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Eliza Hardy Jones has been a key part of many local bands (Buried Beds, Nightlands, Teen Men and Strand of Oaks, etc.) but now she’s going solo with a forthcoming record and tour slot opening for Grace Potter (whose band she also plays in). Tonight’s show at Boot & Saddle will be a preview of Because Become, which is out later this month and features lead single “Criminal.” Listen to that song below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show with Jesse Hale Moore here.
Despite having to reach all the way back to 2012 to find his most recent record, Lushlife has been busy during the last three years with projects like an expansive Shaking Through session and an innovative, Reddit-style art website called Designflow.
But now, as we draw closer to a release day for his follow-up to 2012′s Plateau Vision, Raj Haldar returns to that effort with a new live video for “Gymnopedie 1.2.”
We already know that Eric Slick (drummer for Dr. Dog / half of the Lithuania duo) is a creator of great music. The release of his latest Selects Mix via the music journal Singles Club proves that he’s a curator of great music as well.
Singles Club describes Slick’s compilation of eight tracks as “a breezy half-hour set to get you through those mid-week blues.” Slick’s nod to Philly is “Gooseneck” from Hermit Thrushes, a band that he once dubbed his “favorite band in Philadelphia” for KCRW. It’s a relatively calm mix, overall, and we thank Slick for mellowing us out for a bit. Continue reading →
You probably know Eric Slick and Dom Angelella from the bands they play in full-time. But there’s another act that the two Philly musicians have been associated with for way longer than the former has drummed for Dr. Dog, or the latter has performed in DRGN King.
Lithuania has been active for going on ten years, but is often spoken about as a “side project” or a “duo project.” That’s not how the guys see it, and year the band takes the spotlight to release its long-in-the-works full-length debut. Hardcore Friends comes out this summer on Lame-O Records, and it’s the culmination of a collaboration Slick and Angelella began as UArts freshmen in 2005.
Dr. Dog drummer Eric Slick has been on something of a creative streak from both behind the drum kit (the band’s great new record B-Room) and away from it. Last night, he shared a surreal music video for his new solo song “Release.” Musically, it’s is a contemplative instrumental featuring fingerpicked acoustic guitar, similar to but more refined than the “Creature Comfort” track he put on Bandcamp in June.
Visually, it’s an unsettling bud oddly comical trip into the human psyche via a bowl of Fruit Loops. Like the short film Primal Essence that Slick premiered at The Key’s Tuesday Tune-Out back in January, this video – directed by by Zia Anger and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte – begins in a slightly askew real world with Slick just awake, doing morning things like eating breakfast. As soon as he’s finished, his world becomes a dream-like state.
“Release” will be featured on Slick’s debut solo guitar LP <em>Out of Habit</em>, which will be available on limited edition vinyl and cassette via Solid Gold Record. Preorders are available at the label’s website.
John Pfeffer of Capillary Action is a unique songwriter. Having dabbled in free-form avant-rock in the past with his band - which, as he acknowledges, has been more like a name he uses for whatever music he’s currently working on – he just released a new, very avant-garde track under his own name called “Bodega.” It features collaborations he’s done with a handful of fellow Philly artists, including Ricardo Lagomasino of Many Arms, Eric Slick of Dr. Dog, YIKES the ZERO, Lushlife, and Jeff Zeigler of Arc In Round. The track is wildly experimental, and largely instrumental until around the 7 minute mark (it’s 10 minutes in total). Check it out for yourself below, via Soundcloud.
David Dye, Michaela Majoun and the XPN hosts list their favorite albums of 2013 so far [link]
Eric Slick, the drummer for hometown heroes Dr. Dog, can do more than just drum. He’s just recently recorded an acoustic guitar instrumental track, inspired by the primitive guitar playing of the legendary John Fahey, and posted it to his bandcamp (listen below). He’s also made it available for purchase. The song, called “Creature Comfort”, displays Slick’s unique range and ability as a guitarist. Slightly experimental in nature, the track follow no set format, and instead functions as a sort of gritty, acoustic, solo jam. Be sure to catch Dr. Dog on July 27th, when they’ll be playing the Susquehanna Bank Center as part of this year’s Xponential Music Festival. Find tickets and information here.