There’s a lot of excitement this week for The Afghan Whigs‘ reunion show at The Electric Factory tomorrow, and today, we’ve got your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show! Comment below with your first and last name, and let us know what Whigs classics you’re excited to hear. We’ll contact the winner by e-mail tomorrow afternoon. To get the ideas flowing, check out this YouTube playlist of the Whigs’ official music videos!
Ambitious Philly rock band The Chairman Dances have graduated from indie songwriters to dramatic storytellers on their latest release, A Promise. Self-released to bandcamp this week, the album follows narrative arc that is, in the band’s own words, “centered around two fictional married couples: one at the start of their relationship, the other at the end.” Setting the tone is music is reminiscent of Destroyer in its lush orchestrations; of The Pernice Brothers in its crisp and melodic vocals; and of Bodies of Water in its epic fearlessness. Watch the video for “A Voice in the Night” above, stream the album below, and catch the release show this Friday at Kungfu Necktie. The Chairman Dances plays Kungfu Necktie with The Mendels and The Quelle Source on Friday May 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the 21+ show are $8.
A blend of found super 8 footage and iPhone-recorded cityscapes shot atop North Philadelphia’s Divine Lorraine Hotel, the brand new music video from Philly shoegaze / coldwave ensemble Nothing is a stunning piece of work. First, in that it’s simply really intriguing on a visual level, and next because it’s the first acoustic ballad we’ve heard from this group known for noise-rock jams and spectral noir atmospheres. This unreleased track is an inticing harbinger of what’s to come in the EP Nothing plans to release early next year. Watch the clip above, download the title track from its Suns and Lovers EP below, and catch the band in concert this Friday at The Rotunda with YOU and Mueran Hermanos.