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New Track: "On Self Respect" - Nika Nika

Sparse acoustic guitar accompanies earnest lyricism “On Self Respect,” the new single from Anika Pyle, a.k.a. Nika Nika. An older ditty that was written "after watching one of the greatest films of all time - Flashdance - and connecting the film to Joan Didion's essay 'On Self Respect,'" an honest self-evaluation speaks to the idea of following ones dream's and aspirations, while navigating the perceptions or judgments of the outside world. Balancing one’s goal against the weight/pressure of the outside world can be a tricky endeavor. Be true to yourself.

"To give us back to ourselves--there lies the great, the singular power of self-respect" - Joan Didion





Debut Sieve EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Em Boltz (Corey Flood, Mallrat), Emily Lyon (Wilt), Madeline Rafter (Snake Boy Gang, The Original Crooks and Nannies), and Rachie Weisberg (Yeah, Baby) creatively combine as Sieve. Three Secrets, the debut EP from the quartet, was recently released via Fire Talk Records. Twisted, interlocking gears form unexpected, timely grooves at abrupt angles, unifying unique pieces. Those abbreviated mischievous carnival visions showcase a playful darkness.





New Track: "Part of the High is the Chase Itself" - Forever Vista

Recorded live at the their practice space, Forever Vista recently dropped their new single, “Part of the High is the Chase Itself”. It’s a fuzz-fueled freight train that comes at you hard and fast. But don't fret - enjoy the high! The Philly quartet is scheduled to race through Ortlieb's on Sunday, June 10, rounding out a bill that also includes The Mojo Machine and People Like You.





New Whaler EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Look into Crystal Balls, the new EP from Whaler, and listen. Set sail on the surf/shoegazing vessel. The sway of the water dynamically alters between pleasantly adrift and treacherous tides. One can find a temporary home in the melodic haze, but remain alert of the humbling hazards.





New Dark Thoughts Live EP Available for Streaming & Download

Philly punk outfit Dark Thoughts is getting ready to release a new full-length album. The band recently stopped by Drexel University's WKDU on April 1, 2018 for a live performance/recording session. The trio surprised the station's listeners with a little preview of its forthcoming LP, Dark Thoughts At Work, pounding out four new songs - "Anything II," "Psycho Ward," "I Wish," and "Gimme Soda," which you can stream and download below. And if you still are thirsty for more, Dark Thoughts will be performing next in Philly at Common Beat on Sunday, June 3 with Cult Objects, as well as Boot & Saddle, on Sunday, July 29, opening for Iron Chic. 

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