The Week So Far: 12 must-read stories on The Key

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Explore the roots of The Roots with a 1996 audio documentary and vintage photos [link]

Philadelphia art-pop act Auctioneer premiered a new song called “Swim” [link]

We review the major label debut from Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, Dreams and Nightmares [link]

Philly thrashers Ruby the Hatchet is streaming its entire new album from Bandcamp [link]

Twang out with indie-country guy Daniel Romano and his song “Middle Child” [link]

Remembering the late Terry Callier with performances from World Cafe [link]

Get details on The Lumineers return to Philadelphia in February [link]

Download Memory Tapes‘ second Halloween minimix, Walk Me Home 2 [link]

Philly Americana rockers The Bailey Hounds put a piano-ballad spin on Danzig’s “Mother” [link]

Dan Matz of Windsor for the Derby mixed classic rock and drone rock in an eclectic playlist [link]


My Morning Download: “Middle Child” by Daniel Romano

Meet singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Daniel Romano. He plays country music. The Ontario based singer brings to mind country legends including Hank Snow and George Jones. While he got his start in the Canadian indie-rock band, Attack In Black and has done production work with City And Colour, Romano is classic country to the core. His new album, Come Cry With Me, is being released on Normaltown Records on January 22nd. Below, sample “Middle Child” from Romano’s forthcoming album.