The latest edition of our Key Studio Sessions compilations is out today – now streamable and downloadable from Soundcloud! Check out highlights from fall of 2012 with The Key Studio Sessions Vol. 6, including some hard-hitting hip-hop from Ethel Cee and Reef the Lost Cauze, expressive Americana from The Districts, bright pop-rock from Kingsfoil, dense shoegaze from Nothing and more. Special thanks to guest engineer Chris Williams and production assistants Beth Ann Downey, Fred Knittel, Madeleine Lesperance, and Dan Malloy as well as photographers Laura Jane Brubaker, Kyle Costill, Shamus McGroggan, Marley McNamara, and Julie Miller for sharing their work.
Looking for more? Visit WXPN’s Soundcloud page to download The Key Studio Sessions Vol. 1 through Vol. 5.
Americana rock outfit Toy Soldiers have made their catalog of EPs and singles available as free downloads on their Bandcamp. The Philadelphia band puts on quite a live show, so if you take advantage of the free tunes try to make it to their gig at World Cafe Live on December 22nd. Tickets and more information are available on the new XPN Concert Calendar, powered by The Swollen Fox. Stream and download “Heart in a Mousetrap” below.
Lancaster’s The Stray Birds perform “Dream in Blue” for Folk Alley’s backstage sessions [link]
Sellersville progressive hip-hop group I&I record an adventurous Key Studio Session [link]
Get a free song from Florida’s rootsy Roadkill Ghost Choir in My Morning Download [link]
Philly punk four-piece The Menzingers released an acoustic version of “Casey” [link]
Meet rootsy Philly group The Naked Sun in their new Bands in the Backyard video [link]
Philly country-rockers The Lawsuits released a new EP and a new music video [link]
Quirky rockers Eels announced a fall tour with a Philly stop in March, and a new song [link]
Founding Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha played Free at Noon on Black Friday [link]