Category: SubModern Sessions

Beach Slang

In their short time as a band, Philadelphia’s Beach Slang have had a great deal of success, leading to the release this week of their full length debut The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us. There is some pedigree here as front man James Alex hails from veteran Pennsylvania punk band Weston, not to say that Beach Slang hasn’t earned their own cred. Following two EPs in 2014, the band signed with Polyvinyl Records for this intense 27 minute, 10 song body of work, which I recently got to chat with them about for our...

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Sunflower Bean

You’ve been hearing a lot from Brooklyn trio Sunflower Bean for a little while now.  They recently released their debut full length album Human Ceremony.  Last month I had the opportunity to sit down with the band for a chat and to oversee a live studio session including performances of songs from the album at Kawari Sound in Wyncote, PA.  Sunflower Bean is Julia Cumming on bass and vocals, Jacob Faber on drums, Nick Kivlen on guitar and vocals JL: Congratulations on the album! I heard a bunch of the shows on this tour have been sold out. JC:...

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Brooklyn’s TEEN, comprised of sisters Teeny, Lizzie, and Katherine Lieberson, along with Boshra AlSaddi, just released their third full length album Love Yes last week and I recently had the opportunity to chat with them about the record at Spice House Sound in Philadelphia. JL: Love Yes is your third album. What have you learned along the way that influenced how you made this record? TL: I think we’ve just become a better band. Since Boshra joined, we’ve toured a lot. I think that’s changed our dynamic of how we write and play music and influenced how our sound...

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