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Folkadelphia Session: The Apache Relay

Photo courtesy of the artist.
Photo courtesy of the artist.

Nashville’s Apache Relay caught Folkadelphia‘s attention for breaking out of that oppressive “folk rolk” generalization, incorporating an impressive soulfulness, depth of character, and a flair for classic pop textures that really set them apart. Even in the XPN Studio, the band showed off a resourcefulness and musical range. When after loading in, they realized that their time constraints were tighter than they originally planned, they scrapped a full band set-up, and treated us to a stripped down acoustic performance. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hey Marseilles and The Apache Relay at MilkBoy, Cruiser at Boot and Saddle, Aimee Mann at Whittaker Center, and more

XPN welcomes indie/folk rock up and comers Hey Marseilles and The Apache Relay to Milkboy tonight. The Seattle-based seven piece Hey Marseilles released their second full length album Lines We Trace back in March, and have been gaining popularity for their pop folk songs and heart melting lyrics. Think Mumford and Sons or The Lumineers, but with a more authentic feel. Their single “Heart Beats” is a great example of the band’s ability to go from a verse with soft singing and guitar to a chorus with pounding drums. The Apache Relay is a suitable opener, with folk music that is driven by guitar and catchy vocals, they could be compared to River City Extension. You can find tickets for the show here.

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