As their debut LP moves ever closer to reality, Philly noir synthwave project Lovelorn will make its debut as a two-piece on Saturday, October 20th at PhilaMOCA. Joining them on the lineup are Don Devore of 90s Philly goth-punks Ink & Dagger — who produced Lovelorn’s album, which the band tells us it wrapped up recording in New York this past weekend — as well as New York’s Russian Baths and locals Korine. Continue reading →
Lovelorn played their first headlining Philly show at Johnny Brenda’s last month, and the setlist included a performance of the as-yet unreleased song “Sickness.” Captured in video form by Philly concert videographer Markit Aneight, the song begins with a skittering, metronome-like beat as frontwoman Anna Troxell plucks out a creeping bassline. Her cheekbones glitter under moody lighting and fog rises behind her, creating a haunted, darkwave vibe. Rising from the disintegrated dust of psych-punks Creepoid, Lovelorn is digging out its own niche in the Philly scene. Watch the video below, and catch Lovelorn when they play August 1 at the Electric Factory, opening for Glassjaw and Quicksand. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
There’s always been an element of chaos to the three lifelong friends in Philly’s Lovelorn. It followed them all across their long running heavy psych punk outfit Creepoid, from brawls to arrests; for a survey of the more legendary incidents involving that band, check out this retrospective by Megan Matuzak, written prior to their farewell show in February.
With that kind of lineage, it couldn’t be more appropriate that a fire alarm went off during Lovelorn’s first-ever radio performance at WXPN. Continue reading →
Experimental sounds in Fishtown tonight, free hip-hop on the river Thursday, uplifting modern rock at South Street on Saturday and more; here are 15 concerts you can see in and around Philly this week. Continue reading →
Philly indie pop artist Dani in Public, formerly danimakesmusic, recently released Leverage, a new featuring songs about romantic relationships with a combination of metaphors and slice-of-life lyrics. There are mellow, mid tempo, electronic hip hop beats on each track, which speak to the cross over of hip hop in recent years. Dani half raps, half sings through each track, with treble filled, sleepy vocals. Continue reading →
There’s an exciting new band in town, folks. Lovelorn was born from the dissolution of long-running Philly psych-punks Creepoid, and they just played their first hometown show, opening for Dead Meadow at Underground Arts on Sunday night.
Lovelorn’s full, half-hour long set was captured on video, so those who missed the performance (or those who were there and want to experience it all over again) can watch it below. Continue reading →
Philly’s Creepoid is playing their farewell show this Saturday the 17th at Union Transfer, but three-fourths of of the band are continuing on under the name Lovelorn, and they’ve just released their first single “Chains”.
With bassist Anna Troxell at the front, the song is sleepy and atmospheric with hazy, distorted guitar, steady drums and bass, and far away, airy vocals. One thing that especially caught my interest was the way the guitar interacts with the vocals, at times functioning the same as backup vocals would. The lyrics are interesting and imaginative with lines like “So take me away to my next big mistake / down through the gutter and out the gate.” Continue reading →
Catrambone records and performs with Former Belle when he’s not playing guitar for CRUISR. On “I Woke Up In Chicago” (which the band performed for their session with the Key back in February), the band sounds reminiscent of Wilco’s softest moments (and not just because they are singing about Chicago). Continue reading →