Listen to Abi Reimold and Rob Grote of The Districts Guest DJ on WXPN Local

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Abi Reimold | photo by Bob Sweeney | courtesy of the artist // Rob Grote | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN

Tonight, Philly rockers The Districts celebrate their brand new, just-released-today record Popular Manipulations with a headlining show at Union Transfer that is, as of this writing, mega sold out. Opening are fellow Philly indie favorites The Spirit of the Beehive and Abi Reimold. If you don’t have tickets to the gig, fear not; you’ll be able to see The Districts next Friday at WXPN’s Free at Noon concert (RSVP here), you’ll be able to catch Abi at the PHL Music Fest in September (more info here) and Spirit is on a stacked bill with Japanese Breakfast at the Church in October (deets here).

You can also see / hear a different side of both Reimold and The Districts’ Rob Grote by listening to a joint guest DJ set both artists hosted a couple weeks back on the WXPN Local Show. Reimold leads off with four-songs spotlighting artists with mad songwriting skill and roots in home recording (not to mention various degrees of lo-fi), then caps it with a stunning Cigarettes After Sex jam found on Spotify; Rob’s set, by comparison, is synthesizer heavy, and he talks about finding good use for unusual sounds and how long drives on tour affect one’s listening habits. Stream the set and check out the playlist below.

Abi’s Set
Shannen Moser “Grower”
Andy Shauf “You’re Out Wasting”
Coma Cinema “Eva Angelica”
Cigarettes After Sex “Sunsetz”

Rob’s Set
Stereolab “Flower Called Nowhere”
The Magnetic Fields “Long Vermont Roads”
The Walker Brothers “The Electrician”
William Onyeabor “Heaven and Hell”

The Districts “If Before I Wake”
Abi Reimold “Your Shoes”

The Districts are about to head out on tour for pretty much the rest of the year; check out their full run of dates below, and if you haven’t done so already, you can give Popular Manipulations some quality headphone time here and order it via Fat Possum here.

The Districts 2017 Tour Dates
08/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
08/12 – North Adams, MA @ Mass MoCA $
08/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
08/18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
08/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
08/25 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/26 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/27 – Hull, UK @ Fruit
08/29 – Newcastle, UK @ Cluny
08/30 – Edinburgh, UK Caves
08/31 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
09/03 – Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms
09/05 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
09/06 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
09/07 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
09/11 – Brighton, UK @ Haunt
09/14 – Monthey, CH @ Pont Rouge
09/15 – Milan, IT @ Serraglio
09/17 – Darmstadt, DE @ Golden Leaves Festival
09/18 – Zurich, CH @ Werk 21
09/19 – Munich, DE @ Strom
09/20 – Vienna, AT @ Flex
09/22 – Berlin, DE @ Muzik & Frieden
09/23 – Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
09/24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
09/25 – Brussels, BE @ Rotonde
09/27 – Hannover, DE @ Faust
09/29 – Nuremberg, DE @ Club Stereo
09/30 – Dortmund, DE @ Way Back When Festival
10/12 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
10/13 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
10/14 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
10/20 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
10/21 – Charleston, SC @ Volvo Car Stadium #
10/22 – Simpsonville, SC @ Heritage Park Amphitheater #
10/24 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
10/25 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/27 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
10/28 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
11/30 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
12/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
12/02 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
12/03 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
12/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi
12/06 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo
12/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
12/09 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
12/12 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground

$ = w/ My Morning Jacket
# = w/ Third Eye Blind

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