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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 →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Foxing at Union Transfer, The Morelings at Ortlieb’s, Rusted Root at Ardmore Music Hall and more

photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com
photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com

St. Louis indie five-piece Foxing plays Union Transfer in Philly tonight, opening for The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid to Die. This fall, the band released its sophomore album Dealer , and it’s a step forward from their more classic punk debut and into atmospheric, experimental territory informed by Sigur Ros. Read our interview with the band here and get tickets and information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Nuevofest at The Trocadero, The Morelings at Bourbon and Branch, Modern Baseball at the Electric Factory and more

Adhesivos | via facebook.com/adhesivosska
Adhesivo | via facebook.com/adhesivoska

Tonight, AfroTaino productions and World Cafe’s Latin Roots Live concert series join forces to present Nuevofest at The Trocadero. Seven bands with roots in Venezuela, Mexico, the Dominican Republic an the U.S. will perform, from El Salvador ska six-piece Adhesivo to Trenton hip-hop duo Agudos Clef. The 21+ show is free, but you have to RSVP here. Watch a video for “Las Moskas” by Adhesivo below and download a four-song Nuevofest sampler here. Continue reading →

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The Morelings are bringing their ethereal sound to Bourbon & Branch

The Morelings | photo by Lizzy Schwartz | via https://www.facebook.com/themorelings
The Morelings | photo by Lizzy Schwartz | via https://www.facebook.com/themorelings

Local dreamgaze outfit The Morelings will play their first Philly show of the summer at the Bourbon & Branch this Sunday, July 12.

The band emerged into the city’s budding shoegaze/dreampop scene at just the right time last year, evoking a style that favors wispy, crawling melodies and gleaming guitar textures. Vocalist/bassist Kedra Caroline’s voice floats with finesse on the surface of The Morelings’ deep, layered tracks. Continue reading →

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A Philly indie supergroup of sorts, Zinskē says Screw the Golden Years on its debut EP

Zinskē | photo via zinske.bandcamp.com

Zinskē may be one of the newest bands in town, but its members are far from newcomers to the scene. The four-piece includes Chris Lipczynski and Derek Salazar of Seagulls, Emily Cahill of The Morelings and Iseult, and Kevin O’Halloran of Little Big League and Mercury Girls — and that probably doesn’t even cover the extent of each artist’s past and current projects. The supergroup lineup came together recently and has been playing some shows around Philly, and now they’ve released an EP — Screw the Golden Years is streaming now on Bandcamp. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sunwatchers at PhilaMOCA, Agnes Obel at Union Transfer, Jesse Hale Moore at Bourbon and Branch and more

Sunwatchers | Photo by Breanna Keohane for WXPN
Sunwatchers | Photo by Breanna Keohane for WXPN

New York progressive collective Sunwatchers head to PhilaMOCA for the night with opening sets by Skull Practitioners and Writhing Squares. These free jazz and krautrock inspired musicians define their own genre through jams of epic proportions, making anyone squeezed into Philly’s favorite arthouse freaking lucky. The show is all ages, and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Also, check out the band’s Studio Sessions when they stopped by last May. Continue reading →