Smooth as silk: Listen to “Roll,” the new single from Work Drugs

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Work Drugs | Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN |

Philly smooth-fi yachtrockers and summer popsters Work Drugs have released another single from their forthcoming LP. It’s the fourth song to come from the band this year, keeping them busy since the release of Louisa last August. But unlike the previous single “Summer ’92 (Forever Forever),” this latest track deviates from the summery vibe that Work Drugs so often emits. Continue reading →


Oxymorrons playing Boot & Saddle with Dewey Decible on May 31st

Photo sent by publicist; Chrissy Borsellino of Right Angle PR
Oxymorrons | Photo by Yves Vagery

The New York based Oxymorrons are one of those bands whose musical sound is hard to pin down, which, is a great thing. Formed by Queens brothers K.I. and Deee, they’re fans of all kinds of music, and they distill it down to a singular voice on their own original music. Formed in 2008, you’ll hear elements of hip-hop, rock, and alternative music in their music. Continue reading →


Stream Those People’s new EP Human Robot

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Those People | photo by Philly’s Music Makers Portrait Project | courtesy of the band

Local rockers Those People celebrate the release of Human Robot at World Cafe Live on June 4th, a follow-up to 2014’s Be Careful What You Wish For. The six-piece has always had a very open, jigsaw-like sound but they kick it up a notch on the new collection, which was recorded last fall at Milkboy Studios.

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XPN MusicNotes: Radiohead brings back “Creep” while Dinosaur Jr. performs new song “Tiny”

Radiohead | photos by Alex Lake | courtesy of the artist

At virtually every stop of their European tour Radiohead has busted out some surprises. Take for instance the other night in Paris when the band performed “Creep” & “2+2=5” for the first time in seven years. Watch below.

Raidohead also debuted “Climbing Up the Walls.”

Dinosaur Jr. appeared on Later… With Jools Holland last night to perform their new song “Tiny” from their soon to be released new album- “Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not.” album. Check it out.

Also- Henry Rollins recorded a little promo-video for the new, Dinosaur Jr. album. Watch below.


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Courtney Barnett at the Electric Factory, Ill Doots at Johnny Brenda’s, Four Tet at 714

Courtney Barnett | Photo By Noah Silvestry for WXPN |
Courtney Barnett | Photo By Noah Silvestry for WXPN |

Singer-songwriter-rock-and-roller Courtney Barnett is on a victory lap in support of last year’s acclaimed record Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit; tonight, she plays her biggest Philadelphia gig to date, headlining the Electric Factory. With jams like “Pedestrian at Best” and “Dead Fox” and aching numbers like “Deprestion,” it will make you feel all the proverbial feelings. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch Courtney playing XPNFest last summer below. Continue reading →


Abi Reimold talks life since releasing Wriggling on the 25 O’Clock Podcast

Abi Reimold
Abi Reimold | photo by Haley Richter | | courtesy of the artist

Since the January release of her LP Wriggling, Philly’s own Abi Reimold has been getting a lot of attention, including stopping by for one of The Key Studio Sessions in April. More recently, the Havertown native sat down with Dan Drago on the latest episode of his 25 O’Clock Podcast.

The two chatted for over an hour, and the range of their conversation was all over the place. They addressed what music journalism is at the moment, considering Reimold studied journalism at Temple. They talked about Wriggling and the sad state that it conveys, even though Reimold doesn’t see herself as the same person now. Drago shared his thoughts on the record as a listener, saying he hears different voices from Reimold at different points. Reimold discussed what she’s been doing off the stage, like photography and a follow up album, to what she does on it, such as making use of looping pedals. Continue reading →