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July 2015

Do some stretches, because Nashville-based Overwatcher are bringing the melodic hardcore madness, and some soft moshing is imminent.

Although a relatively new band, the guys have come out swinging with red-blooded live shows and a victory in our Band of the Month competition. The release of their debut EP "Metaphysics" will undoubtedly add fuel to their face-melting fire.
With the ample sound you'd expect from a six-piece, the guys are bringing a new vitality to the melocore scene. "Metaphysics" features the melodic exploration and merciless pulse of predecessors like Touche Amore, mewithoutyou and Defeater, with the brutal lyrical honesty and self-awareness of post-grad punk kids.
Overwatcher has created an engaging and discerning debut EP that is just as dynamic (if not more so) live. During their most recent performance at The East Room, lead vocalist Alex MacWilliam, performing through a head-wound he earned early in the set, filled up every ounce of space he could get his hands on. Often on tables and chairs, level with the crowd, even lying down, MacWilliam lead his crew through an intense, energetic set. Whether the audience is of five or 5,000, the performance remains wholehearted, and there is definitely something to be said for that.
Overwatcher is putting a refreshing spin on melodic hardcore, and "Metaphysics" is a testament to their musical prowess and clear passion for the genre. And, I can only assume this is just the beginning.  -Caroline Bowman

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New Music Video: "Salt" - OhBree

Cigarette eating, red-painted (blood-smeared) faces, eggs cracked atop of heads, and smashed ukuleles, the new music video for “Salt” by OhBree matches the band’s eccentric yet contagious art-pop aesthetic. The group's playful, oddball, circus sound delightfully twists and echoes in one’s head. On August 27 at PhilaMOCA, OhBree will celebrate the vinyl release of their 2014 LP Death by Broomstick. The show will also feature Dead TenorsAPES record release (as they go on an indefinite hiatus), as well as Upholstery and Ganou.


New Video: "Buddy in the Parade" (Acoustic) - Frances Quinlan

Hop Along's Frances Quinlan was featured today over at Noisey. In the video below, you'll find her talking about her earlier days working as a housepainter, and she also treats us with a stripped-down, acoustic rendition of "Buddy in the Parade," off the band's latest LP Painted Shut. The performance was recorded in the backroom of mural company Colossal Media in Brooklyn.


Everyone Everywhere Comes Together Once Again at Everybody Hits Aug. 19

A Wednesday dose of music can be an ideal mechanism to breakup the mid-week monotony. That scenario is elevated by the rare opportunity to catch Everyone Everywhere at Everybody Hits. (That’s quite the tongue twister.) The band is known for dishing out crisp, spiraling rock that tugs with an emotional integrity. The balance of loose instrumental precision with open-book lyricism develops outward momentum while staying close to a personal core. The delicate blend of melodic, emotive-churning songs by Three Man Cannon and like-minded four-piece Clique help to establish an atmosphere for head-clearing release. New Jersey’s Prawn round out a bill, which is already sold out. Everybody Hits 529 West Girard Ave., 8:30pm, $8 (Sold Out), All Ages - Michael Colavita


New Track: "Nangs" (Lushlife Remix) - Tampe Impala

Philly Renaissance man, Lushlife, a.k.a. Raj Haldar, premiered a new track on Mary Anne Hobbs's BBC6 Weekend Music Show. It's a reimagined take of Tame Impala's "Nangs." The original can be found on the psych outfit's latest album Currents. You can also download a high-quality version of the single for free HERE.


New Marietta LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Marietta’s new LP As It Were is now available for streaming and purchase below. The quartet creates a rousing brand of melodic, incisive pop punk. While the tight instrumentation simmers and rushes forward, lyrically the songs capture a personal reverberation. The album was recorded at Sleepless Sound Studios, Studio A & C at Drexel University, and various other places. It was also mixed by Travis Arterburn and Jake Ewald, and mastered by Ian Farmer.



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