Indie Rock

DEHD "On My Side"

DEHD is preparing to release their latest album, Water, on May 10th via Fire Talk. This week the trio of Jason Balla ( Ne-Hi and Earring), Emily Kempf (Vail and formerly with Lala Lala), and drummer Eric McGrady released the second single, “On My Side”, from the new LP.

The accompanying video is simple, but amazing, and finds Emily confidently and purposefully strutting and dancing along a gravel road.

You can catch DEHD at Empty Bottle on May 10th with The Hecks and Mavis the Dog.


Big Night In "Truth or Dare"

Rock trio Big Night In has released the first single, “Truth or Dare”, from their forthcoming album, Super Dualism. This is the “big dumb rock” from Ben Standage (bass/vocals), Dave Mattfield(guitar/vocals), and David Hughes, (drums) and this single marks the first new music from the band since their 2016 self-titled debut.


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Debut Control Top LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Wanna find some music that has something to say? Let us introduce you to Covert Contracts (Get Better Records), the debut LP from Control Top. The album builds off bassist, singer and lyricist Ali Carter's intrinsic response "to feeling trapped and overwhelmed in a capitalist patriarchy, offering indictments of wrongdoing and abuse of power, odes to empathy and ego death, as well as declarations of self-determination." Combined with the frenetic guitar work of Al Creedon (I Im Eye My, Bleeding Rainbow) and the manic drumming of Alex Lichtenauer (HIRS), the post-punk, power trio exorcises societal demons to create one of the most exciting releases to come from Philly's underground music community this year. Control Top is currently on tour with Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers, and is scheduled to perform next in Philly on Saturday, May 18 at Franklin Music Hall, opening for The Hives + Refused. (Photo by Farrah Skeiky)


Mini Trees paces herself on new single "Steady Me"

Last we heard from Lex Vega—who performs as Mini Trees—was last year when we covered her reflective single "Take It Back." Her latest, "Steady Me," expands upon her lithe ambient touches with a tightly crafted indie-pop sound. Vega brims with cautious optimism, recognizing the goodwill that comes from being in a healthy relationship while also accepting its inevitable missteps. She's gradually coming into her own, taking another songwriting leap forward with sure-footed ease.

"Steady Me" is the first single off of Mini Trees' forthcoming debut EP, which is set for release in May. Juan Rodríguez