Indie Rock

The Deli Philly Takes Over Y-Not Radio This WED at 11AM & 10PM EST

Just a heads up that the good folks at Y-Not Radio invited me to take the reins and spin some tunes for everyone while we chat about The Deli Philly & our 8th Anniversary Bash happening this Saturday, October 15 at PhilaMOCA with Suburban Living, LOUDS, and The Retinas! The show will air tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11AM and 10PM via YNotRadio.net. Tune in to discover some emerging Philly artists who should be on your radar! - Q.D. Tran 

   

New Track: "Plant" - Doubles

“Plant,” the first single from the quartet of Doubles, gradually blossoms before one’s ears. Vocal harmonies with the slight tick of guitar gives way to uninhibited, rockin' instrumentation. What begins as the makings of a tender tune tears off the band-aid in thoughtful rebellion/independence.

   

Explore the Tortured Aftermath of Cemetery Flowers at Second Empire Oct. 11

One enters and explores the tortured aftermath when listening to Cemetery Flowers. Tonight, they’ll be placed at DIY space Second Empire. Pushing through hostile, chaotic surroundings and welding steely cold, persistent grooves with the lingering outcry of vocals, Cemetery Flowers rolls through what at first glance appears to be empty terrain, drawing others out of their personal sanctuaries, marching them forward, before streamlining the disorder into union. The blistering bombardment of Machine Gun and the desolate, tormenting rushing of post-punk known as Humanshapes round out a trio of locals supplemented by the immediate onslaught of Greensboro’s Holder’s Scar and the synth-guided space-punk of Nashville’s Essential Tremors. Second Empire, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7pm, $7, All Ages - Michael Colavita

   

Post drone rockers 75 Dollar Bill play Troost 10/23

We are not even sure where to start with a band like 75 Dollar Bill, but after a series of jaw drops, we're comfortable settling on "brilliant." The NY-based duo of Rick Brown and Che Chen produce gorgeous, winding instrumentals that are not only melodically lush, but rhythmicaly intricate and driving. Lead by a quarter-tone guitar, the band's music draws from a distinctive North African influence, but their sound is as expansive as it is downright nuts. Stacking layers and layers of instrumentation as diverse as viola drones and bari sax licks, 75 Dollar Bill lands firmly in devilishly intriguing territory. Do yourself a favor and stream them below, or better yet, catch them live at Troost 10/23.-Olivia Sisinni

   

Desilu Creates Cosmic Punk Vibrations on Claw

 Self-described as ‘Ewoks operating the Death Star after a long night of Ewok partying’, Desilu, is an enticing blend of sonic reverb and angst-fueled garage rock that coalesces into a cosmic punk opera. Desilu’s recently released 4th album, Claws, springs from the eternal well of Austin influenced psychedelia but succeeds in cross-pollinating punk influences like the Black Lips, Jay Reatard, and Wavves into the genome as well. Jangled keys, winding guitars, and chanted vocals feels like a train on the verge of derailing at any moment, but this quintet of Austin  vagabonds keep the momentum moving forward. Recent additions of keyboardist, Chris Horne, and guitarist, Joe Pechacek, may be the extra layers needed to complete this unique but pleasantly entrancing avant-garde outfit.

-Lee Ackerley