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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Bardo Pond, Diamond Rugs and more

Bardo Pond
Bardo Pond | Photo by Katie Tapman

Veteran psych-rock band Bardo Pond are featured in this week’s Key Studio Session. With a deep catalog of expansive songs in their pocket, the local quintet sampled their 2013 LP Peace on Venus, 2010′s self-titled record and two unreleased tracks for one of the loudest, tightest sessions to yet. Listen to “Red Curtains” below and get the full set here. Bardo Pond play Underground Arts tonight.

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A Day Without Love releases acoustic session with new track “Things I Can Tell”

Brian Walker of A Day Without Love
Brian Walker of A Day Without Love

Brian Walker of the modern rock project A Day Without Love sat down with Concertjunkies for an acoustic session. The music blog recorded a stripped down version of an upcoming track by the Philly based artist, who recently went solo. The track is called “Things I Can Tell” and Walker delivers a powerful childhood chant of “It’s not worth it, none of us deserve this” in a brightly-lit living room. Continue reading →

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Sister City and Uncle / Father Oscar release emo-indie split

Uncle / Father Oscar | via unclefatheroscar.bandcamp.com
Uncle / Father Oscar | via unclefatheroscar.bandcamp.com

Two Philly bands with powerful indie-emo sound, Uncle / Father Oscar and Sister City, released a split EP last week that features drum-packed tracks and witty rhyme schemes.

Opening with “Earthbound & Down” by Sister City, the split ushers you in with cymbal-heavy beat and shouts of “Ever so slight is the slime in my throat” from frontman Adam Linder. The track is carried throughout by an inviting math-punk rock chord progression from Linder and John Gamble, while the chorus in this song screams Your Favorite Weapon-era Brand New with its pop-punk bass line from Joe Wolfe. Continue reading →

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Listen to A Day Without Love and Uncle/Father Oscar’s split EP A Day Without Oscar

A Day Without Love
Photo via facebook.com/adaywithoutlovemusic

Local bands A Day Without Love and Uncle/Father Oscar recently released a split EP, fittingly titled A Day Without Oscar. Alt-rock four-piece A Day Without Love, who just released their latest EP Confessions of the Innocent Mind earlier this year, starts out the EP with “Lost Children,” a song with the same apocalyptic feeling the band explored on Innocent Mind. However, during ”Broken Bridge”, the band puts on a more intense rock vibe, a slightly new direction.

Also featured on the bill is Uncle/ Father Oscar, whose band name is an awesome, hopefully intentional reference to Arrested Developement. Continue reading →