Indie-rock/America outfit Commonwealth Choir are relatively new Philly locals with a vibrant vibe. Hailing from Doylestown, PA, they just finished recording their first self-recorded and self-produced release, the Shirtless EP, which is due out in June.
Their first single, “Rest,” has a both soothing and energetic sound. It’s perfect for the summer – check it out below, along with the rest of their local tour dates after the jump. They’re playing at Ortlieb’s Lounge tonight, with Looseleaf Trio, so make sure to catch a show with them soon.
Vancouver, BC duo Japandroids shook the walls at their midsummer Johnny Brenda’s show and tonight they’ll shake the walls of Union Transfer. Japandroids are touring in support of an album many consider to be one of the year’s best (here, here and here). The punk rockers released Celebration Rockearlier this year and were subsequently named Band of the Year by Spin, with their song “The House That Heaven Built” being named Song of the Summer by Paste. Tickets and information for tonight’s show with DIIV can be found here. Below, watch the video for “The House That Heaven Built.”
Philly smooth-fi heads Work Drugs are getting ready to release their latest LP, Delta, on limited edition yellow vinyl. Preorders are available here, and will ship the second week of December. The eleven-song set is made up of the cream of the crop of singles that Tom Crystal and Ben Louisiana have rocked in the digital space for the past two years. But for those who haven’t been following the band as crazily as we have, a premier album stream care of The Hype Machine will give you a taste of what Delta has to offer. I’m particularly stoked that “The Art of Progress” and “Ice Wharf” made the cut, and it of course kicks off with old favorites “Third Wave” and “Rad Racer.” Check it out in the player below, get more info on Work Drugs’ album release show at Ortlieb’s on December 8 here – and if you frequent The Hype Machine, follow The Key’s page here.