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PREMIERE: The Morelings return with dreamlike new single “We Were”

The Morelings | photo by Bob Sweeney | courtesy of the artist

Psychedelic dream-pop duo The Morelings seem like such an integral part of the Philly circuit that it’s hard to believe it’s been about three years since they first appeared on the scene. They first emerged in late 2014, recording and releasing debut EP No Sign shortly after. Since then the ethereal shoegaze-y project, founded by co-writers and performers Kedra Caroline and Matthew William and now performing live as a five-piece band, has gone on to build their music around a solid and captivating dreamy aesthetic, lodging themselves firmly into the hearts of their fans. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Morelings at Bourbon and Branch, Los Lonely Boys at Newtown Theater, Three Man Cannon at Broke Down Palace, plus more

The Morelings | photo by Drew Reynolds

Philly dream poppers The Morelings make ethereal and soothing psych music that also has a bit of edge. These floaty sounds will swirl about Bourbon and Branch when they play the venue tonight. Find info on tickets at the XPN Concert Calendar, and watch their Key Studio Session below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Acid Mothers Temple at Johnny Brenda’s, Wolf Eyes at First Unitarian Church, and The Morelings at Ortlieb’s

 

Acid Mothers Temple | via facebook.com/acidmotherstempleofficial

Johnny Brenda’s trips out big time, housing Japan’s Acid Mothers Temple for the night. Headed by Kawabata Makoto, this psychedelic collective has spanned 20+ years, touring the world with their large brand of psychedelia. The gig is 21+, and more information/tickets can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Don’t miss The Morelings’ return to Philly this Saturday at Johnny Brenda’s

The Morelings | photo by Drew Reynolds
The Morelings | photo by Drew Reynolds

Philly psych pop band The Morelings play their only hometown show of the summer this Saturday, July 9th at Johnny Brenda’s. Also playing will be fellow locals Weekender and NYC’s Mahogany. The gig is part of a string of east coast dates that starts Wednesday night in Wilkes-Barre, PA at The Other Side. The short regional tour also includes a July 8th show in Brooklyn at Lantern Hall and a Fredericksburg, VA show at The Bourbon Room. Continue reading →

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Good Old War, Gabriel Garzón-Montano and The Morelings vibe out at WXPN’s Red Bull Sound Select Show

Good Old War| Photo by Breanna Keohane for WXPN
Good Old War | Photo by Breanna Keohane for WXPN

Chill vibes all around as Good Old War, Gabriel Garzón-Montano and The Morelings performed at The Foundry at The Fillmore on Thursday for the latest Red Bull Sound Select show curated by WXPN.

The Morelings started the night off with some psychedelic tunes, which we recently heard when they visited for a Key Studio Session. Their spacey sounds filled the room as the crowd bobbed their heads and swayed to the music. Gabriel Garzón-Montano then switched it up, giving the night an R&B twist. Joined by a percussionist, Garzón-Montano played keys. The acoustic set really showcased his strong vocals, and he performed songs off of his EP Bishouné: Alma del Hula, including his song “6 8,” which was sampled by Drake Last but not least, Good Old War took the stage as Keith Goodwin led vocals and Dan Schwartz on guitar. Fans were up close and personal against the barrier in front of the intimate stage as the duo performed their folk-pop love ballads.

Check out photos from the show below. Continue reading →

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The Key Studio Sessions: The Morelings

Philadelphia psychedelic pop outfit The Morelings seemingly arrived on the scene this past year with a fully realized look and sound. Spectral guitars, shimmering melodies, distant voices breathlessly beckoning you to pay close attention. Then again, the band and its sound is the product of years of friendship and collaboration between founding duo Kedra Caroline and Matthew William, stretching back to their college days in Ann Arbor, MI. And the sound continues to evolve.

Caroline and William bonded over Nick Drake and Fairport Convention; William also had a strong fondness for John Fahey, and these disparate influences informed the first music they wrote together. Flash forward to Philadelphia in 2014, when The Morelings recorded its debut EP No Sign with Kyle Johnson. Their songs moved in a decidedly dreamy direction comparable to the giants of the shoegaze 90s – Slowdive, Lush and their contemporaries. Drifting, spacious and minimal, the EP strikes notes of haunting serenity, with Caroline’s voice floating in the fray as though it was another instrument.  Continue reading →

Support for The Key Studio Sessions, from Dogfish Head
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Good Old War, Gabriel Garzón-Montano and The Morelings will play WXPN’s Red Bull SoundSelect show on 3/17

Good Old War | Photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN | cameronpollackphotography.com
Good Old War | Photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN | cameronpollackphotography.com

It’s been a minute since we’ve thrown a proper party with the Red Bull Sound Select folks, and we’re super excited to return to their series of gigs this winter with the XPN-curated showcase on Thursday, March 17th, featuring an acoustic set from folk-pop faves Good Old War, the stirring electronic soul of Gabriel Garzón-Montano and blissed-out psychedelia from Philadelphia’s The Morelings.

The show takes place in The Foundry at The Fillmore Philly and is $3 when you RSVP here, so do that right now, and read more about the artists below. Continue reading →

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The Morelings talk music videos and making their record in a Philebrity interview

The Morelings
The Morelings | Photo by Bob Sweeney | courtesy of the artist

Tonight, emerging Philadelphia atmospheric popsters The Morelings head south for a gig at The Pharmacy with Moto Surf, Brackish and Thief, Steal Me a Peach. Leading up to that show, the band got a great spotlight on Philebrity yesterday that we highly encourage you read. In it, Kedra Caroline and Matthew William touch on the behind-the-scenes process of making its debut full-length, shares how it really feels about all those Slowdive comparisons (sorry, guys) and gives insight into the importance of music videos: a viewpoint that super encouraging to read. Continue reading →

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The Morelings wrap their video trifecta with “No Sign”

The Morelings | Photo by Bob Sweeney | courtesy of the artist
The Morelings | Photo by Bob Sweeney | courtesy of the artist

Philly psychedelic pop outfit The Morelings released their debut EP No Sign just over a year ago, with plans to share a music video for each of it’s tracks. Following “Less” and “Too Far,” that project wrapped up yesterday with the 16mm dreamscape for “No Sign,” shot by local filmmaker Bob Sweeney. Continue reading →