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Watch Sleater-Kinney bring “Hurry on Home” to The Tonight Show

Sleater Kinney | still from video

Last night, Sleater-Kinney treated the world to the live debut of their latest single, “Hurry On Home.” Dressed in all black, the Portland trio, joined on stage by two additional instrumentalists, tore through the pulsating track on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In addition to singing and playing guitar, Carrie Brownstein partook in some light choreography. Her movements are reminiscent of St. Vincent’s performing style during her self-titled album cycle. This reflection of St. Vincent is unsurprising as Annie Clark is responsible for the production on “Hurry On Home.” Clark produced the entirety of Sleater-Kinney’s upcoming record The Center Won’t Hold.

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Listen to Sleater-Kinney’s new single “Hurry On Home,” see them play The Fillmore this fall

Sleater-Kinney | photo by Charlie Engman | courtesy of the artist

A few months ago, Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney shared a photo of the band in the studio with Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent. Now, Sleater-Kinney has shared a new single,”Hurry On Home,” produced by Clark, along with a lyric video directed by Miranda July. There’s no official album announcement just yet, but a press release describes the new single as the “first hint of more eagerly anticipated new music on the horizon.” Sleater-Kinney will tour North American this fall, with a show at The Fillmore on October 27. Continue reading →

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Hurry slows it down and then picks it up on the new Frustrate You single

Hurry | courtesy of the artist

Hurry carved out a place for themselves in the Philly scene with their 2018 LP Every Little Thought, and now the trio of low-key indie rockers is back with the release of two new singles, out now on Lame-O Records.

The languid, five-minute-long “Frustrate You” is a slower tempo than we’re used to from the band that gives them space for some quiet reflection — Hurry doesn’t always have to be in a hurry, and it serves them well to slow down. The band picks the pace back up on “An Element Of Surprise,” an upbeat track that brings back a sense of urgency, as vocalist Matt Scottoline sings, “All I’ve got is one more night.” Listen to both songs below via Bandcamp. Continue reading →

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Hurry, Joshua Chase Miller, and Keith Goodwin of Good Old War, are among the artists playing the second Rock the Troc benefit for Rock to the Future

Joshua Chase Miller | photo by Liz Waldie for WXPN // Keith Goodwin | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN // Hurry | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN

If you follow Radio 104.5’s Cole Selleck on social media, you probably know that 70% of the content he posts is about something called Rock The Troc (with some percentage of the remainder being about Applebee’s Quizzo). If you’re unfamiliar, RTT is a benefit concert Selleck launched last year at famed Chinatown venue The Trocadero to help fund public education in Philly, and today he just announced the lineup of the second edition. Continue reading →

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Radiator Hospital, Shannen Moser, The Guests, Hurry and more will play benefit gigs at Boot & Saddle this month

Radiator Hospital | still from video // Shannen Moser | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN // Hurry | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN

As 2019 gets into full swing, Boot & Saddle will continue what’s become an annual tradition for the venue. Throughout the month of January, local bands will take the stage for two series of shows benefitting various local charities.

The third annual Peace & Noise series kicks off this weekend, with a show featuring The Guests on Saturday, Jan. 5, and continues later in the month with Radiator Hospital. The Peace & Noise shows will benefit charities including the Philadelphia Tenants Union and Decarcerate PA. Continue reading →

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XPN Fest Recap: Hurry brings indie rock charm to the River Stage

Hurry | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN | agellmanphotos.com

Many folks in the crowd at #XPNFest early this afternoon may not have been familiar with them before they took the stage, but Hurry just proved themselves as one of the best — and most charming — bands in Philadelphia. Making up for lost time after their set at last year’s festival got rained out, the local three-piece played to an audience that quickly increased in size and enthusiasm. Continue reading →

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Listen to Hurry cover Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World” for The Alternative

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Hurry | photo by Scott Troyan | courtesy of the artist | scotttroyan.com

Local favorites Hurry are a Philly band through and through — but recently, they took a trip out of the city to record a 7-track live session. This release follows their recent album Every Little Thought, released in February.

The session was recorded earlier this month at the New Brunswick studio AGL Sounds in collaboration with North Jersey-based music blog The Alternative for the latest installment in the AGL Presents series. It features a few songs off Every Little Thought, including that album’s title track, plus a few from 2016’s Guided Meditation, including “Nothing to Say” and “When I’m With You.”

Hurry also took the session as an opportunity to finally record their cover of Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World,” a staple of their live sets for at least a few years. The cover fits in seamlessly with the Hurry Original SongsTM and shows just how versatile the band is, as their own catchy tunes quickly become as familiar as the older hit. Listen below via Bandcamp. Continue reading →

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The Art of Being Self Aware: Hurry talks coffee, dad hats, The Oneders, and their infectious new Every Little Thought

Hurry | photo by Chris Sikich | courtesy of the artist

It’s about 5:30 pm on a particularly dreary Monday afternoon and Matt Scottoline is sitting across from me, politely trying his darndest to hide his feelings of horror towards news I just shared with him. “I always tell people that if you want to buy better coffee, the best thing you can do is only buy coffee that has a roast date printed on the bag,” he offers half-optimistically, half-pitifully, attempting to guide the low-life caffeine junkie that I am towards a more moderately respectable life direction.  

We’re chatting at a small table at Fishtown’s ReAnimator Coffee — Philly’s premiere specialty micro brew roaster, where Scottoline works when he’s not power-pop rocking as frontman of Hurry — and I had just told him that I frequently purchase and drink the likes of Maxewell House and Folgers.

As Scottoline takes intermittent swigs from an extra tall boy of fizzy water (trying to, I’m sure, calm his unease of speaking with such a brew plebeian, or maybe more realistically because he drinks coffee all day long) I’m sipping some of ReAnimator’s drip coffee black, which reminds me like a good ole’ slap to the face that a cup of joe can be more than just some bitter bean juice. By George, it can actually taste good too.  

Man, who knew that’s what happens when people put time and intricate care into their work? Because that’s what Scottoline and the crew does here. Helping his friends Mark Corpus and Mark Capriotti when they opened the shop a little more than a few years back, Scottoline stuck around working at the café until eventually evolving into his current position as Director of Coffee. This simultaneously epic and simply-named title entails tasks such as figuring out what coffees to buy and roast, and essentially handling quality control.

Basically, he’s ReAnimator’s coffee grounds-keeper. And though we only spoke on the topic for a few minutes in lighthearted fun, it was easy to gather the level of seriousness he puts into this work. The same is true for his other artistic project, Hurry. Continue reading →

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Hurry releases a shimmering new single, “Jamie”

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Hurry | photo by Scott Troyan | courtesy of the artist | scotttroyan.com

Philly power pop trio Hurry have released their latest single, titled “Jamie,” premiered by UK-based blog GoldFlakePaint earlier this week. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Every Little Thought. “Jamie” joins previous singles “Waiting For You” and title track “Every Little Thought,” as an effort to help tide over fans until the album’s release later this month. GoldFlakePaint says the album is “shaping up to be one of the most vital releases of the year thus far.”

In true Philly fashion, the band has dedicated the track to Nick Foles and the Eagles, and we suspect it was sincere. After all, frontman Matt Scottoline hold down a day job at Fishtown’s ReAnimator Coffee, which released its Foles-gers Blend leading up to the Super Bowl to benefit the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia.    Continue reading →