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Download “Unified Theory” by Philly alt-rockers tinmouth

tinmouth | Photo courtesy of the artist
tinmouth | Photo courtesy of the artist

Philly alt-rock trio tinmouth is getting ready to release its debut LP Says, a bright and blooming collection of songs reminiscent of the 80s underground. You can hear bits of Yo La Tengo and IRS-era R.E.M. in Tim Tebordo’s songwriting, particularly on “Unified Theory,” which we’re premiering for today’s My Morning Download. Continue reading →

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Download a World Cafe performance of “Miles and Miles of Texas” by Asleep At The Wheel

Asleep At The Wheel | Photo courtesy of the artist.
Asleep At The Wheel | Photo courtesy of the artist

Texas country / swing band Asleep at the Wheelhas been around for 45 years, and last month checked in with World Cafe following their latest outing, Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. Founder Ray Benson talked with David Dye about keeping the band running and its collaborations with The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Pokey LaFarge and Kat Edmonson on the new album. Listen to the interview in its entirety here, and download “Miles and miles of Texas” below. Continue reading →

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Steve Gunn, Left & Right and more

Steve Gunn
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Guitarist and singer Steve Gunn was the focus of this week’s Folkadelphia Session. The Philadelphia native performed songs from last year’s Way Out Weather, a record that put his boundary-pushing guitar playing in the spotlight. Check out “Milly’s Garden” below and get the full session here.

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Download a World Cafe performance of “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party” by Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett | Photo by John Vettese
Courtney Barnett | Photo by John Vettese

The most awesome Courtney Barnett released her new album, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit last Tuesday. The album has been getting rave reviews, including The Key’s John Vettese who said Sometimes I Sit is “a freaking arrival, a big rock record with catchy hooks and fierce playing from Barnett and her bandmates.” Continue reading →

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The Key Studio Sessions: Left and Right

Power pop punks Left and Right got their start in Charlottesville, Virginia a few years back, then moved to Philly and set up shop locally with a few cassette releases. We premiered their single “Low Expectations” back in August, and it immediately struck a chord with a sound spanning Weezer, Archers of Loaf and Mudhoney. Since then the band has alternated between short tour runs and stints working at coffee shops back home and playing DIY-minded spots like The Pharmacy in South Philly. Continue reading →

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Download a World Cafe performance of “Big Time Nashville Star” by Shakey Graves

Shakey Graves | Photo  by Kelsey Stanger
Shakey Graves | Photo by Kelsey Stanger

Singer and songwriter Shakey Graves is back on the road, with a stop in Philly tonight for a sold out show at Union Transfer. Graves – whose real name is Alejandro Rose-Garcia – has been out touring in support of his recent album, And The War Came. Continue reading →

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