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morning jam xx: NZCA LINES “New Atmosphere”

4 Nov

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Today, a somewhat unsuspecting day, I opened up Spotify to add more jams to my nostalgia playlist when it happened. I clicked my notification, was it a new follower? New album? No. It was a new single from one of my favorite musicians and people of all time, NZCA LINES. I’ve been wondering when we would be treated with new music from him all year and today is that blessed day. His new single “New Atmosphere” is more beautiful than you could have ever hoped or dreamed. Listen below:

“New Atmosphere” is releasing on Moshi Moshi Singles club on December 8th on limited edition 7″ vinyl and download! You can pre-order it now here. I will continue to keep you posted on all new music from NZCA LINES and word of his new album as soon as I hear it.

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xx Cher

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Afternoon jam xx: WIN tickets to see Montreal’s Seoul at Johnny Brenda’s this Wednesday!!!!

25 Oct

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Montreal’s ambient-pop masters Seoul are coming to Johnny Brenda’s this Wednesday to help you lose your weekday blues and float on a cloud all the way to the weekend.

The band recently signed to Grand Jury Music and released their captivating new single “Stay With Us” that will make you stay with them…for as long as those damn Spotify commercials don’t wake up the daydream the song sends you into. Don’t miss out on an entire concert of gorgeous, effervescent jams and the chance to make out with your latest crush with a soundtrack Zach Braff would be jealous of.

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to the show! Make sure you follow @mylifeinsound on Twitter and Instagram, then tag the friend or crush you want to take to the show on our picture of the band on Instagram below. Make sure you tweet us after so we can PM you details when you win!

Doors open at 8PM with Teen Men opening promptly at 9:15 so make sure you get there on time and don’t miss them! Tickets are 10$ in advance here or $12 at the door. See you Wednesday!!



xx Cher

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Philly Shows this week: Don’t miss Courtney Barnett, Bombay Bicycle Club, or The Kills!!!

19 Oct

This week is a great week to see live music in Philly! Start your week off right and see Courtney Barnett at Union Transfer on Monday, Bombay Bicycle Club at Union Transfer on Tuesday, and The Kills rock The Troc on Wednesday!!!

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If you haven’t had the chance to see Courtney Barnett live yet, this Monday is going to be a wild ride for you. The songstress has been touring non-stop after releasing her A Sea of Split Peas EP and rightfully so- her and her band deliver live. Between her storytelling lyrics, explosive guitar playing, and the radiating energy exchange between her and her bandmates, your Monday night will come alive. Her show will give you the energy to get through your Monday and leave you inspired to see the other incredible shows happening this week. Tickets are only $20 and you can get yours now here or at the box office. The show starts at 8PM so make sure you get there on time to see San Fermin supporting. I recently caught up with Courtney Barnett about this US tour, her label Milk! Records, and new music you should listen to! Read it on blahblahblahscience here.



Bombay Bicycle Club

I’ve loved Bombay Bicycle Club for some time now and have actually lost track of how many times I have seen them live. But one thing is always certain, I will never miss one of their shows in my town…ever. These boys make such incredible music and are constantly stepping up their live shows. The band is currently touring their new album So Long, See You Tomorrow which has yet to leave my record player this year. Bombay Bicycle will play the perfect mixture of your favorite new tracks along with your favorites from their other brilliant albums. The band will have the whole room moving, smiling and forgetting that it’s only Tuesday, so make sure you are there. The show starts at 8PM with Milo Greene and Luxley supporting. Tickets are $25 and you can get them now here or at the door. Until then, read my interview from the last time they were in town on The Waster here!



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What better to get you through your mid-week blues than some badass rock’n’roll? The Trocadero has you covered as The Kills are scheduled to blow your eardrums and your mind with their addictive and seductive songs live. The energy transferred between the duo live is so electric and raw you will find yourself moving, sweating and mesmerized. The show starts at 7:30pm with Moon Duo and Nuns opening, you can get your tickets now here!



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NYC rockers Drowners are also in town Wednesday to play Boot & Saddle on their Dr. Martens Stand For Something tour. The band will also be stopping at the Dr. Martens store on Walnut St. for a meet and greet with their fans at 6pm. You can get tickets for their show after here!



xx Cher

Thom Yorke releases new solo album, download now!!!

26 Sep

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Thom Yorke released his new solo album available to download now here with an adorable Twitter announcement. The mp3s are only $6 and the album is available on vinyl via the W.A.S.T.E. store here!

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More on the release from Dead Air Space:

“Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

As an experiment we are using a new version of BitTorrent to distribute a new Thom Yorke record.

The new Torrent files have a pay gate to access a bundle of files..

The files can be anything, but in this case is an ‘album’.

It’s an experiment to see if the mechanics of the system are something that the general public can get its head around …

If it works well it could be an effective way of handing some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work.

Enabling those people who make either music, video or any other kind of digital content to sell it themselves.

Bypassing the self elected gate-keepers.

If it works anyone can do this exactly as we have done.

The torrent mechanism does not require any server uploading or hosting costs or ‘cloud’ malarkey.

It’s a self-contained embeddable shop front…

The network not only carries the traffic, it also hosts the file. The file is in the network.

Oh yes and it’s called
Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.”

xx Cher

Brody Dalle calls out JLO and Iggy Azalea’s video on twitter, and her response to the backlash is amazing.

24 Sep

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File this under reason #542985379 I love Brody Dalle. In the wake of Emma Watson’s incredible UN speech and start of the HeForShe campaign, Brody Dalle handled criticism for her tweets condemning the new JLo and Iggy Azalea music video for their track “Booty” with eloquence as a concerned woman and mother. Read her Facebook post below. We didn’t need another reason to love her, but I am so glad we can now add this to the list.

“My Tweets :

I think JLo and Iggy azalea have lost their heads up each other’s big butts.

I’m trying to understand what the point of their horrendous video is but I can’t find one.

The song is a piece of crap that was written by waaay too many people including a well know woman beater.

From : Kayla @KaylaElaine87
@BrodyDalle well done. Your rants have inspired lots of girl hate and slut and body shaming.

@BrodyDalle plus don’t you love Wendy O? Why is it ok for her to objectify herself but not the others? PS I love you, I just think yur wrong

Dear Kayla,

Slut shaming? Body shaming? Girl hating? Please dont assign incorrect motives to my tweets. It is you who is implying they are “sluts”, not me. The definition for slut is “a woman who has many casual partners”. Since when did being scantily clad come to mean having many casual partners?

I don’t like the word slut, I don’t use the word slut, that word is not in my vernacular. If a woman has many casual partners, it is none of my business. I have absolutely no problem with what women do with their bodies in their private lives. Women should feel free as men do to sleep with whomever they want to as long as it’s consensual and with out being labeled a slut. That would be equality. (A girl can dream).The trendy term “slut shaming” is inadvertently calling scantily dressed women “sluts”. We should all stop using it.

My problem with this song and the video is the conflicting message it’s sending to our impressionable young girls and boys.

How are the lyrics “give him what he asks for “ empowering to women? How? How is spreading your bottom apart and singing “give him what he asks for ” empowering at all?

JLo and Iggy may feel empowered by their bodies and that’s fine, their bodies ARE powerful, beautiful and life giving. But they are so much more than just their bodies. They may feel that using their bodies is the only currency they have in order to stay popular and on the top. It has become a contest of who gets the most hits on youtube and vevo and who can take it the furthest, not about the quality of their songs and the messages they are sending. And why? To make lots of money and to line the pockets of the big machines, regardless of who that affects.

I want my daughter to grow up knowing that she is more than just the sum of her “body parts”. I want her to feel valued for her brains before her body.

I want my son to grow up respecting women on all levels. Especially their brains, opinions and ideas. I don’t want my son to see women as walking butts and tits, but to see women as equal humans.

This is a conflicting and confusing time in culture. I think about these things a lot. I worry for future generations about where we are headed as a society. There is so much to discuss and talk about and I invite the conversation because it is an important one.

There are many cans to be opened and not everyone likes worms. We have yet to define the parameters and boundaries and it’s hard to do so but we should all feel free to speak up with out feeling like we are going to be attacked, condemned, called crazy, told we are slut shaming, body shaming or girl hating for our opinions.

This notion that I can’t have an opinion or disagree with what someone is doing or saying is ludicrous. Especially when I feel it could impact women, men and children in a negative way. I am far from perfect and I have made many mistakes trying to find my way – but I will continue to stand up for what I believe in and to make this world a better place for all children, women and men.

And Kayla, if you want to twerk your life away naked on a website, feel free, it’s your life. But just know I might think you could do so much more……and that’s okay, right ?

Sincerely,
Brody Dalle

p.s – Wendy O was destroying female stereotypes in a time when it really fucking mattered, when it was probably scary for her to do so. She was brave, strong and unapologetic. I respect her very much.”

xx Cher

morning jam: Jaws “Think Too Much, Feel Too Little” + New Album ‘Be Slowly’

24 Sep

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One of my favorite new bands, Jaws, have released their debut album Be Slowly just in time to become your fall/winter soundtrack. The album has the Jaws tracks that already made it to your heart, their singles “Gold”, “Think Too Much, Feel Too Little” and the title track “Be Slowly”. With the addition of seven other blissful, gritty, and raw tracks that will make your body move, you are bound to play it on repeat. The album is 41 minutes to get lost, and found in. Listen to the album below via Spotify, and buy the album here!

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xx Cher

Morning Jam: Cruisr “All Over” + New EP and Philly show at Boot & Saddle!!!!!

23 Sep

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Philly’s own Cruisr just signed to Vagrant Records and are set to release an EP All Over that sounds so much like summer it can keep you warm through that harsh Philly winter we are all dreading.

All Over starts out with the warm, summery title-track and soothingly transitions into the sugary sweet sing-a-long jam “Kidnap Me”. The last track “Don’t Go Alone” is another upbeat jam that will get your feet moving and blood pumping. Listen below!

Cruisr’s All Over EP is out today on Amazon, iTunes and Spotify! Cruisr will be headlining Boot & Saddle on October 8th to play the upbeat, addictive tracks live. Dream Safari and Suburban Living will be supporting so make sure you get there at 8PM to catch the opening acts. Tickets are only $10 and you can get yours now here!

xx Cher

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