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Sun Organ showcases its range of musical mastery on Your Doomed

Sun Organ | photo via the artist’s Facebook page

Hazy dream-pop outfit Sun Organ hasn’t been quiet for long, but now they’re back — this time with a new full-length for us to enjoy. Your Doomed is out now, and follows Sun Organ’s February EP Something Doesn’t Feel Right and 2016 LP People In the Distance In the Dark.

Sun Organ is the project of Philadelphia’s Tim Jordan, who expertly mixes fuzzy, dreamy instrumentals with soaring, spaced-out vocals. Your Doomed was, according to Bandcamp, recorded all over the place — from Jordan’s bedroom to actual recording studios to a cabin in the mountains. The album features a long lineup of friends and collaborators, too, filling out the one-man solo project into a warm and coherent collaborative effort. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Sun Organ at Johnny Brenda’s

Sun Organ | via https://www.facebook.com/sunorgan/

Pair these hazy summer days with Sun Organ‘s dream pop vibes as Philly’s Tim Jordan brings his project to Johnny Brenda’s for the night. Sun Organ released a six-track EP Something Doesn’t Feel Right in February following last September’s full length People in the Distance in the Darkshowing a change in musical direction across the two records in favor of a more meandering, warm sound. Sun Organ joins Spiral Stairs and Dark Mtns for the 21+ show. More information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Warm up with Sun Organ’s dreamy new Something Doesn’t Feel Right EP

Sun Organ | via facebook.com/sunorgan

Tim Jordan is proving to be pretty prolific with his Sun Organ project. The local musician/songwriter released his latest EP Something Doesn’t Feel Right earlier this week, a kind of spontaneous follow-up to last September’s People In the Distance In the Dark full-length. Intended to be a solo snowday project for an afternoon home from work, the EP eventually found its final form after several weeks of tinkering and some guest appearances on vocals and bass by a few of Jordan’s friends.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Honus Honus at Boot and Saddle, Sun Organ at Kung Fu Necktie

honus honus | photo courtesy of the artist
honus honus | photo courtesy of the artist

In light of his recent debut solo album release, I would say now is the perfect time to catch Honus Honus live. Use Your Delusion is the product of years and years of touring and making music with his band Man Man, which gave him a decade to cultivate his own personal persona and style. Honus Honus is playing tonight at Boot and Saddle with the Brooklyn-based garage-rock band Pink Mexico. Go to the WXPN Concert Calendar for more details on this 21+ show, and check out the video for “Heavy Jesus” below. Continue reading →

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Sun Organ sound like summer’s last gasp on People in the Distance in the Dark

Sun Organ | photo by Jersey Boy Photo | via Sun Organ’s Facebook

Following up last year’s Wooden Brain, the Philly-based Sun Organ return from the sludge with People in the Distance in the Dark, their second full-length in two years. What began as the solo output of guitarist/vocalist Tim Jordan has since evolved into a five-piece live band, and while the bulk of the performances on the album are still handled by Jordan, the band is featured prominently throughout. On Wooden Brain, the project showcased a melodic blend of indie-punk, grunge, and psychedelia. All of that still features prominently this time around on People, but with a great dynamic range and a willingness to explore new stylistic territory, it provides just enough variation to feel fresh. Continue reading →

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Embracing Things as They Are: Craig Scheihing takes a universal approach to filmmaking

 

Craig Scheihing | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo
Craig Scheihing | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Craig Scheihing is a visual artist, filmmaker, and photographer who is an integral part of the Philadelphia DIY music scene. About three years ago, Craig began working out of a personal studio at Big Mama’s, an art space in Philly that is absolutely bursting with young talent.

After a year of working in the space, Craig created Big Mama’s Cinematheque, which he says “grew out of a desire to create an accessible DIY space for film and video artists to share their work, help cultivate a new generation of filmmakers through a workshop initiative, and share the tools and resources I’d amassed through my own work.”

With his obviously gifted eye, a DIY mentality, and a connection to many young bands, Craig has produced music videos, album artwork, and, most recently, adapted films to project alongside bands as they perform live. Continue reading →