New Dark Thoughts Album Available for Streaming & Download

After teasing us with a few lo-fi demo cassettes, containing songs featured on their new studio release, Dark Thoughts's sophomore album, At Work, is now available via Stupid Bag Records/Drunken Sailor Records. The band continues to build on their catalogue of Ramones-inspired pop-punk that has carried their tunes from the DIY spaces of Philly to a wider national/international audience. The punk trio is scheduled to head out on the road next month, and will be coming home to a gig at Boot & Saddle, opening for Iron Chic. You can stream and download At Work below.


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New Music Video: "Polyfoam" - Empath

Empath allow their freak flag to fly with some freeform dancing under misty lights in the new video for their latest single, "Polyfoam". The track is featured on the band's upcoming 7-inch, Environments, due out July 23 via Get Better Records. The release is inspired by a series of Irv Teibel field recordings from the 60s/70s. It's the follow-up to the group's breakout EP Liberating Guilt And Fear, which they are currently on tour in support of. Right now, Empath's next scheduled Philly performance is set for Wednesday, October 10 at the First Unitarian Church, where they'll be opening for Swearin'. (Photo by Hillary Jones)

Weekend Warrior, June 15 - 17

Subdued, coarse-around-the-edges, melodic strolls statically sticking in one’s head, there’s a reverberating simplicity in the music of Permanent Body. It comforts in catchy, personal monologues that stretch and escalates into heavier, heady destinations. Tonight, at the First Unitarian Church, they’ll be joined by the raw release of emotion that erupts in fierce, aggressive, contagious catharsis, otherwise known as Mannequin Pussy. Brutal, chaotic noise expressively spills out in sugary pop-inflected glory. On the billing, you will also find the uproarious, stirring intensity of Chicago’s Slow Mass and the surging, reunited fuzz of Ovlov, who will be closing out the proceedings, with their new album Tru (Expoding In Sound) on the horizon. (Mannequin Pussy Photo by David Brandon Geeting) – Michael Colavita 

Other places where you can purge this weekend…

Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N Frankford Ave.) FRI Ill Doots, SAT Carroll

Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI FRI Bel Heir, SAT Former Belle

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Something Like A Monument, Big Stall/I Am Not The Universe/DJ Deejay, SAT Timeshares/DJ Matthew Law, Mr. Sonny James 

Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Dean and Company

Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT Queen of Jeans

The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) DJ RL

World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI John Vettese/Tulpa, SAT The Jayplayers, Jason McGovern and the Describers, Matthew Rinee

The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Forever Vista, Brick Nova, The Cluster Flies, SAT Mauled By A Bear, Misfit Holiday, Ämnivór, Broke Body, Midlife Crisis, SUN Menace of the Canvas, 4th QTR, Frogg

MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) SAT Riverside Odds

Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Lenina Crowne, Water Temple, SAT St. James and The Apostles, RunHideFight, SUN Whalewolf, Whackbat

The Barbary (951 Frankford Ave.) FRI Behind Deadlines, SAT Instant Smile, Jukebox Zeros/Tigerbeats

Bourbon & Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Kyle Sparkman, Emily Drinker 

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI Bo Bliz, DJ Lean Wit It, SAT DJ Deejay

Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SUN Rusty Cadillac

Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) SAT The Blessed Muthas, The Action Party

Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) FRI DJ Mighty Mike Saga, Elijvh Vrms

Morgan’s Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) FRI DJ Beatstreet, SAT Lean Wit It, SUN Michael Thompson

The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Saint Wilde, Tough Guy Soda, Ruffy Tuffy & The Big Brutes, Frog, SAT Rollin Loaded, Apple Juice Jones

Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Darla, SAT  Chill Moody, Mic Stew, Voss

The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) FRI Cellar Fox, Mesen Around  / Port Arthur, The Stammer, SAT A Day Without Love

First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) FRI Mannequin Pussy, Permanent Body

The Sound Hole (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Taiwan Housing Project, SUN Sammus

Messina Club (1533 S. 10th St.) FRI Bella Reed Pitbull Rescue Benefit: Roger Harvey, Augusta Koch, Bobby Barnett, Ben Pierce, Dan Zimmerman

The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) FRI Shimmer, Eel Tank, Body Meat, Deep Couch

Clark Park (4300 Baltimore Ave.) SAT Clark Park Music and Arts Festival: Grandchildren, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, EDO, Gleasons Drift, Chocolate Mess, The KMX Band, The PLIBmen, The Towering Pine, Unidos da Filadelfia Samba School, Bosom Band

Lizard Lounge 215 (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Chloe Likes Olivia, Sandboxing, The Retinas, Americanadian, Tessellations

All Nite Diner (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Shannen Moser, Punk Hands

New False Tracks EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Recorded and mixed by Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recording, Down There, the new EP from False Tracks, recently surfaced. Joy and agitation converge. Weaving in and out of tempos, while curating a range of intensity that never loses its personal edge, the songs leave their mark quickly. It tears through the dimly lit streets of Philly in a sneaky, smooth way.

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