Safari Room

Safari Room and Hari the Band play 05.31 at The Basement

Safari Room have pounded the musical pavement throughout 2019, releasing singles and live sessions, playing shows throughout the city, and working on new material. In June, they plan to trek through the Midwest to perform a handful of shows. But for now, Safari Room will stay in Nashville to play The Basement on May 31st. Hari the Band joins the bill; they too have kept busy throughout the year, planning to release an EP in June. Stay tuned for news about that. In the meantime, mark your calendars for May 31st and take a listen to Safari Room's latest single, "One Day Here", below. - Will Sisskind

   

Safari Room releases acoustic OOKO Studio live session on 04.12

Last time we checked in on Safari Room, they had just released their EP Actual Feelings, and had spent quite a bit of time in the studio recording new music. They released some of that music in the form of February's single "One Day Here", which also included the B-side "The Rain". Now, Safari Room will release an EP of acoustic versions of their songs, which they recorded in a partnership with art conglomerate OOKO Studios, a recording studio and DIY event hosting site based in Berry Hill. The band chose one song from each of their albums to feature on the acoustic EP, with each of them representing a different step forward for them. "Glass Box" from their debut EP represents loneliness and time passing, while "Vices" from the Actual Feelings EP goes happier and more cathartic with the theme of knowing where you need to be. Meanwhile, "Around The Bend" from the album of the same name covers friendships ending, relationships ebbing and flowing, and dealing with the constant shuffle of loss and growth. You can listen to the acoustic versions of these tracks when Safari Room drops the OOKO Session Live EP on April 12th. Take a listen to The Deli's premiere of the EP below. - Will Sisskind

   

Safari Room plays The East Room on 11.02

Safari Room have been active since 2016, but they've spent the past year in a fervor of recording frenzy, putting out their single "Antelope" in June and then their EP Actual Feelings in July. The versatile indie pop group stems from the musical and lyrical brain of Alec Koukol, who employs the help of friends and fellow Nashville musicians Simon Knudtson, Emma Lambiase, and Nathan Gamble to help bring the songs to life. Safari Room have continued to track songs in the studio throughout the summer and fall, meaning that new music could be on the way. They'll play what they've been working on at The East Room on 11.02 with Luke Krutzke & the High Tides and Willix also on the bill. Take a listen to Actual Feelings below. - Will Sisskind