There’s a distinct feeling of raw energy on Full of Snakes, the debut LP from Philly fuzz-punk four-piece Mumblr. That’s the sound of a band that doesn’t overthink things when it’s recording, that doesn’t get lost in assembling its songs from pieces of pristine takes; it’s the sound of a band that kicks ass live first, makes great records second. Continue reading →
Last week Run The Jewels dropped their new album Run The Jewels 2, and in just six days the album has already received positive reviews from critics such as Pitchfork Media, The New York Times, Clash Music, Stereogum and more. After listening to the album, which you can checkout below, it’s not hard to see why this hip hop duo has gotten such good feedback. Continue reading →
There are a few names that everyone who is entrenched in the Philly EDM scene knows and one of the standards is Glitch Squad frontman Drew Mercadante, better known by his DJ/production handle Jack Deezl. Since his debut in Philadelphia in 2011, Deezl has released an EP (2012′s Unrest) and 2013′s Disillusion LP. His live outings have been numerous as well as, clocking in spin time at venues across the city and sharing bills with acts like Kill The Noise, Adventure Club, Seven Lions, Big Gigantic, Waveracer, RJD2, and Birdy Nam Nam (just to name a few). With a new effort on the way, we spoke with the innovative spinner about how he continues to push the EDM envelope and got a sneak peek with a premiere of his new single “Way Far Out.”
Local noir-rockers Northern Arms have released demo recording of a new song called “Come To Me.” The track was laid down while the band prepped for its next record and will be available for streaming until November 8th.
The indie-pop band Allo Darlin’ recently released their new album, We Come From The Same Place on Slumberland Records. The band is fronted by Australian-born, Florence-based singer Elizabeth Morris, while the rest of the band lives in London.
Earlier this week, local artist Brielle released her debut EP The Rough Break-Up. The six track effort is nothing short of a journey into Brielle’s mind as the psychedelic beats and insightful lyrics paint pictures of her experiences with depression, love and being a single mother.
The Budos Band are a nine piece instrumental band formed in the 2005 that play blend together Afrobeat, soul, funk, jazz, R&B and hip-hop into one funky musical stew. Never ones to shy away from pushing the boundaries of groove influenced music, their new album – Burnt Offering (Daptone Records) – brings together psychedelia, heavy funk, and “sword and sorcery metal,” all with a soundtrack vibe that Quentin Tarantino would likely groove to. Continue reading →
In our review of DRGN King’s Baltimore Crush yesterday, we referenced the heavier nods to surf sounds on this record, which is definitely prevalent on the sure-to-be crowd pleaser “St. Tom’s.” Well, way back in February Dom Angelella did a Cover Club session at Nomad Recording Studio featuring a cover of The Dead Milkmen’s “Punk Rock Girl,” which you can read about here. What we didn’t highlight before was this super-stripped down version of “St. Tom’s,” the second track from the singer’s hometown-focused record. Continue reading →