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Philly artists send love and support to Houston and beyond via Bandcamp benefits

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Mock Suns are among dozens of Philly artists supporting disaster relief through charitable online releases | photo by Chelsea Schryver | courtesy of the artist

In the aftermath of destruction that Hurricane Harvey wreaked onto the Texan coast — and as Florida grapples with the fallout of Hurricane Irma — Philly’s DIY creatives have been working in full force to support disaster relief by putting Bandcamp’s philanthropic possibilities to test.

From the full-bodied compilations of Good Behavior Records and DIY for Houston, to a release from fresh Items Tagged Philadelphia find, Nymphaea, and a new track from The Residuels, there’s a lot of chances for you to support Houston while also supporting the local scene. Continue reading →

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Pretty Words’ slow-building, skatting style shines in self-titled LP

Pretty Words | photo via band’s Facebook page

Philly indie four-piece Pretty Words‘ not-too-far-back release of their groovin’ single, “Hole,” had me hooked at first listen. The band recently shared the six other tracks on their self-titled release, pretty words, and similar to the single, they find their niche in slow-building, warped dissonance and passionately-mumbled, conversational lyrics. Continue reading →