When we invited them in to record a Key Studio Session over the summer, local outfit Littler shared a few songs off of their then-just-released debut Of Wandering and one brand new track that had never been shared before. That song, called “Oversteeped,” is now making it’s official entrance this week by way of a beach-themed video. It’s also as a preview of more Littler material to come – the quartet will release their next EP, Bad Hand, next year.
I’ve never been to California. Heck, I’ve never even been anywhere west of the Mississippi. But now, thanks to our friends in Littler, I have a better idea of what the rest of the country looks like. The band has shared the video for their song “Somewhere Else,” and it features footage of their travels while on tour. Continue reading →
The story of Littler is the story of circumventing expectations, of forging your own path. It’s the story of artists coming together for the first time and making something honest and awesome. The band got its start under the name Calamity Jane back in 2014 at the inaugural First Time’s The Charm festival at PhilaMOCA, and though it’s evolved, those origins are important to note. For those not familiar, FTTC encourages creative people marginalized in the music community to say the hell with it and play a show anyway – bands on the bill have feature either first-time-musicians, people new to their instrument, or musicians who identify as female, trans, queer and/or a person of color. The idea, as frontwoman Madeline Meyer put it on Facebook last year, is a firm reminder: “if you want to be in a band, you can be in a band!” Continue reading →
For a couple weeks now, Philly’s Littler has been steadily dropping
breadcrumbs songs from their upcoming debut album Of Wandering, and they’ve finally reached the clearing in the woods: A full stream via The Fader.
Since December, the indie punks have shared “Not My Market”, “Slippery”, “Phantom Limb”, and “Techtonics.” Of Wandering, which is officially released via Birdtapes tomorrow, is an 11-song collection of short-yet-sweet, thick-yet-breezy, angry-yet-exuberant punk rock tunes celebrating and exploring the genre. Continue reading →
With just a week to go before Of Wandering is released on Birdtapes, Littler have shared a sixth song from the debut LP via Stereogum. “Tectonics” is a chuggy burst of energy that questions how authentic a culture can be when things are always changing – once you feel like you understand how the world works, something (or someone) comes out of nowhere and completely shifts the trajectory. Continue reading →
UPDATE: The show has been moved to the First Unitarian Church due to popular demand.
Right-on show announcement of the morning: Philly power trio Cayetana, after a sick sold-out headlining gig at PhilaMOCA on Saturday night, will return to the venue on Friday, March 18th on the lineup of a just-announced benefit gig for Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA.
Joining them are the always-asskicking Screaming Females, along with fierce punk rock impressionists Amanda X, and Philly’s Dark Thoughts and Littler, who warmed our snowbound souls the other weekend with the new single “Slippery.” Continue reading →
Philly’s Littler are a group not only trying to find their place within the Philly punk scene – they are also a group of individuals searching for what it means to grow up and come into your own. The first single off their upcoming album Of Wandering, “Somewhere Else” explored the idea of confusion in the face of maturity, and today Littler released their second single “Not My Market” which touches upon similar themes. Continue reading →