Philadelphia duo Strange Parts consists of writers and musicians Attia Taylor and Corey Duncan, who joined forces several years ago to make artful psych music. They made their official debut last summer with Oh God, What a Beautiful Time I Spent in the Wild via Specious Arts. A year later, Strange Parts has just released a music video for the second-to-last track on their LP, “Weathersby”. Continue reading →
“I want to be in that band.” That was the shared sentiment between Attia Taylor and Corey Duncan when they first met and heard each other play back in 2012. At the time, Duncan had close ties to Girls Rock Philly where Taylor was participating as a camper; he was also releasing music in the Oh! Pears project, while Taylor dropped a series of solo EPs on Bandcamp. Fast forward six years later, Taylor and Duncan combined forces to release their first full length project under the name Strange Parts: Oh God, What a Beautiful Time I Spent In The Wild.
The album, which was released on June 8, includes 12 tracks of what Duncan describes as psychedelic art pop. The debut track “Treasures” offers listeners a folky yet dreamy vibe that is accompanied by languorous vocal pairings of both Duncan and Taylor. The closing track “Glorious Things” is a free spirited song that makes one reminisce on listless summer days with minimal responsibilities. The entire project is simply, effortlessly cool. Continue reading →
What’s that you say? It’s a holiday week, it’s a heat wave, everybody’s going down the shore or hiding out in A.C.? Guess what, friends: the music doesn’t stop for any of that, and this week we bring you 14 shows to see in the next seven days — from the all-local Chill Moody stage at Wawa Welcome America to a heavy dose of punk to close your weekend at West Philly’s Lava Space. Continue reading →
Amid all of the usual Fourth of July festivities happening next weekend, Johnny Brenda’s will play host to a smaller event, bringing together local music for a good cause. On Saturday, July 7, a lineup of three local bands will join forces for Rock & Roll & Birth Control, a benefit show in support of Planned Parenthood. Strange Parts,the duo of Attia Taylor and Corey Duncan who just released their debut album Oh God, What A Beautiful Time I Spent In The Wild, will headline the show. Also on the bill are local duo Tactand punk four-piece Full Bush. Listen to music from each artist below. Continue reading →
Strange Parts, the collaborative project of Attia Taylor and Corey Duncan, released their debut LP Oh God, What A Beautiful Time I Spent In The Wild today. The record seesaws between moods, sometimes cynical and gritty, sometimes rosy and sanguine. Despite their contrasting styles, the duo works in synchronized compatibility, delivering a sweeping killer of an album.Continue reading →
Resilient and Vessna Scheff are just two of the artists slated to perform at Rigby Mansion this afternoon for a concert and cookout benefiting Womanspace. The nonprofit is a women-centric safe space, providing mental health services and shelter in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Proceeds will go towards renovations and essential items, while art donations will also be accepted. More information for the gathering can be found here. Watch Resilient’s recent video for “I’m Onto You” below.
Eclectic indie-pop artist Attia Taylor first came onto the Philly scene with her 2009 EP, Dear Universe. Since then, she’s transplanted to NYC and, along with her solo project, started up a band with Corey Duncan called Strange Parts. Though Taylor has been somewhat quiet for a while, she just smashed that silence by announcing a whole lotta cool news. Continue reading →
Providence revolutionary rockers Downtown Boys have been making a lot of noise on the underground level the past few years, and with a new deal on Sub Pop Records, this punk five-piece is poised to fight the good fight at a much bigger level. The band just released its latest single, “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)” — which it told NPR was “a declaration of one’s ability to decolonize one’s mind, and the importance of fearlessly unlearning the ways white supremacy conditions people to think and exist.” Listen below, wait with baited breath (like us) to get word on Downtown Boys’ upcoming Sub Pop LP (no details are available yet), and check the XPN Concert Calendar for tickets and information on the band’s headlining show tonight at Everybody Hits. Continue reading →
With the release of the instantly engaging Rainier Bedstuy Home Recordings earlier this week, multi-municipal duo Strange Parts complimented the short collection of demos with a music video for the aptly named “The Ukulele Song,” shot by singer Attia Taylor on her trip to the Caribbean country of Trinidad.
Tonight, Johnny Brenda’s welcomes indie-pop duo Strange Parts. They caught our eye at WXPN with the late summer release of their song “Asleep in the Flowers” and we are excited to see them playing more and more shows in Philly. Expect to be mesmerized by the dreamy layered tracks put forth by Strange Parts, as well as the headliner: neo-blues / rock artist Adia Victoria, who was named an artist to watch by WXPN. You can go to the WXPN Concert Calendar for more information on this 21+ show. Take a listen to Strange Parts’ whimsical track “Asleep in the Flowers” below. Continue reading →