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Download a new song, “Part of Me,” by Tedeschi Trucks Band (playing the Mann Center on August 11 with The Black Crowes)

tedeschitrucks Tedeschi Trucks Band have a new album, Made Up Mind, coming out on August 20. The band is in town on Sunday, August 11th at the Mann Center on Sunday, August 11th with The Black Crowes. Below, download “Part of Me” from Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks from their forthcoming album.

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Listen to new Joey Bada$$, “Word Is Bond” (playing Roots Picnic this Saturday, June 1)

Joey-Badass-Summer-Knights-art Our friends at Okayplayer just tipped us to a new song, “Word Is Bond,” by Joey Bada$$ produced by Statik Slektah. It’s the first taste of a new release, Summer Knights. In case you missed JB’s 1999 mixtape, (highly recommended by the way), you can download it for free here. Bada$$ is in town this Saturday, June 1, for the Roots Picnic. Don’t miss it. Download “Word Is Bond,” below, with some serious beats by Selectah, and some fantastic flow by Bada$$.

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Download a new song by The Bailey Hounds, “Hell Ain’t Forever” (record release party Johnny Brenda’s on July 13)

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The Bailey Hounds are releasing a new six song album, All The Blood In The World, on May 28th. Their record release party is Saturday, July 13th at Johnny Brenda’s. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Before their record release party, the band has several dates in May including: May 11th at the Art Star Craft Bazaar at Penn’s Landing and Magic Gardens on South Street on May 24th. Below, download “Hell Ain’t Forever” for a “name your price.”

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Download an Alligator Records Blues and Roots music sampler for Public Radio Music Month

alligatorrecords April is Public Radio Music Month. To celebrate, Alligator Records is offering a free 17 song download of a Blues and Roots music sampler with some great artists that you hear on XPN including, The Holmes Brothers, Jesse Dee, Koko Taylor, Albert Collins, Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland, Charlie Musselwhite, Marcia Ball, James Cotton and many others. Every Saturday night, WXPN broadcasts The Blues Show with Jonny Meister at 7PM, and be sure to check out our Mississippi Blues Project web site with concerts, videos and essays here.

Download the sampler from the Alligator Records Facebook page here.

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Unlocked: Download “Pennies” by Bad Braids

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Bad Braids’ front woman Megan Biscieglia has a voice that would make a Siren jealous.  It’s hauntingly powerful and perfectly positioned in “Pennies,” a brief and unassuming track off of the psych-folk outfit’s sophomore release, Supreme Parallel (available in full May 1). We previewed a few tracks from the album last October during Bad Braids’ Key Studio Session, but this week we’re devoting daily posts to the new material for our Unlocked series, where we feature in-depth coverage of new releases from notable Philadelphia-based artists.

“Pennies” starts off as a delicate trickle, utilizing Biscieglia’s multi-instrumental expertise through plucky guitar and haunting harp harmonies. Her vocals start out carefully spaced-out and cavernous, but grow brighter and more structured as the song carries on. At less than three minutes, it’s the perfect introduction to the Braids’ sound: experimental, evocative and tragically beautiful, a sound so mesmerizing it could sink mythical ships.

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My Morning Download: “Somewhere All the Time” by Samantha Crain (playing The Fire on July 19)

Photo by Harry Taylor
Photo by Harry Taylor
Shawnee, Oklahoma singer-songwriter Samantha Crain recently released her third album, Kid Face on Ramseur Records. Of Choctaw Indian descent, Crain is an excellent story teller and contextualizes themes of loss, escape and love in her intimate and beautiful folk songs.

Samantha is playing The Fire on July 19th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, download “Somewhere All the Time” via NPR Music: Heavy Rotation.

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My Morning Download: “Your Life, Your Call” by Junip (playing Union Transfer on June 16)

Junip-620x442 The new self-titled album from Junip will be released on April 23rd on Mute Records. Junip is fronted by singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez and includes Elias Araya on drums and Tobias Winterkorn on keyboards. The band plays Union Transfer on Sunday, June 16th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, download a new song, “Your Life, Your Call.”

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Download Psychic Teens’ cover of New Order’s “Dreams Never End”

Giving a nod to one of their collective influences, Philly goth-punk trio and recent Key Studio Sessions featured band Psychic Teens just released a cover in honor of the 30th anniversary of New Order’s debut Movement; they took an admirable stab at the album’s opening track, “Dreams Never End.” Grab their version below – the cover is avaiable as a free download through Dec. 3.

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