Indie Rock

Daytrotter Session - Free Cake For Every Creature

Daytrotter posted their session with Free Cake For Every Creature that was recorded at the Horseshack in Davenport, IA. The crew did a fine job catching the intimate nature of this performance, while bringing Katie Bennett's hushed vocals to the forefront. You can now stream the entire session for free HERE. Free Cake For Every Creature will be performing next in Philly on Monday, March 14 at Boot & Saddle opening for Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts. (Illustration by Johnnie Cluney)



This is Bare Claws, sportin a new Chicago Cubs-esque logo. They are a 4 piece rock band from Newmarket. They have one self titled record released so far. Diggin the track "A Beautiful Woman". To be honest it's kinda weird in a good way. Some cool keyboard action and the vocals I would describe as a mix between the singer from Hot Hot Heat and a regular lazy person. "Contemporary Issues" has cool vibes to it as well. The guitar carries this mellow track that also shows these fellas can drop in some nice harmonies when needed. Heads up for the laser beam. Bare Claws hIT the Tennessee in Toronto on Thursday. Sweater Pants and Big Name Actors are also on the bill. - Kris Gies


New Music Video: "Mud" - Alex G

Alex G gets wet and trips out in the woods in his latest video for "Mud." Starring with Emily Yacina, who also provides backing vocals on the track, the two enjoy a rainy day away from the concrete jungle of Philadelphia, but its streets leave a lasting impression. The music video was directed by Colin Acchione, who is the brother of Alex G's guitarist Sam Acchione. They'll be co-headlining Union Transfer on Thursday, April 14 with Porches. (Photo by Brent Smith)


Joe Goodkin

Joe Goodkin released his latest EP, Record of Life, in June of 2015. With rich stories and earnest song structure, Goodkin has garnered a wide following since the release. He is now premiering the video his for the EP's lead single, "Gray", via the music video network Ditty TV tomorrow, March 9th at 5pm.


Genre-Benders Purple Release Dynamic Single "Bliss," Album on the Way

Boisterous, versatile, and bursting with energy, Purple is a fun-loving trio of mischievous musical adventurers that steps over genre boundaries with grace and ease. Having issued their debut album (409) to a more than receptive audience last year, Purple’s upcoming April release Bodacious should shine even brighter with enhanced production from label Play It Again Sam. The album’s first single “Bliss” embraces a dream pop-influenced intro, a stark departure from Purple’s norm, but it then comes full circle to the band's rebellious, angst-riddled rock roots. Purple has tightened and manicured their sound to mirror other power pop groups like The Joy Formidable or Two Door Cinema Club, but their gritty Texan rock roots defiantly show through as well on this release, and we dig it at The Deli. Check it out on ‘Bliss” below, and watch their Facebook page for info on how to pick up the full Bodacious album soon.


Lee Ackerley
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