Founded in 2016, Athensville takes its name from the obscure history of Philadelphia suburb, Ardmore, where rehearsals first took hold. After two years of shaping their sound and a dozen live shows, the band's founders Matt Taglang (vocals) and Dave Perry (guitars) brought their indie rock songwriting and five original works into the studio in March 2018. Good friend and drummer Tom Mellon of Brother Starling, along with longtime friend and singer Jenn Wilkinson of East Branch Revival, generously lent their abundant talents to the project.
Soon joined by the talented, veteran drummer James Farrell, Athensville's EP Proper was completed and released in August 2018. Widely available in all formats, Proper also features the impressive artwork of designer, Steve Perry.
Rounded out in early 2019 by the experienced and skillful bassist, Mark S. Walsh, Athensville's music is a constantly evolving combination of sonic hooks, driving rhythms, and provocative, heartfelt lyrics.
Watch Athensville’s calendar as the band regularly performs live, and stay tuned for Athensville’s debut full-length album in 2020!