This week we’ve been studying Circe, the new full-length from bluesy Philly trio Penrose. It’s a great album – and a heavy one, as we talked about in the album review yesterday, examining themes of death and good versus evil. The fire they bring to their own music translates just as easily to the music of others – something their live shows are noted for (and we expect to hear some badass covers at their album release show at Underground Arts this weekend). Over the years, the band has done a ripping version of “I Got Mine” by The Black Keys, the traditional Stack O’ Lee blues (“Suite for Stack” in their rendition) and Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away.” They do it Rolling Stones style, of course, and we found a ripping video of the band performing it at Danger Danger Gallery two summers ago for their No Excuses concert series. Check it out below.
Circe is the featured album in this edition of Unlocked; hear the spotlighted single “Life of Mud” in Monday’s post, read yesterday’s album review and check back later in the week for an interview and more.Penrose, Unlocked