Since releasing their self-produced “Pickled Hearts” EP in May 2015 and first studio EP, “Space, Place, and Time”, in 2013, Philadelphia’s The Naked Sun has evolved into a rousing power-folk outfit that has been celebrated for its playful and poignant brand of indie folk/rock. They may or may not have coined the phrase, but “honest rock” has unquestionably been their ethos since their start back in 2011. With songs that echo the rawness and sincerity of the cities around which its members grew up—Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia—the band blends the basics of roots rock and folk with layers of bolstering piano and organ, intricate pedal steel leads, and melodic choruses backed by satisfying vocal harmonies. War with Shadows was produced by Brian McTear (War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, matt pond PA, Sharon van Etten, Joan Osbourne, the Districts, among many others), and was recorded in July of 2017 at Miner Street Recordings in Fishtown, PA. The album features drummer Pat Berkery on the tracks “Do You Wanna Dance?” “Rose Gold”, “Purple Sunset”, and “Clouds” and cellist Eve Miller on “Clouds”.