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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 →

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Speedy Ortiz’s “Raising the Skate” brings a new wave of confidence

Speedy Ortiz | Photo by Daniel Topete | facebook.com/danieltopetephotography
Speedy Ortiz | Photo by Daniel Topete | facebook.com/danieltopetephotography

With a spooky guitar picking intro, Massachusetts-based Speedy Ortiz showcase the first single, “Raising the Skate,” off their upcoming album, Foil Deer. Front-woman Sadie Dupuis exhibits a poetic independence in this track with lyrics like “That’s because I’m the boss / caller of the shots.” Continue reading →

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Cyberbully Mom Club release uke demo “Bobby Pins Pre-Blizzard”

Cyberbully Mom Club | Photo by Emily Ivy Scott
Cyberbully Mom Club | Photo by Emily Ivy Scott

For fans of lo-fi bedroom pop, Cyberbully Mom Club‘s Shari Heck released a ukulele-fun demo called “Bobby Pins Pre-Blizzard.” The track features a comforting combination of stinging metaphors and upbeat uke-chords. “And my mother sings from her lungs like a bird that can’t fly, like a moth to the light, sticking closer with time.” The lo-fi fuzz pop group made a video for the track that was recorded on an iPhone and features serious dance moves in the library at University of the Arts. Continue reading →

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A Day Without Love releases acoustic session with new track “Things I Can Tell”

Brian Walker of A Day Without Love
Brian Walker of A Day Without Love

Brian Walker of the modern rock project A Day Without Love sat down with Concertjunkies for an acoustic session. The music blog recorded a stripped down version of an upcoming track by the Philly based artist, who recently went solo. The track is called “Things I Can Tell” and Walker delivers a powerful childhood chant of “It’s not worth it, none of us deserve this” in a brightly-lit living room. Continue reading →

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Philly rappers Dewey Decibel and Zilla Rocca collab on “Cappuccino”

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Dewey Decibel | photo via facebook.com/deweysdope

The collaboration of Philly rappers Dewey Decibel and Zilla Rocca is the sound of transforming psychedelic poetry. The beat-thumping duo dropped their collaborative EP, A Different Drum, on Jan. 26 through World Around Records. Decibel and Rocca’s rap game is serious, but they still aren’t afraid to have fun with tracks like “Cappuccino,” in which they throw some poetic justice to caffeine. Continue reading →

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Lithuania takes on punk rock with “Pieces”

Lithuania | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com
Lithuania | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

Lithuania has been relatively quiet over the past ten years of their existence, but rightfully so. The members of the Philly band have been busy with other projects like Dr. Dog (Eric Slick) and DRGN King (Dominic Angelella). The band is now a four-piece, and recently released a lo-fi 7″ called Domesticated God, which they followed up with a new single, the very grungey ”Pieces.” Continue reading →

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Strength in Weakness split: The Weaks’ “Call Me Away” is released

Photo via facebook.com/TheWeaks
Photo via facebook.com/TheWeaks

Philly pop punkers The Weaks, are one of five bands involved in the charitable split EP from Lame-O Records, Strength in Weakness. The split comes out Feb. 3, and The Weaks’ track “Call Me Away” is the second to last song the label has shared (we’re still waiting on Beach Slang). All proceeds from this charity split will be going to United Cerebral Palsy fund. Continue reading →

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The Mountain Goats will bring a new album about pro wrestling and death to Union Transfer in April

The Mountain Goats | photo via mountain-goats.com
The Mountain Goats | photo via mountain-goats.com

John Darnielle has always used poetic language, whether it’s in writing lyrics for his indie folk band The Mountain Goats or in his first novel, “Wolf in White Van,” which was on the National Book Award for Fiction.

The ambitious songwriter (and recent new father) today announced the release of Beat the Champ, an upcoming Mountain Goats album about, what appears on the surface, wrestling. But deep down, of course, is lyricism outlining ideas that are “really more about death and difficult-to-navigate interior spaces than wrestling,” as Darnielle explains on the band’s website. Continue reading →