Alt Pop

New Music Video: "Acme Parking Garage" - The Chairman Dances

A sneak peak of Child of My Sorrow, the forthcoming album from The Chairman Dances, has emerged. Directed by Bob Sweeney, the video for "Acme Parking Garage” begins with the eerie emptiness of the garage, which eventually flourishes into the expanse of the store. Then, a warning for a wet floor sends things into a temporary, downward spiral, before a veiled sense of normalcy concludes. Child of My Sorrow is due out on September 7 via Black Rd Records, and you can catch the band’s record release show the following evening at Boot & Saddle, where the quartet will be supported by fellow locals Bird Watcher and Brother Martin. (Photo by Bob Sweeney)

   

Parrot Dream celebrate LP release at Union Pool on 08.24

Parrot Dream’s debut album Light Goes is full of emotionally wrought dream-pop that unfolds in small yet powerful moments. The crystalline guitars and subtle synthesizers offer up shimmering tunes that balance sobering reality with fully realized dreamscapes. The equilibrium they’ve struck between these ideals comes through fully realized with songs like “Ode To Octavia”, where the group isn’t afraid to add a little grit to their sparkling sound. The band will celebrate the album release on August 24 with a show at Union Pool. –Tucker Pennington

   

Salt Cathedral's "Rudeboy" is an undeniable earworm

The latest single from Salt Cathedral proves that the dancehall inspired pop that has taken root in the mainstream hasn’t scared away any alt-pop artists from dipping their toes in this distinct style of music. “Rudeboy” features mercurial production, shifting from Caribbean percussion to a chopped up vocal sample that acts as a synth on the hook. The soft, pulsating beat is a backdrop for a song about breaking through unsureness and finding something truly real in a relationship. –Tucker Pennington

   

New Busy Bee Project EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

A Stranger Is a Friend You Haven't Met is the latest EP from Busy Bee Project, a.k.a. Deb Gilmore. It is out now via Good How Are You Records. A free-floating, folk dream commences as one listens to this five-song selection. Absorbed in the casual, upbeat instrumentation and the inviting, natural elegance of Gilmor's vocals, one quickly feels at home in these new sonic surroundings. From the moment of introduction, a new affection is forged.

   

New Track: "WTFK" - Yowler

Black Dog In My Path, the forthcoming album from Yowler, a.k.a. Maryn Jones (All Dogs, Saintseneca), is scheduled for release on October 12 via Double Double Whammy. Hypnotic vocals and the pull of kick and snare instantly draws you into the record's lead single, "WTFK". There’s a solemn sincerity to Jones's delivery, which gains power as the instrumentation opens up. Don't miss Yowler at PhilaMOCA on Thursday, October 11!