Golden Ages: Everything Will Be Alright [Video]

Everything that I have seen and heard from Philadelphia group Golden Ages has been very cutting edge. This band has influences, yes, but they pick apart the good pieces and expand on them for a sound both entrancing and captivating. There is something entirely dream-like about everything this band touches, yet it is vivid and… Continue reading Golden Ages: Everything Will Be Alright [Video]


Netherfriends: Bret Easton Ellis Novel [Video]

When I first checked out Netherfriends last year, I may have noted that they reminded me a bit of Animal Collective. That, maybe, and perhaps The Dodos. But, in actuality, they’re somewhere between. Gone are AC’s tribal shrieks and gone are The Dodos’ acoustic strums. When it comes down to it, Netherfriends really are their… Continue reading Netherfriends: Bret Easton Ellis Novel [Video]

Album Reviews

Busses: Busses [Album Review]

Dave Brett, vocalist for the Philadelphia based trio Busses, sounds like Neil Young. That’s pretty obvious and should be stated directly. But, the sound of these genuinely diverse artists as a whole would only strike the Harvest man if punk and prog jazz became a staple during a three-quarter life crisis. The estranged madness on… Continue reading Busses: Busses [Album Review]

Album Reviews

David Janes: Deathcard [Album Review]

Written by JB. It took nearly a year to record his first proper LP (and almost twice as long to release), but Deathcard is the sweet fruit of singer/songwriter David Janes‘ tedious work. After a limited release of his Kill-a-man Sessions in early 2008, Janes spent months writing, recording, and mixing songs for the next… Continue reading David Janes: Deathcard [Album Review]

Album Reviews

Psalmships: Kronotsky [Album Review]

Kronotsky by Psalmships opens with a soft hum that remains so throughout opening track “Resurrectionist”, building and growing subtly with the clash of post-rock drone meets minimalist folk. It’s a slight departure from the true minimalism of which those familiar with Josh Britton’s music know well, and it continues in “Smaller Constellation”, a song title… Continue reading Psalmships: Kronotsky [Album Review]

Song Reviews

Pattern Is Movement: Light Of The World [mp3]

For those of you fortunate enough to catch Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward, the Philadelphia based duo better known as Pattern Is Movement, on their recent tour and appearance at SXSW, you may recognize this track. As well as being the title track for their upcoming album, out later this year, it was offered up… Continue reading Pattern Is Movement: Light Of The World [mp3]


A Cure For The Broken-Hearted [Feature]

The Philadelphia-based record label, Edible Onion, might very well be the only thing that can be called music as we once knew it. In the digital frenzy of now, it is often harder get yourself excited about a new release — even one from your favorite artist. Few folks venture away from their laptops to… Continue reading A Cure For The Broken-Hearted [Feature]

Album Reviews

Golden Ages: Tradition [Album Review]

On their debut full-length, Tradition, Golden Ages picks up where they left off on last year’s Sitting Softly In The Sea EP. “Waiting” is packed with eccentric electronic experimentation on par with a more melodic, less tribal Animal Collective. What really sets this band apart from its contemporaries is that they take common elements of… Continue reading Golden Ages: Tradition [Album Review]

Song Reviews

Psalmships: Sweetheart Parade [mp3]

I’ve long thought that Joshua Britton of the band Psalmships and the band Sweetheart Parade sounded on par with an artist like Jason Molina (Songs:Ohia, The Magnolia Electric Co.). Hearing that Britton occasionally covers Molina live, then, was no surprise. In his latest release, now seemingly consistent under the moniker Psalmships, Britton completes one of… Continue reading Psalmships: Sweetheart Parade [mp3]

Album Reviews

Brown Recluse: The Soft Skin [Album Review]

Mixing the psychedelic pop of the 60s with a more orchestrated baroque sound, The Soft Skin is four sunny tracks by Philadelphia’s most promising pop band in quite a while. Brown Recluse began as duo Timothy Meskers and Mark Saddlemire, and ultimately grew to six individuals. Within The Soft Skin, you’ll hear the plush instrumentation,… Continue reading Brown Recluse: The Soft Skin [Album Review]