I’m not sure what’s in the water in Philadelphia but here are three indie bands from Philly. They all have new albums coming out this week. I will bestow upon them the Let’s Not Get Carried Away seal of approval (seal does not actually exist nor is it binding).
Artist: A Sunny Day In Glasgow
From: Philadelphia (I guess “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” was already taken)
Album: Sea When Absent
Sounds like: A mix of Cocteau Twins and a fill Specter wall of noise (not sound but noise)
Artist: Donovan Blanc
From: Duo from New Brunswick, New Jersey. Formerly known as Honeydrum
Album: Donovan Blanc
Sounds like: The Church mixed with Echo & The Bunnymen basically 1980s brooding new wave sound.
Artist: Strand Of Oaks
From: Philadelphia, PA. It’s basically one guy, Tim Showalter
Sounds like: A mix between the vocals of Ray Lamontagne and The War On Drugs
From: Philadelphia, PA
Sounds like: Vampire Weekend meets 1980s Yacht Rock.