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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: "Brite Boy" - Alex G

Directed by Elliot Bech, the new video for Alex G’s “ Brite Boy” offers a simplistic yet eye-catching animated approach. The footage follows a fox's soul-searching endeavor, experiencing death and a rite of passage journey through the desert. It's a serious subject approached through a lighter medium. Alex G will be perform at Union Transfer on Thursday, April 14 with Domino labelmates Your Friend and Porches. (Photo by Jeff Allen)


New Video: NEST FEST 2 (Documentary)

Documentary filmmaker Matthew Yeandel recently shared his latest project with co-conspirators Ben Cohen and Deanna Brown - Bahama Jeff Productions. Nest Fest 2 captures the gritty, creative and supportive nature of Philly DIY space The Nest by taking us into their now annual blow out. You'll find local artists Line Leader, RFA, Husky Bundles, and many others sharing their music and experiences. House resident and fest co-organizer Joey eloquently reveals, "I want people to come here and see what we do, and I want it to influence them enough to a point where they feel genuinely impacted." Much love to The Nest and the rest of Philly's DIY community for helping to make our music scene so rad! (Photo by Lina Xinos)

New GrandeMarshall LP Available for Streaming

Here's a little something to help get this short Thanksgiving workweek going. Check out Philly's own GrandeMarshall's long-awaited Fool's Gold LP My Brother's Keeper! The fourteen-track album features contributions from Ben Pramuk, Sam Greens, GLC, Wara (from the NBHD), and more. Enjoy!


"Krispy Kareem and Chill" at Venue Boy Nov. 22

Join Krispy Kareem, Gingerlys, Old Maybe, and Line Leader for a Sunday Fun Day show at Venue Boy. Krispy Kareem will bring their wide-ranging sound that spans from chugging folk-pop inspired rippers to emo-tinged pop-punk anthems - and sometimes both within the same song. The band has a talent for moving through a diverse, sometimes genre-traversing dynamic range, employing guitar flourishes that tip the cap to the whimsical fretwork of Cap’n Jazz as well as classic tenor-baritone vocal interplay that fits together like lamb and tuna fish. Gingerlys adhere to a similarly energetic pop-punk style, but soak the whole production in reverb. The result is something that sounds like Slumberland circa 1996 - I’m talking bands like Velocity Girl or Rocketship, drenched in liquidy synth pads. Soft, murmured male-female vocals further locate them within the fuzzy tradition of MBV-influenced 90s noise pop. Old Maybe composes succinct, minimalist, occasionally dreary, always otherworldly bedroom ditties that capture fleeting, sometimes inconsequential moments and emotions. The project at times seems like a spider web used to ensnare passing sonic ideas, but the inspiration underlying each experimentation is clear. Line Leader is another lively, garage-punk-inclined act who weave through unwavering surf jingles and raw, driving Wipers-style jams. Venue Boy, (Please contract one of the acts or venue for more info.), 7pm, $5-$7, All Ages - Bryce Woodcock

Aunt Dracula Record Release Show at PhilaMOCA Nov. 21

From creating lush and eerie art-house pop medleys with whimsical and cryptic incantations to creating quixotic video productions and stage shows that featured things like a costumed werewolf making and throwing waffles into the audience, Scott Daly is just someone who manages to make his musical endeavors as unique as possible under the moniker Aunt Dracula. Tonight, Daly will be celebrating the release of Bum Hands, which will be available on cassette along with Peel Face, at PhilaMOCA. He’ll be joined by electronic duo, Hallowed Bells, who recently shared their latest EP Violent Hands. Also along for support will be Whoopsydaisy and Beat Jams. Philamoca, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $7-$10 All Ages - Bill McThrill



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