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Sommelier Opening for Laurel Halo at Berks Warehouse Oct. 7

Sommelier is the Philadelphia-based sound-sculpting duo of Cameron Potter and Virginia de las Pozas. Their most recent album, titled i said i’m not to be bothered, was released earlier this year via NYC label Sweat Equity. When Potter and de las Pozas separated from their respective music projects Deflector and Cc to collaborate as Sommelier, the result was a songcraft that is distinctly cerebral, while grounded in a sequence of pummeling grooves. Sommelier will be performing tonight at Berks Warehouse, and the event is co-presented by Philly booking collective All Mutable and Embalming Lately (Potter and de las Pozas’ tape label). The warehouse will host a stacked bill headlined by Laurel Halo, featuring sets by local artists Tether, Wolf Dem, and Diamond Girl. Visuals will be provided by Oceans of Fantasy. Berks Warehouse, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 9pm, $12, All Ages - Josh Kelly


Balance and Composure Record Release Show at Boot & Saddle Oct. 7

Produced by Will Yip, Light We Made, the new album from Balance and Composure is officially being released today via Vagrant Records. The band is schedule to hold court for a corresponding sold-out record release show this evening at Boot & Saddle. An emotive release serves as the catalyst to the raw-melodic welding of sounds. The group steadily transforms internal emotion into ongoing energy. That powerful refinement still carries the lingering, gritty texture of unresolved emotional fragments. Hard and fast ragers sprint ahead, reeled in by the steady build of stacked instrumentation,  preparing the fuse for ignition. Jumpstarting melancoholy sentiments with trap beats, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, a.k.a. Adam McIlwee (formerly of Tigers Jaw), reinforces this billing. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8:30pm, $15 (Sold Out), 21+ - Michael Colavita

New Music Video: "Better Heaven" - The Superweaks

The Superweaks are planning to release a new full-length, Better Heaven, on November 4 via local indie powerhouse Lame-O Records. You can check out their latest music video for the album's title track below, which was directed by Adam Peditto. The forthcoming LP is dedicated to their eternal bandmate, brother and friend, Corey Bernard, who earlier this year passed away suddenly at the age of 22. They'll be celebrating the record's release on Sunday, October 30 at Kung Fu Necktie. The Superweaks also have a rad European tour coming up at the beginning of the new year with Philly pals Modern Baseball and Thin Lips. (Photo by Jess Flynn)

New Purling Hiss Album Available for Streaming

Purling Hiss is back with its most impressive album release in years. High Bias officially drops on October 14 via Drag City, but you can now stream the record in its entirety below via NPR Music's First Listen. The power trio will also be tearing things up in Philly at Johnny Brenda's on Sunday, October 30, along with Honey Radar and DC's Hothead. (Photo by Colin McLaughlin)

New Slaughter Beach, Dog LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Slaughter Beach, Dog, a.k.a. Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball, recently released a new album, Welcome, via Lame-O Records. One naturally dives head first into narrative depths, exploring the detailed imagery as loose, energetic melodies sustain the drive. These sonic anecdotes resonate, tugging at the emotive core while painting complex, sometimes heavy situations with an earnest, rebounding, "we’re alone in this together" reassurance.


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