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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.

New Orion Sun Mixtape Available for Streaming

Versatile musician, producer, singer Tiffany Majette, a.k.a. Orion Sun, recently shared a side-long sonic quilt, entitled “Test:Experimental Tape”. Fusing familiar hip-hop fragments from such staples as Redman’s “Can’t Wait,” A Tribe Called Quest’s “1nce Again,” Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing),” the mix weaves unreleased songs, and remixes ones left off next year's forthcoming album, serving as a teaser of sorts. There’s a delicate singer-songwriter/R&B vibe as subtle keys and beats intermingle. That ability to intertwine fabric from the past with ones own originality as both an acknowledgement/tribute and origin story is a difficult needle to thread.

New Music Video: "Sink" - Buddie

The quartet of Buddie has a new single, “Sink,” and its accompanying video. The song exhibits a relatable sense of isolation and awkwardness, even when surrounded by friendly faces. That self-aware nature of seeing yourself from the outside looking in amid social settings flips the track into an anthem. Depicting the characters mentioned in the songs chorus, while sitting around a fire and relaxing, the video, directed by Andrew Silverman (Bigmouth Philly), is a humorous take on those moments when one becomes entrenched in their own insecurities. Buddie is set to perform this Saturday, December 8 at No Face Studios, with Twiin, LunchBox President, and Reaux Freeman.

New Music Video: "Nothing Is Real" - Eric Slick

“A song cycle about the first Jewish American matador, Sidney Franklin,” Bullfighter, the forthcoming EP from Eric Slick, was co-produced by Michael Johnson (Ape School), and is slated for release via Boiled Records on January 18. Strings, piano, and percussion collide in an ominous illusion, breaking reality on its lead single, “Nothing Is Real”. Those menacing tones are realized in the song’s video, which was animated and directed by Slick. There’s a dramatic grace to the imagery, with its impending implications hanging in the balance, seen from various angles. You can catch Eric Slick at Johnny Brenda's on Sunday, January 6, as part of a lineup that also includes Mdou Moctar and Skyler Skjelset.

New Track: "Endless Serpent" - R. Sims Hardin

R. Sims Hardin (Dark Web, JUICE) recently shared a new single. “Endless Serpent” advances in an urgent, krautrock march. A psych spin and pulsating bass create a hypnotic composition. Dispensed from high above, the muted vocals play into the sonic mystery.

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