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Drive Like Jehu announce reissue of “Bullet Train to Vegas” b/w “Hand Over Fist”

Drive Like Jehu | via The Line of Best Fit

Situated in the middle of the brief list of Drive Like Jehu releases, the San Diego post-hardcore band’s 7″ stands out as the midway point in their initial stint as a band as well. “Bullet Train to Vegas” and its b-side “Hand Over Fist” were first released in 1992 on Merge Records, to be followed up by only Yank Crime in 1994 and the four-piece’s subsequent breakup in 1995.

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Cult pop icons My Favorite bring new songs to Space 1026

My Favorite | photo by Jenny Panic | via Bandcamp

NYC indiepop outfit My Favorite has dwelled in the world of underground cult classics for a while now, but the band just released a 7″ of new singles, their second batch of new material since reuniting in 2014. The quintet will bring the recordings to Space 1026 on May 20th for a show with Philly’s Mercury Girls and and The Snow Fairies – the latter being another reunited band from the pop scene.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Basecamp at MilkBoy, Elison Jackson at Ortlieb’s, Mastodon at the Electric Factory and more…

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Basecamp | Photo by Dylan Reyes | courtesy of the artist

Basecamp headline this month’s Communion Residency at MilkBoy. The Nashville electronic trio released their sophomore EP Greater Than last year, leading with the smoothly chopped single “Watch My Back.” Listen to that track below and pick up tickets for the 21+ showcase here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kate Faust at Tellus 360, Simo at Sellersville Theater

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Kate Faust | Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN | koalafoto.com

After wowing us once again at Key Fest a couple of weeks ago, Kate Faust takes her talent to Tellus 360 in Lancaster tonight. The versatile musician has been mining the depths of soulful electro-pop lately, a perfect example of which is her recent cover of Radiohead’s “All I Need” in collaboration with Aphra” Check it out below and pick up tickets for tonight’s show here.

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Mitski shares Puberty 2 opener “Happy”

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Mitski | photo courtesy of the artist

Mitski continues to unpack complicated emotions in “Happy,” the second single off of her forthcoming Puberty 2 LP. Where lead track “Your Best American Girl” followed the Brooklyn songwriter as she went from trying to be someone she’s not to becoming mostly comfortable with who she really is, “Happy” explores the intoxicating effects of fleeting happiness.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Joseph at Tin Angel, Killiam Shakespeare at Johnny Brenda’s, Matthew Logan Vazquez at Boot & Saddle

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Joseph | photo courtesy of the artist

Oregon sister trio Joseph play the Tin Angel tonight. Family heritage runs deep in the band’s indentity; they borrow the name Joseph from their Grandfather, as well as from a town in their native state where they spent time camping as kids. The group’s debut album will be out this year on ATO; get a taste of their jaw-dropping harmonies in the video for “Honest” below and pick up tickets for tonight’s show here. Continue reading →

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PREMIERE: Elison Jackson share new single “Ghost F*cker”

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Elison Jackson | photo by Jimi Patterson | courtesy of the artist

Connecticut psych / folk outfit Elison Jackson are slowly but surely migrating down to Philadelphia. Frontman Sam Perduta moved here in December, and though he’s been playing mostly solo acoustic shows around town we’ll get to meet his full band on May 5th when they release their Silver Sounds: Hallucinations EP. Today we have the premiere of EP cut “Ghost F*cker,” an hypnotic track that’s been in the band’s back pocket for a few years.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Santigold at the TLA, Japanese Breakfast at World Cafe Live, The City and I at Boot & Saddle

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Santigold for WXPN| Photo by John Vettese

Santigold brings her latest LP 99¢ to the TLA tonight. The Philly native gave an outstanding performance at last year’s Made In America Festival, complete with live band and dancers. It’s safe to say that tonight’s show will be equally mesmerizing, no matter what Santi has planned. Check out “Chasing Shadows” below and pick up tickets here.

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