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‘Dandelion Wine’ is the second single from the Philadelphia/Brooklyn-based trio known as Market East‘s latest release, “Children of Summer,” released on 5/27/13. The trio comprises of Kurt Cain-Walther (vocals), Max Perla (vocals, drums) and Vincent John (vocals, guitar / currently on tour with Lee Fields and The Expressions)


from Out Of Town Films


Out Of Town Films Presents: Market East “Marielle,”
the song is taken from their self-titled debut EP (2012)
Shot on location in a house in South Philadelphia, PA



Cover of The Delfonics’ “La La (Means I Love You)” released on Summer 2012



Old Smile – Statues

Old Smile is a solo project by Tom Herman Jr. formerly known as a co-leader of Philly psych-rock outfit Arches. And he has recently released Old Smile’s first full-length album “Hearing Static” which was recorded by himself using one mic and his laptop with a 40 minutes long family jams tape recorded by his family. “Hearing Static” (released July 5th, 2012) is available now on Old Smile’s bandcamp.



Old Smile – Hearing Static

“The saxophone on Quiet Nights, Passing By, and Hearing Static was played by my grandfather.  He wasn’t there to record it (he’s deceased) but I found a tape of him playing with my father on drums and someone on guitar.  When my parents were younger, they used to get together with friends and family and have these jazz jams, drink and hang out.  The tape was 40 minutes long and very quiet so it took me a while to get the saxophone to stand out and match everything.  On the song “Hearing Static,” the cymbals in the beginning of the song are from my dad playing drums, and the chatter is from my parents’ and grandparents’ friends when they were all younger.”  –Tom Herman Jr.



Old Smile – Quiet Nights
Footage from various Maya Deren films, “Emak – Bakia” by Man Ray, as well as footage from Alexander Petrov set to the song “Quiet Nights.”



NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert, June 11, 2012
Daniel Johnston w/Sweet Lights

SPACE DUCKS:
an infinite comic book of musical greatness
is a visceral, engaging work of art by celebrated singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston. The book combines the unique and brilliant characters, images and words of Daniel Johnston along with Daniel’s amazing music, and the musical and artistic contributions of fans, to create a one-of-a-kind interactive comic book experience. This project combines Daniel’s music and art to create a must-see experience for art, music, and comic fans everywhere. –BOOM! Studios 


by Albert Birney


Sweet Lights – Endless Town
Director: Albert Birney / Animator: Vanessa Lauria / jubadaba.com


Sweet Lights – Ballad Of Kurt Vile #2
taken from the latest self-titled album.

Sweet Lights – You Let Me Down
recorded for Weathervane’s Shaking Through series / released 16 August 2011.

“Sweet Lights,” the debut S/T album of Philadelphia’s Sweet Lights (Shai Halperin of former Capitol Years, and currently of Daniel Johnston’s band), is available now via Highline Records. Also, the first 7″ single ‘Endless Town‘ (b/w ‘Handle With Care’ Traveling Wilburys’ cover. Limited) from the album is available now.

Heyward Howkins – Sugar Sand Stitched Lip (Official Video)
featured on the forthcoming debut full-length “The Hale and the Hearty”.
Directed by Tyler Costill and Alex Curro.


“Like a patchwork suit, it’s equal parts British tweed (see Nick Drake, John Cale, The Smiths) and dusty American flannel (see Bon Iver, M. Ward, Damien Jurado).”


“The Hale and the Hearty” is the debut release from Heyward Howkins, former lead guitarist for The Trouble with Sweeney from Philadelphia. The album was recorded with his fellow musicians in Philadelphia including the members of Jens Lekman band, The War on Drugs, Nightlands, such as Charlie Hall and Severin Tucker, also B.C. Camplight and Philadelphia’s veteran steel guitarist Mike Slo-mo Brenner, and drummer Richard Stuverud formerly of The Fastbacks from Seattle.


Due out on June 26th, pre-oreder is available his bandcamp.
Produced, recorded, and mixed by Chet Delcampo at Hong Kong Stingray Studios / Additional recording by Adam D. Gold (Shannon McArdle’s vocals) at oh real yum / Arranged by Heyward Howkins and Chet Delcampo

The Silver AgesTonight You Belong To Me / イチゴの片想い

Howkins is also a founding member of The Silver Ages, the critically acclaimed choral group featuring singers from a wide array of Philadelphia-based bands, including David Hartley (Nightlands, The War on Drugs, Buried Beds, BC Camplight), Charlie Hall (Jens Lekman, The War on Drugs, The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society), Gianmarco Cilli (National Eye), Shai Halperin (The Capitol Years, Sweet Lights), Todd Starlin (Like Moving Insects), Brandon Beaver (Buried Beds, Nightlands), Brian Christinzio (BC Camplight), Rick Flom (National Eye, Mitch Fiction), Dave Wayne Daniels (The Capitol Years), Josh Newman (Mitch Fiction), Zach Miller (Dr. Dog) and Dan Matz (Windsor for the Derby, Birdwatcher).

Pete Donnelly – Can’t Talk At All [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

From Donnelly’s solo debut full length in 11 years “When You Come Home” featuring Fred Berman (Amos Lee) on drums and Adam Winokur (Early Ape) on bass, Jason Loughlin on guitar, Zack Djanikian on sax and vocals, and Brandi Barksdale on vocals, and Donnelly himself on vocals, guitar among other things. And the album includes ‘Tommy’s Piano’…. unforgettable heartbeat of NRBQ, Tom Ardolino‘s piano who passed away last Friday night (Jan. 6) after a long illness. The album was mostly recorded at Henry Hirsch’s (Lenny Kravitz) studio in Hudson NY. Purchase, HERE.

Careful by Pete Donnelly
Featuring Ducky Carlisle and Mike Gent (of The Figgs).

A Philly musician, Pete Donnelly is best known as a bassist with The Figgs, The Candy Butchers, and the current lineup of NRBQ, also known for playing with Soul Asylum, Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, GNR), Graham Parker and a bunch of ‘local’ artists including G-Love, Carsie Blanton, Capitol Years, The Thirteen, Amos Lee, Mutlu, Ben Arnold… among others, as a producer/engineer and performer.

Kevin Brusha – Carry On


Kevin Brusha is a 18 year old singer-songwriter from the Philadelphia suburbs. ‘Carry On’ is taken from Fatcat Demo Archive on Soundcloud. Visit him at his bandcamp.



‘Hondora’ is taken from the White Birdsbandcamp EP, featuring the former members of Drink Up Buttercup (James Harvey, Farzad Houshiarnejad, Mike Cammarata).

White Birds – Hondora by ObliqueMgt

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