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Stream Laser Background’s new psych oddity Dark Nuclear Bogs

Laser Background | courtesy of the artist | Photo by Natalie Piserchio
Laser Background | courtesy of the artist | Photo by Natalie Piserchio

Ahead of April 28th, Philly artist Andy Molholt — better known these days as Laser Background — released an early stream of his new record Dark Nuclear Bogs, which is actually an anagram of his stage name (*’The More You Know’ star flies across the sky*). His follow-up to 2016’s Correct sees Molholt’s building confidence warping pop to an almost uncomfortable level, bringing expansive production and saccharine melodies to the world of modern psychedelia.

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Find calming clarity in Tentative Plans’ sophomore EP debut, still

Tentative Plans | via tentativeplans.bandcamp.com

Local indie dream-pop duo, Tentative Plans, were brought together through the fateful forces of Craigslist to become a band and debut an EP last summer. Now, the angelic outfit, comprised of Cait Kellagher and Chris Caulder, have released their sophomore EP titled, still.

When I say that this EP is angelic, I’m not kidding or using that term lightly. Kellagher’s clear, bright vocals are so dang calming and ethereal, it’s unreal. Everything about this six track release is clean and precise, from the vocals to production quality, to the thoughtful and purposeful use of instrumentation. Continue reading →

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Listen to the warped psyche of Pissed Jeans’ Sean McGuiness on his debut tape Ready To Be Rich

Sean McGuinness | via seanonthedrums.bandcamp.com
Sean McGuinness | via seanonthedrums.bandcamp.com

Sean McGuinness, known for his drum work with Pissed Jeans, Utensil and more, just put out his first solo tape EP, Ready To Be Rich. Being as unconventional as a record can get, the 17+ minute release (streaming as a single track, I might add) is split into 7 intertwined tunes, a Side A and Side B consisting of mostly instrumental sounds infused with otherworldly noises and aggressive punk vibes.

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Watch Tremellow’s VHS lightshow in video for “Plastic Impulse”

Tremellow | via tremellowbaron.bandcamp.com
Tremellow | via tremellowbaron.bandcamp.com

Keith Abrams, outside from his band Pine Barons, has a side project Tremellow. Its lo-fi pop stylings allow Abrams to let his weird out a little bit, and it can’t be better exemplified than in the video for his newest song “Plastic Impulse,” released on DOOM PASTE, a split with Haggert Mctaggert (the weird side project of The Districts’ Braden Lawrence).

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