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Mini Meltdowns member Michelle Sullivan goes solo for new single release

Over the last fifteen years, songwriter and guitarist Michelle Sullivan has had her hand in a bowl full of Nashville indie bands, including Sherbert, TV Sisters, and Mini Meltdowns, the latter of whom just released their latest EP in April. Now Sullivan plans to release her first record, Expiration Date, under her own name in early 2019. The first releases from her upcoming debut -- singles "Little Pink Room" and "Psychopharmacology" -- feature Sullivan's backing band The All-Night Boys, who mash indie rock with brash protopunk and a bit of folk to produce a tight, gritty sound. Listen to them both below, and stay tuned for more word on the release of Expiration Date. - Will Sisskind

Lucille Furs "Another Land"

Lucille Furs have released the first single and title track, “Another Land”, from their forthcoming LP which is due out on February 15th via Requiem Pour Un Twister.

As the band has come to be known, this first single is airy Psych Pop that will transport you a California beach in the late ’60’s.

Melissa McMillan, Salomon Faye, and Zoo Berries play Revolution #34 on 12.15

The National Sawdust’s ongoing series “The Revolution”,  is dedicated to showcasing local artists and collaborators and Saturday 12.15 is The Revolution, Vol. 34. This month’s acts include Salomon Faye, Melissa McMillan, and Zoo Berries

Melissa McMillan puts an ambient, electronic twist on R&B vocals. Her velvety voice soars over dark, looming beats and ominous percussion. Her latest release, "Shade," is a meditation on contemporary jazz and Neo-soul.

Salomon Faye is a French American rapper who uses his particular brand of avant hip-hop as a jumping off point to explore the arts and music scene in Brooklyn. Many of his lyrics are often introspective and lean towards the philosophical. In 2017, he put out his King Salomon EP, which featured J. Cole and this year he dropped the single “Whatever,” back in November. After being associated with the A$AP Mob, Faye opted to pave his own path and collaborate with underground artists around him to create THEiLLUZiON, a collective of sonic and visual artists. After spending years behind the scenes, Salomon Faye has set the stage and put in the work to finally assert himself as a trailblazer in the NYC underground hip-hop scene.

Zoo Berries find a fusion between funk, jazz, r&b through grooving bass and smooth improvisation. Throughout their latest, EP.1, the 7-piece bring together sax, drums, guitar, bass, piano, and spoken word, creating an easy-going instrumental sound that brings together the best aspects of traditional funk forms and contemporary compositions.

You can buy tickets to The Revolution Vol. 34 this Saturday here

 

 

New Suicide Bong Tapes Compilation Available for Streaming & Download

Suicide Bong Tapes recently shared Philly Sampler 2012 - 2018, a collection of songs from the artists featured on the label’s releases. A diverse range of sound/style is distributed. However, the common ground of local/community unifies. It's an excellent entry point for those looking to survey the sonic landscape and possibly retrace one's steps, delving deeper into the original releases.

Topaz "Hint"

Topaz has released a third single, “Hint”, from his forthcoming album, High Society. This track has more of a classic crooner, feel reminiscent of a Dent May, while adding the electronic flare that Topaz has utilized in the previous singles.

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