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Just Announced: Thievery Corporation to perform at The Fillmore in September

Thievery Corporation | Photo via facebook.com/thieverycorporation

Bossa nova-inspired electronic duo Thievery Corporation recently released their eighth studio album, following 2014’s Saudade, and now they are taking The Temple of I & I on tour. On September 27th, the DC-based group will perform in Philadelphia at The Fillmore, one of only three stops on the East Coast before they head west. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Thievery Corporation at The Fillmore, The Bouncing Souls at Union Transfer, Eilza Hardy Jones at Boot and Saddle and more…

Thievery Corporation | courtesy of the artist
Thievery Corporation | courtesy of the artist

D.C. based electronic duo Thievery Corporation is bringing their relentlessly eclectic sound to The Fillmore tonight with support from The Reminders. The group’s latest, Saudade, was released back in 2014. Check out the video for one of its tracks, “Depth of My Soul” below. Then, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar for tickets and more information. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Thievery Corporation at The Fillmore, Speedy Ortiz at First Unitarian Church, Dogs on Acid at Ortlieb’s and more…

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Thievery Corporation | photo via Facebook

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 →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Thievery Corporation at the Tower Theater, Shlohmo at Johnny Brenda’s, Art Star Craft Bazaar and more

Thievery Corporation | Photo via facebook.com/thieverycorporation
Thievery Corporation | iPhoto via facebook.com/thieverycorporation

DC-born downbeat electronic duo Thievery Corporation is closing in on two decades of activity, and the scope of their influence is massive. Without the collaboration of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, there would be no Air, no Four Tet and no Pretty Lights. Their ninth album, Saudade, was released in the fall, and the band headlines the Tower Theater tonight with guests Polica and Break Science. Get tickets and more info at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, listen to “Depth of My Soul” from their recent album, Saudade.

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Download the hypnotic and symphonic “Depth of My Soul” by Thievery Corporation

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Thievery Corporation, the DC based duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, just released their new album, Saudade. Drawing on the love of Brazilian music that brought them together originally, Saudade draws its influence from classic Brazilian musicians like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gal Costa, and Luis Bonfá, along with Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone, and more modern artists like electro-samba pioneer Isabelle Antena. Since their debut, Thievery Corporation have blended a variety of musical styles. In addition to Brazilian music they’ve tapped into jazz, funk, electronica, and reggae. They’re notorious collaborators and over the years have worked with David Byrne, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, Anoushka Shankar, Sleepy Wonder, Seu Jorge, Chuck Brown, Femi Kuti and others.

WXPN Welcomes Thievery Corporation and Polica to the Tower Theatre on Saturday, May 19th. Tickets are on sale now. Below, download “Depth of My Soul,” with ethereal vocals by Shana Halligan. The song is exquisite and sultry, and set to a symphonic hypnotic groove.

Purchase Saudade here.

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Stream the new Thievery Corporation album, see them at The Tower with Polica on 5/10

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Thievery Corporation and Polica are playing the Tower Theatre on Saturday, May 19th. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 28th. Thievery Corporation, the DC based duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton are releasing their new album, Saudade, on April 1st. Saudade draws its influence from classic Brazilian musicians like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gal Costa, and Luis Bonfá, along with Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone, and more modern artists like electro-samba pioneer Isabelle Antena. You can stream the new album in its entirety here.

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Items Tagged Philadelphia: And so it goes, some things are meant to be

Overwinter | photo by facebook.com/overwinterpa

Here at The Key, we spend a lot of time each week digging through every new release from Philadelphia that shows up on Bandcamp. At the end of each week, we present you with the most interesting, most unusual and overall best of the bunch: this is Items Tagged Philadelphia.

Oh my. Has it really been… *gulp* …43 days since our last edition of Items Tagged Philadelphia? Kindly disregard the word “weekly” in that intro blurb up there, and trust me when I say that I never stopped listening to all the amazing Philadelphia music making its way on to Bandcamp this autumn, even if I fell short on time to tell y’all about it.

Hopefully today’s installment, which rounds up some 24 releases that I dug in recent weeks, will make up for it. Continue reading →

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Tutlie, Pattern is Movement, Hurray for the Riff Raff

Tutlie | Photo by John Vettese
Tutlie | Photo by John Vettese

Tutlie brought their imaginative new record to life for this week’s Key Studio Session.  Among the tracks taken from Young Cries, released a few weeks ago, is an even newer song called “Kaito” planned for a forthcoming record.  Stream and download the track below and get the full set here.

Pattern is Movement was the subject of this week’s Unlocked series.  The local duo finally released their self-titled effort, years in the making and as complex as it is accessible.  Stream and download “Suckling” from Pattern is Movement below and check out the rest of the feature here.

Yesterday’s Free at Noon performers Hurray for the Riff Raff released their label debut Small Town Heroes in February on ATO.  Monday’s My Morning Download, “I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)” was taken from that effort and can be downloaded for free below.

Thievery Corporation have released “Depth of My Soul” as a free download through Soundcloud.  The song is taken from the DC duo’s new LP Saudade, and WXPN will welcome them to the Tower Theater on May 19th with Policia.

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Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Three Little Birds” remixed by Stephen Marley

marleyremixed Bob Marley’s greatest hits collection, Legend, was released in May 1984 and since then has become the best-selling album of all time. Now comes Legend Remixed, with contributions by DJs and producers including Stephen Marley, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, Z-Trip with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Roni Size, and others. Below, listen to the remix of “Three Little Birds” by Stephen Marley and Jason Bentley, and watch the video of the making of it.

Purchase Legend Remixed here.