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Queen of Jeans goes ethereal with Aaliyah cover

Queen of Jeans | photo by Ben Wong for WXPN | brotherlylost.com

Philly indie pop group Queen of Jeans recently released a cover of Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody” on SoundCloud, and they’ve given this classic R&B jam a spacey twist that you’d probably never even think of. This cover is stripped down and guitar heavy; it echoes and flows and vibes and I love when artists totally reinvent a popular song. The vocals remind me of a darker, more soulful Birdy. It sounds like a completely different song, in the best way possible. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sheer Mag at Union Transfer, Reef the Lost Cauze at Johnny Brenda’s, Queen of Jeans at Triumph

Sheer Mag
Sheer Mag | photo by Mariel Lin | courtesy of the artist

Philly five-piece Sheer Mag brings its mix of rock and roll and radical politics to Union Transfer tonight. It’s the band’s first headlining gig since the release of the awesome Need to Feel Your Love LP, which is racking up critical acclaim like nobody’s business. Tonight they’ll be joined by Purling Hiss, Haram and Dark Thoughts; details on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, see what you can expect in the revved up “Fan The Flames” video.
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Listen to Queen of Jeans cover Gwen Stefani’s “Cool” on Sophia Coppola film cover comp

Queen of Jeans | Photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN | silvestography.com

The music featured in filmmaker Sophia Coppola’s films always have a major purpose. These carefully-selected songs work with the scenes rather than just sitting idly atop them. In tribute to Coppola’s musical reverence, indie label Superfan 99 have released a cover compilation of songs that have found new homes in Coppola films throughout the years. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Queen of Jeans at Chameleon Club, Purples at Boot and Saddle, RFA at PiLam and more

Queen of Jeans
Queen of Jeans | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

Out west, Lancaster’s Chameleon Club is blessed by a headlining set from Queen of Jeans. Their sweet, sweet 60s styled pop is a refreshing change of pace, squeezing some high-energy drumming between some throwback rhythms. The gig is all ages, and more information/tickets can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Underground Arts to host International Women’s Day benefit, featuring Louie Louie, Ivy Sole, Queen of Jeans, Harmony Woods and more…

Ivy Sole | photo courtesy of the artist
Ivy Sole | photo courtesy of the artist

This International Women’s Day — Wednesday, March 8th — Underground Arts will host a benefit concert featuring Louie Louie, Queen of Jeans, Ivy Sole, Grayling, and many more. The event will benefit the new Crossroads Women’s Center, a community based self-help space. You can find a full lineup of the fifteen, possibly sixteen (wink, wink)  bill below. Then, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar for tickets and more information. Continue reading →

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Sleepless Sound Studios share third annual Sleepless Sampler featuring Queen of Jeans, Impressionist, and more…

Sleepless Sound Studio | via their Facebook page
Sleepless Sound Studios | via their Facebook page

Germantown’s Sleepless Sound Studios is celebrating their third year of business with the 2016 edition of their annual Sleepless Sampler series. This time around, it weighs in at a healthy eighteen tracks, featuring artists like Impressionist, Birthday Ponies, and more. As in previous years, the grab bag covers a wide bredth of genres, ranging from Queen of Jeans’ haunting Roy Orbison cover to the whacked out jazz of Spacewhale Orchestra. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Plaid at Underground Arts, Queen of Jeans at Siren Records

plaid
Plaid | photo via Facebook

British electronic group Plaid headline Underground Arts tonight. The duo is touring behind last year’s The Digging Remedy LP and will be joined by The Bee, a fellow electronic artist who contributed some instrumentation to the record. Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here. Watch “Do Matter” below.

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Queen of Jeans, Lily Mae and more will benefit A Woman’s Place at Siren Records’ Women’s Showcase

Queen of Jeans | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN
Queen of Jeans | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN

This Sunday, January 22nd, Doylestown’s Siren Records will host a Women’s Benefit with live performances from Queen of Jeans, Lily Mae, and Julia Hudak. The event will also feature food and drink from local vendors Perfect Day Coffee, Manoff Market Gardens and Small Batch Kitchen — the proprietors of which all happen to be women as well. The event is free to the public, but that doesn’t mean you should come with an empty wallet. If you donate $5 or more, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Siren Records Gift Card and t-shirt — and all funds from the raffle will go to A Woman’s Place, an organization that combats intimate and domestic abuse. For more information, consult the Facebook event page. Continue reading →

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The Key’s Year-End Mania: Queen of Jeans’ favorite Tweets of 2016

Queen of Jeans | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN
Queen of Jeans | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN

Year-End Mania is the Key’s annual survey of the things below the surface that made 2016 incredible. Today, Philly indiepop four-piece and Twitter enthusiasts Queen of Jeans share their favorite Tweets of the year.

2016 was super super rough, and while we lost so many inspirational people and even our hope at times, music continued to provide the greatest medicine (and we’ve even gotten to share some of our own in the process too, which has been a saving grace –thanks xpn)! Here are a few artists this year that kept our hearts happy on the interwebs, specifically on Twitter. Don’t stop beliebing! – Miri, Mattie, Nina & Patrick Continue reading →