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Communion w/Pine Barons, Foxtrot & The Get Down, and More at MilkBoy Philly June 3

The latest monthly installment of Communion Residency Philadelphia takes place this evening at Milkboy Philly. Pine Barons and Foxtrot & The Get Down represent the hometown music on this night. As they work on their debut LP, Pine Barons’s latest single, “Clown,” captures your ear with its casual jangly riff-percussion combination that shifts into a higher gear, while using smooth backing harmonies to display a polished pop-rock sensibility. Former Deli Philly Featured Artist(s) Poll Winners, Foxtrot & The Get Down, hold true to a blues rock tradition as thick, memorable guitar work is balanced by a steady backend and earnest vocals pulled from the inside-out. The gothic soul of Detroit’s Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas shells out an eclectic energy and infused musicality that are unified by sultry vocals that pack a mean punch. The intricate yet easily consumed indie rock of Dan Mangan + Blacksmith serves as the headliner. Milkboy Philly, 1100 Chestnut St., 7pm, $13, 21+ (Pine Barons Photo by Caitlin McCann) - Michael Colavita


BRNDA gets "serious" in their new single and will play a home show at Above The Bayou 6/15

Stop goofing around. You may know BRNDA as that friendly post-punk quartet that likes blowing up balloons, singing to apple queens and carefree manatees, and parrot fronted metal, but they can totally beat you up (ok, or give you a stern talking to). These self-proclaimed snack core rockers are “a serious band from Washington DC”. If you don’t believe me, listen to their latest single “Serious Band”, in which they make this themesong-like claim maybe 20 times. If you’re wondering, why so serious? Well they also claim to be quite angry! Why so angry? They yell out “Alex Kozen!” (the group’s vocalist/guitarist) a few times. We’re not exactly sure what that guy did, but theoretically there are plenty of reasons to be angry at any given moment in the life of an ethically aware human being. Ease up, these buds have been on a super tour with Teen Mom but they’ll be back to play a home show at Above The Bayou on 6/15 with Pupppy, O-Face, and Swings.

-Leora Mandel

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New Track: "Need You Bad" (Feat. Son Little) - Hot Sugar

Rare MP3s is bringing some serious feel-good Marley vibes with the unearthing of "Need You Bad." The lost single/demo is a collaboration from NYC electronic producer Hot Sugar (a.k.a. Nick Koenig) featuring Philly soul man Son Little (a.k.a. Aaron Livingston). The track is over five years old, but the slice of heaven feels like it was freshly baked this morning. Go ahead and have a taste!

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Dreampop project Ablebody performing at Pehrspace Friday 6.5.15

Christoph Hochheim has an intimate history with New York's shoegaze/dreampop scene, as a past member of the now-defunct shoegaze/chiptune The Depreciation Guild and a current member of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart along with Anton Hochheim.

However, the brothers have also been working as Ablebody, a Los Angeles passion project that first featured remixes and covers, but later grew to self-release High Home, a three-song instrumental EP with ethereal cries, bent-out guitars, and dying electronics. 2013's All My Everybody EP developed with 80's soft and clipping synth vibes. Slower and more sensual, the five songs now had Christoph's warm and reassuring in front of the mix, even as the album dealt with more serious feels per an interview with BYT. Ablebody's latest release dates back to last year, but does a complete 360-reverse-moonwalk to the dancey indie pop "After Hours" before getting rugged with fuzzy B-side "Lose Your Head".

Ablebody will play their first set since early January this Friday for Young Lover's fifth night of residency along with Sacramento's glazed out indie pop quintet Soft Science and the jangle-psych group Deep Fields. Listen below to their 2014 7" split "Ablebody". - Ryan Mo, photo credit Nick Marshall


Streets of Laredo share new track "Diamonds" + play Governors Ball on 06.07

Brooklyn's band of folk innovators Streets of Laredo (whose core members are from New Zealand) seems to be growing larger every year - now a septet, they started out as a trio, and it was five of them when we booked them for our 2013 NYC B.E.A.F. They just released this new dreamy (and admittedly not very folky) single entitled "Diamonds," and took the opportunity to announce that they'll be playing Governors' Ball in a few days (Sunday June 7). Knowing how great these guys are live, that's a show you don't want to miss.

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