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Superheaven has a close encounter in the music video for “I’ve Been Bored”

Superheaven in the studio | Photo by Danielle Parsons | danielleparsonsphotography.com
Superheaven in the studio | Photo by Danielle Parsons | danielleparsonsphotography.com

“I’ve Been Bored” is the first single off Doylestown fuzz-punk band Superheaven‘s forthcoming sophomore album, Ours Is Chrome. With the new track comes a music video in which the Superheaven dudes find extra-terrestrial life stuck in the Philly suburbs. A wintry off-road bike ride takes singer / guitarist Taylor Madison to discover an alien; with the help of his bandmates, Madison puts on a “Welcome To Earth!” concert for the silver space suit creature. It’s not the most serious video, but the song sets a dramatic tone with grungy bass chords and thrashing distortion as Madison sings “symmetry in everything, but one side is always fake.” Continue reading →

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Thin Lips kick off Divorce Year with “Nothing Weird”

Thin Lips | Photo by John Vettese
Thin Lips | Photo by John Vettese

A few weeks ago, Philly punk trio Thin Lips announced an exciting spring tour with hometown pals and equally solid rockers Hop Along. This week, the band (made up of former members of Dangerous Ponies) released “Nothing Weird,” the first single off their forthcoming album Divorce Year. Mixed up in crunchy guitar distortion, the track appears to be an anthem to an unwarranted farewell to someone. ”I would comb out your hair, but I would just tangle you into the brush.” Continue reading →

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Hop Along makes a powerful statement with “Powerful Man”

Hop Along in the studio | photo by Jonathan Minto
Hop Along in the studio | photo by Jonathan Minto

Last week Hop Along premiered “Waitress,” the first single from their upcoming album Painted Shut, and it was an immediate favorite within the Philly scene and beyond. With open arms and honest lyricism comes the second single from Painted Shut, that delves into some darker subject matter.

In “Powerful Man,” singer / guitarist Frances Quinlan relates the personal struggle of witnessing a child being abused by his father and freezing up in the moment to take a stand. ”He said ‘she’s not gonna help you,’” Quinlan sings on the refrain. Continue reading →

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Local emcee Gliss blasts the rap scene with “TMWYW”

Gliss | via soundcloud.com/glissmusic
Gliss | via soundcloud.com/glissmusic

With the sounds of chirping birds in the air, Philly rapper Gliss opens his latest track, “TMWYW,” with a vibe that reminds us spring that can’t come soon enough. He wastes no time getting to work with undeniable flow backed by a swift drum beat and atmospheric synthesizers. He comes up for air while the instrumental rides and delivering an honest call-out “I’m just stacking, trying to live comfortably.” The track features guest verses by Taylor J and Pizzle, and was produced by DeRelle Rideout. We’re still waiting on his anticipated High On A Weekday mixtape, but in the meantime, grab a download of this latest single below. Continue reading →

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Listen to “Nevermind” from The Weaks’ upcoming LP

The Weaks | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com
The Weaks | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

The Weaks have had an exciting 2015 so far. They were featured on a successful charity compilation and went on a two-week tour in April opening for Brand New, and now the four-piece has a new album in the works. Bad Year comes out on April 7th through local label Lame-O Records, and the first single, “Nevermind,” features a heavier, rock ‘n roll sound than we heard on their their 2014 EP, The World Is A Terrible Place & I Hate Myself And I Want To Die. Continue reading →

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Visit the apartment of Philly basement rockers Clique in their “Sucker” video

Clique | Photo via facebook.com/cliquephl
Clique | Photo via facebook.com/cliquephl

From a bedroom decorated with dilapidated posters and a messy nightstand, indie-emo four-piece Clique take you on a tour of a Philly apartment in a music video for “Sucker.” The video – which was directed by Klein Bros. Audiovisual – uses mostly natural lighting and slo-mo shots of the Philly DIY group playing throughout the apartment. The self-reflecting track is off their debut EP, released last fall and available on Bandcamp. Continue reading →

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Indie rockers Oldermost preview “A Drink (Or Two)” from upcoming EP

Oldermost | Photo by Matthew Shaver | www.mattshaverphoto.com
Oldermost | Photo by Matthew Shaver | www.mattshaverphoto.com

We see Oldermost frontman Bradford Bucknum watching television with a disgruntled demeanor in the Philly band’s new video for “A Drink (Or Two).” But instead of flipping the old school set off, Bucknum takes his static TV for a walk in a stroller around his Philadelphia neighborhood only to be laughed at by his band mates. Later, he falls asleep in the woods next to his television, which is screening a fire to give him warmth. Continue reading →