Download a song from Faux Slang (playing Johnny Brenda’s tonight)

Photo by John Vettese
A plucky four-piece that’s been kicking around the Philly scene for the past five years, Faux Slang is a group that doesn’t fit neatly into a predetermined package. They play late-90s style indie rock, but the keyboard (not guitar) is the dominant instrument; their bread and butter is slammin’ three-minute punky nuggets (check out the self-titled EP they released last summer), but their best song might just be the soaring, six-minute, krautrock-inspired “Mass Hysteria” that was featured on Bands in the Backyard’s BITBY Tape Club Vol. 1 comp earlier this summer. Download the song below (or grab the entire comp here), and check out Faux Slang tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. Faux Slang, Last Tide and Royal Shoals play Johnny Brendas, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., tonight at 9 p.m. Admission to the 21+ show is $10.


Goodnight Lights hosts tonight’s XPN2 Philly Local Show, plays Johnny Brenda’s on Saturday

Philadelphia indie-rock five-piece Goodnight Lights will sit in as guest DJs on tonight’s installment of the XPN2 Philly Local show. The band is gearing up to release its latest full-length, As Far as the Moon, and will feature selections from the album in its DJ set, as well as a playlist of some of their favorite fellow South Jersey musicmakers like In Grenada and It’s A King Thing. We’ll also get the details on their album release show, happening this Saturday night, June 16, at Johnny Brenda’s.

Listen in at 88.5 HD-2 or during the 8 p.m. hour of tonight’s Philly Local Show to catch Goodnight Lights’ set; you can also tune in early to catch Pet Milk’s Key Studio Session during the 7:00 hour, and stick around for the 9:00 hour, when we’ll showcase new music from Young Gliss, Everyone Everywhere, Curly Castro and the BITBY Tape Club compilation.