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New NonMutant Benefit Compilation Available for Streaming & Purchase

NonMutant just shared its second benefit compilation NonMutant Presents Volume II: Unite!, a release whose proceeds benefit United We Dream. The organization helps to protect immigrants, defending against deportations, gaining educational access, and seeking justice for LBGTQ immigrants. A cavalcade of local Philly bands including The Stammer, Sandcastle, Lizdelise, Full Bush, Blood Sound, Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds, and Young Pilgrims can be found on the collection. On Friday, September 28, The Barbary will host a charity benefit show for United We Dream, featuring Young Pilgrims, Ess See, Full Bush, and The Stammer.

New Restorations LP Available for Streaming

In advance of its September 28th release date via Tiny Engines, Restorations's new album, LP5000 (Tiny Engines), is now available for streaming via NPR’s First Listen. Composed closeness that reaches anthemic ends, the quintet navigates large scale issues in a way that still hits on a deeply personal level. The ability to combine precision while evoking raw, emotive energy and responses is a delicate balance. Restorations is set to headline The First Unitarian Church on Sunday, October 21, supported by Wild Pink and Low Dose. (Photo by Jess Flynn; Collage by Bruno Guerreiro)

New Ivy Sole LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Overgrown, the debut studio album from Ivy Sole, has finally arrived. With earnest lyrics delivered confidently, the rapper/singer hybrid paints authentic portraits in soulfully smooth, uninhibited strokes. Cutting through idealism to reveal realistic circumstances, the artist finds relatable mechanisms, while still expressing personal narratives with a polished, poignant strength. You can catch Ivy Sole’s record release party on Monday, September 24 at World Cafe Live. (Photo by Araba Ankuma)

New Track: "Hate Speech" - APE!

Feedback and rapid percussion set the stage on APE!’s single “Hate Speech”. It's the first offering from the band's forthcoming album Snotty Brat Rock. A degree of downhill aggression/menace pushes the message, as the duality of the declaration dismisses the importance of the subject (individual), while conversely acknowledging the impact of spoken words runs full steam ahead. It's confrontational yet catchy in an abbreviated grunge-metal punch.

New Davey and the Chains LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

A chill, fluid groove is ever present on Shimmy, the new album from Davey and the Chains. A gentle, surf sway and sparkle off the recording create a cozy, hip-shaking record. The laidback, fire-burning nostalgia with psychedelic threads that flare up, at times, cruises on the mellow, melodic waves but rips when the moment is right. Let it ride.

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