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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Plow United at The Boneyard, Mock Suns at Johnny Brenda’s, Cheap Girls at North Star Bar and more

Plow United will be playing at Atlantic City venue The Boneyard tonight. After looking like they might never come back to the stage, the thrashcore pop-punk band made an unexpected return and proudly released their new album, Marching Band, last April. Can’t make it tonight? Catch Plow United tomorrow at the Mojo Main in Delaware. For more information and tickets for tonight’s show, click here. Watch a video of the band performing a cover of Siouxie and the Banshees’ “Burn-Up” from this week’s Key Studio Session below.

Plow United “Burn-Up” – WXPN Key Studio Session from WXPN FM on Vimeo.

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New video for “Magic Kids” from Indians (playing Johnny Brenda’s tomorrow)

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Danish dream-pop sensation Søren Løkke Juul has circled back around to the first song he wrote as Indians with the new video for “Magic Kids.” The gently building, haunting track was included on Indians’ debut Something Else, released through 4AD earlier this year.  It’s a song “about loss, hope and frustration,” and the Line of Best Fit-premiered video mirrors the sense of emptiness and abandonment felt when revisiting past experiences, with Juul and a female counterpart separately exploring a house that seems to have been, at one time, filled with love, but is now just filled with objects.  Indians returns to Johnny Brenda’s for a headlining slot tomorrow night; GEMS and Mock Suns open.  Tickets and information can be found here.  Watch the video for “Magic Kids” below, directed by Miles Langley.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: XPN Welcomes Work Drugs to Kung Fu Necktie, Office of Future Plans at The Fire, Night Beds with Cat Martino at Johnny Brenda’s

XPN welcomes prolific Philly smooth-fi outfit Work Drugs to Kung Fu Necktie tonight.  Operating behind a mission to create make “music specifically for dancing, boating, yachting, sexting and living,” Work Drugs have a steady streak of releasing one song each month since December of 2011 in addition to 2012′s full-length Absolute Bearing and the retrospective / rarities vinyl Delta (released last November).  Tonight’s event with Night Panther, Cruiser and DJ Young Mariah Carey kicks off a spring tour for Work Drugs, their first since 2011.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.  Below, watch the video for “Delta.”

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Watch Indians perform a Take Away Show in Paris (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 3/9)

IndiansAfter interrupting a Jon Spencer rehearsal somewhere in Paris, Copenhagen’s Indians performed acoustic versions of “I Am Haunted” and “Cakelakers” from his 2012 debut Somewhere Else for La Blogotheque. Stripped of their layered reverb and theramin-y warbles, the songs revert to the form I imagine they were created in – just a simple acoustic guitar and vocal pairing, allowing the listener to get closer to the songs’ real emotions and essence.  Watch the Take Away Show below and download the album version of “I Am Haunted” here.  Indians opens for Night Beds with Cat Martino at Johnny Brenda’s on March 9th.  Tickets and information can be found here.

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Stream Night Beds’ Country Sleep (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 3/9)

Before its official release via Dead Oceans on February 5th, Pitchfork is streaming Night Beds‘ debut LP Country Sleep.  Though the album has an overall tone of sad alt-Americana with a Jim James energy and delicate reverb, there is an audible, pained history in Winston Yellis’ voice that hints at deeper forces at work underneath polished tracks like “Ramona” and “Lost Springs.”  Stream the full record over at Pitchfork; tickets and information for Night Beds’ 21+ show at Johnny Brenda’s with Indians and Cat Martino on March 9th can be found here.  Below, listen to “Ramona.”

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Download “I Am Haunted” from Indians (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 3/9)

Copenhagen’s one-man band Indians will be releasing his debut Somewhere Else via 4AD on January 29th and has a date scheduled with Night Beds and Cat Martino at Johnny Brenda’s on March 9th.  Ahead of the debut album, 4AD has shared a free download of Indian’s spacey, orbiting single “I Am Haunted.”  Stream and download the song below and then watch Indians perform an acoustic version of the song for The Wild Honey Pie.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show at Johnny Brenda’s can be found here. Continue reading →

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Night Beds share new track “Ramona” (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 3/9)

SPIN premiered a new song from the upcoming Night Beds record Country Sleep earlier today, dubbing the Americana-pop track a “moonlit charmer.”  “Ramona” is a brooding, melodic plea from front-man Winston Yellen, a Colorado native who rented out a home that once belonged to June Carter and Johnny Cash after moving to Nashville.  Night Beds play Johnny Brenda’s on Saturday, March 9th with Indians and Cat Martino.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.  Stream “Ramona” below and keep your eye out for Country Sleep to be released on February 5th via Dead Oceans.