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Song Release in Honor of Record Store Day

Friday, 18 April 2014
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In anticipation of this Saturday’s Record Store Day festivities coast to coast, here’s the new clip for “Records & Coffee,” one of the signature tunes off of Joey Sweeney‘s Long Hair, a co-release between BITBY (Heyward Howkins, Oh! Pears) and La Société Expéditionnaire (Lewis & Clarke, Strand of Oaks). And much like the song, it’s an homage to endless Saturdays spent in the company of nothing but, well, records and coffee. (Sweeney’s beagle, Nigel, also makes a cameo, as does trumpet player John Pettit.) Directed by BITBY’s David Kain and Sweeney, the video is a veritable walking tour of Sweeney’s home neighborhood in Philadelphia, from the longstanding Old City Coffee to AKA Music, Philly’s largest indie record store. All along, our narrator details any number of life mistakes, concluding that the only thing that made any of them bearable was, of course, records and coffee. The album “Records & Coffee” sits on is Long Hair, a Laurel Canyon-inflected singer/songwriter record that’s also a party of unlikely collaborators: Grammy award-winning salsa/tropical producer Aaron ‘Luis’ Levinson mans the controls, and mindbending rapper/producer Lushlife (aka Raj Haldar) penned string arrangements for the string trio that appears on the record. Charlie Hall of The War On Drugs also contributes drums on two tracks, “Kate Moss Hologram” and “Records & Coffee.” Joey Sweeney has been writing songs and prose since he was a teenager in the 1980s. Over the years, he has fronted the groups The Barnabys and The Trouble With Sweeney, as well as recording and performing as a solo artist. Meanwhile, he’s also written for a wide array of publications, including Salon.com, Philadelphia Weekly, the Philadelphia Inquirer and his daily perch, Philebrity.com, the cityblog he established in 2004 after a decade-long run as a rock critic. Check out this video and prepare to celebrate Record Store Day! more »

Psychoacoustics Halloween Special!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013
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This Thursday 8-11pm, Psychoacoustics will be hosting a special Halloween-themed show. Tune in to this one! more »

Photos from Boombox the Wasteland

Thursday, 26 September 2013
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Boombox the Wasteland from 2-8 pm on Sept 14 was a great success which included music, community building, diversity, creative arts, and a funky yet family-friendly vibe. Check out the WORT photos! more »

Sheaux for November 15, 2012 — in memoriam

Saturday, 29 September 2012
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  Tonight on Psychoacoustics: A somewhat grimmer, more sobering show in honor of/inspired by Paulie & all musicians, sound men, drinkers, law enforcement, music lovers, anyone who’s ever faced a blurry line or had a hard time finding your way home.   Tune in @ 8pm to hear music from the likes of Monovox, Bruce Springsteen, Solid Gold, The Clash, Eric Saade, John Reuben, Lene Lovich, The Who, Don McLean, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, Dead Kennedys, Willie Nelson, Edward Sharpe, Blind Faith, Bobby Fuller Four, & Shotdown.     more »

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