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Philly four-piece college band RFA have been getting a lot of love lately, both from local and national media. We featured them on an awesome Key Studio Session in May and this week they recorded a Daytrotter session, humorously titled “Somewhere Caught Between Two Loves and a Kegger.” Continue reading →
Philly-based heavy psychedelic rockers Creepoid have been favorites of ours since The Key launched five years ago, and with their new Cemetary Highrise Slum, they are beginning to make waves in bigger and bigger circles. This is evident more than ever when with the band’s first Daytrotter Session. Continue reading →
Our friends at Daytrotter have once again tapped into the new sounds of Philly with a session with Marian Hill. Featuring lead singer and songwriter Samantha Gongol and producer / songwriter Jeremy Lloyd, the duo have been on a roll lately releasing several excellent new songs including “Lips,” and “Got It.” During the session the band performed “Got It,” “Whiskey,” “Lovit,” and “One Time.” Continue reading →
While on tour this spring, XPN favorites The Districts recorded a session at the Daytrotter studio which you can now stream on their website. They recorded four tracks of which from their EP The Districts, released this winter on Fat Possum Records, and Daytrotter editor Sean Moeller wrote “The way that this band of teenagers from Lititz, Pennsylvania, makes music should never be messed with.” The guys from Lititz, PA will play #XPNFest on July 27th; tickets and information can be found here. Listen to The Districts’ Daytrotter session here.
Singer-songwriter Chris Kasper recently stopped by the Daytrotter studios in Rock Island, Illinois, to record a four song studio session. Listen to the session here. Kasper performed four songs from his recent album, Bagabones. The studio album recordings captured a more soulful side to the singer-songwriter’s folk stylings. The Daytrotter session recordings regain some of the intimacy of the his voice and musical accompaniment, yet still showcase Kasper’s attention to story telling detail.
During a stop in Rock Island, IL, TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb spent some time at the Daytrotter studio to record a live session. The local folk rockers set down some new songs alongside a few tracks from their 2012 full-length Manufacturing Joy, previewing some new material that will be performed live at the band’s NYE show. Daytrotter members can stream and download the session here. Tickets and information for the Atomic Bomb’s New Years Eve party at MilkBoy can be found here.
Singer-songwriter Kwesi K recently did a Daytrotter session that you can listen to here. He performs four songs, including a cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car,” as well as “Fold,” a song that’s been getting a lot of airplay on XPN. Kwesi plays Melodies Cafe in Ardmore on Friday, December 20th. Go here for tickets and more information. Below, download “Fold” for free.
Philly’s Night Panther made stop at the Daytrotter studios and recorded a session which is now live on Daytrotter. You can listen to the session here. The band performed four songs and true to their musical vibe, they sound blissful and dreamy. Night Panther are opening for Holy Ghost! at the TLA on Saturday, November 2nd. Go here for tickets and more information about the show.
We first got wind of South Jersey psychedelic popsters Pine Barons when they landed on the lineup of the Caravan Music Festival this summer. Their clever, playful name got our attention, and their snappy music held it.
The band went on to have a pretty good several months, hitting the road with Central Pa. noisemakers The Districts for a month, tearing up songs from their debut self-titled EP (released back in March) and stopping by the Daytrotter studios in Rock Island, Illinois, to record a session for the indie rock audio archivists.
The set is tight – it’s got an undeniable jam-bandy looseness and levity to it, but there’s also a sleek shimmer, a touch of other-worldly synthesizers and some shoutalong indie rock refrains. Says the ‘Trotter’s Sean Moeller:
The glum tapering of the [summer] season in songs that feel more alive than you’re probably thinking right now. Listen and you’ll hear the triumphant graveyard shifting of Creeper Lagoon or some mutant, less mahogany-covered version of the Beachwood Sparks. You’ll hear in them musky warmth, the smell of a toasty, wood-smoked flannel, rainbowed autumn trees and a night cut wide open by a spitting orange bonfire.
Stream Pine Barons’ Daytrotter session in its entirety here; if you’re a member, you can download it.