with Cloak/Dagger + Bed Maker
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 7:30 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM
Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
Saturday February 29, 2020
Be Well is a new band with deep roots. Musically, it's emotionally gripping, with an expertly executed blend of melodic hardcore with notes of 90’s post-hardcore influence. The lyrics are deeply personal, and the vocals harken back to early DC bands like Rites of Spring and Embrace. The members include Peter Tsouras (Guitar) and Shane Johnson (Drums) from Fairweather, Mike Schleibaum (guitar) of Darkest Hour, and Aaron Dalbec (Bass) from Bane. Rounding out the quintet is the vocalist, Brian McTernan, who is known for his production work with bands like Circa Survive, Hot Water Music, Turnstile and Thrice. Be Well's energy is relentless as McTernan chronicles his struggles with depression and fatherhood through lyrics that are equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful. Fans of the individual members’ past work have anxiously awaited Be Well's first recorded music. What they’ll get in the band's 7-inch (released on Equal Vision) will undoubtedly live up to the anticipation.