A Country Western (Self-Titled)
Photo by John McSweeney
Born out of reverence for their favorite bands and the need for an outlet to express personal influence, A Country Western finds themselves in the knotty crossroads of slowcore and shoegaze in Philadelphia, PA.Multi-instrumentalists Derek Hengemihle and Garrett Miades began making songs together in middle school, eventually playing in other bands together until forming A Country Western in 2018. Eventually hometown friend Erik Hilbert (guitar) and Paris Parker (bass) joined for live performances, who soon became involved in writing and recording. A Country Western is coming off their latest release, a split 10” with They Are Gutting A Body of Water on Topshelf Records, and a new full length album is currently in the works. While they polish off their new recordings, A Country Western are bringing their self-titled album AND debut EP Phenom (on Side B) to vinyl and CD for the first time ever! Together these two projects encapsulate the earliest era of the band: home recordings with digital transposition and sample chopping.