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New Track: "Aquarium" - Younger Me

York/Lancaster indie-pop trio Younger Me is celebrating its 7" release tonight at The Fire with Lucy Stone and Family Vacation. Check out the psych-tinged A-side, "Aquarium," with its hypnotic keys, shifting bass groove and crisp, radio-ready vocals. Feels kind of right - now that the sun is out.


Balance and Composure Opening for Title Fight at Union Transfer Oct. 12

Doylestown quintet Balance and Composure recently released their second studio album The Things We Think We’re Missing on No Sleep Records. The thirteen-song LP is at once scathing and sympathetic; they are great at being both quiet and loud. The production of it really helps capture the bands dynamics, and was helmed by local knob-turner Studio 4’s Will Yip, who is constantly bolstering his already impressive resume. They’ll be bringing their frenzied alt-rock to Union Transfer tonight to open for another of Yip’s emerging clientele Kingston’s Title Fight, who has been rocking out at YMCA’s since 2003, but they didn’t record their proper debut Shed until signing to SideOneDummy in 2011. Both their first and last year’s Floral Green were recorded with Yip. Given the bands seasoned history, it isn’t surprising that their latest album is fat-free. Vocalist/guitarist Jamie Rhodes delivers gravely melodies on top of a plethora of jagged guitars in a honed and intentional assault. Both acts have been on a month-long jaunt across the country with Bethlehem duo Slingshot Dakota, who will also be supporting the evening along with Cruel Hand. The show is already sold out, so hopefully you have your ticket. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 8pm, $15, All Ages - Adam G.

Crystal Antlers stream new album Nothing is Real

Psych-tinged Deli LA veterans Crystal Antlers are prepping up for the release of their latest album Nothing is Real, which is coming out next Tuesday, October 15th via Innovative Leisure. As is the ensuing trend of exclusive hunting, the Long Beach three-piece are streaming it in its entirely a week ahead of its release on the New York Times. Have a listen to the vicious "Licorice Pizza", a straight-ahead rocker that abandons the spiraling time signatures of past records and goes right for the jugular. 


Is grunge back? Ceramics plays Lit Lounge on 10.11

Brooklyn’s brand new 2013 indie grunge-punk trio known as Ceramics have caught our attention with their effervescent passion for “Rawk” music. Although they claim a post-punk revival, they sound like a more modern and harder, Indie-infused Rick Springfield in more ways than one, with obvious jagged edges and turns. The grunge influence is a lot more evident than their classic tendencies, but all of it comes together in an audibly fulfilling way. They’re set to headline Lit Lounge on Saturday 10/12 with Flight School and Karana and you can listen to and download their debut EP titled 'It’s Funny Because You’re Not Even Real' via Bandcamp. – Michael Haskoor (@Tweetskoor)

This band submitted their music for coverage here.


Weekly Feature: Brothertiger - live at The Deli's Electro CMJ Stage on 10.15

Drawing from a more ambient corner of throwback synthpop than many of his contemporaries, Brothertiger's John Jagos may wrap his melodies in layer upon layer of ethereal textures, but they’re unmistakably present. The Ohio University alumni member possesses an ear for a hook combined with a knack of interlacing his electronic instrumentation in a lush but never overpowering manner. See Brothertiger live with In The Valley Below at The Deli's Electro CMJ Show at The Delancey on 10.16. - Link: Dean Van Nguyen's interview with Brothertiger.




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