Songwriters

New Track: "The City's Our Song" - Harmony Woods

“The City’s Our Song” is the latest single from Harmony Woods's forthcoming album, Make Yourself At Home, which is scheduled for release on October 4 via Skeletal Lightning. The track explores the temporary euphoria of a freshly kindled connection. For at least one evening, everything appears to fall into place, and this infectious, melodic rocker captures those memorable moments. Harmony Woods will be hosting the record's release celebration at Everybody Hits on Friday, October 11, joined by Highnoon, Sammy Heck, and Monster Bad.

   

A Deli Premiere: "Things That Are Broken" by Elodie

A journey that began at the age of 4 hits a milestone today for Boston’s indie-folk songstress Elodie: the eloquent songwriter’s debut EP Things That Are Broken is out now. From the start of the record, Elodie’s emotions are gracefully and honestly exposed via the retrospective lyrics that are sung with hard-charging passion in the choruses of “City Paved With Stone.” The rapid rhythm of the song’s climax sets the canvas for Elodie’s fierce melodic collage. “Face in the Mirror” treats the listener to beautiful string-instrument swells and warm piano notes that create the perfect atmosphere for Elodie’s vivid storytelling. “Motion Sickness” is a punchy track filled with melancholic sincerity that is led by Elodie’s intricate acoustic guitar work. “Something More” is Elodie’s vocal point of excellence, while the record’s closing track “(May You) Find Your Way” is a cheery folk send-off that wraps everything up beautifully. The singer-songwriter’s travels from her native New York to Boston and beyond have helped shape a journey that is ever-present in each of the tracks she has chosen to share. Those that have supported her, a those like us, who are fortunate to listen, cheer for a rising New England artist. Catch Elodie playing at the Lilypad Inman in Cambridge on October 4th. We are thrilled to premiere Things That Are Broken for you below. - Rene Cobar

   

Debut Sheena, Anika and Augusta EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Sheena, Anika and Augusta, a.k.a. Sheena Ozzella (Lemuria), Anika Pyle (Katie Ellen, Chumped), and Augusta Koch (Cayetana, Gladie) recently dropped their debut EP Simple Pleasures. Mellifulous harmonies are the foundation for aching vignettes. These four soul-searching tracks can now be found via San Jose, CA's Asian Man Records. The Philly trio has also moved its previously scheduled performance at TRUCK this Saturday, September 14 to Ortlieb's, where they will be joined by Hemming, The Goodbye Party, Jordyn Occhipinti, and the poetry of Sean Kearney.

   

Weekend Warrior - September 6 - 8

Tonight, a pair of excellent new releases are commemorated. Heartfelt harmonious songs that explore personal narratives in an emotively expressive, warm way, Queen of Jeans’s new album, If you're not afraid, I'm not afraid (Topshelf Records), will be celebrated this evening at Boot & Saddle. The songwriting and graceful air of the vocals invite you along for a ride, utilizing delicately detailed instrumental elegance to reinforce the mood with a refined rhythmic drive. 



You can also find Underground Arts hosting Curtis Cooper’s record release celebration, as part of The House Key Showcase, presented by House Cat & The Key. The album holds true to its name, Graceful, as Cooper taps into vulnerability across a diverse musical landscape, which resonates in its authentic, interconnected, ethereal through lines, harnessing a passionate power and precision. (Queen of Jeans Photo by Bob Sweeney) – Michael Colavita 

Other places where you can fall into this weekend…

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Queen Of Jeans (Album Release), Gladie, SAT Bells, Everywhen, SUN Elison Jackson

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI XPN Welcomes: The House Key Showcase: Curtis Cooper (Record Release), Amanda X (European Farewell Show), Jacqueline Constance

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI West Philadelphia Orchestra, Tubular

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI DJ Deejay, SAT  DJ Aktive, DJ AMH, SUN Tiny Hueman, Droopies

PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) Crypt Sermon (Record Release), Plague Dogs, SAT The Divine Hand Ensemble (10th Anniversary Celebration)

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St,) FRI Soul Glo

The Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal St.) FRI So Far Gone: Dirty South Joe, Magglezzz, SUN Simply Christopher

The Foundry (1000 Frankford Ave.) FRI Goalkeeper, SUN Anthony Green

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Conjunto Philadelphia

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Scarlet and the Degenerates, Socko/Big Mind

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Creem Circus, Ruby Dear, SAT CHOP Benefit: Greg Sover Band, Blues Reincarnation Project, Mighty Joe Castro & the Gravamen

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Philip James, Hannah Krupa, Stillwatcher, SAT The Classic Hunt, Rocky Kaminski, Yeenar

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) SUN Bad Heaven Limited, Highnoon, Very Bad Vibes

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Day, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Pizzle and the Sizzle Sisters (Album Release), Euphonious, My Funky Brethren, SAT Stone Cold Grace, SUN Matthew Schuler, Grant Owen, Just Shad 

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Live Band Karaoke, SAT The Paul Green Rock & Roll Brunch, SUN Rusty Cadillac 

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Reverend TJ McGlinchey, The Wonder Bars, Jack Shoudy, SAT Wolves Can't Dance, The Side Chicks, Rabbit Heart

The Tusk (430 South St.) FRI Overcoming Gravity, Ketosis, Loafass, Primadonnaz, SAT The Tone Bandits, Lust for Nothing, Burned In Effigy, Live Not On Evil

Century (1350 S. 29th St.) SAT PLOT (Tape Release), Nowhere, Body Spray

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SAT Here/Now, Vague Advice

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Rebecca & The City, Curtis Jr., SAT Pet Lizard, The Smoking Lightbulb

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Spaga, Grimace Federation, SAT AM Radio Tribute Band, Idlewild South 

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) SAT Ramona, Hurry

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Mike Kennedy, Brushstroke, Shoot the Messenger, SAT The Magnificent Shit Hawks Of The Greater Northern Americas, Manikineter, The Plibmen, Gristmill

Warehouse on Watts (923 N. Watts St.) SAT PiERSON, Jabair .

Anthorna Gallery (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Noera, Georgey V, Emospacebird

Haus of Yarga (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Schotzi

Tide Pool (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Yahnboi, Slowsie, Telyscopes, City Dressed

   

New Coping Skills Covers Compilation Available for Streaming & Download

Sad Mattress, the new release from Coping Skills, is a compilation of covers recorded over the last half-decade. Set in chronological order as well as remixed and edited, the duo demonstrates progression and growth throughout their time together. The eight-song selection is reinforced by retrospective commentary and banter that provides further insight & context to the recordings. All downloads of the album with a digital companion zine.