Photo of Kate Crutchfield of Waxahatchee by Rachel Del Sordo
The Hot Philly 15 is a completely subjective list of Philly-made and Philly Local music happenings we love this week. It’s somewhat informed by what we’re playing on the radio, what we’re blogging about and what you’re talking about.
1 – Waxahatchee: With an excellent new album, Cerulean Salt, a fantastic Key Studio Session, a high profile upcoming gig at SXSW with NPR Music, and Best New Music on Pitchfork, we’re in love. You should be too.
2 – The Delfonics – Who would have thought 45 years after the release of “La La Means I Love You,” William Hart would still be kickin’ it? Listen to Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics here. Download the new song, “Enemies” here.
3 – Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel: Philly Bands heading to SXSW include: DRGN KNG, Blayer Pointdujour and The Rockers Galore, Creepoid, Lantern, Bleeding Rainbow, Norwegian Arms, A Life Once Lost, Dangerous Ponies, The Fleeting Ends, Lushlife, The Kalob Griffin Band, Katie Frank & The Pheromones, Nothing, Cold Fronts, Free Energy, Thee Idea Men. If we forgot you, sorry. We never got your press release.
4 – Chill Moody: We want him to be the mtvU Freshmen Video of the Week. Vote for him here.
The Lawsuits | Photos by Matthew Smith | Montage by Bryan Schreck
5 – The Lawsuits Key Studio Session – listen to it here.
6 – Heavy Rotation: The Fleeting Ends release their poptastical new album, Our Eyes Are Peeled, on March 22nd. It’s getting lots of advance play in the office here.
7 – The Hotbox Studio (video) Sessions recently kicked back into action with Cheers Elephant and Grandchildren
8 – Tayyib Ali dropped his new mixtape, Keystone State Of Mind 2. Download it here.
9 – Tara Murtha’s Philly Weekly cover story on the closing of Fluid. Read it here.
10 – Stereogum premiered a new jam from our friends Free Energy. Download it here.
11 – Questlove and D’Angelo get down at the Brooklyn Bowl here. Okay, so the Brooklyn Bowl isn’t Philly. Neither is D’Angelo. But Quest is.
12 – Mike Slo-Mo Brenner gets all world music on our asses with a new collection of Indian slide guitar music he recorded in Calcutta.
13 – Duet of the moment: Juston Stens and Jessica Lea Mayfield, “Strange Love.” Download it here.
14 – Entertainment Weekly debuted the new Purling Hiss video for the song “Mercury Retrograde” here. It’s psychedelic, baby.
15 – Work Drugs: The Philly smooth-fi music machine drops yet another new single, “Sunset On High Street.” Download it here and don’t miss them tomorrow night with Night Panther at Kung Fu Necktie.