Songs of the Week 6/11

New Tune: “Perfect Places” – Lorde Lorde is high-key one of my favorite artists. I’ve loved her since the release of Pure Heroine in 2013. I’ve read a lot of things about her new album and based on the singles she’s released, I’m anxious to hear the rest of the them. the lyrics are resemblant…

Nightly & Urban Cone

There was an electro-indie dance party at the Foundry in Philadelphia last night, courtesy of Nightly and Urban Cone. Nightly kicked off the show with songs from their debut EP, Honest. The Pennsylvania-based band began as duo Jonathan Capeci (vocals) and Joey Beretta (guitar) with the song “XO” which became somewhat of an overnight SoundCloud…

Songs of the Week 4/30

New Tune: “S.C.H.” – Foster The People This is the third song on Foster The People’s new EP, III, that they released on April 27th. I find it very reminiscent of their songs “Broken Jaw” and “Are You What You Want To Be?” This is my favorite song from III. Throwback Track: “Houdini” – Foster…

Songs of the Week 4/23

New Tune: “Lately II” – COIN COIN released their second album on Friday. “Lately II” is a sequel to “Lately” from their first album and is already one of my favorite tracks from the new album. This track also contains a hidden song… Throwback Track: “Dissolve” – Absofacto This song is delightfully quirky. It’s got a lot…

Songs of the Week 4/16

New Tune: “Pockets Full Of No” – Coast Modern I just saw Coast Modern this past week and this song was even better live. Coast Modern’s debut album is set to release next month. Throwback Track: “Daisy Chains” – Will Joseph Cook I’ve really been vibing to WJC’s music lately – AND he released his…

Alt Nation – Advanced Placement Tour 2017

Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement tour took a stop in Philadelphia this week at the Foundry. This tour included triple-headliners 888, Coast Modern, and Sundara Karma. 888 warmed up the audience with songs from their five-song EP, Critical Mistakes, which they released in 2016. The band includes Danny Stillman (vocals), Aaron Rothe (keyboard/programmer), and Danny Cooper…

Songs of the Week 4/9

Sending warm weather vibes your way with this week’s songs. New Tune: “A Side / B Side” – Tipling Rock Throwback Track: “Bus Stop Dreamer” – Dry Reef   Follow me on Spotify here.

New Release – Tipling Rock

Tipling Rock returns to the indie scene with the release of their new track, “A Side / B Side”. Though Tipling Rock is from Boston, their surf-pop infused sound could convince you that they’re performing live from California beaches. Tipling Rock is made up of Ben Andre, Matt Lewin, Dillon Salkovitz, and Tommy Schubert.  Ben, Matt, and…

Songs of the Week 4/2

Happy happy happy April!   New Tune: “Be Who You Are” – The Kooks My beloved Kooks released new music this past Friday. The Kooks have been very busy lately, announcing a “Best Of” tour and The Best Of…So Far album. Fingers crossed their tour makes its way to the US. Throwback Track: “Limestone” –…

Quite the Tuesday with Hippo Campus

It certainly didn’t “feel like a Tuesday”  while Hippo Campus tore it up at Union Transfer last night. The band stopped in Philly on their tour, debuting their first full-length album Landmark. The album was released on on February 24th and features thirteen all-new tracks. Hippo Campus is made up of co-frontmen Jake Luppen (vocals/guitar)…

Song of the Week 3/26

In honor of seeing not one but TWO of my favorite bands this week (!!!!!!!!!!) these songs seemed appropriate for this week’s features. Let these bright, upbeat songs help kick off your week. New Tune: “Vines” – Hippo Campus   Throwback Track: “Take That” – CRUISR  

Songs of the Week 3/19

I’ve been in an indie-funk mood lately (I’m as surprised as you, but indie-funk exists). In fact, I’m compiling a strange little collection of these songs into a playlist-coming soon! New Tune: “Old School” – Urban Cone   Throwback Track: “Kangaroo Court” – Capital Cities   Follow me on Spotify here.