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AFTYN

Pitman, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2019

Pitman, New Jersey, United States
Established on Jan, 2019
Duo Folk Indie

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"Track By Tracks: AFTYN - Minutia (2020)"

1. Seeking:

“Seeking” is the first track on the album and was originally written as an instrumental. We put a short poem-structured song over it to give an overview of the album's themes: searching for purpose, giving up on old bad habits, finding yourself and experiencing life as it comes at you.

2. Sunday:

“Sunday” is a song meant to reassure you. The main message behind this song is that everything is going to be okay. One day, you’ll look back on the bad times and come to find that maybe they weren’t as bad as you thought they were.

3. Anymore:

“Anymore” is a song about feeling empowered after dealing with someone who makes you feel powerless. The line in the chorus, “I don’t owe you anymore”, is the main message of the song. People who occupy our peace of mind and wellbeing have an ability to take hold of our emotions, even after they’ve left our lives. “Anymore” is a song about no longer owing someone any earthly possessions, your time, or your mental well-being.

4. Sojourn:

“Sojourn” is a song about questioning your path in life. Things you once thought were your plans can change quickly. Sojourn is a word meaning “a temporary stay”, and for some chapters in our lives, that's just what they are: temporary.

5. From Where You’ve Been:

This song serves as the afterthought to “Sojourn”. “From Where You’ve Been” is from the perspective after your life goes in a direction you didn’t plan. You find yourself somewhere you didn’t think you’d be, without certain people you planned to be with and with others you hadn’t. “Isn't it funny/where you are/from where you’ve been”. Looking back on the trajectory you had planned for your life versus where you ended up isn't necessarily a bad thing. It shows how you are ever changing as a person and becoming a new version of yourself as time goes on.

6. Baby:

“Baby” is a song written about a best friend of mine, Makayla. We have worked the same job together for years and our friendship outside of the workplace has blossomed through it. She's a person that I can not only cry or vent to, but also a person who makes me forget my worries and fills me with unbridled joy. She is a source of comfort and an important constant in my life. I like to write songs about things I love in this world, and she is definitely on the top of that list.

7. To Be:

“To Be” also ties into the themes of “Sojourn” and “From Where You’ve Been”, in the sense that it's about a part of your life that was unplanned. This song is looking back on things if they had been different. If you'd had one more chance to do something or if something hadn't happened. But, with all things in life, events are mostly out of our control. It is what we do with what we’ve experienced that counts.

8. Minutia:

The title track of the album is deeply personal to us as it deals with our relationship to each other. Our year and a half long friendship turned romantic, however we were both unaware that we had feelings for one another for some time. “Minutia” is about the perfect person being right in front of you, but not realizing it and wishing you had earlier. The great thing about our relationship to each other is that no matter the circumstance, friends or more than that, everything we experience together happened at the right time and, if anything, strengthened where we are now.

9. Fallin’:

This song is actually a cover of a Stone Baby song, which is my father’s band. He allowed us to rework the song and make it our own. Some special things about this song that we love is just how simplistic it is lyrically and universal the feeling of falling in love is.

10. Seneca:

“Seneca” is an “Anymore” part two. It has the same chords and melody, and the words are only slightly different. The only difference in message is letting the other person(s) know that they don't owe you anything either and all ties are cut. - Breathing The Core


"Behind The Artworks: AFTYN - Minutia (2020)"

The photograph used for the album cover was taken at a park where the two of us spent a lot of our free time during the summer. There’s a large open field right before a hidden lake and Chris snapped the picture during a hike to the lake. Our personal relationship to each other is equally important and influential to the music we make. This picture taken during the summer book ended a year we spent together working on music and growing closer together. - Breathing The Core


"Unsigned Spotlight - AFTYN"

A simplistic indie/folk duo, AFTYN are hellbent on keeping it personal. AFTYN aims to evoke an updated 70’s folk sound, blended with both classic and alternative influences who self describe themselves as ‘modern hippies’.

Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.

Guinnevere Philipp - Songwriter, Vocalist, Guitar, Piano, Uke

Chris Maher - Producer, Guitar, Bass, Drum

For starters, what bands were you guys a part of prior to AFTYN? How long has the band been around?

Chris: I used to play in a hard rock band called Ascension Drive before starting AFTYN with Guinnevere. We’ve been playing together since March 2019.

Guinnevere: I was not in any bands prior to this, but I played some solo sets around the area.

What’s the origin of that name and have you changed the band’s name before?

“Aftyn” is actually Guinnevere’s middle name! When we started writing original music and were looking for inspiration, we looked at the origins of some of our favorite band names. We learned that Dawes is the middle of Taylor Goldsmith, vocalist of the band Dawes, so we went with AFTYN and it has not changed since.

Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs and do you think these topics will change over time?

When it comes to lyrical writing, it is entirely Guinnevere. The subject matter ranges from friendships, past relationships, changes in life and dealing with feelings. Most songs are very personal and find a vague way to relate universal feelings.

What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?

Some of the bands/artists that we have been listening to and drawing inspiration from include Dawes, The Tallest Man on Earth, Courtney Marie Andrews, Butch Walker, and Taylor Swift.

Was there a particular band/artist or concert that inspired you to start a band?

Chris: Rise Against was my favorite band in high school and is the biggest reason I fell in love with music and wanted to play in a band. Since then, many different artists such as Ace Enders and Butch Walker have inspired me to create different styles of music.

Guinnevere: My father has always played music and been in multiple bands; My father was my inspiration to start playing instruments and singing.

What do you do to prepare for a show? Any flexing, exercises, ect …

We usually prepare for a show by doing some kind of non-musical activity together before the show such as grabbing dinner or taking a walk around the venue to relax before the show.

What has been the biggest highlight of the band’s career so far?

We had the privilege of headlining the first Food Truck Festival for The Music Barn in Mullica Hill, NJ. They are a brand new outdoor venue located nearby who started around the same time as us, so we have been fortunate to see each other grow.

If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?

Chris: I would love to do an acoustic tour with Tim McIlrath from Rise Against and Butch Walker. Seeing how both of them translate their song to an acoustic guitar is very inspiring to myself and our music.

Guinnevere: I would like to hop on next year’s 2021 tour with The Tallest Man on Earth and Courntey Marie Andrews. They are two of my all time favorite artists and I would love the opportunity to open for them.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

We would love to thank anyone who listens to our music and this new album. We worked so hard on this album and all of the songs over the last year and are very excited to share it with the world and play some new songs for everyone.

SOCIALS:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aftynband
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aftynband/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/aftynband
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFL0ZA23izHlhOyfBNWbQbQ
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/77V9IDJy3gx5fihlu89MbP - Kill The Music


"Indie Duo AFTYN Release LP "Minutia""

NEW JERSEY, USA | AUGUST 21st, 2020 - Indie duo AFTYN have released their new LP "Minutia," available on all digital platforms NOW. Followed by their latest single release "Sunday," the album is beautifully personal to member Guinnevere Philipp, whose personal experiences over the last year inspired the lyrical content of "Minutia". Playing a heaving hand into the album's production, AFTYN have created a soothing and serene body of work, filled with sonic elements ranging from the 70's to modern indie. About the LP, the duo states:


“Minutia” is the culmination of a year’s worth of personal experiences. The content reaches from feelings of nostalgia about friendships, letting go of past relationships, and looking forward to new beginnings in life. While many of the lyrics were inspired from personal events, they are all feelings and situations that almost everyone can relate to."


A simplistic indie/folk duo, AFTYN are hellbent on keeping it personal. Comprised of members Guinnevere Philipp and Chris Maher, AFTYN aims to evoke an updated 70’s folk sound, blended with both classic and alternative influences. Soothing melodies and raw instrumentation are the core of the duo, who self describe themselves as ‘modern hippies’. Their approach to live shows is uniquely down to earth, keeping their setup stripped back so they can engage with the crowd. AFTYN heavily utilizes social platforms such as Instagram to showcase their artistry, regularly posting a variety of short covers from various decades and transforming them into their relaxed, folk-driven sound. The duo is preparing to release their upcoming self-produced debut LP “Minutia” later this summer, and AFTYN are ready to introduce themselves.


STREAM/DOWNLOAD "MINUTIA": https://fanlink.to/minutiaAFTYN


CONNECT WITH AFTYN:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aftynband

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aftynband/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/aftynband

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFL0ZA23izHlhOyfBNWbQbQ

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/77V9IDJy3gx5fihlu89MbP - 25/8 Public Relations


"AFTYN – “Sunday”"

AFTYN have shared the new song “Sunday.”
And yes, I also read this as #GFYTN the first time I saw the band name. - chorus.fm


"Indie Duo AFTYN Releases New Single "Sunday""

NEW JERSEY, USA | AUGUST 14th, 2020 - Indie duo AFTYN have released their new single "Sunday," available on all digital platforms NOW. Released just ahead of their upcoming LP "Minutia," the single is a beautiful taste of what's to come. Soothing and serene, "Sunday" highlights AFTYN at their absolute best. About the single, the duo states:


“Sunday” is a song that we brought back from our EP because we thought that it had more potential than what we released before. The song has been re-recorded with a full production and is one of our most upbeat songs. The lyrics are about being apart from a significant other over a long period of time.


A simplistic indie/folk duo, AFTYN are hellbent on keeping it personal. Comprised of members Guinnevere Philipp and Chris Maher, AFTYN aims to evoke an updated 70’s folk sound, blended with both classic and alternative influences. Soothing melodies and raw instrumentation are the core of the duo, who self describe themselves as ‘modern hippies’. Their approach to live shows is uniquely down to earth, keeping their setup stripped back so they can engage with the crowd. AFTYN heavily utilizes social platforms such as Instagram to showcase their artistry, regularly posting a variety of short covers from various decades and transforming them into their relaxed, folk-driven sound. The duo is preparing to release their upcoming self-produced debut LP “Minutia” later this summer, and AFTYN are ready to introduce themselves.


STREAM/DOWNLOAD "SUNDAY":https://fanlink.to/aftyn-sunday

PRESAVE "MINUTIA" LP: https://linktr.ee/aftynband


CONNECT WITH AFTYN:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aftynband

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aftynband/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/aftynband

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFL0ZA23izHlhOyfBNWbQbQ

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/77V9IDJy3gx5fihlu89MbP - 25/8 Public Relations


"Indie Roundup | 64 New Songs For Your Weekend Playlist"

“Indie-pop duo Aftyn have announced the upcoming release of their new LP Minutia, out Aug. 21. Led by the lead single Baby, Minutia is a simplistic and intimate 10-track collection. A testament to members Guinnevere Philipp and Chris Maher’s musical connection, Minutia is incredibly soothing, reaching into personal experiences and nostalgia. About the single, the duo state: “We are so excited to release what we have worked on over the last year to the world! All these songs were written and produced by us with no other hands involved which we felt kept our identities intact in the music. We have varying influences in music from the ’70s to now, so these elements played a heavy hand in our songs.” - Tinnitist


""Blue Chevy" Radio Debut - 93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes"

Check out our song "Blue Chevy" which made its debut on May 26, 2019, on 93.7 WSTW's radio show "Hometown Heroes." The song starts at 23:47. - 93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes


"WLFR 91.7 FM: The Real Page of Stockton University Radio"

Tune in to Strange Ways Radio today 4-7 pm as Aftyn drops by in studio to play and chat. 91.7 FM in South Jersey and www.wlfr.fm everywhere. - WLFR 91.7 FM


"AFTYN Announces Upcoming LP "Minutia," Out August 21st"

NEW JERSEY, USA | AUGUST 7th, 2020 - Indie pop duo AFTYN have announced the upcoming release of their new LP "Minutia," out on all digital platforms August 21st. Led by the lead single "Baby," "Minutia" is a simplistic and intimate 10-track collection. A testament to members' Guinnevere Philipp and Chris Maher's musical connection, "Minutia" is incredibly soothing, reaching into personal experiences and nostalgia. About the single, the duo states:


We are so excited to release what we have worked on over the last year to the world! All these songs were written and produced by us with no other hands involved which we felt kept our identities intact in the music. We have varying influences in music from the 70’s to now, so these elements played a heavy hand in our songs.


A simplistic indie/folk duo, AFTYN are hellbent on keeping it personal. Comprised of members Guinnevere Philipp and Chris Maher, AFTYN aims to evoke an updated 70’s folk sound, blended with both classic and alternative influences. Soothing melodies and raw instrumentation are the core of the duo, who self describe themselves as ‘modern hippies’. Their approach to live shows is uniquely down to earth, keeping their setup stripped back so they can engage with the crowd. AFTYN heavily utilizes social platforms such as Instagram to showcase their artistry, regularly posting a variety of short covers from various decades and transforming them into their relaxed, folk-driven sound. The duo is preparing to release their upcoming self-produced debut LP “Minutia” later this summer, and AFTYN are ready to introduce themselves.


PRESAVE "MINUTIA" LP: https://linktr.ee/aftynbandAFTYN


CONNECT WITH AFTYN:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aftynband

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aftynband/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/aftynband

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFL0ZA23izHlhOyfBNWbQbQ

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/77V9IDJy3gx5fihlu89MbP - 25/8 Public Relations


"AFTYN Announces Upcoming LP “Minutia”"

NEW JERSEY, USA | AUGUST 7th, 2020 – Indie pop duo AFTYN have announced the upcoming release of their new LP Minutia, out on all digital platforms August 21st. Led by the lead single “Baby,” Minutia is a simplistic and intimate 10-track collection. A testament to members’ Guinnevere Philipp and Chris Maher’s musical connection, Minutia is incredibly soothing, reaching into personal experiences and nostalgia. About the single, the duo states:

We are so excited to release what we have worked on over the last year to the world! All these songs were written and produced by us with no other hands involved which we felt kept our identities intact in the music. We have varying influences in music from the 70’s to now, so these elements played a heavy hand in our songs.

A simplistic indie/folk duo, AFTYN are hellbent on keeping it personal. Comprised of members Guinnevere Philipp and Chris Maher, AFTYN aims to evoke an updated 70’s folk sound, blended with both classic and alternative influences. Soothing melodies and raw instrumentation are the core of the duo, who self describe themselves as ‘modern hippies’. Their approach to live shows is uniquely down to earth, keeping their setup stripped back so they can engage with the crowd. AFTYN heavily utilizes social platforms such as Instagram to showcase their artistry, regularly posting a variety of short covers from various decades and transforming them into their relaxed, folk-driven sound. The duo is preparing to release their upcoming self-produced debut LP “Minutia” later this summer, and AFTYN are ready to introduce themselves.

PRESAVE MINUTIA LP: https://linktr.ee/aftynband

CONNECT WITH AFTYN:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/aftynband
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/aftynband/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/aftynband
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFL0ZA23izHlhOyfBNWbQbQ
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/77V9IDJy3gx5fihlu89MbP - All Punked Up


"Tune-In Tuesdays #86 BONUS: AFTYN Share Intimate Details of Their Latest LP"

The Narrative Behind Minutia
“Minutia” is a collection of songs primarily driven by personal events from Guinnevere’s life. It’s her way of putting her emotions out to the world.

Most of these songs were inspired by events that occurred over the last year and a half that AFTYN has been together, which has brought out the most honest and raw portrayal of these feelings since many songs were written as they were happening.

This personal collection of songs captures everything from past relationships and close friendships to reflections of oneself. While the subject matter of the lyrics is transparent, they’re meant for listeners to relate to them in any way they perceive them.

The Process of Creating “Minutia”
Creating “Minutia” was unlike any songwriting or recording experience we have ever had before.

AFTYN is a completely self-produced band. All of the songs were created at our home studio, which we’ve been working out of for the last year. This was our first experience as artists independently creating and recording music on our own.

Working on our own schedule gave us the time to dive into every song and bring out the most authentic version of ourselves and our influences that we could.

A handful of these songs were performed live before we decided to record them, which gave us plenty of time to study the songs and decide exactly how we wanted them to sound recorded. - The Burgundy Zine


Discography

Blue Chevy (Single) - May 2019

Western Skies (Single) - July 2019

Maybe Someday (Debut EP) - September 2019

Anymore (Single) - December 2019

Sojourn (Single) - February 2020

Baby (Single) - July 2020

Sunday (Single) - July 2020

Minutia (LP) - August 2020

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Bio

A simplistic indie/folk duo, AFTYN are hellbent on keeping it personal. Comprised of members Guinnevere Philipp and Chris Maher, AFTYN aims to evoke an updated 70’s folk sound, blended with both classic and alternative influences. Soothing melodies and raw instrumentation are the core of the duo, who self describe themselves as ‘modern hippies’. Their approach to live shows is uniquely down to earth, keeping their setup stripped back so they can engage with the crowd. AFTYN heavily utilizes social platforms such as Instagram to showcase their artistry, regularly posting a variety of short covers from various decades and transforming them into their relaxed, folk-driven sound. The duo is preparing to release their upcoming self-produced debut LP “Minutia” later this summer, and AFTYN are ready to introduce themselves.

Band Members