with Shormey and Bottled Up

Songbyrd Presents
Upstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 8:00 PM // SHOW: 8:30 PM

Free ($10 Suggested Donation)

Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge 

Saturday August 3, 2019



The Virginia Beach based four-piece helmed by Josiah Schlater (Mae, We Are Trees, Jake Clemons) -- have released their long-awaited debut album Heaven On The Rocks. The album premiered at Yack! Magazine, and is now available on all digital streaming platforms, and on vinyl via Gold Robot Records. Heaven On The Rocks ricochets between punk and shoegaze, and is an energetic expansion of Schlater's well-honed surf-rock sound that Post-Trash calls, "A shimmering kind of retro-fuzz pop that pulls from both 60's soul and garage rock."

Ladada's self-titled debut EP, released back in 2014 on Gold Robot Records, won praise from Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, and Wondering Sound for its exquisitely composed and undeniably infectious lively and sun-drenched songs; "Songs like these come along every once in a while and cannot be overlooked" (Indie Shuffle). The Hi Five EP was released next, in 2016, and was surprise-injected with the secret sauce from Schlater's punk project BAMM BAMM. Heartbreaking Bravery, among others, praised the new direction, saying, "Song after song, hook after hook, Hi Five sees Ladada proving themselves to be a serious force. As a standalone EP, it's a revitalizing piece of music. As part of the band's discography, it's undoubtedly positioned itself as a calling card for years to come."


Bottled Up

Bottled Up is a rock and roll quartet from DC. Growing its roots from garage, new-wave, 70's rock, and punk ethos.

“DC local producer, vocalist and guitarist Nikhil Rao just put all his cards on the table . In his latest release “It Ain’t a Thing”, he discusses his fears and anxieties in his daily life. A vulnerable and transparent track, Rao drives his issues through a new wave/slacker rock vibe with his band Bottled Up." - Indie Current

"Bottled Up rips through their songlist like men on a mission. Surf Alt-Rock. If I’m not mistaken, the handle is a reference to an old Devo tune. Echoes of the B52s. Strains of the Del Rays run through a back slap reverb pedal on brown tab acid drenched in cheap whiskey and the company of a one night stand you plan to regret. Melodic and enticing." -The Antonym



Shormey realized her passion for making music when she was 14 and would work on making beats in her room. She developed her talents and was ready to begin making solo music at age 21 and while she still makes music in her bedroom, her sound has evolved to something she’s ready for the world to hear.
She frequently draws inspiration from the sonic influences of 70’s disco, soul, and psychedelic music. It’s all exemplified in The Boogie Tape Vol. 1, Shormey’s first cassette project released via Citrus City Records.