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Royal Shoals playing with The Bats tomorrow at Johnny Brenda’s

RoyalShoalsA few months ago, Philly band Royal Shoals released their solid second EP Surrounderer +3 as a pay-what-you-want download on Bandcamp.  For the EP, Royal Shoals have found influence ranging from punk to pop to new wave, creating a sharp, danceable sound all their own.  Tomorrow, they’re set to play Johnny Brenda’s with New Zealand rock band The Bats, who released their latest full-length Free All the Monsters back in 2011.  With such amazing acts, this is one Tuesday show you don’t want to miss.  You can find out more information about the concert here. Check out “Life’s A Boy” from Surrounderer +3 below.

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Watch Kate Faust’s new video for “Heartbeat”

FaustAfter a successful Kickstarter campaign, Kate Faust released a stunning debut EP Crucial Companion back in November.  Recently, she released a video for one of the songs, “Heartbeat.”  The video gives “home-made” a whole new meaning.  Filmed in the house of Faust’s parents, the music video is a simple one, mostly showing Faust in different locations around the house, staring piercingly into the camera.  In the dark light of the house, there’s little to focus on, other than the expressions on her face which go from calm to pained as the video progresses.  It’s a soulful video that truly shows Faust’s powerful vocal range in the twilight of that house.  Watch the video below.

Kate Faust-Heart Beat from Neglakay Productions® on Vimeo.