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Listen to a Daytrotter Session with The Districts

Photo by Caitlin McCann | via | https://www.facebook.com/thedistrictsband

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.

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Listen to Chris Kasper’s Daytrotter session

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.

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TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb debut new songs for Daytrotter (playing MilkBoy on 12/31)

TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb | photo via www.facebook.com/tjkongandtheatomicbomb
TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb | photo via www.facebook.com/tjkongandtheatomicbomb

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.

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Listen to Kwesi K’s Daytrotter session (playing Melodies Cafe, Ardmore on 12/20)

Illustration by Johnnie Cluney via Daytrotter.com
Illustration by Johnnie Cluney via Daytrotter.com

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.

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Listen to Night Panther’s Daytrotter session

nightpantherdaytrotter 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.

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Listen to Pine Barons’ Daytrotter Session

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.

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Download The Lawsuits Daytrotter session (playing at Johnny Brenda’s October 18th)

Lawsuits Just before the October release of their album Cool Cool Cool, Philadelphia’s Lawsuits stopped by the Daytrotter’s Horseshack to record a live-studio session previewing some of their new tracks including guitar-pick heavy, mellow-beat “Dreaming” and hollow-voiced ballad “You Won’t Love Me If You Don’t.” Listen and download the five track Daytrotter session here.

The band is playing at Johnny Brenda’s on Friday, October 18th. Find more information and tickets for the show here. Watch Lawsuits perform “Long Drive Home” from their WXPN Key Studio Session below.

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