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Drowned in Sound: Trans Am - Volume X

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Lucki Eck$

Lucki Eck$ teamed up with Danny Brown this week to release a new single called "Weightin' On". You have to love Lucki's laid back flow. He also released his latest EP Body High through audiomack last week.


The 53rd Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival

The 53rd Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival kicks into high gear today, and will sustain itself on a premium blend of high-quality tunes and positive vibes throughout the weekend. This year’s lineup, once again, provides a mixture of locally cultivated talent while also displaying touring acts. For those looking for a taste of local flavor, a wide assortment is at your disposal including: Kwesi K, Mutlu, Katie Frank & The Pheromones, The Wallace Brothers, and many more. Friday afternoon’s Philadelphia Music Co-Op Showcase features the likes of Vulcans, Kalob Griffin Band, and Black Horse Motel, among others, offering a solid sampling of our continuously growing folk/roots community. Reverend TJ McGlinchey will be holding a ukulele workshop were fellow Lover’s League member Dani Mari may be singing along. All this with a solid musical dose that also includes the soulful blues explosion of Shemekia Copeland, the funky get-down groove-making Rebirth Brass Band, and the legendary Loudon Wainwright III, buzzing Sturgill Simpson, and Deli faves The Lone Bellow, and Old Crow Medicine Show, just to name a few. You can check out its full schedule HEREOld Pool Farm (Schwenksville, PA), 1323 Salford Station Rd., Various Times & Prices, All Ages - Michael Colavita


Kodacrome releases debut album "Aftermaths"

We got to know Brooklyn electronic duo Kodacrome earlier this year through our Best of 2013 poll for emerging NYC artists. The band's clean, dark and sophisticated electro sound stood out in the contest's open submissions. Their debut EP showcased six enjoyable and solidly produced tracks and one single ('The Bug') that made it into our Best of NYC Electro playlist. The biggest challenge for an emerging band is to follow up a quality debut with a record that's as good, and we are pleased to report that Kodacrome, in their debut LP 'Aftermath' (released on July 29) keeps faith to its promises. Their soberly teutonic, essential and pragmatic electro perfectly suits the gorgeosly sultry but slightly detached vocals of Elissa LeCoque, even when things get a little playful and syncopated like in single 'Immaculata' (streaming).


BITBY Summer Sounds at TLA Aug. 15

This evening, at the Theatre of Living Arts, you’ll find Doylestown’s Commonwealth Choir as the featured headliners of a stacked local area bill. The guys are still living off the buzz of their debut EP Shirtless and their energetic live performances. Shorty boy-boy has been taking a bit of hiatus while frontman Joshua Pannepacker has joined the band Cheerleader. But they have recently resurfaced with a new music video for “Crickets,” and will be back to deliver a live set where you can expect the unexpected. Since Air is Human unveiled an unreleased track from their upcoming album on Y-Not Radio, there’s a good chance that you may be treated to more new material. The rest of BITBY Summer Sounds will be rounded out by Pine Barons, Weekender, and Mark Lanky. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St., 7pm, $11, All Ages - Bill McThrill

The nostalgic pop of Boy Morgan

We’ve recently stumbled upon the self-titled EP of New York’s Boy Morgan, an elusive rock band that has reemerged after their 2012 release with frequent performances around the city. Musicians Morgan King, Fowzy Butt, Ben Trokan, Nadir Naqvi, and Mitchell Wareham are getting back into the local rock scene and working hard to get their music into the ears of NYC fans. The group’s sounds are so nostalgic, listeners can’t help but compare them to a popular band of the 60’s you might know, from The Kinks to The Beatles. - Jillian Dooley


The Love Dimension Celebrate Album Release - 9/4

San Francisco based peace and lovecentric psychedelic rock band, The Love Dimension is preparing to release their new full length album entitled, Create and Consume. This long running local band will be celebrating their album release show at The Chapel in San Francisco on September 4th with Trainwreck Riders and Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah. Make sure you don't miss this event!

The Love Dimension deserves all of the positivity and support a local band can receive as they write and perform songs with a loving spiritually conscious vibe. Create and Consume will be available on 12 inch vinyl and we know the album is going to sound radiant. Pick up a copy on September 4th and support local independent bands!!


Pale Hands gets in the "Spirit" on forthcoming LP

Ahead of its debut LP, Spirit Lines, Somerville duo Pale Hands has released three groovy bits of dance-pop that will appear on the album. The dreamy “Fanatic” mixes sweeping synth chords and pulses with stuttering drums, while “No Stars” channels the synth-obsessed dance-pop of the 80s through the lens of modern alternative-R&B production. The latest, “Juventud,” combines the best parts of each track before it. While Spirit Lines won’t get dropped until October 28, you can check out Pale Hands at Boston En Masse on September 20. – Jake Reed (@jakejreed)


Stream: Youth Code, "Consuming Guilt"

Youth Code's electro-hardocore mash is an industrial assault. Their recent single, "Consuming Guilt," off their new EP, A Place to Stand, is an intense collection of heavy synths, pounding back beats, and plenty of noise. Ryan George and Sara Taylor make up the complex duo; their use of samples and sonic manipulation create strange fusions of 80's hardcore claustrophobia with synth noise chaos. Their EP is out on Da Is Records, and stream the single below . - Jake Saunders



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