The latest edition of our Key Studio Sessions compilations is out today – now streamable and downloadable from Soundcloud! Check out this year’s in-studio appearances with The Key Studio Sessions Vol. 7, including the down-tempo folk stylings of Waxahatchee, the thrashing punk of Pissed Jeans and the all-out rock jams of Ruby the Hatchet. Thanks to production assistants Fred Knittel, Madeleine Lesperance, and Dan Malloy as well as photographers Rachel Del Sordo and Kate McCann, and videographers The Angry Mountain, HotBox Studios and Out of Town Films for sharing their work.
With an album release a mere two weeks away, The National Rifle headline Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Almost Endless will be the Philly band’s first full-length, following up four EPs that span a seven year career. With glam rock vocals, spacey synths and a pulsing bass line, The Nationals Rifle’s new recordings move the quartet away from the punk vibes of their previous releases and into the world of Bowie and M83 dipped in dream pop. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with The New Connection and Crills Wilson can be found here. Below, stream “Glass Line” from Almost Endless.
Local rapper Chill Moody teamed up with Freeway for the grooving new track “Change Coming.” The song is included on Moody’s latest RFM album, which he previewed at his sold-out headlining gig at The TLA this past week. Stream and download the Joe Logic-produced song below, and check out Moody’s plans for 2013 in our interview with him here.
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It’s a slightly-delayed record release party for Everyone Everywhere! The Philadelphia four-piece put out their second self-titled album (which we Unlocked) this past August and promptly fled the country for a tour through Europe. The good news is that the band is back in their hometown and will be playing a show at The Barbary on January 19th with a stellar line-up local punk rock openers in Slingshot Dakota, Band Name, and Glocca Morra. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 7th at noon. Head over to our Concert Calendar for more information. Below, watch Everyone Everywhere’s music video for “Queen Mary II.”
Glocca Morra‘s brand new track “See Through Person” has a somewhat mellowed-out sound compared to the band’s previous records. But don’t assume these Philly boys have lost their edge. The new EP An Obscure Moon Lighting an Obscure World comes out this October, and singer Zack Schwartz says “It’s angry without directly proving it. It will take a few minutes to realize how sad or livid each song is because it isn’t being yelled at you (for the most part).” The group, who toured this summer in support of their first full length album Just Married, will be appearing at Fest 11 in Gainesville, Florida, next month. Listen to “See Through Person” below and watch for An Obscure Moon to drop October 16th.