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morning jam: OTHERKIN “Love’s A Liability”

23 Nov

Listen to “Love’s A Liability” and more jams from OTHERKIN’s new EP The 201 now!



Monday blues? Drop kick them out the door with great new music from Dublin-based band OTHERKIN. “Love’s A Liability” is just one of the epic new jams on the band’s EP The 201 out now. You can get your copy now here! The band is currently on tour in the UK and making a stop in Newcastle to play Think Tank tonight. For tickets and tour information click here. If you see OTHERKIN live, make sure to tag us in your photos and video @ mylifeinsound on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook so we can watch the show with you.

Check out two of my favorite tracks from the band “Love’s A Liability” and “Feel It” and listen to the entire EP via Soundcloud below:





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xx Cher

late night listen: Daughter “Numbers”

20 Nov

Watch the new music video for “Numbers” by Daughter below. Get your tickets now to their show at Union Transfer on March 3rd!


Happy Friday! I’ve spent half the day listening to this gorgeous new song from North London’s Daughter. “Numbers” is the new single from the band’s upcoming album Not To Disappear due out on January 15th via 4AD and Glassnote Records. You can pre-order the album now via CD/LP here and on iTunes here.


Daughter will be touring to support the new record with a release show in Cambridge, UK at the Cambridge Corn Exchange January 15th. The band will be touring the UK and Europe and head to the US in March! Their first stop in the US will be Philly (as it should be). The band will be playing Union Transfer on March 3rd, so make sure you get your tickets now  before they sell out! Tickets are only $18 and you can get them here. Doors are at 7:30PM and the show starts at 8:30PM. To find out when Daughter is playing your city, and for tickets and tour information follow the band on Songkick here.

Watch the gorgeous new music video for “Numbers” below, directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.





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xx Cher

morning jam: Beat Connection “Reality TV” + Show this Sunday at Johnny Brenda’s!!!!

20 Nov

Beat Connection are playing Johnny Brenda’s this Sunday to support their new album Product 3 out now!


This is an exciting weekend for Philadelphia. Just when you thought your weekend would wind down, it’s actually getting wound up this Sunday night at Johnny Brenda’s- thanks to Seattle-based dream team Beat Connection.

Taking your dance workout to the next level, Beat Connection will be playing new tracks from their new album  Product 3 out now on ANTI- Records. The album has been years in the making and well worth the wait. The band has already released singles from the album including “Reality TV”, “So Good”, “Rosealene” and “Illusion” that lift your mood while making you move. The tracks promise to be even more special when experienced live, so get your tickets here or at the door.

Tickets are only $10 ($12 day of show) so make sure you get yours now before they sell out. This is 21+ show and doors open at 8PM with the show starting at 9PM. Bondage & Discipline will open the show at 9PM with Phantoms playing at 10PM followed by your boys Beat Connection at 11PM. Get there on time and don’t miss these awesome supporting bands.

Not from Philly? Check out Beat Connections’ tour dates below to see them in a city near you. You can find tickets and more show details on Songkick here. Going to see Beat Connection? Tag us in your photos and video [at]mylifeinsound so I can experience the show with you. Make sure you follow mylifeinsound on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see my pics and video from the Philly show.

Listen to some of my favorite Beat Connection tracks below, and see you at the Philly show!

Beat Connection Tour:

11/20 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
11/21 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
11/22 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
11/25 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
11/27 – Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, QC
11/28 – The Drake – Toronto, ON
12/02 – The Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI
12/03 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
12/04 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
12/05 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN 12/06 – Vega – Lincoln, NE
12/09 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
12/10 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
12/11 – Watercolor – Boise, ID
12/12 – The Bartlett – Spokane, WA
12/17 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
12/19 – Fortune – Vancouver, BC





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xx Cher


morning jam: Nothing But Thieves “If I Get High”

18 Nov

Listen to Nothing But Thieves new track, “If I Get High” below!

When I first heard music from Nothing But Thieves in May, I had a feeling I might have found my new favorite band. After hearing more music from the band, especially their new song “If I Get High”, I was sure of it. A perfect mixture of blood-pumping rock, incredible lyrics, and vocals about as swoon-worthy and passionate as Jeff Buckley, it’s hard not to be in love. Dom from the band says of the track:

“This is track 5 on our album. This was one of the songs where we’d recorded the demo back in the garage in Essex. And trying to re-create, re-record and re-play the parts during the recording of the album wasn’t quite capturing what we’d first got from the demo so we made the conscious decision to just rip out my whole guitar part and put it into the session and even take some of Conor’s vocals and some of the weird sonics that were in there. We didn’t want to lose what was special about it. – Dom”

Nothing But Thieves recently released a tour music video for “If I Get High”, watch below and listen for yourself. The track is from their debut self-titled album due out February 5th. You can pre-order your copy now via AppleMusicSpotify, Google Play, and Amazon.

To keep up with when Nothing But Thieves plays a gig in a city near you, follow them on Songkick here. If you see the band live, make sure to tag [at]mylifeinsound in your photos and video so we can watch the show with you.





xx Cher

Philly Show NOT to be missed: Allen Stone TONIGHT at the TLA!!!!

12 Nov
Allen Stone plays the TLA tonight in Philadelphia!

Allen Stone plays the TLA tonight in Philadelphia!

He’s back! Allen Stone, the powerhouse singer from Chewelah, Washington, was in Philly last October to shower us with soul at Union Transfer. He was here again this past summer at The Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing with O.A.R., and now he’s back for round three to debut his new album Radius. Radius is full of honesty and thought-provoking lyrics, but keeps you on your feet with funky beats ranging from hip-hop to disco. Every time I see him perform, I look around the venue to see everyone’s jaw drop. His flawless voice will floor you and his groove will make it impossible to stand still. Don’t miss Allen’s soulful dance party at the TLA tonight! Doors are at 7PM and the show starts at 8PM, so there is plenty of time to see Hippo Campus at The Barbary and Allen Stone tonight at The TLA! Tickets to see Allen Stone are available here or at the door. See you there!

For tickets, tour information and to find out when Allen Stone is coming to a city near you, click here. Going to see Allen Stone live? Tag us in your photos and videos [at]mylifeinsound!

xx Cait

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Philly Show NOT to be missed: Hippo Campus at The Barbary in Philly TONIGHT!!!!!

12 Nov
Hippo Campus play a sold-out show at The Barbary tonight!

Hippo Campus play a sold-out show at The Barbary tonight!

Earlier this year, we caught Hippo Campus in Philadelphia on tour with Night Riots and The Mowgli’s at Union Transfer. Since then, the band has had a busy summer playing festivals like Lollapalooza, Summer Set and The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. Now, they are headlining a Fall Tour which stops in Philadelphia tonight for a sold-out show at The Barbary. Read our interview below and don’t miss their show tonight!

You all went to Performing Arts High School together. Is that how you met and formed the band?

Zach Sutton (bass): “Yeah, well we all met at a performing arts High School, like you said, in St. Paul. It’s called The St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, David, our designer as well. We all met there. Jake and I were in one band and these guys in another and there was sort of a rivalry between the two. That was going on for two years and then at the end of our high school career we’re like ‘Hey! I like what you’re working with. Let’s team up!’ Put the guns down, so to speak, and work together. Bing Bang boom! Almost two years later, here we are.”

What was it like to start writing together at first? How do you write together now?

Whistler Allen (drums): “I don’t even remember the first time we practiced. I think it took a while for all four of us to end up in the room together. But, Zach, Nathan and Jake all live right next to each other and I kind of live in the outskirts. Actually, they live in the outskirts of the city and I live in the city. But yeah, it took a little while for all four of us to get together, but once we did it was really easy to write stuff. It was not difficult. It just clicked. That’s kind of how it’s been ever since then. We’ve had our struggles in the practice room but usually it ends with something cool coming out.”

Do you guys just jam and see how it goes?

Nathan Stocker (guitar): “Yeah, sometimes it’s a jam. Sometimes one of us will have an idea then bring it to the table and then we all work on it together. It’s very collaborative.”

How did you get discovered/signed?

Jake Luppen (vocals): “We actually got ‘discovered’ if you will at this weird, sort of, I mean it’s a cool venue in Minneapolis. But it was kind of a weird show. I’m pretty sure it was on a Wednesday night or something like that about a year ago?” The boys chime in the date. He continues, “December 14! The lighting guy for Trampled by Turtles, they’re a band from Minnesota who’s done very well. He was there, just happened to be running lights and he saw us and really had faith in what we were doing and really loved what he heard. He kind of passed our name along to our managers now, Jeff and Christian and they heard it and they flew out from New York to talk to us and it was a good relationship. Ever since then it’s been steady up and up. Everything’s been great.”

When you put the album together did you already have songs already written?
Jake Luppen (vocals): “Yeah we probably had, at the point of writing Bashful Creatures, I think we had about 20 songs that we’d written? Probably around 20. ‘Bashful’ was like the newest songs that we had written. We wrote those very shortly before going into the studio, over the course of that summer, then we recorded it in September.”

Zach Sutton (bass): “Little Grace” was the first single off [Bashful Creatures] was the only one that was written about a year before we recorded it. That one just happened to stick with it and fit in.” 3:40

How has tour been so far?

Nathan Stocker (guitar): “Some say it’s been like a rodeo/circus combo. Shark week…sort of vibe. It’s been a blast and a half. Really busy, really fun. Hard to sleep, hard to eat. But you know, we ride the ups and downs as if this were a roller coaster.”

What do you guys do for fun on tour?

It’s unanimous. Jake Luppen (vocals): “Sleep. We sleep.”
Zach Sutton (bass): “Professional sleepers over here.”
Nathan Stocker (guitar): “Oh yeah, actually Jake and I are really good at sleeping. If you want lessons, we do those…$20 a minute.”

Hippo Campus play an early show tonight at The Barbary with Bad Bad Hats. Don’t sleep on this one! Doors are at 6:30PM, this is an early show with two incredible bands playing, don’t be late.

To find tickets and more information about when Hippo Campus is playing a city near you, click here! If you go to a Hippo Campus show, make sure to tag us in your photos and videos [at]mylifeinsound!

Check out Hippo Campus’ new single “South” and photos from their show at Union Transfer below:

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xx Cher

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morning jam: CHILDCARE “Omega Grey”

9 Nov


I am addicted to this new track from London-based band CHILDCARE. “Omega Grey” is due out November 20th on Elephant Records. The band is having launch party for the single on December 15th at The Betsey Trotwood in London. For tickets and more information click here.

CHILDCARE is the project of Ed Cares who writes most of his music while working as a nanny. Clearly the kids he looks after are great judges, because this track rules. You can purchase the single “Omega Grey” on November 20th, and the song will also feature on their next EP, You have it so easy but you don’t even realise, do you, you idiot? due out early next year. So please go to your local record store and ask for it by name.

xx Cher

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