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Seeing a whole new side of Marian Hill at Union Transfer

Marian Hill | photo by Ben Wong for WXPN | <a href=http://brotherlylost.com target="_blank">brotherlylost.com</a>
Marian Hill | photo by Ben Wong for WXPN | brotherlylost.com

Marian Hill has never had an issue defining their sound and standing out from their peers. The Philadelphia-based duo consisting of vocalist Samantha Gongol and producer Jeremy Lloyd continue to bridge genres with very minimalist electro-pop backdrops, velvety blues vocals, and early R&B influences. Touring with current collaborator and multi-instrumentalist, Steve Davit, the collective graced their home stage this past Friday, October 14th, at Union Transfer to give fans the proper show they’ve been waiting for from the local underdogs. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Marian Hill at Union Transfer, Alexander Charles at Bourbon and Branch, Thin Lips at Kung Fu Necktie and more

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Marian Hill | Photo by Matthew Shaver for WXPN | brightloud.com

Philly-founded electropop duo Marian Hill returns home tonight for another headlining turn at Union Transfer. The band’s debut LP ACT ONE was released this summer, and it finds them expanding on the captivating combination of Samantha Gongol’s studied vocals, Jeremy Lloyd’s pop production and Steve Davit’s jazzed-up saxophone contributions. Watch them perform “Down” live below, and get tickets and more information on tonight’s show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: WXPN Welcomes Marian Hill to Union Transfer in October

Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/
Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

Friday will be a very special day for fans of Marian Hill — you’ll be able to pick up a copy of the band’s debut effort Act One AND tickets to see them live at Union Transfer on Friday, October 14th. WXPN Welcomes home the Philly electro-pop unit of Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol that has already had a busy summer playing festivals like Bonnaroo and Governor’s Ball. Continue reading →

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A day too short, Governors Ball still brought the heat

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Gov Ball | Photo by Rachel Barrish for WXPN

Festivals and I have such a love/hate relationship. Not only as a music lover and someone who works in the industry, but as a general human being. There’s the hot humidity of the early days of summer mixed with the tangled bodies of hippies and hipsters gallivanting across an open field, overpriced food and alcohol, and crowds so large you can hardly see the band you’re there to see. At the same time, you’re completely enthralled with the good vibes, the exciting atmosphere, and the thrill of so much good music.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Marian Hill at Union Transfer, CHVRCHES at Electric Factory, Hamilton Leithauser at Ortlieb’s and more

Marian Hill | Photo courtesy of the artist
Marian Hill | Photo courtesy of the artist

Philly’s Marian Hill have been favorites of The Key for a while, from their first track “Whisky” to their appearance at XPoNential Music Festival and their forthcoming debut record. Producer Jeremy Lloyd and singer Samantha Gongol played Made In America this summer and are bringing their talents back to the area tonight at Union Transfer at 8 p.m. Click here for more information. Continue reading →

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Marian Hill, Armani White and more tackle Drake’s “Hotline Bling”

Marian Hill | Photo by Matthew Shaver | brightloud.com
Marian Hill | Photo by Matthew Shaver | brightloud.com

Seems like Sam Smith and Disclosure aren’t the only ones fascinated with Drake’s latest single, “Hotline Bling.”

This morning, Jeremy Lloyd of Philly favorites Marian Hill shared a remix of the song as covered by LA artists Charlie Puth and Oakland’s Kehlani. The Cali folks dropped their rendition of the song a few weeks back (predating Smith and Disclosure’s higher-profile version), and Lloyd’s remix features the addition of a particularly badass verse by Armani White, one of our favorite rappers on the Philly scene right now. Continue reading →

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Watch Marian Hill debut on late night television with “One Time”

Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/
Marian Hill | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

Philly’s Marian Hill made its late night television debut this week on The Late Late Show with James Corden. The electro-pop trio, who are currently putting the finishing touches on their full length debut, played their single “One Time” (which you first heard here at The Key a year and a half ago). Continue reading →