Toy Soldiers celebrated the release of their full-length The Maybe Boys with a Key Studio Session. For their encore session (they first visited the WXPN studios in 2010) the rootsy blues rock band recorded a few songs from the new record, as well as an unreleased track called “Street Sweeper.” Stream and download “Heart in a Mousetrap” below and get the full set here.
West Chester’s Ben Smith has released a new EP called Ravine Road. The singer-songwriter recorded it himself in his home studio, using vintage equipment he picked up at the estate sale of his seventh-grade teacher. Listen to the title track below and get a name-your-own-price download here.
Allysen Callery turned in a “timeless” Folkadelphia session this week. The Rhode Island musician performed three of her dark and classic-compositions, inspired by and in the style of the English Child Ballads of the nineteenth century. Listen to “Lily of the Valley” below and get the full session here.
Balance and Composure‘s The Things We Think We Need was the focus of this week’s Unlocked feature. This record is the Doylestown alt-rock band’s sophomore effort, following-up 2011′s Separation. Grab a free download of “Tiny Raindrop” below and read the rest of the Unlocked installment here.
Free Energy covered “Somebody’s Baby” by Jackson Browne. The 80s pop song was originally on the sound track for Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but fits in well with Free Energy’s own catalog of upbeat pop songs. Stream and download the cover below.