Songwriters

Ticket Giveaway: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile at the Tower Theater

Indie darlings Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett recently dropped their collaborative release Lotta Sea Lice (Matador/Mom+Pop/Marathon/Milk), which you can stream below. The duo will begin taking their new tunes on the road tomorrow, and we're giving away a pair of tickets to their performance on Friday, November 3 at the historic Tower Theater. To enter for a chance to win, send an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line "Best Buds". Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!

   

New Radiator Hospital LP Available for Streaming

As today's slight chill reminds us of the colder days just around the corner, we have the words of Sam Cook-Parrott to keep us warm, fuzzy and nostalgic. Radiator Hospital's new full-length album, Play The Songs You Like, is now available for streaming. The LP consists of fifteen new tracks and a cover of Martha's "Sycamore," and will be released officially on October 20 via Salinas Records. Radiator Hospital is heading out on tour later this week with Outer Spaces in support of the album, and you can catch them in Philly this Friday at the First Unitarian Church, alongside Strawberry Runners and Eight as well. (Photo by John Hanson)

   

New Music Video: "Angel Time" (Feat. Davey & The Chains) - Jo Kusy

Featuring Davey and the Chains, “Angel Time” will be included on Jo Kusy’s forthcoming November release, The Amazing Jumpin’ Jo Kusy. A carefree, funky groove sets the tone, with the video’s black & white animation serving as a guide through the song in storyboard style. That loose, percussive/backend-pacing, dance quality taps into the vibe of legendary favorites like Bowie and Beck. You can catch Kusy tomorrow evening at Creep Records, as part of The Morelings's record release celebration.

   

New Track: "Where to Begin?" - Chet Williams

Chet Willams recently shared a new EP, entitled Where to Begin?. Its title-track, which closes out the album, begins on an acoustic guitar stroll, before escalating in lyrical reflection. It ramps between the ache of the past and the confident surge towards a hopeful future. Things are perpetually complicated and chaotic; however, amid the personal storm, it's important to recognize the hope of light at the end of the tunnel.

   

Wheetay brings semi-electronic soul to The Tin Roof (10.11) & The Country (10.13)

The funky, stripped-down Southern soul made by emerging act Wheetay—fronted by Thomas White—is exactly what the Nashville scene needs right now. White takes on the responsibility of writing, recording, producing, mixing, and mastering all the tracks, yet he still considers the project a collaborative effort as his friends play a role in inspiring his tracks and bringing them to life. Explained in his own words as a “lo-fi approach to high fidelity music,” Wheetay is finally taking to the stage with a lineup of live shows, in which he will combine live instruments with looping tracks. The sultry, semi-electronic sound created by White and co. is fresh, fun, and a nice change of pace for Music City. If you can’t make his show tonight at the Tin Roof, then definitely make sure to catch him opening for Willie Shaw at The Country on the 13th. - Lilly Milman

Listen to our favorite track “Probably Nothing” streaming below.