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The Key Studio Sessions: Kingsfoil

An earnest pop-rock band from York, Pa., Kingsfoil just self-released their second full-length album, A Beating Heart Is A Bleeding Heart, and went around the U.S. on a fall tour. It was their first time on the road with new drummer Frankie Muniz, and by the time the band rolled into WXPN for a Key Studio Session on the eve of Hurricane Sandy, they were tight, locked-in and impressive. The full band – which also features guitarist / keyboardist Tristan Martin, bassist Tim Warren and singer-guitarist Jordan Davis – rocked out three snappy songs from the record that easily called to mind fellow pop-minded bands like Keane, fun. and The Fray. Wrapping the set, Davis turned in a moving solo performance of the piano ballad “Giving.” Download the set below, and look for the band to play its last gig of 2012 at The Chameleon Club in Lancaster on December 29.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kingsfoil at World Cafe Live, Loudon Wainwright III at Landis Theater, Black Landlord Halloween Extravaganza at Kung Fu Necktie, Deftones at Electric Factory

UPDATE: Dude to the Hurricane Sandy, many concerts are being canceled today and tomorrow. Keep an eye on the XPN Concert Calendar as well as our Twitter and Facebook pages for news of cancellations.

York County indie pop group Kingsfoil is playing at World Cafe Live tonight. Kingsfoil became a band to watch after the 2007 release of their EP, Bear In The Attic. Their second full-length album, A Beating Heart Is A Bleeding Heart came out in September after adding Frankie Muniz to the crew on drums. The all ages show starts at 8 pm; tickets are available here. Below, check out the video for “What Your Mother Taught You” from A Beating Heart is a Bleeding Heart.

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My Morning Download: “American Veins” by Kingsfoil (playing World Cafe Live on Sunday, October 28th)


York, Pennsylvania rockers Kingsfoil recently released a new album, A Beating Heart Is A Bleeding Heart. Kingfish fall into a similar musical camp as Train, the Fray and Keane. The band debuted in 2007 and features energetic and charismatic frontman Jordan Davis, Tristan Martin (guitar, keys), Tim Warren (bass), and Frankie Muniz (drums). Recently they appeared on XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht’s show and performed three songs; you can listen to that session here. They are playing at World Cafe Live this Sunday, October 28th. Go here for tickets to the show. Below, download “American Veins,” compliments of the band from their new album.

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The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Field Report, Dwight Yoakam and Kingsfoil

Lancaster County band The Districts recently earned the top prize at the Beta Hi Fi Emerging Music Festival at World Cafe Live at The Queen.  This week they released an acoustic EP called While You Were in Honesdale and you can download it for free from their Bandcamp.  Listen to “Dressed to Kill” off of the EP below and stay tuned for a Key Studio Session with the band, coming soon.

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Listen to Kingsfoil recorded live on the Leicht Lunch (new record out tomorrow, playing Chameleon Club on Saturday)

York, Pa. rock four-piece Kingsfoil releases its latest album, A Beating Heart is a Bleeding Heart, tomorrow on Holiday Heart Records, and has a few other big things in the works as well. On Thursday morning, they’re appearing on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live – the band’s first nationally-televised appearance with new drummer Frankie Muniz – and on Saturday they play a hometown release show in celebration of the new album at Lancaster’s Chameleon Club. They’ve also got a date lined up at World Cafe Live upstairs on October 28. Download their acoustic performances of two new songs below, along with an archive of the band’s entire interview with Helen Leicht.

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Kingsfoil will play God Bless America at Phillies game this Sunday 8/12

XPN pop-rock faves Kingsfoil will bring down the house at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, August 12th for the Phillies-Cardinals game by rocking out “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch. The York, PA -based band is riding high on their latest musical offering, a self-released LP entitled On Our Own Together. The game starts at 1:35pm, and tickets can be purchased here. Below, stream the opening track from Kingsfoil’s On Our Own Together. And yeah, that’s Frankie Muniz from Malcolm in the Middle. He plays drums.