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Ben Hughes dives into darker times on his March project

Ben Hughes | Photo via benhughes.bandcamp.com
Ben Hughes | Photo via benhughes.bandcamp.com

“It was the summer of 2009. With school, my childhood home, and my faith in religion quickly fading into the past, I felt myself plunging into the reality of ‘real life,'” singer-songwriter Ben Hughes writes on his Bandcamp of his March album release.

Earlier this year, the New Jersey-based musician (and member of of A Little Affair and Night Windows) began a project in which he will release a new album every month in 2015. The tracks are comprised of old demos written between 2005 to 2012 and are a collection of experiences throughout Hughes’ past life. His March release, American Dream or Mediocre Man, was written during the “darkest period of my life,” Hughes says. Continue reading →

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Cyberbully Mom Club release uke demo “Bobby Pins Pre-Blizzard”

Cyberbully Mom Club | Photo by Emily Ivy Scott
Cyberbully Mom Club | Photo by Emily Ivy Scott

For fans of lo-fi bedroom pop, Cyberbully Mom Club‘s Shari Heck released a ukulele-fun demo called “Bobby Pins Pre-Blizzard.” The track features a comforting combination of stinging metaphors and upbeat uke-chords. “And my mother sings from her lungs like a bird that can’t fly, like a moth to the light, sticking closer with time.” The lo-fi fuzz pop group made a video for the track that was recorded on an iPhone and features serious dance moves in the library at University of the Arts. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Kurt Vile returns to Union Transfer on 10/26

Photo by Abi Reimold | AbiReimoldPhoto.com
Photo by Abi Reimold | AbiReimoldPhoto.com

Today Union Transfer announced Kurt Vile will make an encore performance there this fall. He’s currently toast of the Philly indie rock scene, but Vile began as a member of The War on Drugs in 2007, finding huge success as a solo artist especially with the last two albums Smoke Ring for My Halo and this year’s Walkin on a Pretty Daze. He headlined a sold-out Union Transfer back in May, and tickets for his October show go on sale this Friday.  In the meantime, check out his Wawa-eating video “KV Crimes” off his latest LP.