Singles of the Week 4/1

by Beck Macey

Singles of the Week 4/1

“Stupid Thing” By Swim Camp

There was an exciting brand new release and announcement from Philly lo-fi favorite, Swim Camp, today. The single “Stupid Thing” dropped as A Brooklyn Vegan Exclusive, and you can access the lovely and mellow tune through a link on their website, that takes you to the Know Hope Records YouTube. Furthermore, the song is off an upcoming EP set to be released May 7th. “Stupid Thing” is a slow starter but as the drums roll in, the song rounds out, as a beautiful melody feels like childhood reflections from a distant dream. I love the acoustic energy of this song and the way the vocals hum in my ears. Swim Camp’s music always makes me want to be holding a cup of hot coffee under a blanket while I watch the rain, and this song is no exception to that cozy feeling that Tom Morris’s guitar tones and voice always has. I would recommend this single to anyone who enjoys the likes of acoustic indie rock all the way to bedroom pop. With hints of bands like LVL UP to classic favorites like Elliot Smith, go listen to “Stupid Thing” out now.

“With You” Lillies in the Valley of Violets

Lillies In The Valley of Violets is the newest project of Aaron Sternick, an electronic pop producer out of the Fishtown area. Although i’m less familiar with the genre/ world of technology oriented music, I absolutely loved “With You”. The song is a seven minute collaborative piece, that started out like a predictable dance pop track, but as the beat dropped it got me grooving. I love the vocalizations of singer Annie Maxwell, who’s reverberated alto voice carries the song through the ever changing rhythm. I think what I like the most about this song is how even though it’s on the longer side, and could be continuously the same, Sternick actively changes up the tempo and continues to add to the beat, which pulls you in and keeps you guessing. The song is warm, and nearly mysterious as the heavy bass comes through and reminds me of older generations of house music that make you want to move your body in slow motion. “With You” is out now on all streaming platforms, and we look forward to seeing more music from this project in the future.

Singles of the Week 4/1

by Beck Macey

Singles of the Week 4/1

“Stupid Thing” By Swim Camp

There was an exciting brand new release and announcement from Philly lo-fi favorite, Swim Camp, today. The single “Stupid Thing” dropped as A Brooklyn Vegan Exclusive, and you can access the lovely and mellow tune through a link on their website, that takes you to the Know Hope Records YouTube. Furthermore, the song is off an upcoming EP set to be released May 7th. “Stupid Thing” is a slow starter but as the drums roll in, the song rounds out, as a beautiful melody feels like childhood reflections from a distant dream. I love the acoustic energy of this song and the way the vocals hum in my ears. Swim Camp’s music always makes me want to be holding a cup of hot coffee under a blanket while I watch the rain, and this song is no exception to that cozy feeling that Tom Morris’s guitar tones and voice always has. I would recommend this single to anyone who enjoys the likes of acoustic indie rock all the way to bedroom pop. With hints of bands like LVL UP to classic favorites like Elliot Smith, go listen to “Stupid Thing” out now.

“With You” Lillies in the Valley of Violets

Lillies In The Valley of Violets is the newest project of Aaron Sternick, an electronic pop producer out of the Fishtown area. Although i’m less familiar with the genre/ world of technology oriented music, I absolutely loved “With You”. The song is a seven minute collaborative piece, that started out like a predictable dance pop track, but as the beat dropped it got me grooving. I love the vocalizations of singer Annie Maxwell, who’s reverberated alto voice carries the song through the ever changing rhythm. I think what I like the most about this song is how even though it’s on the longer side, and could be continuously the same, Sternick actively changes up the tempo and continues to add to the beat, which pulls you in and keeps you guessing. The song is warm, and nearly mysterious as the heavy bass comes through and reminds me of older generations of house music that make you want to move your body in slow motion. “With You” is out now on all streaming platforms, and we look forward to seeing more music from this project in the future.