As we wrap up this week’s Unlocked look at Penrose and their new album Circe, we asked the Murphy brothers what kind of tunes they’d been rocking lately. They came back with an eclectic playlist ranging from Tom Waits to Sonic Youth; mixing in the bands they’re performing with at their album release show at Underground Arts this weekend; and even giving a respectful nod to a show that’s kind of competing with their own (songs from Man Man and Murder by Death made the cut, and they’re right around the corner at Union Transfer). Seriously – solid dudes, through and through. Of the handful of songs, singer-guitarist Dan Murphy chose Tom Waits through Grinderman, drummer Tom Murphy chose The Walkmen through Sonic Youth and bassist Pat Murphy chose Dr. Dog through The Levee Drivers. (Tom also chose St. James and the Apostles, but they’re not on Spotify, so the track is embedded separately.) Listen below, and get more information about the show at the WXPN Concert Calendar (powered by The Swollen Fox).
Circe is the featured album in this edition of Unlocked; hear the spotlighted single “Life of Mud” in Monday’s post, read Tuesday’s album review, watch their live cover of “Not Fade Away” in Wednesday’s post, read yesterday’s interview and check back for more Unlocked features from The Key.