It’s hard to stay cool, calm, and collected when dealing with a tough situation. It’s even more rare to come across people who can do that and make it look easy. Trenton MC B-Eazyyy is doing a good job with showing his city and his listeners how to never sweat under pressure with his latest single, Ezekiel. Continue reading →
The weather may be cooling down, but we’re hearing nothing but tropical waves from Del Sur‘s new EP, H.A.G.S. This debut effort from lo-fi recording artist Michael Collier, stands apart from your run-of-the-mill bedroom pop artists releasing EPs left and right. Continue reading →
It’s always interesting to see how an artist grows throughout its career. It’s like following a great television series; every season, you’re watching to see what’s different, hoping your favorite program doesn’t fall off, or worse, get cancelled. Fans of Ground Up haven’t had to worry about that too much. The hip hop group from Philadelphia has done a great job in the past three years with keeping their fans engaged and also generating a buzz that catches new listeners. What’s interesting about MCs Azar and Malakai is their knack for adjusting their sound to fit the state of hip hop in its present form, yet at the same time remaining who they are. Continue reading →
Philly garage rock outfit The Phosphenes have consistently delivered great music since 2012, including their most recent album Zoozanthella, which caught our ear with trippy, upbeat tracks like “Trouble’s Gonna Find You. This month, the band – Anthony Cedrone on guitars, keys and vocals, and Peter DiMeo on bass, drums and vocals – released a new self-titled EP that continues that catchy vibe from right from the start with opening track “Streetlight,” which has a round of “la la la la la la la” accompanying each line; it will be sure to be stuck in your head for days. Meanwhile “Guilt” is an easygoing acoustic track, and”It Feels Good To Belong” is the most unique of the bunch, opening with the sound of seagulls on a beach. Adding a chorus of birds to a rock and roll track is an interesting choice, but the band expertly makes it work. ” Below, check out their new EP. Continue reading →
When an artist describes his new single as a mix of T. Rex, Big Star, Heart, and David Gilmorem, it provokes quite a bit of head scratching. How…why? However, a few seconds into Philly four-piece Josh Olmstead Band‘s new single “Fun Again,” and you can tell they took the oddest assortment of inspirations and turned them into a catchy power-pop anthem. Continue reading →
This week’s Key Studio Session highlights the Kalob Griffin Band, a local group with a strong following for its rootsy Americana. For this session, Griffin and his band struck all angles of their sound – mournful, humorous, and sentimental. Stream and download “Whiskey My Love” below and get the three-track set here.
Ahead of its official release on September 23rd, Culture Collide is currently streaming The Lawsuits new EP Tumbled. The four-track album follows up the local indie rockers’ Cool Cool Cool LP and once again establishes the group as a musical chameleon.
Over the last several months, local composer Joshua Stamper has been rolling out remix tracks of his latest effort the skin, the sea, the sound (released last spring). The collection of remixes, collectively titled a righter rain will fall, features contributions from Lushlife, Papertwin, Anthony LaMarca and now Chris Ward.