New supergroup Rosie Thorne release debut single “Slick”

Rosie Thorne’s Slick

Local supergroup Rosie Thorne recently released their debut single, a pop track suitable for both nightclubs about town and intimate headphone grooving. Comprised of Marisa Dabice (Mannequin Pussy), Max Steen (Cold Fronts, Vexxed), and Zach Sewall (Grave Goods, Vexxed), Rosie Thorne melds their respective influences and backgrounds to create their debut leftfield dance track, “Slick.” Continue reading →


Stream and download Emmett Drueding & the Cowboy Killa’s “Iron Fist”


Emmett Drueding & the Cowboy Killa follow up last month’s debut with a new track called “Iron Fist.”  The collaboration between local singer-songwriter Drueding, Alex Drust, Ray Bailey and producer / frequent accomplice of Philly bands Grave Goods (Zach Sewall) went darker and smoother on this track, with woodsy echoes and naturalistic scratches and synths that sound like woodland creatures.  With a country twang, the band is taking a Blitzen Trapper path towards electronic folk rock that is haunting and catchy.  Stream and download “Iron Fist” below.


The Week So Far: 11 must-read stories on The Key (incl. Laura Jane Grace, Vacationer, 2nd Street Festival)

Photo By Abi Reimold |
Photo By Abi Reimold |

Vacationer drop in for a soothing Key Studio Session that includes free downloads and a video by BITBY [link]

Unlocked takes a look at Lantern‘s new Rock ‘N’ Roll Rorschach LP [link]

The Low Anthem, Banned Books, Denison Witmer and more tapped for this year’s 2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties [link]

Stream and pre-order Psychic Teens‘ COME ahead of the goth-punks’ record release show at Long in the Tooth on August 9th [link]

Watch Pete Donnelly‘s new video for “Face the Bird” from his upcoming full-length of the same name [link]

Emmet Drueding and Grave Goods collaborate on “Area 51” and release the track as a free download [link]

Local bassist Phil D’Agostino has release a new solo track called “Footballs” off of his forthcoming Inlets LP [link]

Download The Downtown Club‘s “Dance” from a new compilation of local bands [link]

Enter to win tickets to see Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace at MilkBoy on August 10th [link]

Sean Hoots will create original music for Shakespeare in Clark Park’s production of The Tempest this month [link]

Members of Dashboard Confessional and The Narrative bring their new Twin Forks project to Folkadelphia [link]


Listen to “Area 51”, a new track from Emmett Drueding & the Cowboy Killa (aka Grave Goods)

Emmett-Drueding-7-of-7[1]Philly-based singer/songwriter Emmet Drueding has teamed up with producer Grave Goods to create the duo Emmett Drueding & the Cowboy Killa, and they’ve now released the track “Area 51.” The tune, available to stream on their soundcloud, is an amalgamation of genres. A soulful, blues-y twang, combined with the duo’s modern sensibility and rhythm, all sit neatly under Goods’ unique production, giving the song an incredibly interesting sound and style. Check it out below.


Download Grave Goods’ remix of Cara Salimando’s “Moving Just Like Marionettes”

Philadelphia producer Grave Goods, aka Zach Sewall (Cold Graves, No Diavolo and more), recently dropped a remix of Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Cara Salimando‘s track “Moving Just Like Marionettes.” The original version of the song was released last January on Salimando’s monthly EP series.

“She just sent me some of her songs and asked me to make a weird spacey creature beast,” said Sewall. The result is something reminiscent of a more electronic version of Sewall’s former group No Diavolo, with a bit of Grimes mixed in. Check out the original version here and the Grave Goods remix below. According to Sewall, he and Salimando plan to meet up over the next few months and write together so fan’s can look forward to more remixes and collaborations between the two.


Jam out to the “Use U,” the latest free download from Cold Graves

This Cold Fronts x Grave Goods collaborative project Cold Graves is beginning to reach Work Drugs levels of productivity. Their third new (and free-downloadable) single in a month, “Use U,” just dropped this afternoon and its probably the project’s spookiest offering. But vocal hooks and guitar from Cold Fronts’ Craig Almquist keeps it grounded and poppy, in a late 70s Bowie kind of way. Dig in below!


Download “Motorcycle Heathen,” a new Grave Goods track featuring Home Covers

We were introduced to Philly production wizard Zach Sewall, aka Grave Goods, through the recent string of Cold Graves collaborations with indie punk band Cold Fronts. Those songs are snappy electronic pop fun, but today we’re presenting the weird world of Sewall – a former affiliate of Chiddy Bang and No Diavalo – when he’s outside of the rock zone. “Motorcycle Heathen” is a new Grave Goods track featuring members of folk trio Home Covers on vocals. It’s warbly and warped, beaty and awesome; check it out below.


Cold Graves releases new song “Keep it One Hundred”

Cold Graves, the collaboration between garage-rock band Cold Fronts and Zach Sewall’s project Grave Goods, just released the song “Keep it One Hundred.” It blends both musical acts’ aesthetics like their earlier single, “New Face.” Cold Fronts lead singer Craig Almquist’s party-pop voice mixes with honest rock ‘n roll riffs that combines with Sewall’s electronic, orchestral style. Maybe this collaboration will become a new Philly act? We’ll sit back and enjoy it for now. You can listen to “Keep it One Hundred” below and download it for free while you’re at it.


Listen to new music from Cold Graves, a collaboration with Cold Fronts and Grave Goods

Philly rock band Cold Fronts recently collaborated with Zach Sewall (formerly of Chiddy Bang and No Diavolo) on a new track. Sewall releases music under the name Grave Goods, so when he teamed up with Cold Fronts they decided to call their collaborative project Cold Graves. Their song, “New Face,” combines Cold Fronts usual rock aesthetic and vocals with Sewall’s electronic vibe, which makes for a cool-sounding lo-fi track.

Cold Fronts will be going into the studio in August and plan to release some new songs in September. In the meantime, catch their set on August 9th at PhilaMOCA with City Rain, The Mendles, and comedians Lisa Yost, James Hesky, and Alex Grubard. There is an $8 donation charge at the door and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the organization “To Write Love On Her Arms.” For more information visit the event page here.

Listen to the new Cold Graves track below or download it on their Soundcloud page here.