Music Band Profile
With its origin as a home recording project between college classmates Jen
Appel and Marc Goodman in 2002, illuminea grew to become a seven-person
band as friends and lovers joined them.
This Philadelphia chamber pop band was earlier known as Illumina.
Illuminea's debut album Nightlight was self-released in 2004. Their second
album features 12 new songs, including "Build Your Own" and "Homewrecker."
With three distinct
singers/songwriters in the band, Out of Our Mouths plays like a mix CD,
albeit one that was created by a close group of friends intent on sharing
their individual experiences with love and loss as a collective. Though
there are frequent sonic and tonal shifts throughout Out of Our Mouths - it
is at turns epic, intimate, stormy, playful, pensive, and jubilant - each
song remains inherently illuminea.
Having focused on playing shows in the
northeast, the band has opened for Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, Sam Prekop, The Like, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, The Radar Brothers,
and The Spinto Band.