Our Fair City

Our Fair City is a five-piece progressive post-hardcore band from Philadelphia, PA with a sound much to their own. The group consists of Joe Conboy (vocals/guitar), Chris Bratek (vocals/keyboard), Dave Leonhardt (bass), Kevin Keane (guitar), and Dan McCafferty (drums) who take a broad approach to songwriting by embracing aggressive dynamics, spoken word, and unconventional musical arrangements.

Their sophomore release, The Animal Manual, is a concept album with lyrical prose dealing with subjects of life and death, love and loss, and questioning faith versus a lack thereof. The album was self-recorded by the band and was mixed & mastered by Dave Downham (Into It. Over It., Young Statues, Their/They’re/There) at The Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, NJ. The chemistry clearly shows in this effort. The vocals are dynamically layered creating ethereal harmonies while ringing out painfully honest lyrics. When contrasted with the heavy, almost chaotic soundscape, they combine to create a result that truly carries throughout each composition.

To date, the band has been fortunate enough to share the stage with notable artists such as A Lot Like Birds, Eidola, Kurt Travis, Owel, The Soil & The Sun, Hidden Hospitals, and Gates. They are currently hard at work recording their third album scheduled for release early next year.