Jean-Paul Satre famously stated that “hell is other people,” but in the new video for Petal’s “Heaven,” she seems to be saying quite the opposite.
Petal is the moniker for singer-songwriter Kiley Lotz from Scranton. Lotz recently moved to the Philly area and is about to release her debut LP, Shame, which is set to come out October 23 on Run For Cover Records. It is a follow-up to 2013’s Scout EP and hopes to build upon her pop-inspired indie rock sound. Continue reading →
Scranton’s Petal have announced Shame, their debut full length on Boston’s Run For Cover Records. The record is slated for an October 23rd release, but in the meantime you can stream the first single, “Sooner” premiered this week over at Noisey. Continue reading →
Philly art-rock five-piece mewithoutYou has released their latest single, a deliciously dark, deep drum thumping track entitled “Red Cow.” They claimed it’s about things like “perception, Zionist, trains… ya know, kid stuff.” Continue reading →
Carmen Cirignano hopes putting on his band’s new record can provide a very certain kind of feeling.
He relates it to taking a trip to his grandmother’s house. Whenever he visited her, he’d feel a certain way and have very distinct memories. It’s an idea of being somewhere familiar that’s not exactly home.
“I wanted a cohesive, kind of flowing record that made sense from the beginning to the end and felt like a tangible thing, in a way,” Cirignano says. “I wanted people, when they listened to it or put it on, to be able to go somewhere, go to a place, wherever that place is to whoever listens to it. It could be different for everybody. I wanted it to have that feeling, like it was something as a whole rather than just a collection of songs.”
Cirignano, frontman for Young Statues, is sitting at an outside table at Old City’s Ole Café, having just driven downtown from his home in Prospect Park. He’s joined by bassist Tom Ryan, who has just driven in from across the bridge in New Jersey. They’re both joined by Ryan’s sister’s small dog, who remains mostly quiet as the two discuss the past and present history of the band. Continue reading →
It’s almost fitting that the release date of Young Statues’ sophomore LP, The Flatlands Are Your Friend, would fall around Halloween.
Whereas the South Jersey-based band’s self-titled debut could be categorized as indie pop, and its 2013 EP Age Isn’t Ours bordered on pop punk, Flatlands is something total different — an eerily haunting, rock-driven release.
We’re obviously not talking “Monster Mash” here. It’s edgy and emotional in the vein of “Gimme Shelter,” and a far cry from anything the band has ever done in the past.
Young Statues has always stuck out because they’ve never really fit in where they were. Punk and hardcore bands dominate the band’s label, Run For Cover Records. This has informed the tours Young Statues been on and the fan base they have developed. But you’d be mistaken to lump them in with many of their label mates or this “emo revival” everyone keeps talking about. Continue reading →
Today, Philly pop-punk four-piece Modern Baseball released “Rock Bottom,” the second song from their new full length album You’re Gonna Miss It All, via BrooklynVegan. Filled with the honest grumblings of any modern day young adult, you’ll find yourself laughing while you sing along to your own misgivings. Lines like “To hell with class, I’m skipping / let’s order food and sleep in / I’ve got so much to do / but it’s okay ’cause whatever forever” make the song as relevant as ever for the college punks that are such a big part of their fan base and the Philadelphia scene. Pre-order You’re Gonna Miss It All (release 2/11) via Run For Cover Records here, and check out the first single “Your Graduation” here.
Truly a Philadelphia production, the album was produced by Modern Baseball’s own Ian Farmer and Jake Ewald, mixed by Philadelphia’s Jon Low, and mastered by Will Yip at Studio 4. Listen to “Your Graduation,” the first single off the album, below. Like most Modern Baseball material, it is instantly catchy and has a great chorus. Unlike Sports, however, the song is less polished, adding a sense of grittiness that and even a bit of yelling. Keep an eye out for the album, and catch up on Sports belowwhile you wait for the new record.
Following the release of their fourth album Antiphon, Denton rock outfit Midlake is playing on the Johnny Brenda’s stage tonight. “Midlake does grand the way Pink Floyd did,” NPR Music’s Bob Boilen writes in a First Listen review Antiphon. After a daunting departure of singer Tim Smith back in August, the band rose to the challenge and found a truly resounding sound, thick with carefully orchestrated guitars and stimulating keys. Check out details for tonight’s show here. Get ready by watching their new video for titled track “Antiphon” below.