Local indie rockers Spelling Reform continue a month-long residency at Ortlieb’s tonight with help from Ashley Cubbler and Luke Pigott. Stylizing each show as a tribute to a different band, tonight’s event will honor the songs of Wilco. Spelling Reform sprung up earlier this year out of several other Philadelphia bands, including The Quelle Source and Monday Appreciation Society. You can listen to their debut single “Together Apart” below. More information for the free 21+ show can be found here.
Tonight, it’s time for another Indie Rock Hit Parade on XPN! Tune in starting at 10pm for a jam-packed mix of brand new music a some old favorites. Since we’ll be taking next week off to bring you the broadcast from our festival, there’s an extra amount of new music to try and fit in to tonight two-hour show. We’ll spotlight the debut album from the mysterious UK funk band Jungle, and hear a few of these fresh tracks:
After a special all-sessions edition for the 4th of July holiday, the Indie Rock Hit Parade is back in full force tonight at 10pm on XPN! There’s a little bit of catching up to do, new music-wise, so tune in for brand new tracks from newly released and just-announced albums. We’ll dig into the debut release from the Montreal-based art-punk band Ought, and hear a few of these fine recordings in the mix:
Montreal’s Ought will perform at Boot & Saddle tonight in support of their debut More Than Any Other Day LP. A few weeks ago we featured “Habit” as XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week, a song that takes after Talking Heads and Jonathan Richman. Stream and download the song below. Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Dub Thompson and The Stammer can be found here.
There’s simply no better way to celebrate America than with a special edition of the Indie Rock Hit Parade! Tune in to XPN tonight at 10pm as we head back into the studio and revisit favorite selections from our assortment of Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Sessions! We’ll hear exclusive performances from newcomers like Cub Sport and Dresses, as well as established folks like Woods and Eternal Summers!
It should be mentioned that all of our IRHP Sessions are available for download. Right HERE, in fact!
For your ongoing enjoyment, here’s a Spotify playlist of last week’s ‘Compact’ show, featuring Strand Of Oaks, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Ought!
See you tonight at 10pm for a very special Indie Rock Hit Parade on XPN!
As it does each final Friday, the Indie Rock Hit Parade gets condensed down to a one-hour ‘Compact’ edition tonight at 11pm on XPN! Stay tuned after Land Of The Lost with Robert Drake for a concentrated dose of new music and a few old favorites, too. We’ll spotlight the new album from Philly’s own Strand Of Oaks, and here a few of these fine selections in the mix as well:
Montreal indie rockers Ought is one of those bands that recalls the older sounds of punk & post punk groups like Television, Gang of Four and early Talking Heads, yet sounds fresh and inspired. Lead singer and guitarist Tim Beeler has an instantly lovable, endearing vocal style, similar to the manner that Stephen Malkmus of Pavement or Jonathan Richman sings. There’s bewilderment and a child like endearment in his voice, as it takes unexpected twists and turns through jangly, angular guitar playing and inspired songwriting.
“Habit” is one of many excellent songs on the band’s debut album, More Than Any OtherDay on the Montreal indie label Constellation Records. It starts out like a slow stroll that builds into a raging, cathartic release of emotion.
Ought play Boot & Saddle on Wednesday, July 9th. Go here for tickets and more information. Below, download “Habit.”
If ever there was an Indie Rock Hit Parade that was not to be missed, it would be all of them (naturally). But tonight’s show, starting at 10pm on XPN, is particularly exciting. We’ve got a brand new Studio Session with our longtime Jersey pals The Front Bottoms, featuring songs from their newly released EP, Rose. We’ll spotlight the impressively moody new album from The Antlers, and hear a smattering of new and emerging artists, including a few of the following:
The Montreal based indie rock band Ought is one of those bands that recalls the older sounds of punk & post punkers like Television, Gang of Four, early Talking Heads and the Modern Lovers, but leaves you feeling fresh and inspired. Lead singer and guitarist Tim Beeler has an instantly lovable, endearing vocal style in the same way it felt like hearing Stephen Malkmus of Pavement or Jonathan Richman for the front time. There’s bewilderment and a child like endearment in his voice, as it takes unexpected twists and turns through jangly, angular guitar playing and inspired songwriting.
“Habit” is one of many excellent songs on the band’s debut album, More Than Any OtherDay on the Montreal indie label Constellation Records. It sounds like Jonathan Richman’s “That Summer Feeling” sped into the Pixies “Monkey Gone To Heaven,” and starts out like a slow stroll that builds into a raging, cathartic release of emotion.
Ought play Boot & Saddle on Wednesday, July 9th. Go here for tickets and more information. Below,