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The Key Presents: Joseph

Joseph | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com
Joseph | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

Joseph is the band you can’t forget. Whether you saw them first on Jimmy Fallon or during our own NonCOMM this past spring, it’s likely that the haunting harmonies created by the Closner sisters are stuck in your mind for good. And they’re just getting started. With this year’s sophomore release I’m Alone, No You’re Not out on ATO Records, the Oregonians are taking hold of hearts and minds across the country — and with good reason. Catchy folk licks and haunting harmonies aren’t the only thing that Joseph brings to the table. With an ear for striking songwriting, the band doesn’t back down. Continue reading →

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Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Sun Club

Sun Club | Photo by Liz Waldie
Sun Club | Photo by Liz Waldie

Joining us in the studio for this Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session is the Baltimore five-piece Sun Club. Formed a few years ago, Sun Club recently released their full-length debut album, The Dongo Durango (ATO Records). With Philly boys The Districts as their frequent touring companions, Sun Club have spent the better part of the last two years on the road, honing these new songs into a psychedelic frenzy.

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Chris Forsyth and The Solar Motel Band, The Lawsuits, Reek

Photo by Allison Newbold | allynewbold.com
Photo by Allison Newbold | allynewbold.com

Chris Forsyth and his Solar Motel Band recorded this week’s Key Studio Session.  Drawing from the experimental guitarist’s latest record, the set of three songs includes two off of the album and a new one.  Download “I Ain’t Waiting” below and get the full set here.

Philadelphia native Vikesh Kapoor (now based in Portland) released his beautiful debut LP The Ballad of Willy Robbins last week.  The singer-songwriter was a recent guest of Folkadelphia and recorded a live session.  Below, get a free download of the studio versions of “I Dreamt In Blues” from Kapoor’s new record, and see him live at Kung Necktie on November 8th.

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