The Superweaks are back with a new video for another track off of Better Heavens, the band’s sophomore LP that’s set for release on November 4th via Lame-O Records. “I’ll See Myself Out” was directed by local photo/videographer Emily Dubin and follows a recently-shared clip for the album’s title track.
Local electro-pop duo Camp Candle headline Boot & Saddle tonight. The band released its debut EP EREthis past summer, sharing a collection of atmospheric, synth-driven songs that highlight Hetepsa and Nu Ra’s sonic chemistry. Watch a video for the more recent “One Day, My Friend” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.
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Philadelphia-turned-Los Angeles outfit Cheers Elephant have been busy recording several new singles over the last couple of years after releasing their standout third LP Like Wind Blows Fire. The latest track is “Shake It,” shared last week on Bandcamp and following up December’s “Steak Knife.”
When we’ve met Sonja Sofya in the past, she was often accompanying one of several different local projects – Ryan Tennis’ Clubhouse Band or Ross Bellenoit, for example – on piano and backing vocals. But on the few occasions where she was front and center (like this Kettle Pot Tracks session), she stole the show. Now the Philadelphia musician is stealing the show again with her new Patterns We Know record, released today.
Annenberg Center Live‘s African Roots, American Voices is an ongoing program that explores “the African diaspora’s unique contributions to American culture,” tracing the lineage through various musical genres. For their 2016/2017 season, the Center will look at the history and legacy of blues music through several film screenings, concerts and performances.
We’re highlighting new music from Philadelphia’s Purling Hiss this week, so get ready to rock out.
The trio released their new LP High Bias this past Friday. They’re a band that seems to keep a steady stream of material flowing, as this marks their third record for Drag City in just four years. And yet they never feel thrown together or haphazard – everything Mike Polizze and comany put to tape is patiently coaxed out of a collection of years-old riffs and spur-of-the-moment jams. For its part, “Fever” showcases Hiss’ layered, full sound that is still nuanced. We get scuzzy guitars and a barrage of percussion right out the gate, with Polizze’s garage-fi vocals slinking in amidst howls and solos. Continue reading →
Katie Crutchfield translates the stripped down, finger-picked original into a electric cover that is deep and guttural. Sitting on the opposite end of the haunting spectrum, the guitar marches slowly forward as Crutchfield’s vocals echo through the dark atmosphere.
Listen to Waxahatchee’s version below, followed by a clip of Smith performing it live in Olympia, WA in 1999.
Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins brings his debut album The Healing Component to The Foundry tonight for a Red Bull Sound Select show. We first caught wind of the up-and-comer after his The Water[s] mixtape, a showcase of Jenkins’ prog-hop take on production. Check out his collaboration with BADBADNOTGOOD below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.
In the trio of singles that Hezekiah Jones have just released as Har! Har! Har! we’re introduced to a new cast of characters, building on the local band’s vivid and varied songwriting world that we last entered through 2015’s In Loving Memory of oosi Lockjaw. These songs are part of a new EP that will be available in physical form later this year, which also features five secret cover songs.