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New Track: "Body" - Roya

“Body” is featured on Egg, the new EP from Roya. The track emerges out of whispering vocals and guitar strums as a lo-fi buzz fills out the room. The momentum/strength builds as the line “so just try to pretend like you don't know my body” is emphasized and repeated, becoming a mantra of sorts. Whether the song is a monologue directed at an individual, who isn’t listening, or represents a separation or conflict between one’s thoughts and physical being, there’s a magnitude in its simplicity.

New Roya EP Available for Streaming & Download

A trio of songs recently arrived from Roya. Packaged as Voice Memos, a looming, haunting atmosphere reverberates. Hidden in the shadows, lo-fi solitude emerges, engaging in unifying harmony, while simultaneously stirring up personal demons. It’ll shake you at your core.

Roya celebrates debut LP at Brooklyn Bazaar on June 16th

To kick off the month of June, Roya have released their debut self-titled LP via Burger Records; to celebrate, they'll play Brooklyn Bazaar on June 16th. The post/psych-punk quintet includes guitarist Jay Heiselmann of Grooms, former Jay Reatard bassist Alix Brown, and frontwoman Rahill Jamalifard, who brings her signature dreamy and slightly atonal vocals from her band Habibi. Together with guitarist Tyler Love and drummer Lyla Vander, they've already put out a few singles from the new album, including the infectious "A Sickness", which you can stream below. Roya's release show will also feature performances from Blush, Scully, and Breanna Barbara. - Will Sisskind


Girls Rock Philly Benefit - Girls to the Stage at FUC April 29

Girls Rock Philly has always been a positive influence towards empowering young women with music education, creative thinking, and leadership skills. And they’ll be contributing to it further with the release of Girls to the Stage, a compilation created to celebrate and promote Philly's up-and-coming female performers and “to empower other ladies to pick up an instrument and join 'em!” A number of well-known local indie acts like Amanda X and Mannequin Pussy have contributed to the album with all proceeds from its sales and the event benefitting the worthwhile organization. R5 Productions will be hosting the release at First Unitarian Church tonight, and it features the two aforementioned bands headlining. There will also be sets from Fake Boyfriend, Roya, VVeed VVolf, and Shannen Moser. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St, 7PM, $8-$10, All Ages (Graphic by Michelle Krysztofiak) - Bill McThrill


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