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Hear Kississippi play new songs on Audiotree Live

Kississippi | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

Ever since We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed dropped in late 2015, we’ve been eagerly anticipating new Kississippi tunes. The band has teased us here and there, from a demo they dropped on their Bandcamp last September to a recent Daytrotter performance of new track “Once Good,” but now, we’re getting something a little more substantial with the band’s new Audiotree Live session, which you can watch below. Continue reading →

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Tigers Jaw announce new record spin and US tour with the popping power of “Guardian”

Tigers Jaw | courtesy of the artist
Tigers Jaw | photo by Jimmy Fontaine | courtesy of the artist

Scrantonites Tigers Jaw are freaking back, and man are they better than ever. The duo announced their fifth full-length spin, due out on May 13th through producer Will Yip’s new Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement Records. The announcement also came with a behind-the-scenes music video for the record’s first single “Guardian” and plans for a full US tour set to hit Union Transfer on June 23rd.

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Mars Parker returns with the late-night reflection of “Flowers”

 

Mars Parker | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Mars Parker | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Local R&B / hip-hop mastermind Mars Parker hits us with new tune “Flowers,” the first peak into his new Bryson Spiller mixtape.

Perfectly in tune with the spring weather just around the corner, Parker laces his auto-tuned voice between the flowing warmness of producer Petemann. “When I’m around you, baby, I can’t touch the sky / You make the temperature rise” swoons Parker over the regret of ignoring and ultimately losing love, throwing him onto the crowded bus of Drake-vibes and internal emotional prying. It’s another late-night reflection track for the inconsolable millennial, only truly appreciated with a cig in one hand and doubt in the other.

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PREMIERE: Driftwood Soldier unveil new EP with “Wake Up Sinners” single

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Driftwood Soldier | photo by Kyle Cassidy | courtesy of the artist

The self-styled gutter folk duo Driftwood Soldier is back with its second studio album, a seven track EP called Blessings & Blasphemy that navigates the split perspectives of religion and atheism. The record’s Friday, March 24th release will be accompanied by a special one-off collaborative show (details after the jump), but today we’re premiering album cut “Wake Up Sinners” a few days early.

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Pay tribute to the great Nina Simone in Eville’s album, House of the Rising Sons

House of the Rising Sons EP cover | photo via evillesoauink.bandcamp.com

For local rapper, Eville, authenticity is not an option, but a necessity. Curating a collection of four albums and a number of collabs, Eville produces meaningful, retro-leaning rap that he describes as “firmly attached to the golden age of hip-hop when you had to actually rap to be a rapper.” In his recent Bandcamp release, Eville returns with frequent collaborator, German mixer, Zpu Zilla, on the prolific album House of the Rising Sons, which is a tribute to the great Nina Simone. Continue reading →

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PREMIERE: Heavy Harold give a friend a tour of the city in “My Friends Don’t Want Me Around” video

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Heavy Harold | photo by Alex Cotsarelis

Any newcomer to Philadelphia wants to see the classic sights of the city: Love Park, the Liberty Bell, the Ben Franklin Bridge, and of course the steps of the Art Museum. So when Heavy Harold‘s new friend came to town last summer, they gave him the ultimate tour to help him get acquainted with his new digs. Those (mis)adventures are captured in the local outfit’s new video for “My Friends Don’t Want Me Around,” a track taken from last year’s Giants In Our Own Minds record.

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PREMIERE: Dirty Dollhouse goes electric for “The Last Time”

Dirty Dollhouse | photo by Kristina Beese | courtesy of the artist
Dirty Dollhouse | photo by Kristina Beese | courtesy of the artist

Back in September we heard a track called “Moonshine” from the Dirty Dollhouse project of Chelsea Mitchell. It was eerie, ominous, and a turn away from the twangy folk of the local songwriter’s earlier days. It was also the lead single from Mitchell’s forthcoming Vinyl Child LP, which now has a release date, release show, and second single called “The Last Time” that we’re premiering today.

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