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Superheaven has a close encounter in the music video for “I’ve Been Bored”

Superheaven in the studio | Photo by Danielle Parsons | danielleparsonsphotography.com
Superheaven in the studio | Photo by Danielle Parsons | danielleparsonsphotography.com

“I’ve Been Bored” is the first single off Doylestown fuzz-punk band Superheaven‘s forthcoming sophomore album, Ours Is Chrome. With the new track comes a music video in which the Superheaven dudes find extra-terrestrial life stuck in the Philly suburbs. A wintry off-road bike ride takes singer / guitarist Taylor Madison to discover an alien; with the help of his bandmates, Madison puts on a “Welcome To Earth!” concert for the silver space suit creature. It’s not the most serious video, but the song sets a dramatic tone with grungy bass chords and thrashing distortion as Madison sings “symmetry in everything, but one side is always fake.” Continue reading →

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Steve Gunn, Left & Right and more

Steve Gunn
Photo by Laura Jane Brubaker | http://laurajanebrubaker.tumblr.com/

Guitarist and singer Steve Gunn was the focus of this week’s Folkadelphia Session. The Philadelphia native performed songs from last year’s Way Out Weather, a record that put his boundary-pushing guitar playing in the spotlight. Check out “Milly’s Garden” below and get the full session here.

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Bad Braids releases spacey, ethereal track “Glory, Glory”

Bad Braids' Megan Biscieglia / Photo by Elizabeth Lennox
Bad Braids’ Megan Biscieglia / Photo by Elizabeth Lennox

This week, Philly singer/songwriter Megan Biscieglia, otherwise known by her moniker Bad Braids, dropped a new song called “Glory, Glory.” It is a collaborative piece with Portland, Maine artist Jacob Augustine. Together, the two take you on a quiet sonic journey with Augustine’s gentle guitar plucking and Biscieglia’s layered, airy vocals. Continue reading →

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Up The Chain releases its first new single as a fully-commited trio

Up The Chain |  Photo by Caitlin McCann | via Facebook.com/UptheChain
Up The Chain | Photo by Caitlin McCann | via Facebook.com/UptheChain

Up The Chain used to encompass frontman Reed Kendall and various musicians enlisted for live performances. Now, a fully committed trio has been formed, and the first release from the group, a track titled “The Hardest Stone” – which you might remember the band playing during its Key Studio Session last year. The song is crisp display of Kirby Sybert on drums and Noah Skaroff on bass, mixing fittingly with Kendall’s smooth vocals and guitar riffs. You can listen to the track via Baeble Music. Continue reading →

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Listen to Kuf Knotz live on WXPN’s Leicht Lunch

Helen Leicht and Kuf Knotz | Photo by Kelsey Stanger
Helen Leicht and Kuf Knotz | Photo by Kelsey Stanger

This Tuesday, Philly rapper Kuf Knotz releases his long-awaited sophomore LP, A Positive Light, via local label Ropeadope Records. To celebrate, he’s got two shows in the area this weekend: a release party at Frankie Bradley’s on Saturday, March 28th, and a slot opening for Zach Deputy at the Sellersville Theater on Sunday, March 29th.

Today, Kuf stopped by WXPN studios to chat on the air with midday host Helen Leicht about the album and growing up in the area, the making of A Positive Light, and played two songs from the album. Listen to the interview in its entirety below, and get information on this weekend’s shows at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Folkadelphia Session: Steve Gunn


You knew it was coming, we prepared you for this moment. At the end of 2014, we pulled together a collection of some of our favorite in-studio sessions for our 2nd Folkadelphia Sessions compilation. We also previewed what was to come in 2015. That’s when you got your first taste of this week’s brand new session from Steve Gunn‘s visit to our studio. Today you hear the full thing.
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Thin Lips kick off Divorce Year with “Nothing Weird”

Thin Lips | Photo by John Vettese
Thin Lips | Photo by John Vettese

A few weeks ago, Philly punk trio Thin Lips announced an exciting spring tour with hometown pals and equally solid rockers Hop Along. This week, the band (made up of former members of Dangerous Ponies) released “Nothing Weird,” the first single off their forthcoming album Divorce Year. Mixed up in crunchy guitar distortion, the track appears to be an anthem to an unwarranted farewell to someone. ”I would comb out your hair, but I would just tangle you into the brush.” Continue reading →