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Richmond rockers Hoax Hunters to release new album Clickbait, 10/16

There’s no deception with Richmond’s Hoax Hunters: they just rock. The trio makes enough noise to pass as a bigger band, couching 80s and 90s influences into a modern sound. Heavy, brash, loud - quintessential garage rock with just the right amount of lo-fi crunch. Blast your sense with Hoax Hunters and avoid disappointment. They’re putting out a new LP on 10/16 entitled Clickbait, available through Cherub Records, so justify the album’s name and click here to get yourself a copy. -Jonathan Goodwin


The Deli Philly Takes Over Y-Not Radio This Wednesday at 11AM & 10PM!

We're about to celebrate The Deli Philly's 7th Anniversary this Saturday, October 10 at PhilaMOCA with The Orange Drop, Blood Sound, Hello Shark, and Suburban Living (DJ set). Y-Not Radio was nice enough to ask me to takeover its station and play some tracks from up-and-coming Philly artists that I've been listening to lately. You can tune in HERE to what I'll be spinning tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11am and at 10pm (replay). And I hope to throwdown with you this weekend - much love! - Q.D. Tran


New York singer/songwriter Mal Blum reveals music video for 'Robert Frost' off new album + plays Mercury Lounge on 11.8

This past Friday, New York anti-folk artist Mal Blum unveiled not just her fifth studio album 'You Look A Lot Like Me' but the unabashedly playful music video (streaming below) for album track "Robert Frost." Featuring the artist passing the time with her own dog (and periodically imitating it) while hanging out with friends on a sunny day, the co-directed visuals read as a thinker's day off, Blum acknowledging the titular poet's existential questions while enjoying some downtime. As revealed in a moving blog post, her latest release "came from a bad place, and an incessant desire to be understood and connect with people," and this bright clip is perhaps the fruit of that struggle. Mal Blum plays at The Mercury Lounge on 11.8. - Zach Weg 



Cry to Liphemra's newest post-breakup single from Future Gods

The experimental pop act Liphemra just dropped the title track to their upcoming EP "did u cry", and it is so lit. Gradients of fuzz drone, sliced loops, synth pads, and bass licks kick up the turbulence as singer/percussionist Liv Marsico lets loose a torrent of reverb between verses. The sonic whirlwind recedes she brazenly asks the question: "Did you even cry? / Did you even try?"

The simple verse recalls the sheer emotional weight of post-breakup feels, as crushing as the instrumental monument built and razed before it.

"You break up... Never talk again. You just want to know if they cried," Marsico bluntly puts it.

The team has been holed up in their Mid City rehearsal space for the better part of the year, painstakingly recording and producing the EP after a brilliant string of performances with Algiers, Young Fathers, HOLY CHILD, and appearances at Lolipalooza and Echo Park Rising. Liphemra is at the final stretch, honing their live sound to reflect the EP's brilliance — there likely won't be any further shows until early next year, says Marsico.

Expect the drop of "did u cry" next March through LA-based Future Gods. Listen to the title track here. - Ryan Mo, photo credit Arvida Bystrom

SF´s Heron Oblivion Signs to Sub Pop Records Tours w/ Kurt Vile

The San Francisco based ¨funeral folk¨ band, Heron Oblivion has signed a worldwide record deal with the Seattle based independent record label, Sub Pop Records. Sub Pop was put on the map for releasing music from Nirvana, Mudhoney, The Shins, Band of Horses, Sleater-Kinney and more. It´s always good to see Bay Area emerging artists doing well! Keep your eyes open for their upcoming 2016 release on Sub Pop and their local shows with Kurt Vile:

Oct. 15 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
Oct. 16 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

Heron Oblivion’s origins date to 2013 in SF’s Bayview district, where its four members-- fueled by a love of 60s/70s scuzz and commune jams, folk rock, noise, and P.S.F. Japanese underground—would get together for what Miller describes as "blistering, extended free jam sessions." The four musicians realized that their initial chemistry (which was strong from the outset) was undeniable and it’s vision unified. Heron Oblivion was born.

Ultimately, Heron Oblivion fused song craft to its improvisational leanings. What materialized is a mesmeric compilation of English folk rock and earthy West Coast psychedelia spiked with feedback and explosive dissonant elements. The sum of these elements will make up their Sub Pop debut.




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