Philly’s Hardwork Movement is throwin’ the 215 back to the good old days. Last week, the nine-piece band released a retro 90s-inspired music video “Living Legends” for Okayplayer’s First Look Friday series. To film the vintage project, they basically just set up camp at a house party in West Philly and did their thing. No matter where they are, the group always performs their hearts out, and you can see that in the music video.Continue reading →
Last year, hip-hop icons Eric B and Rakim received immense support from fans after a 30th anniversary show to celebrate the classic album Paid In Full. Since then, and even before, there have been lots of rumors of the two reuniting, and it’s finally happening.
Announced on their joint Twitter account, the duo will be going on their first tour together in almost 20 years, with a stop in Philly at the TLA. Continue reading →
In their new music video for “I’d Rather Not (Yeah)” Coping Skills shows just how much adult-ing can really suck. The video features a split screen with Lauren Delucca and Rachel Dispenza begrudgingly going about their day with work and commuting, before finally getting to escape to their basement for a self care jam session. Continue reading →
Philly modern rock five piece goodnight/goodluck is releasing its debut EP missing this spring. Though the five bandmates are longtime friends who have played music together since they were kids, this is their first proper release — and based on what we’ve heard, it’s an anthemic, riff-heavy feast for the ears that’s solidly steeped in the crossover between underground emo and mainstream rock. When their demo surfaced online last year, I noted its heavy Get Up Kids / Rainer Maria vibes, and asked y’all to give them a hi-five next time you see them.
As of right now, that next time is May 12th at Boot & Saddle, where the band celebrates the release of missing with Secret American and Wax Wav. Today, they give a teaser of the experience with the new music video for “Ice Cream & Red Wine,” which is mostly comprised of a single black & white shot filmed along Salmon and Seltzer streets in Fishtown (which, speaking of odd culinary pairings, salmon seltzer, people. Crazy.) As the bandmates play their instruments in the street and along the sidewalk, singer and lyricist Sarah Puleo makes an exit from Kitty’s Luncheonette, and they march along the Olde Richmond freight line until popping through a wormhole of sorts, appearing in a field in living color. Continue reading →
Philly’s Moor Mother is featured in a new episode of Moog Music’s new mini documentary series Sonic Origins, shot at last year’s Moogfest as well as in her hometown. In the video, she takes a trip around Philly, with behinds the scenes clips of her performing, creating, and teaching. Continue reading →
Indie folk artist Kate Miller just released her first single as Kate Dressed Up. The track “I Wish” is collaboration with London-based Ganda Boys, a humanitarian music group, with Ugandan/pan-African musical roots, who help raise global awareness to crises happening in Uganda. Miller met the group at the The Vigil 4 Peace & Ecology at Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park NY, where they were both performing. The collaboration started with Katie’s original, “Intro Song” and was embellished by the Ganda Boys to create the folk-fusion piece they called “I Wish.” In a two minute documentary, she explains the meaning behind the song, saying…..Continue reading →
Scranton, PA natives Tigers Jaw have just released the music video for their song “Window” from their latest album spin. The video features the band performing in a 1980s themed skating rink. Nostalgic clips of the band playing arcade games, skating, and falling in synch on Dance Dance Revolution are edited with 80s style neon glitches and filters. The video illustrates the atmosphere of the song well without being distracting or too simple. Continue reading →
I’m a Janelle Monae super fan. I cry every time I hear “57821,” and I can scream every lyric to “Hell You Talmbout.” So naturally I was elated when she announced the new album Dirty Computer. The new album is slated to take on a more personal tone as opposed to a direct continuation of her ongoing Cindi Maeweather story.
She recently released two singles from the album, with impressive videos to accompany them: “Django Jane” and “Make Me Feel.” Continue reading →
New York artist Kathy Yaeji Lee, known simply as Yaeji, is disrupting the underground electronic music scene single by single.
Lee was once a student at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, studying painting and conceptual art. Now, she is is a producer, vocalist and DJ signed to L.A. label Godmode and delivers bangers galore to the lo-fi house music community. Off of her album EP2, “Raingurl” is a bass heavy mash of minimalistic beats, hazy synths and intense electronic pulses. The track creates a psychedelic yet euphoric atmosphere, where you just want to get up and dance. On top of that, Yaeji’s soft spoken vocals and nasalness adds an extra level of subdued sensuality to the beat. The song’s lyrics are pretty badass too, like when she alternates between Korean and English throughout the song and when she coolly delivers slang turns of phrase like “Mother Russia in my cup.” Continue reading →
Virginia Beach indie pop artist Natalie Prass just announced her sophomore album The Future and the Past, the follow-up to her self-titled debut from 2015. The album is scheduled to release June 1st via ATO Records, and she just released a music video for the single, “Short Court Style.” The track is a fresh piece of pop with a memorable hook, a funky groove and the odd music video — which features some dazzling merry-go-round footage — fits somewhat perfectly with it. Continue reading →