philadelphia

Indie Rock

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
Riverby
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https://www.facebook.com/riverbyphl/
Venue name: 
The Pharmacy
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Debut Highnoon Album Available for Streaming & Download

Produced by Justin Roth (Soft Idiot), Semi Sweet is the full-length debut from Highnoon, a.k.a. Kennedy Freeman, and is out now via Cicada Choir. Freeman (who also performs in live incarnation of Beach Bod) observes and evaluates through personal narratives. Anchored in melody, free-floating yet focused lyrics create a gentle atmosphere. Highnoon is slated to perform at The Barbary on Sunday, September 8, along with Bad Heaven Ltd., Very Bad Vibes, and Proper. (Photo by Morganne Boulden)

   

New Whaler Jr. LP Available for Streaming

RFA bassist Brendan McHale, a.k.a. Whaler Jr., has a new album out now via Castle Crank Records, titled Wasting Time. Bright, at ease, acoustic guitar and keys radiate an inherent warmth, which draws one toward the shoreline. An inviting, unpretentious nature is soaked in vocal harmonies, soothing the tension and offering reprieve. Tonight, Whaler Jr.'s record release will be held at PhilaMOCA, with support from NYC's The Misters and Tokyo's The Molice.

   

Debut Empty Country Single Release Available for Streaming & Purchase

Joseph D’Agostino (of Cymbals Eat Guitars) recently announced a new project, Empty Country. As a precursor to a forthcoming album that is slated to arrive early next year, a pair of songs, "Ultrasound" and "Jets," were recently made available via Tiny Engines. "Ultrasound" explores the emotional turmoil and anxiety of waiting for a biopsy report “…following a suspicious-looking ultrasound”. With D’Agostino's wife Rachel, as well as Charles Bissell of The Wrens, featured on vocal harmony, the song fuses a sense of a loving connection and appreciation as one goes through a whirlwind.

   

New Matt Kelly EP Available for Streaming & Download

Matt Kelly (formerly of Toy Soldiers) recently dropped a new release, EP 2019. Beginning with a jangly, surf-psych vibe, brightened by synth/keys, the three-song selection is threaded with an infectious, rumbling rhythm. That charming energy pushes the musical motor into high gear, daring you to sit still. Kelly will be performing next in Philly on Wednesday, August 21 at Ortlieb's, as part of the Cherry-Veen-Zine-curated residency. (Photo by Skyler Jenkins)