Recent Philly transplants Literature previewed four new tracks in this week’s Key Studio Session. With a sound made for indie dance club nights, Literature are a surf-y, high energy bunch of polished musicians with well-coiffed songs. Stream and download “Court Date” below and check out the full session here.Continue reading
The excitement is in the air for local harmony-pop group Market East‘s latest album Children of Summer, which drops May 27th. Last week we debuted the new single “To Walk With You.” Today it’s another selection from the new album called “Evergreen”; download the song below, and watch a video of the band performing it in the studio.
We’ve also got the details of the aforementioned special guests of the June 8 release show at MilkBoy, and it’s quite the lineup. Joining Market East will be Joey Sweeney and the Long Hair Arkestra, Night Panther, Mohican and Former Belle. Tickets and information can be found here, and you can check out the rather pretty show flyer after the jump.
Market East have announced the released of their new album, Children Of Summer, out on May 27th. The trio of Kurt Cain-Walther, Max Perla and Vincent John have been hard at work on their new record, and you can listen to the first song from it below, and download it for a “name your price” here. Watch the band perform a studio session version of the song. Market East will have their Children of Summer record release party at Milkboy Philly on Saturday, June 8th with “Special Guests.” Go here for tickets to the show.
Local emcee Zilla Rocca will take the stage at PhilaMOCA for The Key’s second Tuesday Tune-Out tonight. Getting his start as one-half of rap duo 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers, Rocca welded his passion for film noir with his passion for hip hop to create his own “noir-hop” solo material. On each of his releases, from last year’s Party Like Villains to the collaborative Wu-Tang Pulp effort, Rocca samples clips from and makes references to film noir and pulp fiction from the ’40s and ’50s. Rocca will follow-up tonight’s Tune-Out set with a screening of a 2005 dark comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page. Watch Zilla Rocca’s video for “Full Spectrum” below.
Get your riot grrrl on for The Corin Tucker Band album release show at Johnny Brenda’s tonight! Tucker was the vocalist/guitarist in the influential feminist punk band Sleater-Kinney alongside Carrie Brownstein in the nineties, but took a break from recording to start a family after the band’s split. She has since returned to the studio and releases her solo band’s sophomore album Kill My Blues today. Also billed are fishtown duo Trophy Wife. Doors for the 21+ show are at 8:00pm. Tickets and information can be found here. Watch the video for “Riley” below, off of The Corin Tucker Band’s 2010 album 1,000 Years.
The super stylish expressionist clothing store “Free People” opened up a Walnut Street location earlier this year. Today they are celebrating their six month anniversary of being open with food, drink, merriment, and music. Starting at 4 p.m., there will be food catered by a new restaurant on 16th and Sansom, Honeygrow, as well as drinks for all those who are 21+. And let’s not forget the music, ukulele-ists and sweet, sultry singers Safari Dudes will be playing at 4 p.m., followed by the doo-wop rockers, Market East at 6 p.m. And as a special gift from Free People, the first 25 folks to arrive will get fancy goodie bags with treasures and treats! Come on out and celebrate freedom. The event goes until 8 p.m.