I’m not going to lie, today’s going to be a weird day for me; I’m returning to my classroom to teach with students for the first time in over 7 months. So, I needed something calming to get me started this morning as I prepped mentally, which is why this new record from Philly’s Birdspotter is perfect. The entire listen is filled with these subtle little bedroom pop tunes, little pop earworms that creep into your brain and make everything else irrelevant. At times, the tunes are quiet and intimate, other times you get what I’ve chosen for you below, just the slightest uptick in energy as the guitar lines weave in and out of your speakers. Happy Monday to us all, right? The Gusty LP is available via Z Tapes!
It’s a nice day for some explosive and raucous indie rock music. Right? Well our genre bender today is called “Plant” and comes by way of Philly based rock band Doubles. This one is all about the build up you feel for about a minute and a half which turns into an all out rock fest after that. It hits.
Doubles will be working on a new album coming soon! For now, enjoy this jam today.
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Man things have been crazy busy in the real world over here and I have really been failing to bring any sweet jams of my own over the last couple of weeks. As I begin to settle into some time off, I’ll be looking to share as many tunes as I can find starting now! This one is from Philly based group Weekender who we’ve shared with you guys prior to this post. Their new tune is “Floaty Feeling, Blue” which can be accurately described by the title of the song itself. It’s for fans of Tame Impala who might want a more breezy and bright element thrown in.
Weekender will release their new EP Floaty Feeling, Blue on January 15th via PaperCup Music.
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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.
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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.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/161801800″ params=”color=ff9900&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
We’re continuing our series with our friends in Shivery Shakes, wrapping up their stories from the road. Since the end of their tour hit the weekend, we held on to both of their later entries to combine them into two. We’ve got words from William, and Andrew, so check out how the road has treated these lads. They’re back in town now, so hopefully we’ll have a nice little wrap-up of their experiences, but for now, check their latest entries. Read more
If you follow this site, you’ve got to know my affinity for really well written indie-pop tunes, so I was pleased to come across Pet Milk through the suggestion of Literature front-man, Nate. Apparently, the Philly group carries with them some members of Brown Recluse (a solid band on Slumberland), but Adriane’s vocals on this recording provided a nice little twist to the band’s sound, giving it a hint of warm sexuality. Still, you’ll find my favorite musical trademarks like heavy-handed guitar jangles and anxious drumming; be sure to stay tuned for the great end to to the track. You can find tons of songs from the band over HERE, but don’t forget to donate a little bit to the band’s efforts![audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/PET-MILK-Philadelphia-Punklife-01-Phantom-Lovers.mp3]
Download: Pet Milk – Phantom Lovers [MP3]
“Paging Dr. Dog; Dr. Dog needed in the ER”. “Patients at the Parish need resuscitation.” If you missed the sold out show at the Parish late Tuesday night, your heart rate may thank you, but your feet? Not so much. The young Philly rockers pounded out a heart racing, feet stomping 1.5 hour set comprised of songs from their critically acclaimed albums ‘Fate’ and ‘We All Belong’, with a few gems from earlier releases. Follow the jump to read all about it, check out the setlist and see a handful of pics.