Hozier’s new album will be out next year, releases video for lead single “Movement”

Hozier | Photo by: Ellen Miller for WXPN |
Hozier | photo by Ellen Miller for WXPN |

Hozier has revealed some details about the new music that lies in his future. We don’t have an album title or an exact release date yet, but we do know that the Irish singer-songwriter will release his next record in early 2019. The first single from the forthcoming LP is out now; called “Movement,” it’s a powerful song that builds quickly in intensity and is matched in tone by its accompanying video, directed by Chris Barrett and Luke Taylor and starring Sergei Polunin. Continue reading →


Watch Louie Louie’s trippy new music video for “Will to Find”

Louie Louie | photo courtesy of the artist
Louie Louie | photo courtesy of the artist

It’s Louie Louie’s solar system, and we’re just lost in it. In their new music video “Will to Find,” the four-piece band transforms themselves into aliens on a mission, complete with tinfoil hats and a fondness for 60s hair and makeup.

Premiered on June 2nd by Impose Magazine, the new video from the Philadelphia-based four-piece is not your traditional pairing of a track with coordinating, supporting visuals. Instead, this video for the retro rockers’ “Will to Find” is just that: a video first, made complete by a soundtrack of sounds sampled and spliced from the group’s LP recordings to create a bizarre yet compelling story. The all black and white video clocks in at just over three minutes, and in that time they manage to squeeze in a whole lot of trippiness. Watch it here, via Impose Mag. Continue reading →


mewithoutYou come home to Philly in the new “Red Cow & Dorothy” video

mewithoutYou — Red Cow
mewithoutYou | from the “Red Cow” video

It’s weird. Even though mewithoutYou are Philadelphia born and bred, they don’t necessarily consider themselves a Philly band. Sure, they’ve got a loyal cadre of fans here, but when I interviewed Aaron Weiss earlier in the year and asked what it meant to him to be a Philly band, he hesitated. “I wouldn’t necessarily label us as a Philly band,” he said, “we’re from here, but we’ve gotten a much better reception in other cities, I think.” Nevertheless, a brand-new video premiered today for Pale Horses tracks “Red Cow” and “Dorothy” has frontman Aaron Weiss coming home, to Philadelphia. Continue reading →


Watch the video for Oldermost’s “Electric Light Eyes” off of their upcoming EP

Oldermost | Photo by Matthew Shaver |
Oldermost | Photo by Matthew Shaver |

Philly five-piece Oldermost are set to release their upcoming album, It’s Difficult to Know Anything At All, next week on March 24, and we just got another taste of the variety this upcoming EP seems to hold. The Americana/rock-infused group released a video for the track “A Drink (Or Two)” back in February, in which frontman Bradford Bucknum gallivants through the streets of Philly with a TV in a stroller.

Their latest release, “Electric Light Eyes,” is a laid-back track infused with inquisitive lyricism that the band promised to bring with this new EP. They admitted on their blog that this track holds one of Bucknum’s favorite lines (one they say “could serve as a subtitle to the album,”) in which Bucknum croons, “Just to know how much there still is to know.” Continue reading →


A Sunny Day In Glasgow will ring in 2015 at Boot and Saddle; watch their video for “Double Dutch”

Photo via A Sunny Day in Glasgow's Facebook (
Photo via A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s Facebook (

Philadelphia’s experimental dream pop act A Sunny Day In Glasgow just released a new music video for “Double Dutch,” a song from their latest album Sea When Absent. The short, little-over-a-minute video fixates on Ked-laden feet dancing sporadically to the very fun track, almost as if there were jump ropes skipping beneath them. Continue reading →


Title Fight documents European tour in music video for “Be a Toy”

Title Fight | Photo by Allison Newbold |

Title Fight‘s latest release, a four song EP entitled Spring Songs, is another move forward for the Kingston punk band. Some of these songs could fit into their 2012 LP Floral Green, but others like the single “Be a Toy” are fuzzier and more laid-back than older releases. The guitars are as lazy as the vocals, as Jamie Rhoden sings “Being used / I’m used to it” in the most melancholy tone. This EP is definitely a change up for Title Fight, and it is awesome to see them write songs that sound different, but are just as good as their back catalog.

In the video for “Be a Toy,” Title Fight’s friend Susy Cereijo documents the band’s recent trip around Europe: showing show clips, the beauty they saw on their travels, and the band’s everyday life. Check out the retro video, which was shot on Super 8 film, below. Pick up Spring Songs here, or stream it after the jump.

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The Wonder Years make a quick apology in their music video for “There, There”

The Wonder Years | Photo Courtesy of Hopeless Records

The Wonder Years have had a busy year of touring, currently starting off a European tour before returning to the states for a few acoustic holiday shows. Even with the schedule of touring, The Wonder Years managed to crank out a music video for the song “There, There” from their 2013 release The Greatest Generation. The song is a heartfelt punk ballad sung by frontman Soupy in order to say one thing: “I’m sorry”. A somewhat short track holds the message of a simple apology, and the powerful instrumentation shows how powerful the moment is. The Wonder Years are set to return to West Chester on December 12th for a sold out acoustic holiday show at The Note. Check out the music video below, and to catch up on The Wonder Years culture, check out this piece on Buzzfeed.


Watch Daughn Gibson’s new “Kissin On The Blacktop” video (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 8/16)


Daughn Gibson just released his sophomore album, Me Moan, on Sub Pop.  The country-inspired experimental rock album has received high praise all over the music world, The Key being no exception – last week we featured the album in our Unlocked series.  Today, Gibson released the video for the song “Kissin On The Blacktop” off the record.  The video sets the perfect atmosphere for the song.  Gibson sits in a shady dive bar along with a slick slide guitarist and a cast that looks like they’re just waiting for an excuse to fight.  Check out the video below, and catch Daughn Gibson when he returns to Philly August 16th at Johnny Brenda’s.


Low release new video for “Plastic Cup” (playing World Cafe Live 6/21)


Slowcore pioneers Low have just released a new video for the track “Plastic Cup”, off their most recent, Jeff Tweedy produced album, The Invisible Way, which is currently out via Sub Pop. The black and white, Ryley Fogg-directed video features the band decked out in black-tie formal wear, playing instruments that appear to be covered entirely in tin-foil. Did I mention the floating glitter everywhere? If that somehow wasn’t enough, in addition to the band, the video also stars a group of guys in strange hoods passing around what looks like a crystal ball…and doing some other strange things, too. Despite its avante-garde aesthetic, the video does hone in on a conceivable plot towards the end (kind of). Low will be making a stop in Philly, on June 21st, at World Cafe Live for a show with Mike Doughty. Tickets and information can be found here, and watch the “Plastic Cup” video below.


Nicos Gun release new video, announce MilkBoy concert

Philly’s own Nicos Gun released a brand new video this weekend for their song, “Islands of Sirens.”  The video features kaleidoscopic images and late-80s style footage of the band dancing, crying and playing their instruments. The song begins with a blues riff that repeats and never quite seems to resolve itself until the end.  Overall, it’s an infectious melody that seems heavily influenced by Prince – not unlike Nicos Gun in general.  Check out the video below and be sure to put on your dance shoes, because Nicos Gun is playing Milkboy June 29th.