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August 2014
Dead Native
"Dead Native
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Dead Native's self-titled sophomore album has an overall cosmic feel starting with the cover but building through out in the sound. The band blends echoing elements of psych rock, shoegaze, mototik, and pop. There is also a blues under current, but it is toned down from their 2013 debut, Keep It Strange". The adventure on the new album builds through out the tracks, but the most effective cosmic track has to be "Traveling". The 9 minute epic space journey seems built to put anyone into orbit. It is followed up by the one of the heavier tracks, "Clean Kill", that trudges through muddy fields of throbbing guitars. The album closes with an anthemic flourish with "Respite" with all instruments soaring to a close. This may or may not be a concept album, but it does truly feel like a complete listen that was meant to be played track by track. Dead Native's new album will be released on Sept. 2nd.


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2014 Year End Polls For Emerging Artists: Results Scene by Scene

LATEST NEWS: NYC FINAL RESULTS! Porches - KANSAS CITY FINAL RESULTS! Bummer - PHILLY FINAL RESULTS! Sheer Mag - LA FINAL RESULTS! Dorothy - CHICAGO FINAL RESULTS! Zaramela - PORTLAND FINAL RESULTS! The Domestics - DC AREA FINAL RESULTS! Typefightrer - SF BAY AREA FINAL RESULTS! Down and Outlaws - AUSTIN FINAL RESULTS! - Löwin - NEW ENGLAND FINAL RESULTS! - Dark Rodeo - TORONTO FINAL RESULTS! - Teenage Kicks

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March 2015
Blood Sound
"Nightclub
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Blood Sound’s post-punk tracks are informed by an audible nostalgia for the dance floors and goth clubs of the latter ‘80s. Their latest LP Nightclub is a hybrid of dark wave and dream pop. Marrying synth-drenched harmonies with emotively vibrant lyricism, the subtle romantics of the band’s debut full-length fit seamlessly with the buzzing percussive backbeats of earlier cuts by Cold Cave (circa Love Comes Close) or The Cure’s “Primary” stripped bare to its core.
 
“TV Synth 1” sets the tone for Night Club’s narrative with a brief yet textured prelude to “I Don’t Want.” Relatable like an antithesis of The Smith’s “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out,” Blood Sound’s “I Don’t Want” personifies the complexities of yearning, desire, and loneliness. As frontman Chris Jordan croons “I don’t want the city’s lights to go down/I don’t want to find home,” guitar riffs magnify the weight of his words without casting them melodramatic. The track is a fitting anthem for the passing of youth, failed love, and transition.
 
The buzzing start of “L.A. Punk” explores that thin line between authenticity and commoditization, the song’s instrumentation paying homage in its own way to the early underground and its subsequent subcultures. As if channeling a sedated rendition of Peter Murphy’s tone and diction, “L.A. Punk” is as memorable as it is brooding. “Acid Summer” gives an inward glimpse at the intimate nature of grief, mortality, and memory. When Jordan sings, “the 1980’s died that day,” the listener feels it in their gut. It’s undeniable. The connection between what is experienced and how that experience is remembered is amplified by the track’s thumping tempo.
 
“Empty” plays out like the perfect soundtrack to an inevitable breakup, coupling affection with exhaustion, with the synth framing the heart-wrenching truth of lines like “I was too in love to say /that your story was a bore/Now I gave up on bad dreams and endings/beginnings and beginnings.” It offers a viable catharsis for jilted lovers with a penchant for fuzzed-out refrains.
 
“TV Synth 2” precedes the lyrically minimal yet heavy “Embrace” which serves as Nightclub’s melodic memento mori. “Almost” is subdued yet gripping, slowing the momentum of the record in advance of “TV Synth 3,” which unfolds like a VHS fever dream. “Fake Blood” is evocative, with reverb and a pulsating backbeat that swells as the song progresses. Arguably the darkest track on the album, Jordan’s diction is hypnotic, “Kill your dreams and wait for/the fake blood to pour out.”
 

Ending with the well-placed “Catacombs,” Night Club’s final track encapsulates the thrill of beginnings and the way one remembers them. Set to a beat reminiscent of Joy Division’s quintessential single “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” “Catacombs,” much like the songs that precede it, is reason alone to return to Nightclub. - Dianca London Potts 

The 4th Annual Tri State Indie Awards at WCL March 1

The good folks at Tri State Indie will be holding their 4th annual Tri State Indie Awards tonight at World Cafe Live. The event spotlights the fine work that those in the region's music community have been doing in the past year. You'll find local area favorites Son Little, Tutlie, Satellite Hearts and more performing throughout the evening. Of course, there will also be drinks specials and friendly faces so come on out and raise a glass. Cheers, y'all! World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., 6pm-9:30pm, $20 General/$40 VIP, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman

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Edelweiss Opening for Runaway Brother at Michael Jordan Feb. 28

Former Deli Featured Artist(s) Poll Winners Edelweiss will be bringing their polished post-punk/math-rock tunes to DIY space Michael Jordan this evening. The quartet recently signed to MAD Dragon Records, and will be releasing a four-song 7” in late spring via the Drexel University label. They are going into Headroom Studios next month with Joe Reinhart to record the album, and tonight, Edelweiss will be joined on the bill by Philly’s Slaughter Beach, Dog (the side project of Modern Baseball’s Jake Ewald) and Ohio’s Runaway Brother (Tiny Engines) and Heart Attack Man (Mayfly). Michael Jordan, (Please email michaeljordanhouseshows@gmail.com for more info.), 7pm, $5, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman

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