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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Protomartyr at Underground Arts, BC Camplight at Ortlieb’s, Suburban Living at Bourbon and Branch, and more…

Protomartyr | photo by Zak Bratto | courtesy of the artist
Protomartyr | photo by Zak Bratto | courtesy of the artist

Post-punk band Protomartyr is at Underground Arts tonight with support from Priests and Taiwan Housing Project. The band, who is often compared to Wire and The Fall, is on tour to promote their most recent record, The Agent Intellect. More information here. Continue reading →

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Watch BC Camplight play an acoustic version of “Just Because I Love You”

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Photo from Facebook| https://www.facebook.com/BCCamplightMusic

Pop artist and multi-instrumentalist BC Camplight recently performed a hazy version of “Just Because I Love You” for Re:VERSION on a city rooftop in Rotterdam, Holland. This acoustic rendition takes on a much more indie-rock feel, and is a very interesting departure from the loungey original, which can be heard on the new How To Die In The North, released earlier this year through Bella Union. The UK-based artist will be returning to his hometown of Philadelphia to headline Union Transfer on June 9th. Check out the XPN Concert Calendar for more information. Continue reading →

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BC Camplight returns to Philly for summer show at Union Transfer

BC Camplight
BC Camplight | photo via www.bellaunion.com

Eclectic pop artist BC Camplight is making a return to Philly for his biggest hometown show to date. Now based out of the UK, the project of local native Brian Christinzio will headline Union Transfer on June 9.

BC signed to London-based label Bella Union in 2014 and released his latest, atmospheric LP, How To Die In The North earlier this year. The album is a robust collection of 70s psychedelic, soul and rock sounds. Tickets for the show go on sale this Fri., Apr. 10 and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Check out “You Should Have Gone To School” from How to Die below. Continue reading →

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BC Camplight shares new video for “Just Because I Love You”

BC Camplight
BC Camplight | photo via www.bellaunion.com

With How To Die In the North inching closer and closer to its release date in January, Philly-turned-Manchester musician BC Camplight has shared a new video for album single “Just Because I Love You.”  The clip, directed by Seth Fuller, depicts the aftermath of a break-up in ultra-realistic fashion, from the periodic jolts of awareness to the eventually-regretted impulse decisions.  The song itself is a fantastic piece of soul / pop production, marking a triumphant return to form from Brian Christinzio. Check out the video below.  How To Die In the North is out January 20th on Bella Union.

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Download a song by Summer Fiction, featured in the tear jerker movie of the Summer, The Fault In Our Stars

Photo by Tanya Dakin
Photo by Tanya Dakin

Singer-songwriter Bill Ricchini, who performs as Summer Fiction, has one of his songs, “Tell Me Once, Tell Me Twice,” featured in the hit movie, The Fault In Our Stars. The movie is based on the best selling novel by John Green, about a 16 year old teenage cancer patient named Hazel, who reluctantly attends a cancer support group and meets and falls in love with a 17 year old young man, Augustus Waters. Summer Fiction’s song – while not on the soundtrack – plays during a support group meeting in the film.

“Tell Me Once, Tell Me Twice,” was originally released as a B-side to Summer Fiction’s “By The Sea” single in 2010 and features the keyboard work of BC Camplight, the Philadelphia musician who now lives in Manchester, England. Download “Tell Me Once, Tell Me Twice” below. Summer Fiction is currently working on a new album.

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Watch BC Camplight perform “Grim Cinema” from his new LP

BCPhilly ex-pat BC Camplight (Brian Christinzio) is staging a comeback with his third record Grim Cinema, an album that comes six years after his critically acclaimed Blink of a Nihilist sophomore effort.  A collection of live session videos, filmed in Christinzio’s newly adopted home of Manchester, England for Manchester Scenewipe and featuring what the musician calls “the baddest bad on the continent”, are presented in advance of Camplight’s return to performing live (which he will do in Manchester this coming weekend).  The title track to the upcoming full-length rolls quickly along with an Elton John-like piano style and a great sing-a-long, falsetto hook that Christinzio nails.  Watch the recording of “Grim Cinema” below and head over here to view “Thieves in Antigua” and “Just Because I Love You.”  Though a release date seems to be inching closer and closer for Grim Cinema, nothing official has been announced yet.

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Download Archives of Oblivion’s debut Psychic Readings (playing MilkBoy on 11/4)

Archives of Oblivion, the latest project from BC Camplight and Summer Fiction vocalist Josh Olmstead, have released their debut album, Psychic Readings. You can download the entire album for free here. The band will be playing with Buffalo Killers this Sunday, November 4th at Milkboy Philly. Tickets for the 21+ show are available here. Listen to Psychic Readings below, and watch the band’s June performance at Ortlieb’s Lounge.

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