Album Review: Sunset Blush by Kississippi

Album Review: Sunset Blush by Kississippi

Kississippi’s 2015 album, We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed, is an introspective, dreamy EP that got Philly native Zoe Reynolds’ foot in the door, but her debut full-length album on SideOneDummy, Sunset Blush, is a step in a new direction. The album is an exploration of relationships, filled with the same vocals and guitar … Continue reading “Album Review: Sunset Blush by Kississippi”

Live Review: Palm @ First Unitarian Church 3/26

Live Review: Palm @ First Unitarian Church 3/26

Old Maybe opened the night with a frantic, off-kilter set of rhythm-based songs, each no more than two minutes. They were hard to follow between their sharp twists and turns in tempo, and often confrontational vocals. Nina Ryser’s drums were unpredictable, making huge use of the relatively small space. It’s not hard to see the … Continue reading “Live Review: Palm @ First Unitarian Church 3/26”

Album Review: SLUFF by Naked Giants

Album Review: SLUFF by Naked Giants

Naked Giants debut album on New West Records, SLUFF, is a powerhouse rock record that delivers with every track. The Seattle-based trio, comprised of guitarist/vocalist Grant Mullen, bassist/vocalist Gianni Aiello, and drummer Henry LaVallee, has been having a great year, performing with Ron Gallo on a split EP and touring with Car Seat Headrest. All … Continue reading “Album Review: SLUFF by Naked Giants”

Album Review: Vessel by Frankie Cosmos

Album Review: Vessel by Frankie Cosmos

Frankie Cosmos has been holding back. An icon of bedroom rock, their 2016 album Next Thing released to critical acclaim and made several year-end lists. Led by Greta Kline, their newest album explores not only new sounds, but also relationships, internal struggles, and existential dread — all while still making your hips sway. On Vessel, … Continue reading “Album Review: Vessel by Frankie Cosmos”

Album Review: TwentyTwo in Blue by Sunflower Bean

Album Review: TwentyTwo in Blue by Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean’s sophomore album, Twentytwo In Blue, released on Mom+Pop records, is a psychedelic reflection on the troubled politics of the last couple of years, and seeks to find strength through rebellion. The album moves from song to song like one looking through an old record collection, shifting in tone and sound with each track. … Continue reading “Album Review: TwentyTwo in Blue by Sunflower Bean”

Single Review: “How Simple” by Hop Along

Single Review: “How Simple” by Hop Along

After a week of teasing the album artwork on social media, Hop Along have finally announced their new album, Bark Your Head Off, Dog and released the first track off the album, “How Simple,” along with a tour across North America in the summer. It’s a departure from their typical rock sound and incorporates elements … Continue reading “Single Review: “How Simple” by Hop Along”

Single Review: “Fay” by (Sandy) Alex G

Single Review: “Fay” by (Sandy) Alex G

A cryptic new single from Philly-fave (Sandy) Alex G was quietly released on his personal Youtube channel last night, January 18th. Though the song’s lyrics can be easily fit in a single line, (“In the car, knocking at my door, reer-reer-reer, what’s the problem officer? what’s your knocking for?”) it is hardly his least verbose. … Continue reading “Single Review: “Fay” by (Sandy) Alex G”

Concert Review: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile @ Tower Theater

Concert Review: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile @ Tower Theater

Jen Cloher opened up the night with a stripped down acoustic set of her usually more explosive music. She still managed to light up the room with her songs, interspersed with anecdotes about the words behind them. Cloher’s opening set complemented the rest of the concert well while also distinguishing herself as a songwriter with … Continue reading “Concert Review: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile @ Tower Theater”