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Cheers Elephant – “Airliner”

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In the right mindset, and with the right amount of handclaps, you can elevate an ordinary day into a great one. Tune the dusty roads ahead into pathways to the sky. Go forth, lift off, and soar! And when you feel yourself coming back to the ground just hit repeat and start the song over.  Read more

CRUISR – “Go For It”

Music for… reminding yourself that life is short, dreams are achievable, and the sun is shining (somewhere…). Put some pep in your step with this new jam from TBE faves CRUISR.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Future: Debut EP All Over Available Now.

Marian Hill – “Lips”

Music for… continuing the fight for weirdo beats and grooves that Marian Hill does so well (see “Got It”). “Lips” is a jam that has got be played loud and on repeat. This is olympic sized entrance music for the bedroom athlete in us all!

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Future: Get this and “Got It” on iTunes now.

Marian Hill – “Got It”

Music for… getting in touch with that angry twitch inside, and letting him out to bust robot moves. Then the horn army attacks and what could have been bloodshed turns to group roboting! Yes, that is a thing! I just lived it!

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Future: You can pre-order the Got It / Lips 7″ now. Out 12.02.14 via B3SCI Records

CRUISR – “All Over”

Sounds like… catchy rock and roll is alive and well in Philadephia! Our old friends Cruiser dropped the E (for aerodynamics) and signed to Vagrant and are now on track to take over the world (I hope). In addition to brand new singalong jam “All Over”, their classic “Don’t Go Alone” will be getting a re-release.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Future: Debut EP ‘All Over’ Available September 23rd, 2014

TeamMate – “Love Is Love” + “Sequal” + LA Show @ Blind Date 3/26

TeamMateBand - Love Is Love

The LA/Philly duo of Teammate were born of love, respect, and the ultimate understand that a broken relationship doesn’t mean they shouldn’t stay “teammates” (See “Sequal” below). They kick out the kind of feel good synth pop jams that make you want to sing along at the top of your lungs. And that is exactly what I’ll be doing to “Love Is Love” when they play Blind Date with Pollimer and Magic Giant tomorrow night here in LA!

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[MP3] IQRAM – “Newborn”

IQRAM - Newborn

IQRAM - Newborn

listen to mama, listen to papa

♫ IQRAM – Newborn

  • Who: The Sri-Lanka born, Zimbabwe raised, NYC/Philly based Iqram. & friends.
  • What: Afro pop, like Vampire Weekend, Paul Simon, Princeton
  • Where: Philadelphia, PA + Facebook
  • When: This lone single is out now.
  • Why: While Vampire Weekend deals with the existential crisis of their sophomore slump I’m celebrating this Iqram guy and his elegantly straightforward take on the Paul Simon popularized afro-pop that Vampy once adapted so well. “Newborn” has horns, bongos, and is catchy as hell. I’m pretty happy.

 

[MP3] Cruiser – “Don’t Go Alone”

Cruiser - Dont Go Alone

it’ll get you to and get you through the light

♫ Cruiser – Don’t Go Alone

  • Who: Andy, Jon, Josa, Kyle
  • What: Sctrappy Indie Rock, like Griz Adams, Warships, Saint Motel
  • Where: Philadelphia, PA + Facebook
  • When: Their self-titled EP is out now.
  • Why: If Summer wasn’t on it’s way out I’d say this should belong on every sunshine playlist you make! Good thing I’m an endless optimist and believe we can force summer to do our bidding by blasting jams like this well into December. I think it really helps if you air guitar with it.