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Album Review: Hey Rosetta! ‘A Cup of Kindness Yet’

  Words by Matt Latessa Christmas music could have its own discourse within pop culture.   Whether it is in the spirit of genuine celebration of the holiday or just another ploy to bolster the hyper-commercialization of the season, Christmas music takes many forms.  Christmas music can be heard on nearly every radio station, seen

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Album Review: Young Rival, “Stay Young”

“Stay Young” is the most recently released album of Canadian garage-pop trio Young Rival. The band sounds like something out of the British Invasion combined with the Beach Boys with added indie rock flavor, often using catchy guitar riffs to pull in their listeners. I can specifically detect a good deal of guitar styles similar

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Album Review: Nothing’s, “Downward Years to Come”

Downward Years to Come is the 3rd EP by the Philadelphia band Nothing. Nothing consists of only a few members, but one would never assume that during a first listen. The music is so full and atmospheric, it often sounds more like an orchestra than a few wood and string instruments. It is clear that Nothing

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Album Review: The Parsnip Revolt’s, A Sunshine Report

The Philadelphia-based band The Parsnip Revolt performed at World Café Live on Saturday, November 3rd to celebrate the release of their debut album, A Sunshine Report. Band members Geremiah Giampa (vocals/guitar), Jake Williams (guitar), Brian Fin (bass), and Tom Mellon (drums) distributed a free copy of their new album to each ticket-holder of their sold-out

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Album Review: Ghost Beach ‘Modern Tongues’ EP

The New York based synth-pop duo called Ghost Beach have been catching some rightly deserved buzz among the internet’s independent music-listening community recently. Though the group is basically in its infancy, being barely a year young, their new EP Modern Tongues might have you thinking they’re fashioned pop veterans. Josh Ocean and Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn comprise the 2-piece

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Benjamin Gibbard Performs at Town Hall in NYC

Death Cab For Cutie front man Benjamin Gibbard performed solo at The Town Hall in NYC this past Monday, November 5th with opening act Advance Base. Equipped with an acoustic guitar, his somber voice and a fresh flannel, Gibbard opened with “Shepard’s Bush Lullaby” off of his newly released album Former Lives (2012). Along with

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Album Review: Ton-Taun ‘Get Well’

Review by Matt Latessa Ton-Taun is a group of three Philly guys who really know their indie music.  Their third LP Get Well ­epitomizes the indie rock music story.  Most of the members have played together since High School.  They all write for an underground music blog.  They play basement gigs and have opened for

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Slackwater News: ‘Graveyard Mates’

The Slackwater News is a band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania who has just released their latest EP, Graveyard Mates. The songs are something of a combination between the blues-rock of bands like the Black Keys or even the Black Crowes soaked in the pop sensibilities of the Beatles. Graveyard Mates opens with the track “Less In

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The Slackwater News Drops New Music Video For “Ghosts”

TSI Music Award Nominees, The Slackwater News, released a new music video for the great tune “Ghosts”.  You can tell the guys of this 5 peice band took some time to work a quarky spin on an old school comedic horror flick.  Hat’s of once again on a great video with a good ‘ol tune

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Watch a New Video from the xx: “Chained”

The xx have released a new video for “Chained,” a song from their recently released second LP, Coexist. The video was directed by Young Replicant, a team associated with the Creators Project. The video is stark, containing scenes of people underwater, and is full of pastel colors and light. It’s a surreal viewing experience, one

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