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Tyler Burkhart crafts mesmerizing dream pop on his new album, Sweet Spell

Tyler Burkhart | Photo via tylerburkhart.bandcamp.com
Tyler Burkhart | Photo via tylerburkhart.bandcamp.com

Lancaster is an expansive farming region, showcasing some of Pennsylvania’s finest rolling landscapes. During the summer in suburbs like these, golden fields border you on every side, and the sky opens wide with towering clouds. The surrounding landscape feels intimate, and life can move at a much slower pace than the city.

Tyler Burkhart, a Lancaster native, echoes such notions on his newest effort, Sweet Spell. It’s 11 songs of euphoric, meticulously crafted dream pop that reflect the relaxed nature of suburban living. Continue reading →

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El Malito releases the festive Buscando EP

El Malito | photo via facebook.com/elmalitoandthe33rdcentury
El Malito | photo via facebook.com/elmalitoandthe33rdcentury

Spanish reggae and dancehall never sounded better. Philly rapper El Malito brings the island sound to South Philly in his newest EP Buscando just in time for summer.

“The EP was inspired by my travels to Egypt, Puerto Rico, getting ready to be a new father and a deep desire to keep all the dumb shit that’s been going on in the world from bringing me down” he tells us.  The track “Terremoto” is the first song off the EP and perhaps the most infectious, as saxophones delightfully blare and the upbeat tempo whisks listeners to a place with palm trees and sandy beaches. Continue reading →

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Gliss reaches new heights on single “Inner Visions”

Gliss | Photo courtesy of Facebook.com/pages/Gliss
Gliss | Photo courtesy of Facebook.com/pages/Gliss

With the help of popular YouTube personality Jesse Wellens handling visuals and promotion, Philly rapper Gliss boasts an impressive 200,000 views in just four days on the new video of his single “Inner Visions.”

An artist who has been on the come up for some time now, Gliss takes the soulful beat and production by Chigz and uses it to delve in a critique of American politics as well as life and the struggles in Philadelphia.  Cluttered and abandoned buildings are matched with graffiti filled walls and overhead shots that showcase the grand stage that plays home to Gliss’ stories. Continue reading →

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Hemming, Minka and more…

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Hemming | Photo by Megan Lynch | meganlynchart.tumblr.com

Local musician Candice Martello has had a wild year; she appeared on VH1′s Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project, where her introspective, dynamic songwriting earned her a spot on Perry’s label. Now recording as Hemming, Martello previewed some songs from her forthcoming record in this week’s Key Studio Session. Check out “Some of My Friends” below and get the full set here.

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Watch Rhett Miller’s video for the upbeat “Most in the Summertime”

 

Rhett Miller | photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com
Rhett Miller | photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com

Old 97s charismatic frontman Rhett Miller just released a music video for his song “Most in the Summertime” off new solo album The Traveller. It features Miller as the focal point while the scene around him changes from park to bar to bed and back again (look out for a cameo by Nicole Atkins, too!). The song is catchy and has that same Old 97′s energy we know and love. Continue reading →

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Purples offer latest single “LD” for free download

Purples | Photo via Facebook.com/purplesmusic
Purples | Photo via Facebook.com/purplesmusic

Philadelphia experimental indie rockers Purples have just released their latest single “LD”. Part of a bi-weekly singles project of sorts, the song will be available for free download until the next one is released. Written by the band’s newest addition, vocalist and guitarist Mike Quinn, it is a hazy rock tune. You can listen to it and grab it for yourself below. Continue reading →