Tonight’s Concert Picks: Catnaps at The Fire, Lindsey Stirling at World Cafe Live, Laetitia Sadier at Johnny Brenda’s

Taking a cue from surf pop bands like Best Coast and Beach House, Philly four-piece Catnaps has been enjoying local success since the release of their 2011 album Why Don’t You Whisper?, which was followed up with an EP titled Boys Drool in February. Catnaps, who previously went by the name When I Was 12, performed a Key Studio Session in June 2011. Their show tonight at The Fire begins at 8 PM and is an all ages event. More information can be found here. Listen to their track “Stick and Stones” from Why Don’t You Whisper? below.

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NPR First Listen: Laetitia Sadier, playing Johnny Brenda’s in September

Laetitia Sadier, former frontwoman of the nineties British post-rock group Stereolab, is releasing her latest solo album, Silencio, on Drag City out July 24th. The lovely Sadier’s magnetic vocals stand up straight next to each song’s soft and chiming melodies. While most songs are in English, the album sporadically transitions into French, but no matter the language, the record delivers a passionate and thorough performance. Silencio is now streaming in its entirety on NPR. Go here to listen to the album and pre-order it here. Sadier comes to Johnny Brenda’s on September 23rd. Go here to purchase tickets to the 21+ show.


My Morning Download: “Find Me The Pulse of The Universe” by Laetitia Sadier (playing Johnny Brenda’s in September)

French singer and songwriter Laetitia Sadier is best known as the singer for the band Stereolab. She releases a new solo album, Silencio on July 24th on Drag City Records. The album is Sadier’s second release; her debut solo album, The Trip, was released in 2010. Sadier plays Sunday, September 23rd at Johnny Brenda’s. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, download “Find Me The Pulse of the Universe” from Sadier’s forthcoming album.