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Lo-Fi

What I’m listening to: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 11:10 AM
LA weirdos Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti release one of the strangest (and best) records of the year There’s no doubt that Beverly Hills rocker Ariel Pink is one of the stranger figures in rock music today. Since rising to prominence 2 years back, the pink-haired, armpit-drumming, self-destructing... Read more

Do more dancing with Work Drugs at Tigerbeats

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 3:54 AM
Get pumped for Philly's own smooth-fi duo Work Drugs' "short but sweet set" at The Barbary's weekly indie dance party, Tigerbeats. If you missed their performance at the XPoNential Music Festival, book your calendars now for Monday, July 30th. Having just released their fourth album in a one-year... Read more

What I’m listening to: DIIV

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 11:52 AM
DIIV—formerly known as DIVE—has finally arrived. Now it’s time to dive right in. Oshin—the debut record from Brooklyn band DIIV—seems like it’s been forever in the making. Really, it’s been less than a year: from the release of first single “Sometime”... Read more

What I’m listening to: Youth Lagoon

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 10:13 AM
Youth Lagoon is the moniker of Trevor Powers, a 22-year-old Idahoan whose dreamy, fragile tunes are the perfect defense against autumn’s impending chilliness. A bedroom project formed out of sheer necessity (i.e., Powers’s need to create tunes), YL explores questions of love, anxiety,... Read more

Neon Indian coming to First Unitarian Church

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 3:09 AM
On September 21st, Neon Indian make their way back to Philadelphia in support of their up-coming album release ERA EXTRAÑA. This will be the band’s first show here in over a year so make sure you catch the electro-psychedelic rockers when they hit the First Unitarian Church. Tickets are... Read more

Now Streaming: Little Dragon's new album "Ritual Union"

Monday, July 18, 2011, 12:31 PM
The on-the-rise dream pop band wowed attendees of this year's Roots Picnic and by the looks of it, Little Dragon seem to be taking over. Their 3rd studio album, Ritual Union, is now streaming over on NPR and it already has listeners giving it the thumbs up. It's official release is Tuesday, July 26th... Read more

What I’m listening to: Witch Gardens

Thursday, July 7, 2011, 10:39 AM
“Music is like big family dinners—chaotic, emotional, occasionally fun, oft overwhelming, but always worthwhile,” explain Seattle’s Witch Gardens to Derek Erdman. It’s an appropriate description from a band that claims to write songs “in the kitchen of the modest... Read more

Popped! Music Festival artist additions + single-day tickets

Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 2:16 PM
The full, official lineup of Popped! Festival has been announced. Going down at FDR September 23-24th, the two day festival features an eclectic mix of local and international artists, as well as a Food Bazaar! A limited number of Early Bird 2-day passes ($90) and limited Early Bird 2-day VIP passes... Read more

Listen to new Work Drugs "Ice Wharf" + new EP

Monday, June 27, 2011, 10:32 AM
The latest summer single from Philadelphia indie/lo-fi band, Work Drugs, has just been released! You can listen to and download “Ice Wharf” on Soundcloud. The band has also given us an extra treat! As of today, you can go to their Bandcamp page and purchase smooth-P, a short EP that has... Read more

What I’m listening to: Is Tropical

Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 10:40 AM
Don’t let the name fool you—there’s nothing tropical about British electro-pop act Is Tropical. But that only adds to the mystery, right? A trio well-versed in head-turning, Is Tropical first burst on to the scene in 2009, when news of their high-energy, masked performances (think... Read more
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