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Happy record release day to Rone (playing MilkBoy on Saturday)

With a laid-back demeanor and an affinity for melody, Philadelphia’s Adam Ferrone – Rone to his fans – drops his debut full length today on local imprint Raw Life Records. The First Story casts a broad net. It goes fast and fierce with a jazz piano and pounding beat on opener “Against The Wall” (label honcho Dice Raw spits a verse on that track), Later, it ropes things in for some introspection and breezy sentimentality on “200 Miles to Philadelphia,” the acoustic-guitar quasi-singer-songwritery number we heard on Raw Life’s compilation The New School Presents: America’s Next. Rone also sings a lot of his own hooks – another unique slant to his sound. You can watch the video for his single “Giving My Love” below, stream the album over at Soundcloud and help Rone celebrate his album’s release this Saturday, June 23, at MilkBoy.