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Drowned in Sound: Perfume Genius - Too Bright

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The Orange Drop Will Get You (High) at MilkBoy Philly Sept. 12

Tonight, MilkBoy Philly will be a psych-rock-fueled intuition, as a pair of local acts specializing in the comforting drifting airs will lead the hazy charge. Last month’s Featured Artist(s) Poll Winners, The Orange Drop, seep into your ears placing an accessible comforting fog, supported through searing drone guitar with a backend propelled heartbeat that peaks through the clouds, creating a fluidly absorbing sound. Developing a tripped-out, astral, noise-psych combination through soothing steady-handed synth–guitar interplay navigating the cosmos will be fellow up-and-comers, Drone Ranger. They'll be opening for Canadian Hindie-rockers, Elephant Stone, incorporating the eastern toned sitar into a perpetual groove. MilkBoy Philly, 1100 Chestnut St., $12, 8:30pm, 21+ - Michael Colavita


New Track: "You Aren't the Same" - The Lawsuits

Straight up - The Lawsuits' Vanessa Winters has a beautifully sexy voice! And on their latest single, "You Aren't the Same," which just premiered at The Village Voice, she takes the reins, guiding you through her heartbreak. However, for us, it's the last 30 seconds of the song that we find most intriguing because it had us envisioning what Winters would sound like on an experimental, lo-fi project. Someone needs to make that happen - just putting that energy out there into the universe. The Lawsuits have a new EP Tumbled coming out soon on September 23, and they'll be celebrating its release on Friday, September 26 with DRGN KING and Tutlie.


New Track: "Autumn Leaves" - Revolution, I Love You

As we inch closer to the official start of fall, Revolution, I Love You creeps up on us with its latest track "Autumn Leaves." It's the first single from their upcoming album Black Feathers, which is slated for release in 2015. For some reason, we envision this song to be something that you'll find on the soundtrack for the remake of The Lost Boys. Come on - you know that they're going to eventually bastardize that movie too!


Feel Something w/Mark Lanky at Ortlieb’s Sept. 11

If you’re feeling depressed, Mark Lanky’s music might sound like an old friend who knows just how you feel, or it might serve as the catalyst that pushes you over the edge. Either way, his earnest, baritone vocals and realist lyrics will stir up something inside you. He’ll be a lone man with his acoustic guitar vulnerably on stage tonight at Ortlieb’s opening for Whitey Morgan and The 78’s. Come experience how Lanky will make you feel! Ortlieb’s, 847 N. 3rd St., 8pm, $10, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman


New Mumblr LP Available for Streaming

Fuzz-rock quartet Mumblr just made its forthcoming LP Full of Snakes available for streaming in its entirety over at Impose. The album, whose name is derived from drummer Scott Stitzer's phrase for how he felt after a heavy night of drinking, is the bands most polished and interesting record to date. Full of Snakes is set to be released on September 16 via Fleeting Youth Records, and the band will be celebrating its release on September 19 at Golden Tea House.


New Track: "Kidnap Me" (Single Version) - CRUISR

Earlier today, HillyDilly premiered CRUISR’s (now sans “e”) reinvigorated version of “Kidnap Me,” which you can take a listen to HERE. This new take is a part of their iTunes single that is available September 23rd. With an increased vibrance, this “Kidnap Me” is the type of song that holds on for the last few weeks of warm weather and offers a preview of what to expect from the group now that they are part of the Vagrant Records family. (Photo by Chris Sembrot)


Shape Breaker Opening for Watery Love & The Young at The Boot & Saddle Sept. 10

Lo-fi outfit, Shape Breaker, released a split 7" last January, along with Dublin's Fuck Mountain, and what came from it is the super rad, dark and twisted "Spellbound," a track that's four and a half minutes of spacious, fuzzed drums, metal mentality guitar riffs, and reverby as fuck vocals. By cross-checking the group's 2013 release, Wide Eyes, I notice length isn't the typical concern that passes through the guys’ minds. Aside from the last track off of the eight-song album, their psych-punk power pushes typically stay under the four-minute mark. 
Why am I obsessing over the length of these songs, written by Philadelphians Pat Hickey (vox/guitar) and Piotr Szpunar (drums)? Because I could see them spilling out into crazy live jams, with no one in the audience willing to open their eyes to see it end. Yes stoners, this will be your kinda gig, and you can catch them tonight at The Boot & Saddle, alongside local punk outfit Watery Love (featuring ex-Clockcleaner Richie Charles) and Austin’s The Young. The Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Nikki Volpicelli


New Music Video: "The River" - Son Little

Son Little, a.k.a. Aaron Livingston, just share a new music video (below) for the track “The River.” It was inspired by The Pelican Brief, a John Grisham novel that was made into a movie in 1993, starring Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts. You can also check out two other alternate versions of the video and song at Complex.



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