August 24, 2016 / Snug Harbor
Formed by creative songster, DJ, and former actor Stephen Warwick, Ancient Cities melds well-crafted lyrics with synth-laden psychedelia and cinematic moodiness.
Enlisting musicians Justin Fedor of The New Familiars and Jonathan Erickson of the now defunct band The Noises 10 (Jive Records). Together with the added keyboard genius of Matt Braniff, the group is carving out their niche in the indie rock world.
July of 2014 marked the release of their self titled debut album. With electrifying sets at festivals like FloydFest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Drumstrongand more, the band turned the heads of critics, fans, and contemporaries alike. Over the course of the year, they shared theatre and club dates with The Naked & Famous, The Whigs, Matrimony, Nicole Atkins, Futurebirds, Battleme, Desert Noises and more. Rounding out 2014, the band recorded a series of live videos with famed music supporters,PASTE Magazine and Live & Breathing (yet to be released).
2015 will certainly be an exciting year for the band with shows at regional festival favorites like Shakori Hills and a return to Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. Their music was also recently featured on TBS’s “Cougar Town” starring Courteney Cox and Busy Phillips. The band will return to the studio in July to record their second full length album.