing and imaginative Cincinnati musicians — drummer Ben Sloan and guitarist Stephen Patota. After the recording, ADM expanded even further. With the addition of talented, like-minded local artists Brianna Kelly, Libby Landis and Rachel Mousie, ADM became a sextet.
In May, CityBeat premiered the music video for Fellover My Own track “Fall Out.” A few weeks ago, the music site Pop Matters premiered another video for a song from the album, this time a live-performance clip. Legendary Cincinnati-based music photographer Michael Wilson filmed the band’s performance of "Durham" in black and white and in one continuous shot, as he did with bands for the fantastic “Emery Sessions” video series a few years ago. His son Henry Wilson (of the Cincinnati band Pop Empire) engineered and mixed the audio for “Emery Sessions,” a role he returns to for the “Durham” clip. The video was filmed late last year at the former Price Hill firehouse that is now the headquarters of the MYCincinnati Youth Orchestra.
Also earlier this month, ADM appeared on WCPO’s great “Lounge Acts” performance/interview video/audio series. Click here to watch/listen.
To purchase Fellover My Own, go to the show Friday, order it from SofaBurn here or visit your favorite cool local independent record seller. On Friday, you’ll also be able to stream and purchase the album through the band’s Bandcamp page here. Fellover My Own will also be available to stream on major platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.