Project Pabst was so kind as to include Philly in last year’s expansive move to become a four-city festival installment — along with Denver, Portland, and Atlanta — and they’re back at it again this summer on September 16th at the Electric Factory. The lineup for this Philly edition was just announced, and it features a big, hearty heaping of good tunes. Continue reading →
Lionfish Music announced Cover Your Ass Vol. 1 earlier this month, marking the first edition of a series of cover records, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Planned Parenthood (and I’m 110% with that artwork). Although the packed record — featuring Sandy) Alex G, Porches, Deerhoof, and more –doesn’t come out until May 26th, we got our first taste with Speedy Ortiz and their cover of TV on the Radio‘s “Young Liars”. And, of course, kill it in their spunky, dirty tremolo sort of way.
Speedy Ortiz has released another song off its upcoming Foiled Again EP, out June 3rd via Carpark Records. The mesmorizing “Emma O” follows up “Death Note,” a catchy depression-inspired tune the Massachusetts rockers put out earlier this month. Continue reading →
The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN (right after What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese, of course!). Tonight’s show is a special one, thanks in part to a very unique Album Spotlight I’ve got lined up. When we last heard from our friend Nick “Diamonds” Thorburn, he was out doing a solo thing that resulted in a seriously groovy IRHP session. He also hinted that his next project would be recording and releasing TWO new albums with his main band, Islands. Those two albums, Taste and Should I Remain Here At Sea?, are both out today, and we’ll hear selections from each on tonight’s show. There are also plenty of new singles to get to, namely ones from fellow IRHP Session vets Speedy Ortiz, UK electro-soulster James Blake and the monumental return of The Stone Roses. Check out a few of those below:
It’s a busy time to be Speedy Ortiz. The Massachusetts quartet starts a tour with Philly’s own Hop Along in Asbury Park tonight (check out the dates below), and just released a new track. “Death Note” is the first song revealed off the upcoming EP Foiled Again, out June 3rd on Carpark Records. Continue reading →
Philly force of rock and roll nature Hop Along sure has a knack for picking great tour partners. After a winter run with hometown homies Dr. Dog, the band today announced a spring tour with indie rock compatriots Speedy Ortiz – the compelling Boston four-piece fronted by singer-guitarist Sadie Dupuis. You can find the tour dates below, along with videos of both bands playing live at WXPN studios. No Philly date, but hey, Asbury Park is not that far away. Continue reading →
Thursday night the First Unitarian Church had a phenomenal four band lineup to support Girls Rock Philly. Headlined by Speedy Ortiz, who was touring in multiple cities to support the Girls Rock Camp Foundation, it was an eclectic and electric celebration of music present and future. Continue reading →
DC electronic duo Thievery Corporation headline The Fillmore tonight. 2015 marks the group’s twentieth year as a band, a career that started over an admiration of club life and a love for dub, bossa nova and jazz music. 2014’s Saudade is their most recent release; watch the video for “Depth of My Soul” below and pick up tickets to the show here. Continue reading →
Our latest Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session is with the Massachusetts-based band Speedy Ortiz. Formed in 2011 as the solo project of singer/guitarist Sadie Dupuis, Speedy Ortiz currently features drummer/vocalsist Mike Falcone, guitarist Devin McKnight and bassist Darl Ferm. Having spent countless dates on the road following 2013’s Major Arcana, Speedy Ortiz released their second album, Foil Deer, earlier this year on Carpark Records. They stopped by our studio to play songs from the new album right after a show at Johnny Brenda’s.