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afternoon jam: FREAK “Cake”

21 Feb
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Our new favorite song “Cake” by FREAK is served up with an equally epic new music video, watch below!

 

Essex-based FREAK serves up some serious bone-shaking rock’n’roll with his new single, “Cake”. Just when you thought the track couldn’t get any better, Freak released an epic music video for “Cake” which you must watch below. Try not to lose a whole day by watching it 500 times in a row like me (worth it though!). You can purchase your copy of “Cake” to listen to on repeat now here.

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FREAK is currently on tour in the UK supporting INHEAVEN this month and Black Honey next month! For a full list of tour dates, more information, and to get your tickets click here!

 

xx Cher

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Maggie Rogers new EP “Now That The Light Is Fading” Out Now!!!!

16 Feb
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Maggie Rogers released her EP Now That The Light Is Fading today!

 

After a gorgeous television debut performance of “Alaska” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Maggie Rogers dropped her highly anticipated new EP Now That The Light Is Fading today! You can purchase/stream the EP now through multiple venues listed on her website here.

Maggie Rogers is off to a blazing start this year, selling out most of her tour, with announced performances at several festivals around the world including SXSW this March, and now with the release of this gorgeous new EP, we have a new set of songs to discover live. There is something extremely nostalgic and warming about Maggie Rogers’ voice. The storytelling lyrics that weave through each track on this EP connect on a deeper level, as if the EP was made and released by an old friend who truly understands you. One of my favorite tracks off Now That The Light Is Fading is the upbeat and mesmerizing “Better”. “Better” is one of those songs you find yourself dancing to without even releasing it, and like her other tracks, the vocals and lyrics are impossible not to sing along to.

 

 

The other song you might not recognize yet from the EP is “Color Song”. The hymn-remiscient minimalist tune features stunning vocal harmonies and nature sounds, like what you would imagine camping with Maggie Rogers would be like. We’ll start the fire and set up camp to hear those vocals all day!

 

 

The EP also includes previously released favorites “Alaska”, “On + Off” and “Dog Years”. Listen to each track below and finally get your copy of this gorgeous debut EP via Maggie Roger’s website here.

Maggie Rogers will be heading to Philly to play a sold out show at The Foundry on April 7th! For more tour dates and information, click here.

 

 

xx Cher

late night listen: FKJ “Skyline”

13 Feb

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I am obsessed with this new slow jam from Parisian multi-instrumentalist FKJ, “Skyline”.

The track is from his upcoming album aptly named French Kiwi Juice due out March 3rd on Roche Musique. You can stream/buy the track now here, and pre-order your copy of the new album here!

FKJ will be heading out on a US tour beginning March 13th in Atlanta and stopping in Philly on March 19th at Union Transfer! Get your tickets for the Philly show now here. Not in Philly? Check out the full list of tour dates so below!

 

DON’T MISS FKJ LIVE:
2/18 – Las Estacias, Morelos, MEX – Bahidora
3/3 – Okeechobee, FL – Okeechobee Festival
3/13 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
3/17 – Washington DC – A.I.
3/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
3/20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
3/23 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
3/24 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
3/25 – Montreal, QC – SAT
3/26 – Boston, MA – Middle East
3/29 – Detroit, MI – El Club
3/30 – Chicago, IL – Concorde Music Hall
3/31 – Madison, WI – Majestic
4/1 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
4/5 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
4/7 – Austin, TX – Euphoria Festival
4/11 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
4/12 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
4/14 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
5/18 – San Diego, CA – Observatory
5/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
5/20 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
5/27 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
+ more TBA
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xx Cher

Philly show NOT to be missed: Soraia, Mach22, Cold Roses and Kensington Nothings at Milkboy TOMORROW NIGHT!!!

10 Feb

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It’s been 2 years since the badass Philly blog Riot Nerd blessed us with it’s life and we are celebrating tomorrow night with a heavy dose of local, pure rock and roll. Fittingly, Soraia, one of our favorite bands of all time, are headlining the show. The band is currently in the studio recording their forthcoming record so be the first to let their new songs electrocute your world live at Milkboy tomorrow night.

Tickets are only $10 here today and will be $12  tomorrow at the door. The show starts at 8PM so make sure you are there on time to catch Kensington Nothings, Cold Roses and Mach22. Listen to all of the bands below and see you tomorrow night at Milkboy!

 

xx Cher

afternoon jam: THE BLACK ANGELS “Currency”

8 Feb

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Yesterday, The Black Angels dropped a gritty, slaying new track “Currency” off their forthcoming album Death Song due out April 21st! Death Song is available to pre-order right now here. The band also announced they will be heading out on their first leg of tour April 26th following the release of the album. The Black Angels are one of the best live bands you will ever see so make sure you get tickets to a city near you for you and everyone you love.

The Black Angels will be playing Union Transfer in Philly on May 4th with A Place To Bury Strangers! Pre-sale tickets are available now here if you are an American Express card member. Not in Philly? Check out a full list of tour dates via The Black Angels website here!

 

 

xx Cher

#WCW: PINS “Shoot You / Eleventh Hour feat. Maxine Peake” + “Come Back”

8 Feb

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Yesterday PINS released visuals for tracks “Shoot You / Eleventh Hour feat. Maxine Peake” which was released as a limited edition heart-shaped vinyl for record store day 2014 as well as “Come Back” released for cassette store day 2014 via Bella Union. Check out both videos below and be on the lookout for PINS upcoming EP release Bad Thing due out March 24th!

 

xx Cher

Incubus announce new music and summer tour with Jimmy Eat World!!!!

6 Feb

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Just when you were playing A Crow Left Of The Murder on repeat reminiscing about the simpler times of the Bush presidency (and how fucked up it is that they were “simpler times”)… Incubus has announced that they are releasing new music and going on tour this summer with your other favorite band Jimmy Eat World!!! Further proof that Incubus loves us and wants us to be happy.

Something about this tour announcement makes me feel like someone on the Incubus team really wanted to make my life this year. I’ve loved Incubus since I was 13 and true love lasts a lifetime. Most of my “On this Day” reminders on Facebook are me at various Incubus shows over the years and to be completely honest, they are one band I actually miss while they are on breaks/ recording. Yeah, I’m a fucking megafan and I don’t care who knows it!!!

 

Incubus announced they would be releasing a new single, “Nimble Bastard” on February 16th from their upcoming album, due to be released in April (my birthday month conveniently). As if that wasn’t great enough, Incubus just announced a summer tour with none other than Jimmy Eat World. This tour will be part of a Live Nation promotion called “Ticket To Rock” which will allow music fans to purchase tickets for multiple shows at select venues for a discounted price. Check out the dates below and look for me at most of them!

Incubus/ Jimmy Eat World Summer Tour:

07/14 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Pavilion
07/18 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
07/19 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
07/20 Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion & Festival Pier
07/22 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/23 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/27 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Theatre
08/04 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell P avilion
08/06 Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
08/16 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

xx Cher

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