Although Lo Moon‘s debut self-titled album was only released earlier this year, the band nonetheless drew an enthused crowd to watch them rock the #XPNFest River Stage Sunday afternoon. No one seemed to mind the heat and afternoon sun beating down on them as the crowd filled up the area. The LA based band showed their love for Philadelphia and XPN, and they gave the audience a great show with their beautifully ambient sound. Continue reading →
Many of the shows on CHVRCHES upcoming North American tour are already selling out. As a result, and to our great excitement, the Scottish electro pop trio has just added a few additional dates, one of which brings them to the Electric Factory on October 19. (We knew they couldn’t really skip over Philly.) Continue reading →
SXSW, the annual music festival in Austin, Texas wrapped up Sunday. Philly was repped with performances throughout the week by Queen Of Jeans, Hop Along, Ron Gallo, and others, as well as WXPN’s presence at several events. Continue reading →
LA-based three-piece Lo Moon are slowly but surely unveiling their music to the world. In addition to songs, “Loveless” and “This Is It,” Lo Moon has now added new track, “Thorns,” to their release repertoire. Continue reading →
Ah, Lo Moon. The mysterious, mysterious band who came out of seemingly nowhere with their hit song, “Loveless,” last year. I was introduced to the group — comprised of Matt Lowell, Crisanta Baker, Sam Stewart, and touring drummer Sterling Laws — when prepping to see them at NonCOMM last May. And though I clasped my super-sleuthing cap on tight in detective-like determination, I could find nothing, save the lone 7 minute-long, slow-burning and soaring atmospheric rock track.
This Friday, WXPN welcomed back the LA-based band as one of the three inaugural Slingshot artists for a moody and ambient Free at Noon. Still as enigmatic as ever, Lo Moon has just released one new track, “This Is It,” along with a live performance of their 80s pop hook track, “Real Love” with KCRW. In an information-overload world of instant gratification, their patient material-reveal timeline whispers a sort of magical, otherworldly feel to their music. Continue reading →
Teased this spring at the annual NonCOMM-vention, the new programSlingshot is an artist-championing collaboration between NPR Music and 18 VuHaus member stations — including founding stations WXPN, WFUV, KCRW, KUTX and The Bridge.
Over the summer, programming staff from the member stations each nominated a handful of artists to throw their support behind over the coming year. The submissions were reviewed, and the stations came to a consensus — Big Thief, Jamila Woods and Lo Moon would be backed by Slingshot affiliates through interviews, editorial coverage, live performances and more over the next several months.
“Everybody in this room knows the impact of public radio on artist development,” XPN general manager Roger LaMay told the crowd at NonCOMM this spring. “It’s really been essential with NonCOMMs and public radio writ large to pool our resources and work together to grow our impact.” Continue reading →