DIY/Lo-Fi

Velcro & the Slow Children harness some weird energy for "Enough to Die While Sleeping"

Enough to Die While Sleeping, the fruits of a collaboration between Syd Shanshala and Chandler Mills Brown, is the apex of bedroom music. That's "bedroom music" as an aesthetic more than a description of technique—the cough syrup weirdness is here in full force, but the production values and planning are a step above what's typically associated with outsider art. Every move is intentional, and each track and transition lands with its feet on the ground and its eight hands in the air.

 As far as we can tell, this is the first release on Mesoamerica Records, a budding label/art collective founded by Brown. If this album, a freak-flags-high triumphant march heralding an evolution in outsider art, is any indication of what we'll be seeing from them in the future, consider us psyched. -Austin Phy

   

Regatta teams with Josephine Moore for killer "Unlimited Class" EP

We've talked before about how much we like the music of Regatta, moniker of local dreampop songster extraordinaire Evan Hickman. He's back at it with a new EP that doubles down on what drew us to his songs in the first place while adding some new elements that expand on the sound. The addition of Josephine Moore (of Wildfront) adds a surprising amount of levity to the album's gloomy throwback dreampop, ending up sounding somewhat like Disintegration if Robert Smith had written it while staying in a beach house. Despite the tonal differences between the two singers, their voices are in an effortless-sounding lockstep that still demonstrates their individual talents. -Austin Phy

   

New Music Video: "Talking Quietly Of Anything With You" - Free Cake For Every Creature

It's an early Friday morning, and the hushed vocals of Katie Bennett, a.k.a. Free Cake For Every Creature, is here to ease you into your day because we know that no loud noises and human interaction before your first cup of coffee is essential. Below is Bennett's new video for the title track from her forthcoming album Talking Quietly Of Anything With You, due out April 15 via Double Double Whammy. The dreamy black & white footage was directed by Craig Scheihing.

   

The Deli Presents Queen of Jeans May Residency Kickoff at Bourbon & Branch!

The "denimcore" ladies of Queen of Jeans will be hosting a series of shows this May at Bourbon & Branch, and The Deli Philly is happy to be presenting the kickoff bash for their month-long residency, which will also feature Suburban Living, The Soft Spots, Julia Rainer! And each Friday throughout May, they'll join forces with an eclectic cast of local music folks like Abi Reimold, Vita and the Woolf, and Curtis Cooper, whose shows will also be co-sponsored by our friends at WXPN, Y-Not Radio, JUMP, and Art in the Age. You can purchase your tickets HERE, and we highly suggest that you grab yours for The Deli event beforehand. It's a small room, and you don't want to get shutout!

   

New Track: "Caterpillar" - Honey Radar

“Caterpillar” provides an optimistic foreshadowing of Honey Radar’s forthcoming album Blank Cartoon, which will be available on May 20 via What’s Your Rupture?. The song sticks as a tasty guitar riff engages with clairvoyant vocals and the casual yet locked-in snap and pop of percussion, completed with an Acid Test conclusion. Honey Radar will be performing at Marvelous Records tomorrow with Chantaines.