RFA sells out PhilaMOCA in Album Release Party

RFA sells out PhilaMOCA in Album Release Party

Last Friday, local Philadelphia rock band RFA hosted a record release show for their new album, Rfa. The four band members that make up RFA met in high school over a shared love of artists like Elvis, The Rolling Stones, and The Strokes. Flash forward six years, and the group is starting to sell out … Continue reading “RFA sells out PhilaMOCA in Album Release Party”

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”

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: Fickle Friends – You Are Someone Else

Album Review: Fickle Friends – You Are Someone Else

Fickle Friends have been a trusty companion throughout my formative student years – releasing their debut single “Swim” a heady four (!!!) years ago, the Brighton boppers have been touring the UK circuit relentlessly ever since. They have been cruelly feeding me and their other obsessive fans live demos of unreleased tracks for years on … Continue reading “Album Review: Fickle Friends – You Are Someone Else”

Francis Trouble Album Review

Francis Trouble Album Review

Albert Hammond Jr., one of the five members of New York garage rock band The Strokes, recently released his fourth solo album, Francis Trouble. Despite Hammond’s now-established independence as an artist and the almost three-year distance from making music with The Strokes, Francis Trouble has several tracks with the same themes of tight guitar chords … Continue reading “Francis Trouble Album Review”