Stephanie White and the Philth Harmonic | This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

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This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

by Stephanie White and the Philth Harmonic

"This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" is a soulful journey of stories and experiences, told by a strong female vocal and accompanied by an eclectic blend of instruments ranging from your standard rock rhythm section to accordion, violins, and horns.
Genre: Pop: Euro-Pop
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1. Intro
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2. Selfish Fool
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3. Figure It Out
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4. Broken
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5. Prove It
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6. Cheat On My Bffl
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7. Can't Get You Outta My Head
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8. Blissful Ignorance
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9. Fill Your Head
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10. Teardrops
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11. Trying to Dream for You
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12. King of Wishful Thinking
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13. Emerald City Blues
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Album Notes
Stephanie White and Robbie LaFalce, Jr. began working on this album the day they released their debut CD 'Knee Deep InSanity' in 2007. In fact, a few of the tunes that are on this new album, were babies while previous CD was being completed. Those songs found their way into their live sets way back when they were mostly performing cuts from the first album.

That being said, these songs feel - familiar. Fleshed out and complete. They had time to really sink their teeth into the meat of the melodies/lyrics and arrangements and the disc leaves no corner unexplored, no emotion unaddressed.

Stephanie often calls Robbie her, "musical rain man" and he refers to her as, "his voice" - well now these things truly come to fruition with their collaborative efforts clearly heading in the right direction. This duos songs keep getting better!

The musicians utilized on this album are a fabulous cast of characters that have been performing with the Philth Harmonic on and off over the past 2.5 years as a band. Robbie (who produced the disc) carefully chose the players and arrangements for each specific track in a way that he thought best caressed Stephanie's vocal.
Players include, Chris Staranka (Bass), Eric Lindberg (Guitar), Aleks Ozolins (Keys/French Horn), Joe Schmidt (Sax), Pat Smith (Trumpet), Cameron MacMannus (Trombone), Tom Spears (Guitar), Nick LaFalce (Guitar), Dan Rufolo (Keys), Erik S. Donough (Flute/Oboe/English Horn), Alexandra Arndt (Violin) and more!


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Second Times the Real Charm
Especially in this economy, it is entirely impressive to still see young people following their dreams—and working their asses off to achieve them. But Stephanie White and her Philth have never seized to amaze and impress. Their sophomore album “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” combines apparent hard work with the continued development of a unique and beautiful sound. The new songs—all originals plus a lovely cover of the ‘90s hit “King of Wishful Thinking”—are perfectly tailored to Stephanie’s melting vocals.
Stephanie continues to grow and capture new audiences with her soulful notes. She leads this band of increasingly talented musicians, including rockstar writer and percussionist Robbie LaFalce and truly impressive guitarist Eric Lindberg.
Lyrics cover the typical topics of love and heartache in a new and powerful way, giving the heroine romantic control and a confident voice. “Figure It Out” pairs catchy lyrics with a folksy guitar and ska horns. And “Emerald City Blues” showcases personal struggle with Stephanie’s spectacular vocal range. With tracks like “Cheat on My BFFL” (Best Friend For Life, in case you didn’t know,) and “Can’t Get You Outta My Head,” this album is going to be unbelievably better live. Even the drums and horns reflect the next level of maturity in the artists’ careers. This is best exhibited in “Teardrops” and its faintly Indian sound.
Beyond all of the obvious talent and sweat that went into this new album, it is very clear that this was truly a passion project. An album with this creative quality can only come from a group of people who really know and trust each other. This enthusiasm jumps out at the listener through each chord and note.
The second record took over three years to release and, while that built agonizing anticipation, the growth and beauty shows in the details. This is an album and a voice you need to hear to believe.