DIY/Lo-Fi

Good Looking Friends Celebrate album release, play Muchmore's on 04.20

Running the gamut from string-led slowcore to crunchy emo, Good Looking Friends have a pretty firm grasp on the world of emotional basement music. The group’s latest track, “Front Porch,” pairs twinkling guitars with sweeping orchestration before a rushing climax recedes into the swell of strings. It’s the first single from Good Looking Friends’ new album Settle In, Decay, out April 6th. The band recently played the release party at Bushwick Public House, but you can catch them again at Muchmore's on April 20th. In the meantime, watch the video for “Front Porch” below. – Cameron Carr

   

New Track: "Gold Burner" - Mattress Food

Moon Town, the forthcoming album from the Sami Rahman-led project Mattress Food, will be released on April 14. Steeped in a Brit-folk/pop resonance, “Gold Burner” incorporates pleasant orchestral clutter, with a delayed flicker of light. Feel free to temporarily tune out and escape the chaos of your daily life. You can also catch Mattress Food this evening at Bourbon & Branch, where they'll be supporting Smellco's EP release show with The Wrong Band. 

   

Krust Toons: "Duh." by Tedd Hazard

Krust Toons: "Duh." by Tedd Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.

   

Hollister trio Conserve strip down their sound in "Puzzle Dust" EP

The newest EP, Puzzle Dust, from Hollister-based trio Conserve takes the band in a completely new direction from their debut self-titled album. In their sophomore release, they completely strip down their sound and rely solely on acoustic guitar and vocals—whereas Conserve is heavily punk and garage influenced. This isn’t a surprising move for a band that is determined to escape the confines of genre, and they do it well, bringing a distinctly grunge sensibility to singer-songwriter tracks. Catch their next show at The Colony on April 29th. - Lilly Milman

Listen to our favorite track “Inside Looking Out” below.

   

New Track: "After the Drive-In" - Great Weights

Great Weights' self-titled EP drops on April 13 via Bunny Cat Records. “After the Drive-In” instantly accelerates as the instrumentation blitzes and then broods, meeting the emotional intensity displayed in the self-aware lyricism.  The song acknowledges the necessity of change, and it unapologetically takes back ownership of one’s actions. You can find Great Weight performing next at their record release show on Friday, April 13 at West Philly's The Mothership, where they'll be supported by Tact, Ronnie Vega, and Cage Flight.