Indie-folk rockers The Last Bison release their new album VA, on September 30th. Fronted by Ben Hardesty, the band made a splash with their album Quill when it was independently released in September, 2011. The band released a remixed version of some of the songs from Quill, along with several new songs on their 2013 album, Inheritance. Continue reading →
At the end of May, we did a charming Key Studio Session with the Philly jazzy swing band Chelsea Reed & The Fairweather Five. Chelsea and the band draw on influences including Bessie Smith, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. Continue reading →
Maitland is singer, songwriter and guitarist Josh Hines. Originally from Williamsport, PA, Hines now calls Philly home. Maitland plays atmospheric indie folk rock; Bon Iver, Jose Gonzales, and Elliot Smith are a few familiar touchpoints. The band has released two EP’s, (from a cabin in the woods), and Take My Sins, both released in 2012. In the last year, the band has been recording new music, playing live and winning over a lot of new fans. Continue reading →
The GTVs bring together garage and psychedelic rock with soul music like nobody’s business. The four piece includes Sam Steinig on vocals and organ/piano, Pat Wescott on guitar & vocals, and the rhythm section of drummer Scott Galper, and bassist Jude Dandelion. Back in May, they released Sh’Bang! on Teen Sound Records. Continue reading →
Lansdale, PA, trio The Sixties are “unapologetically hard rock, aggressive and anthemic,” says The Key’s John Vettese. “Loaded with hooks, vocal bravado by frontman C.J. Morgan and serpentine shreddery by lead guitarist Chris Wagner,” says Vettese, the band – also featuring Chris Mehr on drums – released the red hot There It Isn’t in June. Continue reading →
West Philly’s Roof Doctor were lauded by Stereogum this past April as a Band To Watch. For good reason; Roof Doctor’s album, Mobile Freedom Home, is a ramshackle-y, charming, invigorating, and irresistible collection of indie-pop songs.
Led by singer and guitarist Mark Harper, Roof Doctor began as a Harper solo project, that grew into a five piece band including Chet Williams (sax, keyboard, percussion, bass and vocals), drummer Kevin Paschall, guitarist Alex Stackhouse, bassist Sean Reilly, and Harper pulling all the seemingly disparate parts together. Continue reading →
Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, is a new collaborative album project from Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) and producer T Bone Burnett. The album, which will be released on November 11th, celebrates the discovery of never before heard handwritten Bob Dylan lyrics from his 1967 “Basement Tapes” writing and recording period. Continue reading →