Really loving this newSo So Glos record Blowout, which finds NYC's fiercely DIY-oriented punks as their punchiest and most raucous:
In today's #TBT-obsessed world, there's nothing cuter than blurry VHS footage of young punks -- and coupled with the snarkily self-conscious "Son of an American?" This might be my favorite new video to watch on repeat this Monday!
LA-by-way-of-Philly producer/artist Daniel J. W!shington crafts what he describes as "folk glitch pop hop" -- a fairly apt descriptor for his genre-blending mix of electronic beats with lush pop melodies and hip-hop accents. On new single "Giving Me My Hand," he combines these disparate forces in new ways, as this limb-tearingly great vid makes clear:
"Giving Me My Hand" appears on the EP Qalqulated, available as a free download via Bandcamp.
Loud! Fast! Philly! -- debuting next Tuesday as part of the Cinedelphia Film Festival -- is a project in two parts, that aims to documents and preserve the history of Philly's hardcore punk scene. The first part is a screening of rare punk footage, accompanied by commentary from some of the punks it features; the second part is a collection of audio interviews, btw LFP founder Joseph Gervasi, and myriad subjects. The screening takes place next Tuesday at PhilaMOCA -- in advance of its premiere, I caught up with Gervasi to talk details and goals -- and where he thinks punk is headed in 2013. Head over to The Key to check it out!