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Listen to The Avett Brothers’ new album True Sadness

The Avett Brothers | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com
The Avett Brothers | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com

Folk scene favorites turn rock stars The Avett Brothers are back this summer with a long-awaited new album called True Sadness. As we heard when they previewed the album at a knockout Mann Center show last month, the new album is a heartfelt mix of revved-up pop tunes and sentimental ballads with exquisite production by Rick Rubin.

The album is out this Friday on American recordings – and you can get an advance listen to the entire thing care of NPR Music’s First Listen. Continue reading →

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PREMIERE: Creepoid’s super 8 video for “Shaking” is a postcard in motion

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Creepoid | photo courtesy of the band

This time last year Creepoid were prepping for the release of Cemetery Highrise Slum, an album the psych / rock outfit recorded during a year spent in Savannah. Twelve months later we’re still digging the songs, especially the darkly sparkling “Shaking,” which is why we’re happy to premiere a visual accompaniment to that track this week.

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Cheerleader team up with Funny or Die for “A Million Ways” video

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Cheerleader | photo courtesy of the artist

Though their hazy pop songs could easily be paired with colorful seascapes or montages of nostalgic flashback photos, Cheerleader chose to do something a little left of center for the music video accompanying “A Million Ways.” Teaming up with the creative minds at Funny or Die, the local band presents a refresher course in love.

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Listen to Son Little’s new studio recording of “All Wet,” sing along at Firefly today!

Son Little | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN
Son Little | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN

Those who have seen Son Little perform in person are probably familiar with his latest track, “All Wet.” The Philly musician says he plays the song often, but this newly released studio version differs from what’s played live. In this stand-alone single, Son Little is said to combine blues, folk and psychedelia, but It’s hard to really peg what this song could be definitively labeled as. However, it’s equally tough to get this chorus out of your head. It’s a catchy one. Continue reading →

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New vibes from Philly’s Harrowgrove: listen to “What You Wanted”

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Harrowgrove | photo courtesy of the artist

Philly soundscaper and songwriter Harrowgrove grabbed our attention with his debut record last year – he’s a captivating mix of Drake and Trent Reznor, and he’s kind of restless at that. September’s Holy Broken Free Spirit was followed up by a string of noir-ish music videos, and followed again by an EP called The Chandelier In the Room. And now, main man C.J. Davis returns with a standalone jam called “What You Wanted.”  Continue reading →

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Watch Philly’s Good Girl totally slay their America’s Got Talent audition with an En Vogue cover

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YAAAS QUEENS, in the parlance of our times. It’s looking like Philly R&B vocal four-piece Good Girl – who we’ve been fans of since hearing the 90s Kinda Love mixtape a while back – might be making its way onto TV screens around the nation this summer, care of NBC pop star radar America’s Got Talent.

The band appeared on the show this week, and auditioned for judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel with a fierce performance of En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go.” Everybody seemed to love it…even Cowell who, in a far cry from his dream-crushing days in American Idol, is all smiles and sunshine.   Continue reading →

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Sanity, Nesto the Owner and Tyce join forces on “Into The Future”

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Sanity | photo courtesy of the artist

Here’s a cool collab among several local hip-hop scene heads that came across our desk today. For his new single “Into The Future” – which loosely interpolates Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like an Eagle” – Philly MC Sanity taps Tech N9ne alum Nesto The Owner for a verse and Tyce, formerly of R&B buzzmakers MPrynt, to deliver the hook. The song is catchy and thoughtful, and the video is a look at the world through the eyes of a child wandering his neighborhood with headphones on.  Continue reading →