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Fran “Company”

Fran has released visuals for the first single, “Company”, from their forthcoming debut LP, A Private Picture, which will be released via Fire Talk on November 15th.

This is primarily the work of Maria Jacobson, and the video below was directed by Reilly Drew.

You can help Fran celebrate the release of her album on November 23rd at the Hideout.

VIDEO: Desert Sharks party til the end on “I Don’t Know How to Dress for the Apocalypse”

NYC garage rock outfit Desert Sharks make a good case for the new subgenre—tentatively titled “armageddon punk”— on new song / video “I Don’t Know How to Dress for the Apocalypse.” Bolstered by anthemic guitar tones and breakbeat major-minor chord changes, the track (and their latest offering from forthcoming full-length debut Baby’s Gold Death Stadium) details the myriad of seemingly unlimited challenges humanity faces that we seem in no hurry to fix: the wage gap, global warming, that sort of thing. Against this macabre-yet-unavoidable subject matter, Desert Sharks hunker down to have themselves an apocalypse party; as lead singer Stephanie Gunther truthfully points out, “it’s ok, no one knows what we’re doing anyway,” raucous celebration in the face of the end of everything seems like a pretty good plan. Watch it below, and catch Desert Sharks on September 20th at Mercury Lounge. -Connor Beckett McInerney

Canter "Call It Safe"

Synth Pop band Canter has released the first single, “Call It Safe”, from their forthcoming album which will be released next month via Lakeshore Records.

You can catch Canter at Sleeping Village on October 15th to celebrate the digital release of their album. You can also catch them at Livewire Lounge on November 23rd with Protector 101, Street Cleaner, and Replicant.

The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Arch Of Love

Chris Schackerman has drummed for such notable acts as Literature, Mercury Girls, and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, but he “was never satisfied enough” with his own recorded demos to release them out into the world. For Chelsea Brennan, making music was never “really a large part” of her life. The two came together a few years back to create a project that was mostly just for fun; however, with their latest collaborative effort, Arch Of Love, it became apparent to the duo that they wanted making music to “become a larger part” of their daily lives. Schackerman and Brennan have already released a few singles via Richmond, VA’s 6131 Records, and are currently working on their first full-length album. You can take a listen to Arch Of Love’s new track, “Reintroduction,” below, and learn more about our most recent Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner HERE.

I Fight Dragons "Punch Drunk Destiny"

Local 8-Bit legends I Fight Dragons have dropped the lead single, “Punch Drunk Destiny”, from their forthcoming LP, Canon Eyes, which will be released on December 21st.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Sept. 20th, for the album release event at Lincoln Hall on December 21st with Violent Crime and Secret Bad Boy.

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