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Real Animal: Deakin, Broncho & Pity Sex on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Deakin | photo courtesy of the artist
Deakin | photo courtesy of the artist

Your Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! That means it’s time for another two hour extravaganza featuring a ton of brand new tracks that will make your night and (if you play your cards right) your life a whole lot more special. Take, for example, our weekly Album Spotlight on the solo debut from Josh Dibb a.k.a. Deakin of Animal Collective. We’ll hear a few tracks from his spacey new album Sleep Cycle. Also in mix are a few of these new tracks that you’ll definitely want to be on the lookout for…

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Pity Sex don’t waste time on their new single “Pin A Star”; catch them at UT in June

Pity Sex | photo courtesy of the artist
Pity Sex | photo courtesy of the artist

Michigan punk rockers Pity Sex are prepping to release their sophomore LP White Hot Moon, which is out in April on Run For Cover, and they shared the album’s newest single yesterday, “Pin A Star”.

The song starts out with an infectious drum groove that breaks into a punk rock rager with elements of shoegaze and indie-pop. According to Spin, the band was influenced by Yo La Tengo and Deep Sea Diver during the recording process, which is evident on the Jessica Dobson-influenced guitar lines and Britty Drake’s carefree Kaplan-like vocals. Continue reading →

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Reunited emo scene faves Basement play to their largest crowd ever at a sold-out Union Transfer

Basement | Photo by Allison Newbold | allynewbold.com
Basement | Photo by Allison Newbold | allynewbold.com

Hours before doors, hundreds of people waited in line in front of Union Transfer for the sold out Basement show on Monday night. The Run for Cover Records emo band recently reunited and are currently on the last leg of their US tour with Pennsylvania’s own Superheaven (formerly known as Daylight), Pity Sex, and Ovlov. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: John the Conqueror at The Legendary Dobbs, Pity Sex at The Barbary, Royal Bangs at Milkboy, and more

Photo of John The Conqueror by John Vettese
Photo of John The Conqueror by John Vettese

Philly blues rock band John the Conqueror will be heading up The Legendary Dobbs this evening, before going on a European tour and releasing a new album The Good Life on February 25th. Soulful tracks make their blues sound attractive and inviting, and they’re sure to be even louder and entertaining live. Make sure to check them out before they leave the States for a good month; it’ll be their last Philly show until March 7th at MilkBoy.

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Pity Sex touring with Philly’s Daylight, playing The Fire on July 18th

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The strangely-named indie outfit Pity Sex released their debut album Feast of Love this Tuesday, June 25th.  But if you want to try before you buy, Run For Cover Records has the album up and streaming via its Soundcloud.  On their album, Pity Sex does a punked up take on the 90s shoegaze sound with vamped guitars and hazy vocals. This summer, the band heads on tour in support of their new album, including a few stops on the east coast with Philly’s own Daylight.  Although they’re not shoegaze, Daylight have a heavy 90s influence as well, sounding like a blend of early emo-rock and grunge.  Below, you can stream the Pity Sex album in full as well as check out a song by Daylight.  The tour hits Philly venue The Fire July 18th.