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Tonight’s Concert Picks: DRGN King at PhilaMOCA, The Great Unknown at Johnny Brenda’s, XPN Welcomes Martin Sexton to The Landis Theater, Nightlands at Arden Gild Hall

Philly’s DRGN King are celebrating the release of Paragraph Nights tonight at PhilaMOCA.  The full-length debut from the psychedelic power pop outfit was released through Bar / None Records on January 22nd and runs the gamut of infectiously good songwriting from the slick “Holy Ghost” to the party-ready “Wild Night.”  More information for the all-ages show with Dangerous Ponies, Walking Shapes and Idle Idols can be found here.  Stream Paragraph Nights here and watch DRGN King’s Dominic Angelella perform a solo, stripped-down version of “Holy Ghost” at Sofar Sounds from last weekend below.

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My Morning Download: “Secret Days” by School Of Seven Bells (playing Union Transfer on Tuesday, November 27th)

Photo by Justin Hollar
The electro-synth pop duo School Of Seven Bells released an excellent new EP yesterday called Put Your Sad Down on Vagrant/Ghostly International. The EP includes four new original songs and a cover of “Lovefingers” originally recorded by the pioneering psychedelic electronic music group Silver Apples. Originally a trio when they started in 2006, School Of Seven Bells is lead vocalist Alejandra Deheza and Benjamin Curtis (Alejandra’s sister Claudia is no longer in the band). They debuted in 2008 with Alpinisms, a critically acclaimed collection of shoegazer/pop music. School of Seven Bells are co-headlining a show at Union Transfer on Tuesday, November 27th with Twin Sister. Go here for tickets to the show. Go hereto download “Secret Days.” Below, stream the new EP in its entirety.

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Listen to a new School of Seven Bells track, “Secret Days” (playing Union Transfer on 11/27)

School of Seven Bells have started streaming an upbeat new single, “Secret Days,” from their upcoming EP Put Your Sad Down, which is scheduled for release November 13th.  After Put Your Sad Down arrives you can catch School of Seven Bells playing with Twin Sister at Union Transfer on November 27th (find tickets here). Below, check out “Secret Days.”

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School of Seven Bells announce EP and add another Philly show

School of Seven Bells, who are playing at UPenn’s November 3rd Jazz & Grooves concert (tickets available here), last week announced the release of an EP, Put Your Sad Down to accompany their album Ghostory, which came out in February. The band also announced another show with dreampop group Twin Sister in Philadelphia at Union Transfer November 27th; tickets for that show are available here. Continue reading →

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Atlas Sound and School of Seven Bells Playing at UPenn on 11/3


As part of their Jazz & Grooves concert series, UPenn has announced a November 3rd concert with Atlas Sound and School of Seven Bells (SVIIB). Atlas Sound, the independent project of Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox, released his melancholic debut record Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel, in 2008 – his most recent release is 2011′s Parallax. SVIIB’s latest album, Ghostory, came out earlier this year in February. Tickets for the show will be available starting tomorrow at 9 AM. Admission prices for students are $5 in advance, $10 at the door, and $15 for the public; more information about the show can be found here. Below, watch the video for “Half Asleep” from SVIIB’s 2008 record Alpinisms.