Local indie rockers Southwork will play Johnny Brenda’s tonight, celebrating the release of its latest record Wear Your Heart Out. The record was recorded in a South Philly row home on a reel-to-reel tape machine owned by frontman Mike Vivas’ cousins. The recordings are raw and heartfelt, just fuzzy enough to sound like a warp-y dream. Take a listen to “Tell You a Story” below and pick up tickets for the show with Tutlie and Purples here. Continue reading →
Pop / rock favorites Guster are back with a new record and Tuesday’s My Morning Download featured a free MP3 of “Long Night” from the LP. Its an atmospheric and floating song, with enticing echoes and mellower tempo. Check it out below. Continue reading →
The Sixties were reared in the DIY scene surrounding the Montgomery County burg of Lansdale, and are tight friends with some of its players (including The Wonder Years, who they opened up for at The First Unitarian Church last year). But don’t let that typecast them. They’re only sorta punk; they’re not even remotely pop-punk. More to the point, these dudes are unapologetically hard rock, aggressive and anthemic and loaded with hooks, vocal bravado by frontman C.J. Morgan and serpentine shreddery by lead guitarist Chris Wagner. Continue reading →
Lansdale rockers The Sixties recently released a new music video for its song, “Jean Jacket” from its debut album, There It Isn’t. A mix of alternative and punk with a heaping dose of garage, the song’s video follows a character making a choice. Should he put on the business suit and continue on with his mundane, bleak life or put on that jean jacket and return to his rocker ways? It’s like one of those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. In the end, he picks the jean jacket (right choice) and joins The Sixties — taking lead singer C.J. Morgan’s place. Check out the music video for “Jean Jacket” below and download There It Isn’there.
You may remember back when we posted about Lansdale’s The Sixties releasing two songs, “Jean Jacket” and “Forgetting Yesterday” from their upcoming debut album. Well guess what? We now know what that album will be called and when it will be released. As we learned yesterday on Property of Zack, There It Isn’t will be released Tuesday June 17th on Get This Right Records. If “Jean Jacket” and “Forgetting Yesterday” are any indication, the album should be packed with short and punchy pop/punk songs with a modern rock flair that will totally get stuck in your head. So far, both songs feature spectacular drumming from Chris Mehr and fantastic raunchy rock and roll vocals from singer/guitarist CJ Morgan.
To celebrate the new album, The Sixties will be playing an album release show at the Lansdale VFW on Saturday, June 21st along with Merit, Chronic Wolf, House Of Cards, and The Mahlors. Information for said show can be found here. Listen to “Forgetting Yesterday” here.
Having released three energetic cuts from their upcoming debut album, The Sixties are stirring up lots of buzz around the release and tonight it peaks with their show at Milkboy. Listing Queens of the Stone Age and The Whigs among their influences, the Lansdale four-piece deliver modern alt-rock with elements of classic rock n’roll. Listen to “Warning Label” below and get tickets to the 21+ show here.
Before heading to Newark’s Mojo on Main this Friday, The Sixties have shared “Jean Jacket” from their upcoming debut album. The new song is a solid alt-rock anthem about feeling not so alive: “I feel like I’ve been wasting life for years”. They express a similar sentiment in “Forgetting Yesterday” where despite not being able to “outrun yesterday”, they still have the energy to move forward. The vocal stylings have classic rock undertones sort of like Queens of the Stone Age. See the Sixties live this Friday (January 24th) at Mojo on Main (tickets here) and at 502 South on February 15th (more details here).