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Oh Pep! Celebrate New Album Tonight at Mercury Lounge

June 29th, 2016

Childhood friends Olivia Hally (vocals and guitar) and Pepita Emmerichs (vocals, fiddle and mandolin) formed the upbeat folk-pop band Oh Pep! seven years ago in Melbourne, Australia. Although the lineup has changed over the years, Hally and Emmerichs continue to guide the sound. And after putting out three EPs—which earned them comparisons to Lucius, Andrew Bird and Lake Street Dive—Oh Pep! (above, doing “Happenstance” for KEXP FM) just released their debut full-length, Stadium Cake (stream it below), last Friday. “Stadium Cake expands on Hally and Emmerichs’ talents, to the point where it surprised me how detailed and intricate they are as both players and listeners. On each listen, I’ve come to find new favorites,” says NPR’s Bob Boilen. “Oh Pep!’s musical instrumentation, as well as their songwriting assure that this album will not be lost to time,” adds Paste magazine. Join in on celebrating the new music when Oh Pep! play Mercury Lounge tonight. New York City six-piece Evening Darling opens the show.