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Spooky Company

The Glen Ellyn based Pysch-rock band Spooky Company is the new project from Morgan Samson (Atlas Murphy). Last week the trio released their debut EP "Bully" and you can stream it below.


New Track: "Pink Rabbits" (The National Cover) - Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks, a.k.a. Timothy Showalter, just shared his meaningful cover of The National's "Pink Rabbits." The track, which is found on 2013's Trouble Will Find Me, became the soundtrack to some recent rocky times for the local area singer-songwriter. You can read about his connection with the song from a post via Magnet (when he guest edited online in July) and stream it below. Strand of Oaks will be performing at The Boot & Saddle this weekend for two sold-out shows.

"The most important song for me in recent memory. A lot of music is great but not important. Listening to “Pink Rabbits” became mandatory for me. I would associate this song with my lost month or months last fall. I unfortunately discovered that drinking potato vodka alone with the only the National to keep you company can be dangerous. I would find myself talking with angels and other crazy shit when this song was on repeat. Then I realized I don’t have to get fucked up to love this record. This song saved me and destroyed me simultaneously."


Michael Chorvat

The new album, The Light, from former Treaty of Paris frontman Michael Chorvat is powerful sonically and spiritually. The album follows Michael through his spiritual journey and through each of the Chakras. You can stream the album today on Michael's soundcloud, but recommend you pick it up at Schubas and become a little more enlightened.

You can catch Michael Chorvat (Treaty of Paris, Ryan Powers and The Secret Weapons) and help him celebrate the release of his new album The Light at Schubas on Sept 16th with Model Stranger and Mama Jimi.


Literature Record Release Show at Underground Arts Sept. 15

Literature is a great indie-pop band. I thought that the very first time I heard the group’s debut LP Arab Spring. And now, their long-awaited full-length follow-up, Chorus, has found a fitting home at Slumberland Records. With an arsenal of unapologetic hooks, frontman Nathaniel Cardaci’s charming Anglo-accented phrasings, and upbeat instrumentation that injects a warm glow into your soul, Literature has produced another must-add-to-your-collection release, which I suggest grabbing sooner than later since the first pressing of Chorus is “ALMOST GONE”. They’ll be having a belated celebration of its deliverance tonight at Underground Arts (moved from the First Unitarian Church) opening for Brooklyn outfits The Drums and Beverly. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 8pm, $15, All Ages - Q.D. Tran


NYC Post-hardcore quintet plays Glasslands on 09.16

Are you afraid of noise and guttural voices? If you are, don't even bother checking out this track by NYC sonic terrorists Sick Feeling, 'cause the guys have no mercy for delicate ears. Mixing post-hardcore and screamo with noise rock and math, the quintet offer concisely creative tunes that are true explosions of sounds. Those of you craving some good old tinnitus should check them out live - without earplugs - at Glasslands tomorrow (09.16).


Bishop & Rook and Mutiny on the Microphone Announce Second Music Media Meet-Up

On Tuesday, September 23, Bishop & Rook and Mutiny on the Microphone’s “Getting Personal with Promotions: A Boston Music Media Event” is back for a second installment. The first “Getting Personal with Promotions” event was held back in July, but it was so well-received that the organizers decided to book a second date. The gathering is designed to bring together bookers, promoters, bands, bloggers, journalists--anyone and everyone who has an interest in or passion for the music scene in Boston and the surrounding areas. This is a great opportunity to take a couple of hours, step away from your computer and do some real social networking--I’m talking about the kind that doesn’t involve blue bird icons or a giant “Thumbs up!”

This event is free, but space is limited--in fact, July’s event sold out--so click here to reserve your space early. More info about the event can be found here.


-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)



Show Recap: Unannounced War on Drugs Performance w/Kurt Vile at JB’s

This past Friday, as the evening approached and the week’s end commenced, a buzz surrounded Johnny Brenda’s unannounced show, which hung in the balance as a wildcard. And as time moved forward, word came out that the unnamed act would be The War on Drugs, and there was much rejoicing.
The crowd filed into the friendly confines on the corner of Frankford and Girard with an atmosphere of excitement, and they were not disappointed. With a set heavily weighted upon songs from their latest album Lost in a Dream, including the set opener “Burning,” they sweetened the surprise treat even more with former War on Drugs member Kurt Vile lending his axe wizardry throughout the set, elevating celestial songs like “Arms Like Boulders” and “Eyes to the Wind.” Clicking on all cylinders, the audience was naturally caught up in their hazily powerful set, initially and appropriately concluding with “Lost in a Dream.”
This memorable blur of a night was capped off by an encore, where Vile reemerged joining the Granduciel-led crew on the apropos “Brothers,” accenting why Philly is such a great music town. (Photo by Nikki Volpicelli) - Michael Colavita

New Track: "Tropical Jinx" - Little Big League

Here's the latest single and title track, "Tropical Jinx," from Little Big League's forthcoming album. The band premiered it earlier this week over at Spin. Their ten-song LP is scheduled for release on October 14 via Run For Cover Records.



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