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Roanoke, Virginia trio Eternal Summers just released an animated music video for their song “The Roses,” using stop-motion animation made out of pieces of cloth, to follow the story of two lonesome archers and their arrows who find each other and fall in love. The song and the video are sure to make you feel warm and fuzzy, especially on this grey weekend. Continue reading →
Josh Miller released his new EP, From Within, this week. Recorded with Darla Hood Productions in Germantown, the songs on this four-track EP are soft, calm, and serve as reminders of the silver linings in every cloudy day. The musicianship from Darla make Miller’s record stand out from other R&B singer/songwriters. The dynamic and instrumental intricacies are at their peak with the closing track, “A Line, A Loop, A Tangle of Threads.” Josh Miller and Darla played last night at Bourbon and Branch to celebrate the new EP; Darla also plays this Thursday at Communion Philly. Listen to From Within below. Continue reading →
“You don’t have to be sad to make great music.” This is the slogan for Punk Talks, an organization whose mission is to provide free mental health services to musicians and industry workers. This week, Punk Talks released Silver Linings, a 60-track charity compilation to raise funds for its mission. The compilation features music from some of the best young punk bands today, including Philadelphia’s Steady Hands, Hurry, Mumblr, Broken Beak, (and my band, Plainview). You can purchase a custom t-shirt here to support this cause. Listen to the Silver Linings Charity Compilation below! Continue reading →
Long running New Orleans singer-songwriter Harry Connick Jr. is back with a new album this fall. His first single from That Would Be Me, “(I Do) Like We Do” was XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week this week, and yesterday morning, Connick phoned into the Morning Show for a chat with Mike Vasilikos. Continue reading →
Like I said the other day: one thing Philly music industry startup RECphilly is amazing at is inspiring artists to collaborate. We saw that happen the first time we worked with them on a live audience Key Studio Session this summer; we saw it happen in a bigger way the second time around, which we present to you today.
Featuring an intimate crowd of about 50 fans and two rising stars of the Philly hip-hop scene, Joie Kathos and Armani White (plus a set from Milton and his band, which we’ll release a little later this fall), it was a hugely positive night of charismatic performance and impressive skill. And that’s before the improv cypher even began. Continue reading →
Philadelphia rock-funk-jam band The Jawn released a new single called “Poltergeist.” The band recorded the song with Paul Hocynek as part of his Free Song Friday series. The spooky and groovy “Poltergeist” is just in time for the Halloween season, which The Jawn will be celebrating in full force with the sequel to their annual Halloween party, “Jawn Of The Dead II: From Dusk Till Jawn” at Bourbon and Branch on October 30th. Get tickets and more information on the show here, and grab a download of the song below. Continue reading →
You have probably heard of Record Store Day, the event in which numerous artists release new material every April as a way to celebrate independent record stores. What you might not have known is that there is also a similar celebration for tape heads called, you guessed it, Cassette Store Day.
This year Cassette Store Day takes place on October 17 and in honor of the celebration Philly’s Beach Slang will release a cassette of cover songs called Here I Made This For You. Earlier this week the band released their version of Dramarama’s “Anything, Anything” — which you can check out below. Continue reading →