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Julien Baker’s new “Appointments” is a heartbreaker in the best way

Julien Baker | photo by Nolan Knight | courtesy of the artist

If you’re in need of an emotion-filled song to listen to this weekend, Julien Baker has got you covered. The Tennessee songwriter has been a favorite of folk and indie crowds alike for quite some time now, and just announced her upcoming sophomore album Turn Out The Lights, due out October 27 on Matador Records. The first single, “Appointments,” is a bit of a heartbreaker, but that doesn’t make us any less excited to hear the rest of this highly anticipated record. And Philly, we’re in luck – Baker’s extensive fall tour hits Union Transfer on October 29, with support from the always-excellent Half Waif. Tickets are on sale now, and it’s sure to be a show you won’t want to miss. Continue reading →

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Watch RFA completely shred on new track, “Down Your Street”

RFA | Photo By Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

There’s something about local rockers RFA that’s just so dang infectious. From their catchy guitar riffs,to their head-bang inducing drums, to the way every single member plays with such energy and joy that you can’t help but smile and jam along, this band’s got the thing.

Closing out their stream of Out of Town Films live video releases, which included renditions of “Teenage Love Song” and “Suzie Lee,” RFA recently shared the final video in the series, in which the band performs a brand new track titled, “Down Your Street.” Mixing sunny licks with a grunge-y garage vibe, the song builds from laid back breeziness into an all-out, crunchy jam fest. Continue reading →

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Pet Cheetah injects some groove into new track “Open Up”

Pet Cheetah | via petcheetahmusic.bandcamp.com
Pet Cheetah | via petcheetahmusic.bandcamp.com

Unconventional four-piece Pet Cheetah just put out their 2nd ever single “Open Up”. Their blend of upbeat indie rock and folk instrumentation comes together in foot-tapping fashion, as “Open Up” takes 5-minutes to dance between string-based hooks and John Mayer-like intensity.

It’s damn difficult not to move to this song, and while 2016’s “Wake Up” focuses on tip-toeing guitars, the manic back section gives the track an almost Latin vibe to the music, grooving seamlessly. I’ve gotta give it to PC; I’ve yet to hear a sound like them from this city, so they’ve got to be doing something special.

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