XPN welcomes The Spinto Band to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Boasting a new album in Cool Cocoon and a viral-y popular video in “What I Love,’ the Delaware natives have had a busy few months leading up to this hometown-area show, perhaps best exhibited by their coverage in The New Yorker and on NPR. As the band points out in this interview with The Key, their generally upbeat, happy sounding music often has much deeper, sometimes melancholy lyrics. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Language Problems and Alec Ounsworth can be found here. Watch the video for “What I Love” below.
Pissed Jeans sure know how to make the most of two and a half minutes. The first single from the local band’s upcoming Honeys LP is called “Cathouse,” and it’s a relentless punk jam with a killer shred explosion two minutes in. Honeys will be out on Sub Pop on February 12th, with a record release show at Underground Arts on February 15th. Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here. Download the song via Soundcloud here. Continue reading
Today’s My Morning Download is by the local rock and roll band Arctic Splash. Fronted by Philebrity editor Joey Sweeney, the Splash recorded a Key Studio Session last month – mid-December, 2012 – and the song “When You Say My Name” is on the recent Key Studio Sessions, Volume 6, featuring performances from 17 bands including Kingsfoil, The Districts, Ape School, and others. You can download the entire collection here. Below, grab the aching, Dylanesque “When You Say My Name” by Arctic Splash.
When Arctic Splash played last month’s Philebrity Awards at Johnny Brenda’s, they got a treat from one of the other artists on the bill. Raunchy hip-hop dance-rock dude El Malito (pictured) broke out a bass-heavy remix of the Splash’ signature tune “Denim Tuxedo,” paired with some head-spinning animation. It surfaced as an mp3 a couple weeks later, and you can listen to it and download it below. Arctic Splash plays Kung Fu Necktie with Creem Circus and The Naked Heroes on Saturday, February 16th. Tickets and more information can be found here.
Photo by John Vettese