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The Church of Philadelphia

The Church of Philadelphia

We could place terms on it, but it still wouldn’t be what you think. The music of The Church of Philadelphia is layered, cinematic, spiritual and resplendent. It’s self-described as “experimental gospel”. More than anything, it deserves a proper listen. The band’s new album, We’re Gonna Dance Tonight, is undoubtedly music from a spiritual perspective, […]

Emerson Hart

Emerson Hart

It’d be easy to say that some artists just have a penchant for melodies. Emerson Hart would call that dismissive. The singer-songwriter and Tonic front man is regularly inspired, but it also comes with a strong dedication and work ethic. Songwriting is a craft and requires discipline just like anything else. It’s an approach that […]

Say Hi

Say Hi

When I first encountered the music of Eric Elbogen, the force behind Say Hi, he was busy layering one of the most striking synth tracks I’d heard in some time, “Northwestern Girls” on the incredible The Wishes & The Glitch. From there, he progressed to more of a guitar-driven sound on ensuing releases before returning once […]

Hawks Do Not Share

Hawks Do Not Share

Most artists search for and savor the moments when the music moves organically into something suprrising. Jeremy Wilkins and George Lewis III found an entire new outlet that way. The pair had worked together before starting Hawks Do Not Share, but when the current collaboration suddenly blossomed into new territory for both, it was impossible not to […]

Bishop Allen

Bishop Allen

It’s been a few years since we’ve talked to Bishop Allen. It’s been a few years since Bishop Allen has talked to anyone. Five years since their last album and run of shows, Justin Rice is ready to gain the momentum he might have lost in the space between albums. But life has its demands, […]

Chris Schlarb

Chris Schlarb

Chris Schlarb had to go to the mountain to get away from the temple. After spending around year on the road promoting the excellent Psychic Temple LPs, Schlarb found himself in need of a chance to get away and just focus on what he does best: make music that sounds good to him. The result is Making the Saint, […]

Cosmo Sheldrake

Cosmo Sheldrake

Cosmo, as any self-respecting comedy fan who just celebrated the 25 anniversary of the first Seinfeld episode knows, is the unlikely first name of Jerry’s hipster doofus neighbor, Kramer. While you might think that there’s only room for one Cosmo in the entertainment cosmos, you’d better re-evaluate, because you’re going to want to remember the […]

Half-Handed Cloud

Half-Handed Cloud

I called John Ringhofer, the man behind Half-Handed Cloud, at his other job, cleaning and caring for the church that he’s a part of. It’s a necessary stop for him, not only for the sake of work but communication as well. Without the Internet at home, the church is also the place he checks his […]

A Sunny Day In Glasgow

A Sunny Day In Glasgow

The jarring first seconds of “Byebye, Big Ocean (The End),” which open Sea When Absent, the new album nearly four years in the making from A Sunny Day in Glasgow, feels like something of an admission from founder and central-member Ben Daniels that the band have been a little too quiet for a little too […]

Home Video

Home Video

If you’ve yet to hear Home Video, we suggest that you watch them instead. The duo’s video for their new single “Forget” shows just how style and substance combine in meaningful ways. And it’s not just the lead single, but the entirety of Here in Weightless Fall that’s capture our minds and ears. It’s been […]