Whether you fancy them math rock, indie rock or rock-rock, Lefty’s Deceiver was a fixture on the Philadelphia scene from the late 90s through the mid aughts, releasing a string of records and EPs that culminated in 2003’s excellent Cheats, a dizzying record of post 9-11 frustration and ennui.
Lefty’s’ activity since has been semi-occasional, made a bit trickier by singer-guitarist and songwriter Andy Williams’ relocation to California. But their name recently popped up on the Boot & Saddle events calendar for a December 29th show, and this week we found out that they’re releasing a new record to go along with it. The Lefty’s Deceiver LP comes out on December 25th, and the band’s first two songs in 14 years are online right now. Continue reading →
DC-born downbeat electronic duo Thievery Corporation is closing in on two decades of activity, and the scope of their influence is massive. Without the collaboration of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, there would be no Air, no Four Tet and no Pretty Lights. Their ninth album, Saudade, was released in the fall, and the band headlines the Tower Theater tonight with guests Polica and Break Science. Get tickets and more info at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, listen to “Depth of My Soul” from their recent album, Saudade.
Reunited Philly indie rock four-piece Lefty’s Deceiver performed at MilkBoy last night, with Karl Hendricks Trio and JJL playing opening sets. Check out a photo recap of the night in the gallery above.
XPN Welcomes five-piece Philly folk-pop band Low Road as they reunite tonight in celebration of the Tin Angel’s 20th Anniversary. Low Road’s popularity in the nineties, ignited by frontman Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner’s prevalence in the Philly music scene, led to two albums on Caroline Records. The band will be playing a sold-out show at 7 pm, but tickets are still available for the 10 pm show, which you can find here. Both shows are 21+. Below, check out Low Road’s “The Devil’s Pocket” from their 1994 album of the same name.
To be clocked by a maraca at a Lefty’s Deceiver reunion show: It is the burning desire of exactly 64 people who are fans of this Facebook page dedicated to the late-’90s/early-’00s math-rock band from Philly. The page has been up since last April (and mostly inactive for months); however, early last Saturday, rumors of an actual reunion began to surface—rumors which were then confirmed by guitarist Andy Williams and drummer Mike Kennedy on the band’s new Facebook and Twitter accounts. There’s not a whole lot of word regarding what’s going on and when it will happen, other than the note, “Back when we stopped playing people didn’t even have computers. This is our new Facebook home for information about our triumphant return in 2011. Check back for more info as we update.” Which is exactly what we’ll do.