The Lawsuits were our featured artists for this week’s Key Studio Session. Highlighting tracks from their upcoming debut LP, the rootsy band recorded four songs, alternating between the upbeat, rocking numbers we know and love them for and the more reserved and beautifully arranged slower tracks that appeared on their recent Numbers EP. Stream and download “Onion” below and check out the full session here.Continue reading
One of our favorite music blogs in the world, YVYNYL, is curated right here in Philly by Mark Schoneveld. Today Mark released one of his famous mixtapes, including some national up and coming blog rock darlings like Teen Mom, Pure X, and The Courtneys, alongside some of our Philly favorites Cold Fronts and Gracie. Go here to download it, or stream it below. Also – on the SXSW tip: Of the many Philadelphians heading down to Austin, Texas at SXSW in a week, YVYNYL is curating a showcase with the music blog I Guess I’m Floating for The Hype Machine at its Hype Hotel. Check out details for the show here.
Photo of Field Mouse by Shervin Lainez
[ED. NOTE: Market East is no longer on the bill. Slow Animal is playing instead.]
Here’s a triple bill that we can almost feel oozing with lush musical joy. The bedroom dream-pop Philly duo Lockets and hi-reverbed singer-songwriter trio Market East are opening for Brooklyn’s shoegazers Field Mouse at Johnny Brenda’s on Saturday, March 10. The show is curated and presented by local music blogger YVYNYL. Field Mouse is a four-piece featuring singer/guitarist Rachel Browne, guitarist Andrew Futral, bassist Danielle DePalma, and drummer Geoff Lewit. The band is releasing a 7-inch single on Small Plates on February 28th. You can pre-order the single, “You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom” here. Below, check out a video from Lockets and download “Glass” by Field Mouse for free. Also, Market East’s “Ainsely” gets the remix treatment by the Wilmington, DE, artist Sends in the video below for the song. Go here for ticket information for the show.
This month’s episode of Shaking Through—the online audio and video collaboration between Weathervane Music and WXPN—features a song by Snowmine titled “Curfews.” The Brooklyn-based indie-pop quintet released its debut LP Laminate Pet Animal (which you can listen to and download via Bandcamp) earlier this year; the episode was curated by Mark Schoneveld of YVYNYL.
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A highlight of the Snowmine session was watching them incorporate found-sounds into their song, “Curfews.” After alluding to “immersive” artists that the band admires, Grayson Sanders spoke about finding the balance between produced and found-sounds. “When you can marry the two, it’s great. But it’s even better when you can take two, three, or four found-sounds from the world and stack them with a note,” Sanders remarked. True to this sentiment, “Curfews” utilizes dish brushes, Chinese lanterns, and brooms, all of which play a part in building the song’s atmosphere.
You can watch the finished video and listen to the track below; visit the Shaking Through website to see photos, interviews, and more from the session. Individual raw tracks are available for independent mixing/remixing here.