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New Track: “Life’s a Beach” - Kurt Vile

We mentioned that Kurt Vile has a new EP So Outta Reach coming out on November 8. The tune “The Creature” surfaced last month, and now a second track from the album called “Life’s a Beach” was made available yesterday via NME. You can take a listen to it below.


New Music Video: “Wake Up” - Arrah and the Ferns

Check out the new music video from Arrah and the Ferns for the lead single “Wake Up” off their upcoming 6-song EP Soldier Ghost. The album will be available digitally on Friday, October 14, and they will be celebrating its release the same evening at PhilaMOCA with Conversations with Enemies and Univox. The animation and video was creatively done by Purple Riot’s Kelly Gallagher. Enjoy!


Auctioneer EP Release Show at JB’s Oct. 6

Craig Hendrix, like many Philly music scene vets, has been around. There's his work with Birdie Busch and Aderbat (and its offspring, Mammal of Paradise), his status as founder & composer of the music-meets-visuals collective The Agave Opera Company, and his position as musical director of the Puppetyranny performance group. He also spearheads Auctioneer, his latest project featuring fellow Mammal of Paradise/Aderbat bandmate Todd Schied, Birdie Busch/Hoots & Hellmouth's Todd Erk, and Ladies Auxilary's Jesse Moore. The outfit's self-titled debut EP, which was released digitally in August, is a minimalist dream of indie delight - a sunny day bitterness with elements of art-house world and stripped-down power-pop. Tonight, Auctioneer will celebrate the physical release of the debut, which drops today, at Johnny Brenda's, along with fellow minimalist weirdo-folk animals Norwegian Arms (who released the EPs Сибирь (Sibir'), and Trimmings of Hides in August and March respectively). In other words: get ready for a night of ironic pleasantness. Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Annamarya Scaccia


New Performance Video: “B&E” (BITBY - Live) - Nothing

Below is a video of Nothing performing “B&E” from their debut Poshlost. The demo of the EP is available on limited edition cassette via Like Glue Records. The footage was recorded by our pals at BITBY on September 21, 2011 at North Star Bar. (Photo by Kyle Costill)