Sonnder, an experimental indie rock band based out of Philadelphia, recently shot their music video for “Along The Way (I’ve Been Alive)” among the scenic backdrop of New Hope, Pennsylvania. Fronted by lead singer and songwriter Ryan Weidman, Sonnder also consists of keyboardist Kat Stein, and drummer Mike Liszka.
The song is off their debut album Entanglement, which was recently celebrated at one of Philadelphia’s leading venues – Johnny Brenda’s. As a precursor to the record, the band completed a year long singles project in which one song was released per month, January-December of 2015, through the band’s website and all online music distributors. The singles project culminated into the full length album accompanied by a new track exclusive to the record. The singles project allowed Sonnder to expand their reach farther across the northeastern United States and to gain attention, air play, and live interviews/performances from Philly’s Radio 104.5, WXPN, WMMR, etc. The singles project received numerous write ups from radio journalists, blogs, and other music publications, and all singles associated with the project received critical acclaim. 5 of the band’s singles including “Drifter,” “Backwards Ambition,” “Siren Calling,” “Not Far Enough,” and “Pink” received noteworthy air time and write ups from WXPN’s The Key.
In 2015, Sonnder shared the stage with well known bands The Dear Hunter and Northern Faces at Philadelphia venue Union Transfer. They played alongside mewithoutYou at another established Philadelphia venue, Underground Arts, as part of the Red Bull Sound Select concert series in June 2016 and in August of 2016, the band was asked to play at the Radio 104.5 Summer Block party, opening for Bishop Briggs and The Struts. In May 2017, the band played one of philly’s most precious stages, The TLA. Along with playing at bars and venues, the band has had the pleasure of being asked to play three SoFar Sounds shows in Philly, Washington DC, and in New York. Now with a more expansive catalog including 2014’s debut EP “Thief,” Sonnder plans to use the new full length album “Entanglement” to continue pushing themselves artistically while broadening their horizons.
Check out the video below: