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benefit concert tonight at the trocadero theater in philly! “philly rocks for haiti,” will feature the West Philadelphia Orchestra, Black Landlord, Zeppelin cover band Get the Led Out, Blood Feathers and Free Energy.  doors open at 7pm and tickets are $12 with all proceeds going to the haitian professionals of philadelphia, who will ship much-needed supplies to haiti.

for more info, click here.

not everyone likes valentines day, and it can especially be a tough time if you’re alone.  so for tunesday today, i put together a playlist of some “anti love songs” for anyone out there who just isn’t feeling the love :)


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stay tuned for a love song playlist in a couple weeks!

Tatyana -Feb 02, 2010, 8:53PM
"Babe Im Gonna Leave You' by Led Zepplin.....Ive been listening to that song non-stop for 2 weeks now on my ipod, and now its on your playlist!!! What a beautiful enchanting ballad~Ultimate work of art that one!
aliiiiiive -Feb 02, 2010, 6:07PM
awesome playlist, and great idea.

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today’s tunesday album is the new one from beach house, called teen dream!

i first heard of the duo when i saw grizzly bear in concert and victoria legrand of beach house was there to sing the backup vocals on “two weeks.” she has a beautiful voice that has drawn comparisons to nico and stevie nicks, and i can definitely see the similarities- especially on songs like “zebra” which sounds like it could be from the 70s. beach house’s music is often described as “dream pop”, their album is called “teen dream,” and it was recorded in a church in upstate new york called dreamland…so it’s hard not to use dreamy when describing their music- but it is just that. it feels like the type of music that would be playing in the background in your dreams, or walking through a field of flowers, or, appropriately enough, taking a stroll on the beach.

now take a listen to some tunes from the new album!


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Ashley -Jan 29, 2010, 11:25PM
you should do a post about Kickin Bear. Have you had a chance to see them yet?
Ellie -Jan 26, 2010, 7:33PM
i always wonder if you guys specifically choose songs that meke me so relxed i go all happy and make me think i can buy the whole store? if thats your diabolical plot, well then....its not so bad.

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good morning!  with today being tunesday, i thought i’d share some videos from la blogotheque.  if you’re not familiar with the site, you should definitely check it out.  it’s a french site that features new videos each week of an acoustic performance by an artist or group in the street, at a bar, in a park, or any random place in the city.  the videos are really amazing…check out these performances by bon iver and phoenix:

Bon Iver – Flume – Une soiree de Poche from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Phoenix – 1901 – A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

check out more of the videos here.

fp julia -Jan 27, 2010, 10:52AM
hi katelyn! i know it is in paris but i'm not sure exactly where!
katelyn -Jan 26, 2010, 10:06PM
where is the one of bon iver filmed? it's so awesome, love it :)

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vetiver is playing at kung fu necktie tonight in philly…i can’t decide if i should go or not! i think i might have to…


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gabriela -Jan 20, 2010, 6:10PM
I discovered Vetiver a few months ago and it was hook, line, and sinker from there...I'm in love! Tight Knit is the perfect compilation of walking-barefoot-in-the-sunshine, daydreaming-out-a-window, butterfly-kisses, not-simply-feel-good-but-feel-GREAT music. I'd do many more things than I'd like to admit just to see them!
alexxandra -Jan 20, 2010, 5:30PM
I love the music put up on this blog. each band is so unique in their own way. I hope you're able to go see Vetiver tonight! There's another band playing in Philly tonight: Locksley. I live in North Carolina so I'm not able to go...but they're incredible. Seeing their show is like traveling back in time where peace and free love ran wild. They have residency at the M Room every Wednesday at 8pm this month. If you get a chance, check them out. I promise you wont be disappointed!!

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the lineup for this year’s coachella music festival was announced yesterday…and man i really wish i could go.  but check out this poster…i think they’re getting a little extreme with the varying font sizes, don’t you?  yes, i know that the larger bands are “headliners” but still, i had to take a second look to even notice some of the smaller bands that are playing.  actually, i’m more interested in some of the ones you can barely see…like les claypool, edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros, girls, beach house, deerhunter and big pink.  apparently, fader was on the same wavelength as me…check out their funny article about the poster here.

the lineup still looks amazing though…if you’re having trouble reading it above, check it out here.  what do you all think? anyone going to go?

FP BRENTWOOD! -Feb 01, 2010, 3:05AM
STOP BY THE FP BRENTWOOD STORE FOR GREAT COACHELLA OUTFITS!!!!!!
trinia -Jan 30, 2010, 12:02PM
wow who put matt and kim in the fine print? i wish i could go so bad! :( i wish college wasnt so expensive so i could go!

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i just posted part two of our new store playlist, which includes the classic INXS song “never tear us apart” …and in an interesting coincidence, the music video for the song was shot in prague! check it out:

Never Tear Us Apart INXS from Miguel Ángel Belenda on Vimeo.

fp julia -Jan 19, 2010, 3:42PM
Hi Brittany - thanks for your comment! so glad you like the blog, and don't worry, philly will still be here when you get back :) have an amazing time in ireland!
Jesse Lu -Jan 19, 2010, 1:17PM
I loooooove this song... I loooooooove INXS. UGh, that hair is to die for. Plus, Prague is nice. ;)

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tunesday

good morning! for your listening pleasure, here is part two of our new store playlist…enjoy!


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unidentified -Jan 19, 2010, 4:04PM
There are some awesome songs on here!! I can't wait to listen. thanks for sharing this!

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lennon wall

when i first saw the photos from our new catalog, i was immediately curious about the graffiti covered wall.  i did a little research and found out that it was named the lennon wall following the death of john lennon in 1980.  since then it has been covered with graffiti pertaining to lennon and his lyrics, as well as notions of peace.  during the period of communist rule in the late 1980′s in prague, western music by artists like lennon was banned. young people would write their grievances on this wall, eventually leading to a clash between them and police on the nearby charles bridge. this movement was referred to by the czech authorities as “lennonism.”

despite attempts to repaint the wall, the graffiti kept coming back and is now tolerated… right on.

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Storage Marple -Jul 28, 2010, 3:43AM
Added to my favourites list and added to my blogroll.
mcgriddle -Jan 16, 2010, 1:47PM
Wonderful post -- why don't you have a "print this" button?

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some eye candy to leave you with today…this video for ok go’s “wtf?” is so cool…way cooler than the treadmills (in my opinion).

OK Go – WTF? from OK Go on Vimeo.

thanks alexxandra :)

unidentified -Jan 13, 2010, 10:53AM
This is awesome!! I always love the music and videos you post here.

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if you aren’t familiar with the band ok go let me refresh your memory: choreographed dance routine on treadmills.

i haven’t heard much about the band since their 2006 video was a huge viral success, but recently, they’ve resurfaced with a new album, of the blue color of the sky and a funkier sound.  prince was a huge influence on the album, which you’ll hear in the track “skyscrapers”.  i’ll be honest, i wasn’t a fan of the band before, but this album has inspired me to give them a second chance — it’s catchy.  i also like the album name — taken from an 1876 book called “the influence of the blue ray of the sunlight and of the blue color of the sky” by augustus james pleasonton, on his theory that blue light had the ability to cure all ills.

check out a couple songs from the album below…be warned, the first one contains explicit language so if you’re offended by that, skip to the second one :)  we also included the song “back from kathmandu” on our new store playlist, which you can check out here.


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listen. enjoy. critique.  and…report back with your opinion.

alexxandra -Jan 12, 2010, 5:18PM
their new video to WTF? is mesmerizing! the colors and effects are unbelievable. i was hypnotized for the entire video and even a few minutes that followed.

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along with the new year comes new music for our stores! for tunesday, here is part one of the new store playlist…enjoy!


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kathryn -Jan 08, 2010, 10:29PM
hi, just wanted to say how much i enjoy the music you post! i used to be so into music and know all the amazing bands.. then i got married and became a mom! so i just don't have the time to seek out new music.. i've so enjoyed your blog for reconnecting me to great new music. it is really a highlight of my week! kathryn

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