Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia PA’

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Empath’s stellar noise pop is a shimmering genre collage, cut with zig-zag scissors and pasted with a super-sized tube of glitter glue. The Philadelphian quartet’s forward thinking tunes continue to sound refreshing as ever on “Active Listening: Night on Earth”, dilating the infectious atmosphere of last year’s Liberating Guilt and Fear. Key cuts like the jolting opener “Soft Shape” and hands-down highlight “Roses that Cry” stitch synth bass and distorted samples, crooning vocals and inescapable melodies. It’s a slapdash scramble to “Rodeo Fever,” the stunning dream pop closer for Empath’s very solid debut release.


Catherine Elicson : vocals and guitar
Emily Shanahan : Keys
Randall Coon : Keys
Garrett Koloski : DrumsReleased May 3rd, 2019 Get Better Records,

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This previous year witnessed an abundance of musical nods to fallen idols David Bowie and Prince, perhaps none more exciting than Low Cut Connie’s cover of the latter’s “Controversy.” Philly’s rollicking rockers turned the funk-pop gem into a piano-pounding, barroom stomper, which is to say they turned a great song into a great Low Cut Connie song.  Music and lyrics by Prince Rogers Nelson “We love u forever, Prince.”


The story of Cayetana is the story of punk rock. No matter the age, no matter the place, punk rock is all about seizing a moment in time. Punk rock is simply about doing it yourself and doing it now. So, it did not matter that these three friends came together to start a band yet knew very little about their instruments. This was their journey to take together. And from there, Cayetana was born. Learning and growing together these friends have crafted a sound that is as organic as music can possibly be. So, it is no surprise how perfectly everything fits into place here. The memorable vocals, the affecting lyrics, the rolling, imaginative bass, and the steady, spiky drums all showcase the remarkable chemistry of three musicians / friends completely in tune with one another. Pulling from elements and influences of indie and folk,