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Meet Fine Motor: A mysterious pop project from Philadelphia

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Fine Motor | Photo by Daniel Morse

There’s a bit of mystique to Fine Motor, a new Philadelphia duo playing its debut show Boot and Saddle tomorrow night. The only existing photo of the band is the blurred window reflection you see above; their only music released to date is a haunting cover of “In Heaven,” aka the radiator lady song from David Lynch’s Eraserhead, which you can watch a video of below. While it might be fun to chase this elusiveness further into a rabbit hole of “nobody has seen their faces by the light of day” / “they record on guitars strung with the hair of ex-lovers” tall-tale band mythology, in reality Fine Motor is made up of two everyday, well-adjusted musicians from the Philly scene.  Continue reading →

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Download Dog Barking at the Moon, the haunting solo debut from Casey Bell of Break It Up and Myrrias

Photo via caseybell.bandcamp.com
Photo via caseybell.bandcamp.com

She’s a familiar face around the Philly scene, though you’re probably used to seeing Casey Bell behind the drum kit – whether it be in punk-informed power trio Break It Up or the jangley dream-pop outfit Myrrias. On her new solo LP, Dog Barking at the Moon – fittingly released as a free download yesterday, on the eve of a lunar eclipse – Bell takes up a guitar and vocal mic for a stirring and serene solo debut. Continue reading →