The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Chill Moody, BOY, Matt Pond


Local rapper Chill Moody teamed up with Freeway for the grooving new track “Change Coming.”  The song is included on Moody’s latest RFM album, which he previewed at his sold-out headlining gig at The TLA this past week.  Stream and download the Joe Logic-produced song below, and check out Moody’s plans for 2013 in our interview with him here.

International duo BOY is one of 2013’s buzziest bands, and XPN will be welcoming them to World Cafe Live on Wednesday, March 27th.  The German/Swiss pair have their debut album Mutual Friends coming out in the states next month but you can get a sneak preview via Noisetrade, who shared a sampler featuring the YouTube hit “Little Numbers.”  Stream and download the sampler below; tickets and information for BOY’s Philly show can be found here.

This week’s Key Studio Session featured punk rockers Glocca Morra, a wild bunch that put forth two releases in 2012 on top of touring extensively.  2013 sees the Philly quartet opening for hometown favorites Everyone Everywhere at The Barbary on January 19th; tickets and information can be found here.  Below, download “Deep Pocket” from Glocca Morra and revisit the rest of their session here.

Indie-pop musician Matt Pond released a free acoustic EP called The Natural Lines this week via Noisetrade.  The one-time Philadelphia resident will be releasing The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand in just over a month and has a date set opening for Jukebox the Ghost at Union Transfer on March 15th.  Stream and download The Natural Lines below; tickets and information for the Union Transfer show can be found here.

One of the latest exports from the Motor City are Jamaican Queens, a glam-pop/rock trio with hints of a harder-edged Foster the People.  Jamaican Queens have a debut album coming out in March and have kicked-off a tour that brings them through Philadelphia on January 15th for a show at Kung Fu Necktie.  Tickets and information can be found here.  Below, stream and download the synth-y “Kids Get Away.”



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