DIY/Lo-Fi

Within - "Young" EP and Music Video

Within is an alt/indie folk trio out of Toronto. Or “freak folk” as they say. They play dark, stripped down folk tunes. Definitely leaving plenty of space on the canvas which is a pleasant change to what we are probably used to hearing on a regular basis. The vocalist is rather enchanting with a trippiness to her voice that reminds me of Grace Slick or Dolores O’Riordan. They recently released an EP “Young” and below is the title track first single. – Kris Gies

   

Palberta release 22 track twee-punk album on 06.22 at Mercury

Spanning 22 tracks, Palberta’s Roach Goin’ Down, released on June 15, is a practice in invention and freedom. Ideas are crumpled up, unfolded, cut apart, and pasted somewhere else. With the anyone-can-do-it attitude of K Records and the inverted instrumentals of early post-punk Palberta makes songs that feel simultaneously whimsical, challenging, and distraught. There’s a lo-fi a cappella intro to “Momentous Space-Up,” chaotic dissonance on “I Have Found The Ego,” and almost ordinary twee-punk on “Sound of the Beat.” Palberta will play Mercury Lounge on June 22 for an album release show. – Cameron Carr

   

Indie Rock

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
Navy Gangs
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/navygangs/
Venue name: 
Alphaville
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New New Speedway LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Total Babe is the latest album from Philly six-piece New Speedway, arriving via Time Castle Recordings. Peering through the static of fuzz-reverberating rock, the vocals console in a tranquilizing, dream state. Basking in that pleasant trance, one sheds worry. However, amid those sunny ventures, there is an underlying propensity to zoom through the skies, flexing riff-charged afterburners.

   

New Track: "I’d Like to Thank The Academy" - Hafsol

“I’d Like to Thank The Academy,” the new single from Hafsol, a.k.a. Dylan Penna-Powell, develops an airy pensive setting before a percussive beat propels it into motion. Poetic lines flow at a laidback pace. The steer of the groove and the gradual fade of backing vocals washes over in a pleasant drift, intertwined with its hip-hop cadence. Lyrically, this feels layered with significance, while simultaneously retaining free association.