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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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Troubled Hubble Reunion Show

Trouble Hubble is back from a ten year hiatus. The band last released their 2005 album, Making Beds In a Burning House, and now will be performing at SubT on September 5th. The band has other shows scheduled this Fall, but no word on if there is a new album in the works.

Joining Trouble Hubble on Sept 5th at SubT will be Inspector Owl and Truman & His Trophy.


New Track: "Hide Your Teeth" (Feat. Pat Troxell) - Fight Amp

Philly power trio Fight Amp are already gearing up to release a new two-song single on September 9 via Reptilian Records. On the follow-up to their album Constantly Off (Brutal Panda), you'll find the tracks "No Trace" and "Hide Your Teeth." The latter features guest vocals from former Fight Amp member/Creepoid's Pat Troxell, which you can stream below. Fight Amp will be celebrating their 7" release on the same night of its arrival at Underground Arts opening for EYEHATEGOD.



Whitney is Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich of Smith Westerns. The duo recently announced that they would be releasing an EP through Lead Riders in September and are working on a Full-length. The duo's first single is called "No Matter Where We Go" and is a Psych-pop gem.


SIRENS releases new video for 'L A' off forthcoming album "The Perfect Door"

SIRENS aka the "ghost pop" project begun by Brooklyn artist Paris Mancini is a dream vibrated to life through disembodied vocal harmonies and churning bass loops. As her voice swirls into the air, the audience is drawn toward her as if to a flurry of crystal balls, omens, fates, furies, and fragile promises. In the new video (streaming below) for the song “LA” from her forthcoming album 'The Perfect Door,' SIRENS strolls through a haunting realm of desert palaces, pyramids, and caverns. You might find your own dreams if you could only look away from hers. - BrokeMC


Psychic Teens Opening for Publicist UK & Dälek at JB's Aug. 26

Purveyors of the underworld, Psychic Teens, have been hidden away working on their third full-length album. Tonight, they'll crawl up from the undebelly of Philly's DIY scene to shred the stage of Johnny Brenda's. Psychic Teens will be opening for Publicist UK, who just released their first LP, Forgive Yourself, last week via revered local label Relapse Records. Also along for the ride are New Jersey experimental hip-hop visionaries Dälek. This will not be your ordinary, homogenous evening of music. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $12, 21+ - Alexis V.



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