I’ve been in a bit of a throwback mood recently and this new track “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” from Philadelphia based Beach Slang is just the ticket today. It features a bit of post-punk rock n roll mixed with hushed vocals and a driving sound sure to get your body moving. Take it easy.
Polyvinyl will drop The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us on October 30th.
Del Sur is a young upstart band from the Philadelphia area we’ve posted about in the past here on ATH. I’ve always been a fan of the surfy, almost throwback like bedroom pop sound the band effortlessly manages to create on every track. Continuing that fan fair with me today is this new jam “Aubrey Plaza”. How could a song be so simplistic in its delivery yet still be catchy and worthy of repeat listens? I’ll let you decide.
Stay tuned on more from Del Sur and an upcoming full release.
Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill has hit the ground running since being released from prison in December. One of his recent contributions is a freestyle over a redone version of the same sample used on Raekwon’s 1995 single “Ice Cream”. Some may see this as a desecration, but I see it as a dedication. Meek Mill goes off in his usual aggresive delivery and the end result is gold.
FREEWAY came to prominence as a member of Rocafella Records during the label’s heyday. Since parting ways with the label FREEWAY has independently released a series of albums, mixtapes, and collaborative EPs, including an unexpected collaborative EP with Girl Talk in 2014. FREEWAY has an energetic stage presence that matches his well-known brand of aggressive lyrical delivery and is a show worth seeing. FREEWAY is confirmed to perform at Trinity Hall on Friday, March 20. FREEWAY’s collaborative EP with Girl Talk, Broken Ankles, can be streamed or downloaded for free via DJ Booth. The lead single from the EP can be viewed below.
You thought dreamy bedroom pop music was in the past? Nope, and thank goodness for that, as this song from Del Sur is surely an enjoyable way to wrap up our week with you. There’s a soft approach to the track, though the guitars kick in and give you that casual sway where you’re not quite sure if your mind’s ready to drift off or get you in dancing mode. The Philly act will be releasing their HAGS EP on January 27th of next year, so enjoy this gem while you wait for more great hits.
Download: Del Sur – Melted Down [MP3]
I’m reading the title to this post and already giggling a little to myself… Shark Tape…giggle. Despite their name that makes me chuckle a bit, Philadelphia based Shark Tape is a promising up and coming young rock n roll band. Their tuneage is something like indie rock with a more upbeat and poppy vibe to it. Check out new single “Bronco” below and let us know what you think.
Shark Tape will be self-releasing Marathon on November 8th.
While browsing through the internet today I came across this great track called “Tropical Jinx” from Philadelphia based band Little Big League. It’s part rocker, part pop music with some female vocals coming in to add a bit of an edge. This one has all things good.
Pick up new album, Tropical Jinx, via Run For Cover Records on October 14th.
Philadelphia based band Needle Points have a great new tune that I’m pleased to be sharing with you today. I’m calling it a quirky pop tune with a raw, throwback style rock n roll theme driving us throughout. Whatever these guys are doing, I say keep it up. Replacement Girls? Pick up a new 7″ from the band on October 7th via Papercup Music.
When you first press play on the new track from Paper Lions, harmonies will inch along, precisely as they should in the best pop songs. It doesn’t last long, however, as the guitars speed in and up the ante on the tune’s approach; it will continue to flirt with both aspects, always maintaining the infectious melody that makes the track so successful. For those of you that find yourselves interested in this tune, and you should be, it will be on the band’s upcoming record, My Friends, which will come out on August 20th via the band’s own imprint, Fountain Pop Records.
Download: Paper Lions – Philadelphia [MP3]
I’m sort of in an electronic mood today as I try to groove my way into the weekend with some head nodding synth-pop music. My mood is continuing in this vein with this new pop tune “Habits” from Philly based indie band Gracie. The band has a wealth of other material over on their bandcamp page so I’m surprised that we haven’t been turned on to them until just now. My bad. A new EP called Bleeder will be coming your way March 12th via Small Plates Records.
Download: Gracie – Habits [MP3]