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New Track: "Spinning" - Small Circle

Flower Girl Records will release, on September 8, Cyclical, the new record from Small Circle, which features vocalist Marissa D'elia, backed by Sorority Noise members Cam Boucher, Adam Ackerman, and Charlie Singer. Percussively bursting out of the gate, its first single, “Spinning,” describes pushing through the difficulties of an incongruent effort, within the context of a relationship. Despite those hiccups, an overt optimism instrumentally blooms. The band’s tour with Remo Drive and McCafferty will be getting its start on Tuesday, September 5 at PhilaMOCA.





New Tall Friend Album Available for Streaming

Safely Nobody’s, the new album from the trio of Tall Friend, will be released on August 11 via Exploding In Sound. The record casts light on fragile isolation of the past in episodic songs, finding beauty within the sadness. Delicate instrumental interplay gives these songs room to breathe, echoing emotive depth. Planet Phitness will host the band’s release show this Friday, supported by Anna Altman, Really Big Pinecone, and MS Saint.





Half Gringa

Half Gringa will be releasing their debut full-length LP, Gruñona, on August 18th. The lead single from the album is called “Pennsylvania Dutch” and can be streamed below. Half Gringa is lead by singer/songwriter Izzy Olive.

You can catch Half Gringa at The Empty Bottle with Minor Moon and The Jellies on August 18th.





NYC artist on the rise: Blood Cultures celebrates debut LP at Rough Trade 08.09

Mysterious electro-pop prpject Blood Cultures released their debut album this past month, titled Happy Birthday. It features four tracks previously released on Soundcloud, ranging from their successful 2013 single “Indian Summer”, a track we highlighted on this very blog at the time and which has now accumulated nearly 2 million plays, to their most recent single, "Detroit" (streaming below), a track that keeps faith with the signature calm, soothing falsetto vocals over sparse electronic arrangements. The New Jersey based artist will be performing at Rough Trade on August 9th, opening up for Australian rapper Allday at 9PM. – Pearse Devlin

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best electronic songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!





Weekend Warrior, August 4 - 6

Eric Slick (Dr. Dog, Lithuania) opens for Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble and Art Feynman this Saturday at Johnny Brenda’s. Exploring and evaluating one’s internal monologue and balancing that against the openness afforded by nature, Slick finds a happy medium. While one is continuously harmonizing conceptual ideals and realities, Slick ventures into the thicket, tapping into a somber sense of key/percussive-oriented calm and peaceful acceptance. However, the mood isn’t one of resignation; there are upbeat, attitude-adjusting points, in which clarifying, melodic pop shines through. Slick leads the way to Art Feynman, a.k.a. Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic), whom recently released a new album, Blast Off Through the Wicker, via Western Vinyl, and multi-textured, thought-provoking Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble. – Michael Colavita

More places to enjoy your summer this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Eric Slick, SUN Dream Safari

The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Ben Kessler, SAT Evan Wize

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Sun Hat, Rat Daddy/DJ Deejay, SAT Lito and the Shepherds, John Dominy/DJ Baby Berlin, DJ Jem, Voltheque/Rob Diioia, Cliph, Musho, SUN The Tough Shits, The Little Kicks

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) SAT Shy Boyz (Record Release), Ali Wadsworth, Charley Coin

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI Mars Parker, Aleana, Troi Lauren, Camp Candle, Orion Sun

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Andrew Meoray, Jermie Falcone

TLA (334 South St.) SAT Box of Rain

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Taylor Kelly, The Phonies, SAT Hambone Relay

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Crazy Bull, Along The Way, Tiny Hueman, Jason Jeffries and The Talltrees/(Downstairs) Conjunto, Sat (Upstairs) Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Music Festival Finals, SUN (Upstairs) Darlingtyn, Dino Petaccio & The Intruders/Nijah, The Soundcheck, Maria Leonetti, Pariadin, The Fridays, Hemispheres, Casual Friday, Marchi

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Tre Way and The Now Generation, GR Stone Band, The Chronic Project, SAT Cole Brightbill, Mariano/Echo Lad, Telyscopes

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Suzie Brown (CD Release), Scot Sax Soul Revue, SAT Black Horse Motel

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI PHL 4 Change Benefit Show (David Bowie Night): Justin Pellecchia, Erin Fox, SAT Wyldflowers, Chvnce, Dear Forbidden

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Noise and Silence, Hueman Garbij, SUN Carolyn Thorn, Lady Parts, Brother Martin, Liz Fulmer Band

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SUN ACTiVATE, No Gods

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI DJ Chris Urban, SAT Ed Christof

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Boulevard) FRI DJ Pierson, SAT DJ Beatstreet, SUN Burnt Sienna

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Telyscopes, Something Divine, Bazmati Vice, Granz (EP Release), The Classic Hunt, SAT Mat Burke

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Freeway, Scholito, Frankie Vado, Ayo, SUN Jeff Washington Band, Swamp Ash

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SAT Mauled By A Bear, Commencement, Uncle Dan, Avestial, Catharsis/The Keystones, The Pink Angels, SUN The Dirty Queen

LAVA Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Julia Rainer, Puppy Angst, Timothy Tebordo

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Busy Bee, Elaine Rasnake

 

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