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Listen to the Fall 2015 sampler from Third Floor Tapes

photo via snoozer.bandcamp.com
photo via snoozer.bandcamp.com

Third Floor Tapes, a Philly cassette label, just put out their Fall 2015 sampler featuring eleven tracks by six different artists. In under a year and a half, Third Floor Tapes has put out sixteen releases on hand-made cassette tapes. The Fall 2015 sampler features Philly basement favorites Snoozer (now Pet) and blue smiley, as well as artists from other East Coast towns like Bread Pilot from Connecticut. Continue reading →

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What band are you going to be for Halloween? A look at covers parties in Philly this weekend

Vita and the Woolf | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Vita and the Woolf | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Let’s face it, the adult Halloween is only really fun if you get to get boozed up, listen to some music and dance while dressed ridiculously. Or is that just me? Regardless there are some rockin’ shows this weekend where all of the aforementioned are encouraged – and pretty much required. Continue reading →

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Girlpool, Blue Smiley and more

Girlpool
Girlpool | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

This week’s Key Studio Session features LA born, Philly based duo Girlpool. The drum-less, guitar / bass two-piece settled in Philadelphia last fall and immediately struck a chord with the house-show scene. For this session they performed tracks taken from the forthcoming Before the World Was Big LP, set for release this June. Check out “Ideal World” below and get the full set here.

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