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Listen to a new single from Black Joe Lewis, “Come To My Party” (playing Union Transfer 9/22)

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In anticipation of their new album, Electric Slave, out at the end of August, Austin-based Black Joe Lewis has released the new tune, “Come To My Party”, via Entertainment Weekly. The song is funky, blues-y, and doesn’t skimp on the brass. It’s available as in instant download with any iTunes or D2C pre-orders of Electric Slave. The band will be heading out on tour in support of Electric Slave starting in the early fall, and will be stopping off in Philly for a show at Union Transfer on September 22nd. Tickets are on sale now, and March XPN Artist to Watch, Pickwick, will be supporting. Find more info here. Listen to “Come To My Party” via Entertainment Weekly here, and check out the full Electric Slave track-list below. Continue reading →

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John Pfeffer (of Capillary Action) released new track “Bodega”, co-starring a wide variety of fellow Philly artists

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John Pfeffer of Capillary Action is a unique songwriter. Having dabbled in free-form avant-rock in the past with his band - which, as he acknowledges, has been more like a name he uses for whatever music he’s currently working on – he just released a new, very avant-garde track  under his own name called “Bodega.” It features collaborations he’s done with a handful of fellow Philly artists, including Ricardo Lagomasino of Many Arms, Eric Slick of Dr. Dog, YIKES the ZERO, Lushlife, and Jeff Zeigler of Arc In Round. The  track is wildly experimental, and largely instrumental until around the 7 minute mark (it’s 10 minutes in total). Check it out for yourself below, via Soundcloud.

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Philly bassist Phil D’Agostino releases new track “Footballs”

Local bassist Phil D’Agostino - who’s played with a wide variety of Philly acts such as Chris Kasper, Scot Sax, and Ben Arnold to name a few – has just released a new solo track, “Footballs”, from his forthcoming 2013 release Inlets. The delightfully upbeat instrumental is referred to at one point (via a shot of the song’s sheet music in the below video) as “Latiny Type Jawn in D.” Oddly enough, that description seems pretty accurate. The jazzy tune certainly does have a “Latiny” sense about it, yet also occasionally features smooth guitar work more reminiscent of Grant Green or Kenny Burrell. Take a listen below, and decide for yourself.