Philly-based Local Music Advocate to Release Debut Record for New Project
The debut record from Sightline Heights, a new alternative rock project from the Philadelphia area, is set to be released worldwide on June 8th, 2018 through all major online retailers and streaming services. As the solo project of Marc Eimer, a Philadelphia-area native that has long been an advocate for independent artists, the 4-song EP features Eimer on vocals and guitar, with guest appearances from long-time friends Stephen Lorek and Dylan Mulcahy, formerly of XPN-supported band Shark Tape, on bass and drums respectively.
“Since this solo project is the first time I’m putting myself out there from a vulnerability standpoint, it felt only right to work with people who I was comfortable with and that knew me well,” explains Eimer.
The Sightline Heights EP was co-produced by Steven LaFashia, formerly of national touring band Jealousy Curve, with LaFashia also engineering and mixing the tracks at Forge Recording in Oreland, PA. Mastering was handled by Troy Glessner, who is credited for his work on records by major alternative rock acts Death Cab For Cutie, Anberlin, New Found Glory, and many others.
“I wanted to create something true to myself that captures the essence of how I felt when writing these songs, for reflection and growth.” says Eimer.
Marc Eimer has lifelong roots to the Philadelphia area and has been advocating on behalf of independent artists in the region since entering the music industry full-time back in 2004. As General Manager for Range Recording Studios, he provided support to the local music community by offering affordable audio production services and sponsoring World Cafe Live’s weekly “Philly Rising” event for up-and-coming artists. He managed indie rock band Bojibian and encouraged their evolution into Shark Tape.
“I have always found great satisfaction in supporting local artists and providing them with opportunities to get their music heard,” describes Eimer.
Eimer headed up nationally-distributed (Ryko/Warner Music Group) record release campaigns for now-defunct label, Range Records. He also coordinated talent for the annual month-long “Christmas Village in Philadelphia” event, overseeing 125 performance slots, as well as setting up a benefit concert series with prominent music school franchise, Music Training Center.
Having since transitioned careers into the tech realm, Eimer subsequently launched his own custom songwriting side-business to continue working with artists in his spare time. This in turn led him back to writing songs for himself “for the sake of art and self-expression.”
Having spent over a decade advocating on behalf of independent artists, he has now become one of them.
Check out “Someone You Know,” the new single from Sightline Heights, below!