PREMIERE: Creepoid’s super 8 video for “Shaking” is a postcard in motion

Creepoid | photo courtesy of the band

This time last year Creepoid were prepping for the release of Cemetery Highrise Slum, an album the psych / rock outfit recorded during a year spent in Savannah. Twelve months later we’re still digging the songs, especially the darkly sparkling “Shaking,” which is why we’re happy to premiere a visual accompaniment to that track this week.

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Cheerleader team up with Funny or Die for “A Million Ways” video

Cheerleader | photo courtesy of the artist

Though their hazy pop songs could easily be paired with colorful seascapes or montages of nostalgic flashback photos, Cheerleader chose to do something a little left of center for the music video accompanying “A Million Ways.” Teaming up with the creative minds at Funny or Die, the local band presents a refresher course in love.

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New Music Show Preview w/ Peter Gabriel, Julia Jacklin & more!

Peter Gabriel

Here’s a sample of what’s coming up Monday night at 8pm on our New Music Show:

“I’m Amazing” by PETER GABRIEL

In what’s surely a bittersweet circumstance, the passing of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has inspired a new song from Peter Gabriel. Unveiled on his website late last week, “I’m Amazing” is a wonderful sonic expedition.  At just over 7 minutes the song’s musical twists & turns are as pleasing and dynamic as you might expect from Gabriel.


“Pool Party” by JULIA JACKLIN

Let’s get to know Australian newcomer Julia Jacklin. At 25 years old, the aspiring social worker has turned to music full-time, and we’re happy she did.  While it’s easy to label her a singer-songwriter, Jacklin seems to draw up a variety of musical identities.  Listening to “Pool Party”, the first song from the upcoming album Don’t Let The Kids Win, gives you the feeling that Jacklin has a broad vision for her music and we’re excited to see where it goes.


First Impression Artist: HANNAH GEORGAS

For Evelyn is a stunning new album, coming out this Friday, from Hannah Georgas (pronounced “George-ahs”).  Dedicated and titled for her grandmother, For Evelyn is the third album from the Canadian songwriter.  The songs are soaked in synths, wonderfully produced, and on a lyrical level offer a pretty revealing, introspective look into Hannah’s world.  We’ll play you a couple tracks from the new album Monday night!

And for more of what we’ve been spinning each Monday night – check out XPN’s Best New Music Spotify playlist:


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dungen at Boot and Saddle, Chali 2na at Fillmore, Indigo Girls at Whitaker Center

Dungen | photo courtesy of the artist
Dungen | photo courtesy of the artist

Swedish psychedelic band Dungen heads to Boot and Saddle tonight. They released Allas Sak in 2015, their sixth studio album. Also on the bill are Purling Hiss (performing solo) and Shadow Band. Listen to Allas Sak track “Akt Dit” below and head over to the XPN Concert Calendar for everything you need to know about tonight’s show. Continue reading →


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Birdie Busch at Boot and Saddle, Ray LaMontagne at Festival Pier, The Lemon Twigs at MilkBoy and more…

Birdie Busch
Birdie Busch | photo courtesy of the artist

We’ve love Birdie Busch’s brand new Thunder Bridge, and were stoked to finally hear some of it live. The local musician brings her new tunes to Boot and Saddle tonight for a release show. Listen to the new record below, and then head to the XPN Concert Calendar to nab tickets to this special occasion gig. Continue reading →


Helen Leicht’s local showcase at Philly Folk Fest features Heart Harbor and more


Heart Harbor 0 Jessica Kourkounis
Heart Harbor | Photo by Jessica Kourkounis | courtesy of the artist |

The Philadelphia Folk Festival returns (in its 55th year!) August 18th through the 21st in Upper Salford Township. As she does every year, WXPN’s own Helen Leicht will be bringing out three Philly-based talents for this a Saturday afternoon local showcase. On August 20th, the festival will welcome Heart Harbor, Matt Duke and Katie Barbato to the stage. Continue reading →