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Philly punk mainstay Josh Agran dabbles in synthpop on new solo EP

Cassavetes | Photo by John Vettese
Cassavetes | Photo by John Vettese

It’s been more than a year since Josh Agran and the guys from Cassavetes parted ways. The Philly punk four-piece played its final show in May of last year, mainly splitting because each of its members had other projects to attend to. Last week, Agran released some of what he’s been working on since in a self-titled solo EP.

Of course, we knew Agran wouldn’t disappear after Cassavetes came to an end — he’s been a part of the scene far too long for that to happen. Before handling vocals and guitar for Cassavetes, he played guitar with local hardcore icons Paint It Black, and also spent some time in Pet Milk and Nothing. And while this is technically not his first release since the demise of Cassavetes (he put out in March some sweet renditions of the ABCs and other childhood tunes on Songs For Kidz), it is our first glimpse at new original material. Continue reading →