Sunny Ali And The Kid, a mega-cool two-piece from South Philadelphia, has been the subject of a whole lot of buzz lately. Apparently they just played in Milan, Italy, which is pretty wild. They have taken to the singles route, releasing four singles in the last year, and recently a two-song EP. They just released a music video (below) for one of these singles, “High Treason,” which came out back in August. Both the song and video are very short and simple, which is definitely part of this groups charm. Check out the video below, and listen to the band’s Key Studio Session from last year here.
Wasting no time after the close of his recent art exhibition, Philly rapper Dewey Decibel released a music video today for “Love,” his latest single and the lead track on his forthcoming EP Son of a Beach, due out later this spring on Bold New Breed Records. The track was produced by Rick Friedrich of The Philadelphia Record Company, and comes complete with a music video drected by Glass Canon. Scope the video and grab a free download of the track below.
Philly indie band The Heat Run – a family affair of husband and wife Mike and Mandy Schaller, joined by Mike’s brother Steve and a handful of friends – just released a music video for its new single “Rise,” which you can watch below. The dreamy orchestral roots-rock song comes from The Heat Run’s forthcoming EP The Blue Sea, which is being released on May 11.
Back in January, Philly rapper Curly Castro made some noise in our studio alongside Zilla Rocca, his sidekick in 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers, for their Key Studio Session. Since that initial burst of energy, Castro has kept the momentum going between performances in support of his impressive, insightful debut long-player Winston’s Appeal; imaginative remix releases and a smokin’ one-off single (“TeenAger“); not to forget his contributions to the simmering Wu-Tang Pulp project.
Even with all that productivity, we’ve already got a taste of the followup full-length Castro plans to release next year. Check out the video for “They Call Me Castro” below – it was filmed by Mighty Joe Castro in October and November at Occupy Philly and at various locales in West Philly. Give it a watch and get psyched for Fidel, which will be released in early 2012.
With the release of its full length debut looming on the horizon, Philly four-piece DRGN King just dropped a video for its title track, Paragraph Nights. Directed by Dan King, the clip is presented in an eerie sepia / cyanotype wash as the band and some friends (including Brendan Mulvihill of Norwegian Arms, and Phrequency editor Leah Kauffman, whose apartment this was shot in) gather around a dusty piano and share red wine in goblets. Watch it below, and check out DRGN King’s Key Studio Session here.