Listen to Low Cut Connie’s Dirty Pictures (Part 2) via NPR First Listen

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Hometown rockers and XPN-faves Low Cut Connie are notorious for their raucous live shows and their vivacious brand of sweaty rock music. Often labeled as torchbearers of rock n roll for this reason, the group scaled back the pizazz on their latest, Dirty Pictures (Part 2), in favor of stripped down, emotionally complex tracks.

In an interview with NPR, frontman and upright pianist Adam Weiner said Part 2 — streaming a week early at NPR Music — is more “character driven, exploring the way people and their emotional lives are a little more than this bar-culture thing that we had been doing for a while.”

The 10-track follow-up to Dirty Pictures (Part 1) features songs like the acoustic fireside tune “Hollywood,” a tale of fame through the lens of Hollywood-past, swing piano ditty “One More Time,” and lead single heartbreak track “Beverly,” that we just can’t get enough of at the station. Stream the album in full over on NPR’s website before its release on May 18.

Low Cut Connie has two Philly shows scheduled this month, appearing at World Cafe Live for WXPN’s Non-Commvention and returning to Union Transfer, where the band previously turned the joint into a sweaty rock n roll affair. At the group’s upcoming UT show, on Thursday, May 17, the young psych stunners of Ceramic Animal open up the night. Find tickets and more information on the Union Transfer show at XPN’s concert calendar, and find more information on Non-COMM here.

 

Dirty Pictures (Part 2) Tracklist:

  1. All These Kids Are Way Too High
  2. Beverly
  3. Oh Suzanne
  4. Everytime You Turn Around
  5. Hollywood
  6. One More Time
  7. Master Tapes
  8. Please Do Not Come Home
  9. Desegregation
  10. Hey! Little Child

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