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Looms' "Eclipse" is an ode to emotional paralysis - live at Berlin 3.28

It’s hard not bask in the languid world of “Eclipse,” the first single off dream punk act Looms’ new record The Way Up. Written after a summer tour and a break up, frontman Sharif Mekawy’s lyrics about “wishing the moon would make it dark” embody a passive paralysis, the feeling of watching the hours tick by, a stupor from the reception of unexpected and unpleasant news. Looms’ interweaving guitars bolster this vibe, its impressive sundrenched noodling a sonic representation of the frustration that lies just below the surface. And while the Brooklyn four piece may have chosen to name this track after a solar eclipse, it feels just like a lazy afternoon in how it encapsulates the boring-to-death moments in between the events that define our lives. Give it a listen below, and catch Looms at Berlin on March 28th alongside Color Tongue, Monoculture, and Huh. -Connor Beckett McInerney (@b_ck_tt), Photo by Liz Maney

   

New Music Video: "No Expectations" - Little Strike

A beautiful, new video for “No Expectations,” from Littles Strike's latest EP Beyond Things, has arrived. Animated by Raymo Ventura, the visuals find Tamar Dart traversing through both physical and mental spaces. Following that enchanting, subconscious daydream, Dart thoughtfully expresses her feelings in an elegant, even-keeled manner. This Sunday at the Trocadero, Play On Philly will be presenting Little Strike with the POP Academy Strings, and they'll supported by Rachel Andie and Poppin' Off Brass Band on the billing.

Little Strike "No Expectations" from Raymo Ventura

   

Debut Knifeplay LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Pearlty is the debut full-length album from the Tj Strohmer-led outfit Knifeplay. A delicate dusting of shoegazing atmosphere melds with breezy introspection. Hovering weightless over the top of one’s thoughts and then crashing climatically down on points of emphasis, there’s a subdued, somber, tranquilizing affect. It hits you in what seems like slow gradual motion, but the blow leaves a mark. (Photo by Doug Dulgarian)

   

New Music Video: "Borderlines" - Baroness

Gold & Grey, the forthcoming album from Baroness, is slated for release on June 14 via Abraxan Hymns. A new video for the band's latest single, “Borderlines,” has surfaced. The song captures a long haul trajectory, blending the melodic with the heavy in a pummeling yet precise, rifft-tastic power. Baroness will be headlining Decibel Magazine's Metal and Beer Fest on Saturday, April 13 at The Fillmore Philadelphia.

   

New AllegrA EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Yet, Not Enough is the new EP from the quartet of AllegrA, which is out now via Citrus City Records. An airy, sunny sensitivity permeates in these recordings. Through infectious twists and turns, the album captures a sense of intimacy, within these sonic adventures. AllegrA will be hosting its record release show at World Cafe Live on Saturday, March 23, joined by Beach Bod and Boosegumps.