Scranton born, Philly based outfit Petal are this week’s Key Studio Session band. Led by Kiley Lotz, the group released its debut LP Shame last October and brought some of those songs in for this live session. Check out “Sooner” below and download the full set here; Lotz and her band play The Menzingers’ annual holiday show in Scranton on the 19th, Underground Arts on the 20th with Bayside and Boot & Saddle next month.
The annual Arbor Christmas compilation and variety show have long been a point of anticipation for fans of South Jersey’s alternative music community. Nearly a dozen bands contribute original seasonal songs to the benefit album each year, while co-founder Mike Maier works tirelessly with his crew of variety show organizers to continue something that has become a holiday tradition for so many people.
Now in its sixteenth iteration, this year’s festivities will take place on December 19th in Haddon Township, NJ and December 20th in Collingswood, NJ with live bands, sketch comedy and food. Joining the compilation line-up for the fourth time are alt-punk outfit Aspiga with “I’ll Make You Believe.”
The Not Fur Longs are a delicate and playful indie-pop group from our neighbor state, New Jersey. Today the group released a new song that will be featured on their debut full-length album.
Titled “Lemonhead,” the song follows suit with The Not Fur Longs other releases, featuring polished, yet understated instrumentation. The focus is instead put on vocal harmonies and clever lyrical turns — such as the cheeky reprise of “Mrs. Robinson, you look like an old man”. Continue reading →
New Jersey’s Aspiga have premiered the music video for their song “Fortunes”via Substream Magazine.Thesong is a catchy melodic punk anthem off of their latest record What Happened to You? and the video shows the band in their natural state – destroying each other in pin ball and Pacman. The band will be playing Creep Records July 18th with Night Trip, Hemingway, and Northern Lakes. Continue reading →
New Jersey punk group Aspiga celebrate the release of What Happened To You? at Ortlieb’s tonight. The LP marks Aspiga’s second effort for Paper + Plastik records, following 2012′s Every Last Piece full-length. On “My Little Eraser,” the first song shared from the new record, Aspiga hardens their pop-punk sound with an aggressive pace and a knack for brevity. More information for the 21+ show with Thing Lips, By Surprise and Fo A Cha can be found on the Facebook event page here. Listen to “My Little Eraser” below.
South Jersey dudes Aspiga are often described as pop-punk — and they do pop-punk extremely well. But there’s more to their sound than that. The trio pack aggression into their tunes, keeping things edgy and engaging, and their new song “My Little Eraser” is no exception. Continue reading →
Gloucester City rockers The Warhawks return to play Bourbon and Branch tonight. Two years ago, the band did an interview with the Key’s John Vettese where they discussed their recording process, their inspiration and their experience at SXSW. Last month, the band released their latest EP Exodus. The newest music is slightly more aggressive than their previous work. Along the same lines, the video for their single “Just Let Me” shows a very punk rock recording session. Listen to “Just Let Me” below. Get more information at the XPN Concert Calendar.
New Jersey punk outfit Aspiga will play at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The band released their split 7 inch record Aspiga/Among Giants back in July. Stream the record below and revisit their performance from our Key Studio Sessions here. Tickets are available at the door for $8.