Indie Rock

New Tinmouth Double Single Release Available for Streaming & Purchase

The trio of Tinmouth recently issued the concisely titled EP A Letter From Home. As the band traverses the east coast with Batty, Auxiliary Mammals, and Sister City, this pair of sonic postcards plants the seeds for next year’s full-length record. Ruminate in the songs' stirring, gritty melodies, anchored in rumbling, escalating backend that cruises and then accelerates toward the limits.

   

Broken Cycles

Broken Cycles released their debut EP, The Cost, over the summer. The trio plays straight forward indie rock with a nod to the late ’90’s.

You can catch Broken Cycles at Martyrs on December 6th with Big Black Bird, and The Wistful Larks.

   

New Track: "Trails" - Cayetana

Cayetana toured Down Under for the first time earlier this year with Melbourne trio Camp Cope. The ladies bonded on the road, which has led to plans for a joint 7" on hot pink and splattered color vinyl. The split release is due out on January 20 via Poison City Records, but you can take a listen to Cayetana's contemplative new single, "Trails," below. The Philly gals will also be performing at the First Unitarian Church on Saturday, February 18 with Lemuria (who are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Get Better) and Mikey Erg.

   

The Hip Sounds of Heavy Handed

Heavy Handed is a band that describes themselves as not being good, even going so far as to telling potential fans to not even buy their records or give any type of monetary support to their endeavor. That joking, endearing modesty has worked in their fandom favor, because they've become a band we want to endlessly support.

With John Palmer on guitar, Jackie McLaughlin on drums and Harvey Buckner on bass, Heavy Handed have already exhibited lasting and infectious talents with their recently released self titled debut, which seamlessly blends garage rock and pop music's best aspects. From the bluesy "Hesistate" to the slow pop of "Oh, Edna" and the fairly psyched out "Still Life," Heavy Handed has a solid handle on what good music is.

Their next show is set for 12/18 at Blackwater as an entirely "H-bandname" bill, with Helmstron (James Helmsworth of Husky Boys), Hex Vision, Horse Movies and Hard Skulls. It's supposed to be a benefit for Standing Rock with a $2-$5 donation, but now that it's successfully been halted (thank goodness!) it's unsure if it'll still serve as a benefit show, but either way it'll be a fun night.

   

Steady Hands Hometown Record Release Show at Ortlieb's Dec. 4

Steady Hands, a.k.a. Sean Huber of Modern Baseball, is getting set to release a compilation of his first four EPs. The Rude Boys Of Bar Rock double LP will be available on December 9 via Lame-O Records, but if you’re already jonesin’ to hear his catalogue of folk-punk tunes, get your fix this evening at Steady Hands’ hometown record release show at Ortlieb’s. They’ll be rockin’ the bar with hard-riffin’ pals and labelmates Thin Lips, as well as Cold Climb It (featuring Matt Brasch of The Wonder Years) and The Lame-O’s (which I am guessing is an amalgamation of artists and friends associated the beloved Philly record label). Huber will also be performing a very special solo set tomorrow night in Brewerytown at Smokey’s Regal Estate, where he’ll be sharing the bill with Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday, Terrible Things), Pray To Keep, and West Virginia’s Mange. (All agers, you were not forgotten.) Ortlieb’s, 847 N. 3rd St., 8pm, $10, 21+ (Photo by Punks in Vegas) - Alexis V.