Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Homophones at Ortlieb’s Lounge, Balkan Beat Box at The Blockley, Future Islands at The Depot in York

HomophonesPhiladelphia’s own The Homophones will be coming out of hiatus and bring their indie-pop influenced sound to Ortlieb’s Lounge tonight.  The groups eerie and nostalgic resemblance to legendary musical acts such as the Smiths is apparent in their October single Sweater Weather released in 2011, and their Grey Ghost EP, also released in 2011.  Since their most recent releases, the group took a short hiatus and is now beginning to write new music, as well as develop a new musical style.  Their return brings with them a new keyboardist, and as Jason Ferraro of the group says, a “strange combination of influences (Fleetwood Mac, New Order, Television, bad 90’s alternative radio, etc.)”  Any other information on their show with Swim Deep and Fantastic Imagination can be found here.  Below, download the Homophones song “Eraserhead.”

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