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New Track: "Magic Coffin Ride" - Nyxy Nyx

"Magic Coffin Ride" is the title track off Nyxy Nyx's forthcoming LP, due out on December 7 via BLIGHT. Records. The single combines the tranquil, sunsetting aura of Brian Reichert's vocals with the steady, soft, supple plucks of acoustic guitar. Those weightless steps are countered by the fragments of raw fuzz that eventually fade into the distance as the "funeral procession" passes by. "Where this coffin is going, I don't know, but I'll ride this thing right out of this world." Have no fear.

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Jangle-pop artist Patrick Damphier releases single "Pretend It" from upcoming LP

Jangle-pop artist and former Paper Rival member Patrick Damphier has announced his upcoming LP Say I'm Pretty, which drops on 02.01.2019. To kick off the countdown to release day, Damphier has posted the first single from the album, called "Pretend It". The track has a hazy feel much like the early 2010s work of Real Estate; Billboard, which premiered the single, called Damphier's most recent work "broad-ranging" and "intricate". "Pretend It", with its dark post-punk influences, features fellow singer-songwriter collaborators Jessica Lea Mayfield, Richard Swift, and Molly Parden. It's one of a handful of tracks that Damphier chose for Say I'm Pretty out of a catalogue of over 150. Take a listen to "Pretend It" below. - Will Sisskind


Weekend Warrior, November 16 - 18

Ahead of its release on November 23 via Sister Polygon Records, Brown Bunny, the new album from Florry, will be celebrated with a release show this Saturday at Tundra Dome. There’s a sense of personal intimacy in a relaxed, folky place, and then again there’s the exploration of tension in raw punk pockets. Intimate contemplations flow forward in combustible swells as the range of the vocals ride the ebb & flow of musicality. The sonic trek is not necessarily a linear one; there are soft-spoken, soothing moments of whimsy that are contrasted or balanced by frenetic flourishes of energy. That ability to build up pressure and release it at points of respite captures a vulnerable/tenacious dynamic. The trio will be supported by the dreary, candid, post-punk melodies of local quartet Corey Flood, the enchantingly earnest songs of Emily Yacina, and tourmates Time Stalkers. – Michael Colavita

More places to hit this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Square Peg Round Hole, SUN Strawberry Runners

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI DJ Deejay, SAT Neighbors Complaint, Old Fezziwig, The Willies/The Donuts/DJ Dame Luz

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Tev Geez, OddBall Nur , Finess Jewelz, SUN Wesley Curtis, JONILL, Joshua Bation 

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) SAT DJ SYLO, DJ Next, Astro 8000, AliceXtra 

Franklin Music Hall (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Bri Steves

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) Philly Loves Animals II, SAT (Upstairs) Minas Presents: Tribute to Jobim & Cole Porter/(Downstairs) Rockdale Music:Fall Showcase

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Black Tie Stereo, Menace Of The Canvas, The Boardwalk Kings, SAT Famous & Fallen, Mr. Lisp, Effusion 35, Weak Knees, SUN Second to Safety, Moment To Capitalize

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.)SAT Jersey Dan’s 40th Birthday Party!!! Live Band Karaoke w/Taggart

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Fire In The Radio, Joy Riding, SAT Stealing From Thieves, Delmont, Rusty Pigeon

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SAT Dylan Jane, Langor, Elissa Janelle Velveteen, Mike Quinn, Punk Hands, SUN Sophie Coran, Spirit Haus, Mariah Del Rio & Logan Roth

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) SUN Jus O, OneTakeDave, Jizza Raw

Frankie Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) FRI Ben Aire, SAT Ed Christof

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Commonwealth Choir,

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT You Go No You / Ethan Berkowitz, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Torito, Bern & The Bastards, Wormtooth, Revolution, I Love You, High Council, SAT Howling Fantods (Record Release), Prowler, Full Bush

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Dead Robins

Century (1350 S 29th St.) FRI IATT, Cancer Priest, SAT Tile, Faking, Hover

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI OverEasy, Sea Rae, SAT Sad & Boujee, SUN Fallout Music Festival

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Civil Hold Up, Saint Wilde, Missing Frets, SAT Jac with No K, Cowbell Superstar

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) SAT Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, Greg Sover Band

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI (Sandy) Alex G, SAT (Sandy) Alex G

Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Harmony Woods, SUN Bad Heaven Ltd, Tact, Half Thought

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Jesse Gimbel, Matt Tarka

Creep Records (1050 N. Hancock St.) FRI Interminable, Little Strike (Joint Album Release), Destiny X

The Art Dept Collective (1638 E. Berks St.) SAT Strange Parts

Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Brackish, Puppy Angst, Sleepy Freak

Tundra Dome (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Florry (Record Release), Corey Flood

Delirium (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Blueroom, Blame Jakob

The Root Cellar (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI The Poms, Mega Mango, Chill Dad, Earthboy

Synth-pop trio PreCog play The East Room 11.23

To close out another Black Friday, dark indietronica group Precog will take The East Room's stage on November 23rd as part of a bill with Brooklyn industrial rock group Abbey Death and touring goth ambient rockers from Maryland, Ego Likeness. Precog have spent the year creating new music and playing around Nashville; their latest album, Pareidolia, came out last year to critical and public acclaim. The band takes inspiration from classic dark electronic groups like Depeche Mode and Massive Attack; however, their style holds back from copying tried-and-true genre formulas and instead experiments with implementing classical, industrial, and retrowave elements into their music. What results is music that reaches across timelines to become something that could be timeless. Take a listen to Pareidolia below, and catch them at The East Room on Black Friday. - Will Sisskind


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