Sophie’s Selections: Hunky Dory by David Bowie

Sophie’s Selections: Hunky Dory by David Bowie

Bowie is an undeniable rock superstar. The man was a creative chameleon, whose many–faced influence still reverberates in music today. With an oeuvre as large as his, it’s inevitable that some of his work stands out over the rest – most often The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, sometimes leaving the … Continue reading “Sophie’s Selections: Hunky Dory by David Bowie”

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”

Sixteen Jackies in the Live Room 3/28

Sixteen Jackies in the Live Room 3/28

Philly’s very own Sixteen Jackies stopped in to Seltzer Studio this week to talk to us about their music, share Bjork’s best moments, and bless the broadcast with a live performance. The band’s next EP, titled Mascula, will be available May 4th. Join them on May 18th for their release show at PhilaMOCA! More details here. Performed on 3/28/2018 … Continue reading “Sixteen Jackies in the Live Room 3/28”

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”

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”