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KayelaJ

Kayela J’s latest album Homage (Thank you) came out this fall, and you really need to listen to it. As the album title suggests, it pays tribute to her inspirations, with each song on the album dedicated to a different artist. Known for her own clever lyrical style and fast beats, Kayela brings a new twist to iconic styles such as Salt-N-Pepa and Lil Kim. With this album, Kayela J is well on her way to becoming one of the greats. 

Give Homage (Thank you) a listen below!

-By Nick Hartman

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BROADBAND release electrifying single "New Jazz" & play O'Brien's Pub (12.10)

The newest single “New Jazz” (streaming below) from the Boston-based trio BROADBAND is the kind of song that leaves you with the unquenchable desire to do something, even if you’re not sure what that something is. From the first few seconds, the melody begins escalating, twisting and turning through twinkling guitars and exhilarating vocals. Even though the track pushes four minutes, it never loses its sense of urgency; it feels like a flash of excitement, a single moment in time. If you loved the track as much as we did, see BROADBAND play live at O’Brien’s Pub with Stray Fossa, New Dakotas, and Tiffy on December 10. - Lilly Milman

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The Deli Philly’s December Record of the Month: 100% - JUICE

JUICE is a fledgling outfit of “four freaks freakin’,” featuring members of Louie Louie, Dark Web, and Ursula. What originally surfaced as demo recordings has now turned into the band’s debut label release, 100% (Get Better Records), and The Deli Philly’s December Record of the Month.

A menacing bass rumbles before the snap of snare and clamor of guitar intermingle with warbly, spooky accents of keys to form the blood-racing, heart-pounding backdrop of “Body Machine”. The unrelenting, instrumental combination instantly induces one to gyrate uncontrollably, before its mantra-esque vocals are injected into the mix. The EP’s opener hits quickly, leaving a lasting impression as it rushes to an abrupt demise, crackling into “For Plants Hanging”. Keeping the raw, primal beat, we are once again off to the races as angular guitar riffs morph into a more danceable groove, a kin to legendary music pioneers Devo, toeing the line between basement punk outfit and post-punk art-rockers.

“Headache” builds off its slow, military march of drums and the sludgy ring of chords, making way for a chaotic melee of gang vocals to ensue, inviting you to join in. A doorway to the underworld is unlocked, pulling you down beneath the surface. A last ditch attempt is made to escape, which doesn’t seem to end well. Wading in the muck and mire of uncertainty, “Highway” captures the desolation of the road, with our journey ending in a fade out of feedback and noise.

Clocking in at approximately fifteen minutes, the brief introduction to JUICE is a memorable and enjoyable one. Now, the wait begins to hear where the “freaks” will take us next. – Alexis V. 

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Tesha releases unconventional single 'Funeral' from upcoming EP

Taking cues from Kate Bush, Bjork, and lugubrious 4AD artists like This Mortal Coil and Dead Can Dance, Brooklyn's Tesha delivers a refreshingly anti-pop track to fight Christmas' usual sonic banalities. The edgy, electronic artist is about to release a new EP and just unveiled single Funeral, a track about her mother's funeral (Tesha lost both of her parents a few years ago). Otherworldly and minimal, the song is driven by a slow bass line and a plodding rhythm section, while almost unintelligible vocals seem to express a kind of thoughtful sorrow that sounds at once profound and alien. The EP is scheduled for a January 25th release. 

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Lulu Be. "Still Rude" Video

Lulu Be. has released the RIBKA (aka Rebecca Beyene) directed video for her single “Still Rude”.

You can catch Lulu Be. at Schubas on December 9th with Kenya, Aaliyah Allah, and Melissa Lozada-Oliva.

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