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AFTYN

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

Pitman, New Jersey, United States
Established on Jan, 2019
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"Q and A with AFTYN"

BBE: How did the two of you connect as a duo?
AFTYN: We met through a music page on Facebook. Christopher had previously played in a heavy rock band and I performed on my own. I was looking for someone to write and perform songs with and we chatted in the comments section and eventually met in person and really instantly clicked on a personal level as well as creatively.

BBE: At what point did you feel that you had something special in your group?
AFTYN: I would say we were confident in our group when we managed to put together an EP within the first summer we spent together. Writing songs together was a breeze and neither of us had experienced that creative connectivity with anyone before.

BBE: How would best describe your music?
AFTYN: Our tastes in music differ but we try to combine them into something cohesive. Chris’s taste includes artists like Rise Against and bands of the like, whereas my taste tends to lean toward rock folk/folk such as Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell. We like to take elements from our own personal collection and let that influence our songwriting, respectively. The content of our music is always personal; Our songs deal with stories from our personal lives.

BBE: You recently released a new song, “Cool Girl”, which is a great song. What is the story behind this song?
AFTYN: “Cool Girl” was my, (Guinnevere) breaking point in the way I was being treated as a woman in the music industry. I have been performing live and dabbling in songwriting for about seven years now. Recently, I’ve become more receptive to the way I was being infantilized, sexualized, and patronized when it came to my knowledge or place within the music industry. Other men within the scene would only address my male partner, assume I was unaware of how to play/perform on my own, and try to “impress” me with their knowledge of
music/connections despite my being aware (and also uninterested in their advances).

The title and chorus come from the “cool-girl” monologue from the movie Gone Girl. The character goes on about how she must fit this “cool girl” aesthetic of a woman who is submissive and never does anything out of the bounds of what men expect from her, but she is no longer interested in fitting that title. The song serves a similar purpose.

BBE: What has the response been like to the song?
AFTYN: It has been great! We were lucky enough to have our song played on radio stations such as BlowUpRadio.com and Delaware Valley’s Hometown Heroes show. One of our friends called it a “feminist anthem”, which was quite nice.

BBE: Do you feel the music industry has made progress in treating women better or has it remained as bad?
AFTYN: I think women themselves are the reason it is getting better. Without the efforts of women to get their voices heard and stop letting themselves be othered, we wouldn’t have the progress we have seen. I hope this song serves as a small part of that effort.

BBE: What is an experience that you have had that you felt you needed to speak up about?
AFTYN: Some specific situations that led to this song being written include playing a show where I was not spoken to by the man running the show. I was directly next to my male partner and the showrunner did not make eye contact with me, speak to me the whole show, or find me after the show to speak to me and pay us directly. Instead, he only gave the time of day to my male partner.

Another instance took place over many months where I was messaged by an individual with unsolicited advice, criticism of my band, and inquiries if I would model for his album cover as it would “be great exposure for my band”. He also specified I “didn’t have to be naked”, if I preferred. His band has since been dropped from their label, so I’m confident in sticking to my own advice.

BBE: Now this isn’t on a higher magnitude by any means, but I am always curious. I see so many bands get these comments like, “Oh I love this band, they sound like Paramore.” or something similar. While Paramore is great in their own right; how do these type of comments make yourself, or you think, bands feel?
AFTYN: I can definitely see how this comment can be off-putting. While I am a huge Paramore fan and I know many of my musician friends are, just because you’re a woman making music with a male backing band and you play some punk/rock songs, doesn’t mean you sound like Paramore. I think anyone
who thinks of giving this comment should broaden their horizons and listen to the plethora of female-fronted music the world has to offer. Ironically, Paramore came on shuffle as I was typing this question. - BAREBONES ENTERTAINMENT


"AFTYN Will Be A “Cool Girl” For You"

The first thing that sticks out is the drum track over everything else. Musically, it becomes the focal point and gives a good sense of the passion she has for the subject matter in the song. The guitar lines are unassuming and simple, but in a way that allows the lyrics and message in the song to take center stage.

Her lyrics are uncomplicated, yet powerful and poignant. Women, in general, can be seen as a group of people that need to be quiet and not speak their mind. When it comes to business things, many times they’re not taken as seriously as their male counterparts. AFTYN seeks to shed light on this inequality and expose it for those who may never see it.

Being a woman in the music industry is hazardous road to walk. AFTYN puts it “in writing” for the world to see. - Restle Music Media


"Music weaves through everything for NJ folk duo AFTYN"

For Gloucester County natives Chris Maher and Guinnevere Philipp of the indie-folk duo AFTYN, it seemed like music was always part of their destiny. After all, lead singer Philipp is named after a Crosby, Stills, & Nash song, (“Guinnevere”).

“My mom was very much into that ’70s folk protest music,” says Philipp. “I grew up listening to Carole King, Joni Mitchell and James Tayor. I liked the very poetic songwriting, and even when I was young I felt like I knew what they were talking about.”

Philipp’s father was a musician, and that constant exposure to music helped form her identity, she says. “My dad being involved in music, and having guitars around the house was part of me being into music. I’m fortunate that the rest of my family enjoys music, and my family is very creative. My father and brother are into photography, and my mom is into painting. “

While AFTYN’s guitarist Chris Maher come from a musically involved family as well, his journey to music began in sixth grade as he gravitated towards Rise Against. Being so young, Maher says he didn’t really understand the political message of Rise Against songs, but it was the band’s energy that steered him in a musical direction: “Obviously Rise Against is very political and I really didn’t get that being in sixth grade,” says Maher, “but the energy and passion of their music really connected with me and gave me an insight into other music besides what I listen to on the radio.”

Even though the road to being a band was paved through childhood experiences with being surrounded by music, AFTYN was started on an impulse by Philipp; and what better way to act on your impulses than Facebook.

“I’m a very impulsive person,” says Philipp, “and on one of my impulses I was in a Philly music meet-up group on Facebook, and one night I made a post on the group asking for help with open mics. I got a bunch of different messages from people, but the hyperfixation wore off, and I didn’t really think about it anymore.”

That was until Maher messaged Philipp about helping her out with open mics, and Philipp responded.

“I left him on read for a couple days,” says Philipp. “He messaged me again, and he was persistent. He lived near me, and went to Rowan as well so I thought he was trustworthy.”


Maher and Philipp would later meet up at Wilson Music Hall on Rowan’s campus for practice and the rest was history. “He was persistent and kept me on track with practices. If it was someone else it probably wouldn’t have gone the way it did,” Philipp says.

Finding a musical partner in Maher was crucial for Philipp as she was able to navigate the direction that she wanted her music career to go in; and for AFTYN ,the compass was pointing in the direction of folk.

“The music that we make feels like a good mix of what I like (Joni Mitchell, Carole King) and what Chris likes (Rise Against), and we found common ground,” says Philipp. “With his influences and my voice, we were able to land with folk.”

Those influences are evident with their first album, Minutia, which was recorded in Maher’s basement in Mullica Hill and mastered by the Gradwell House in Haddon Heights. The name of the album is inspired by a Dawes lyric.

“Some of the songs were written before COVID, and some were written during quarantine,” says Philipp. “The songs deal with what people feel when they are stuck in their own head”

There’s also another theme to Minutia—love; it was during the quarantine period where Maher and Philipp entered into a relationship together. The duo uses their relationship to their advantage when it comes to scheduling shows, making music and handling criticism.

“It’s easy,” says Maher on handling the relationship and the band. “We know each other’s schedule, and if someone asks to play a show, it’s like I know Guinnevere’s schedule and we’re both free.”

“Almost nothing changed,” says Philipp. “We were best friends to begin with, and with that best friend banter we could be honest with each other.”

That honesty comes in handy when it comes to the recording process. “There’s this one song we were recently working on, and Chris was like, ‘I hate it,’” says Philipp. “He spent hours and hours working on it so I told him, ‘Why don’t you stop and start over in a couple days,’ and I was right. We’re able to say whatever we want to each other.”

Recently the duo released an EP called Wherever I Am, There You Are and will be playing a show at The Room at Harpers Pub in Clementon.

“I always had a great time at Harpers,” says Maher. “I like that they are one of the few venues in the area that is more venue-based than bar-based, and I always enjoy playing there.” - NJ INDY, LLC 2021


"AFTYN – COOL GIRL"

The latest from AFTYN is a track of magnitude, first and foremost. Cool Girl spans a theme at the front of the mind of any female musicians: discussing and dissecting the struggles of navigating a scene built on women dulling down those very struggles in lieu of being a ‘cool girl’, taking the jokes, and accepting things the way they are. And the way that AFTYN delivers the narrative couldn’t be more stunning.

Cool Girl is AFTYN (aka the duo of Guinnevere Philip and Chris Maher)’s first single of the year, following up last year’s dreamy EPs, and sees their sound take a turn for the stars. Having established their gorgeous folky sound, the majority of AFTYN’s back catalogue is of the earthier, richer variety, packed with acoustic melodies and soulful vocals. But now, Philip’s always-evocative delivery begins to absolutely soar in ways that are hinted at on last single All I Wanted, but really feel like they fit on her impassioned delivery of Cool Girl. Slow and steady and heart-wrenching, she seems to succumb as much as fighting back, embodying the choice many women must make – be ‘difficult’ or be quiet.

The New Jersey duo are taking steps out of the earthy folk vibes and into the stratospheric potential of the genre, when combined with denser instrumentals and more of the other soundscapes they can pull out of their seventies influences. It’s formidable and a fitting accompaniment to the rawness of their subject matter.

Cool Girl is out now. - the-phonograph.com


"AFYTN - Cool Girl"

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In their new single, “Cool Girl,” AFTYN said they were going for something like a Sunny Day Real Estate feel to their songwriting, that seminal emo band from Seattle. It’s an interesting direction to take, for this historically folky sounding act, and they pull it off to great effect. There’s still the familiar and stunning vocal tenor of Guinnevere Philipp, a voice that pops at first listen, but grows on you considerably as you listen to more of their stuff. What AFTYN can boast that Sunny Day never had, is the experience of being a woman in the world and in the music industry.

Madonna recently spoke about her treatment as a woman in the music industry and said it has been a constant uphill climb for her to speak her mind. While nothing that AFTYN does comes close to the controversial stuff that Madonna has done in her career, the same fighting spirit and perhaps the same obstacles seem to be there for Guinnevere. “If I was in charge the whole thing would / Fall apart at my hands / Can’t trust me, I’m not a man.”

The dynamics of the song, with roaring guitars, lends to the authority of the song. If you’re gonna write emo, get emotional, right? And they do on this song. There’s many satisfying twists and show AFTYN growing as song writers, as composers. “Sick of trying / So I’ll put it in writing.” I have found as an artist, that we create ourselves as we create our pieces, and I thrill at thinking about these two making the best of a world often set against us.

“I’ll be a cool girl for you / Won’t complain / I know you wouldn’t want me to.” The song, at its core, speaks to most of our needs to conform to whatever we think will please the people around us. But to become our own person, we must listen to our own voices, particularly when others don’t have our best interest in mind. And that is the power of this song, besides its beautiful construction. It shows an artist, taking the reins and forging their own destiny, and leading the way for others to do the same. @aftynband Link to website in bio. Menu at bottom of the page. - prismreviews


"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


"HT7 Interviews W/ Maria: AFTYN"

✨Are You Ready?✨ Check out a Sneak Peek of @maria.songwriter and @aftynband on HT7 Interviews w/Maria ...Tune in at 2pm on HT7 IGTV page for full episode ! #HT7 #ht7interviewswithmaria #Aftyn - Higher Than 7


"HT7 Interviews W/ Maria -AFTYN"

HT7 Interviews w/ Maria with Host Maria Arroyo @maria.songwriter, our HT7 Music Coordinator as she chats with Aftyn @aftynband join their conversation as they chat about her background, music, and the life of being Musician and Songwriter. - Higher Than 7


Discography

Maybe Someday (Debut EP) - September 2019

Minutia (LP) - August 2020

Wherever I Am, There You Are (EP) - July 2021

Cool Girl (Single) - January 2022

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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 with their relaxed, folk-driven sound. The duo is currently writing their next EP which will continue their journey.

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