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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Petal, Aspiga and more…

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Petal | photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

Scranton born, Philly based outfit Petal are this week’s Key Studio Session band. Led by Kiley Lotz, the group released its debut LP Shame last October and brought some of those songs in for this live session. Check out “Sooner” below and download the full set here; Lotz and her band play The Menzingers’ annual holiday show in Scranton on the 19th, Underground Arts on the 20th with Bayside and Boot & Saddle next month.

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The Key Studio Sessions: Petal

When Scranton’s Kiley Lotz founded Petal in 2012, she didn’t have a lot of expectations attached to it. A lot of her close friends from were musicians, playing in bands like The Menzingers and Captain We’re Sinking. Surrounded by such a fertile DIY community, a bit of inspiration seeped off, but Lotz wasn’t making music for anybody but herself.

She recorded the EP Scout with Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins of Tigers Jaw, she self-released it online and then something happened. People really dug what they heard. The EP was reissued on Run for Cover Records in 2013 and Petal began emerging on the show scene, all while Lotz pursued a parallel career in theater that had her living in New York City for a while.

These days she calls Fishtown home, and has a fantastic new set of songs to enhance the Petal catalog. Continue reading →

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The Menzingers to play special holiday show in Scranton, featuring Tigers Jaw, Petal, and more

Tigers Jaw | photo by Rachel Del Sordo
Tigers Jaw | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Beloved Scranton four-piece group The Menzingers have announced their fifth-annual “Holiday Show,” which is to be performed at the Scranton Cultural Center on December 19th. The concert features a formidable lineup of the region’s best and brightest punk bands, including Tigers Jaw, Captain We’re Sinking, The Sw!ms, Three Man Cannon, and Petal. Continue reading →

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Listen to Petal’s debut LP Shame via SPIN

Photo via facebook.com/petalPA
Photo via facebook.com/petalPA

Petal, the project of Scranton native Kiley Lotz, is releasing its debut full-length this week via Run For Cover. The album, Shame, is streaming now over at SPIN. Since its emergance in 2012, Petal has seen a rotating band line-up backing Lotz, and Shame sees Tigers Jaw members Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh joining Lotz in the recording process.

Shame‘s twelve dynamic tracks flow from soft, delicate pieces like “Feel,” to crunchy, full-band songs like “Sooner.” Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Petal at PhilaMOCA, Johnny Showcase at Underground Arts, The Not Fur Longs at Ortlieb’s and more

Photo via facebook.com/petalPA
Photo via facebook.com/petalPA

Kiley Lotz, known better by the moniker Petal, is an artist adept at both subtlty and the in-your-face indie rock which she brought in spades on 2013’s Scout EP and which she will surely continue on her upcoming LP Shame, due out on October 23. You can see her tonight at PhilaMOCA at 7:30 p.m. Head to the XPN Concert Calendar for more details. Continue reading →

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Petal explores her personal “Heaven” in new video

Photo via facebook.com/petalPA
Photo via facebook.com/petalPA

Jean-Paul Satre famously stated that “hell is other people,” but in the new video for Petal’s “Heaven,” she seems to be saying quite the opposite.

Petal is the moniker for singer-songwriter Kiley Lotz from Scranton. Lotz recently moved to the Philly area and is about to release her debut LP, Shame, which is set to come out October 23 on Run For Cover Records. It is a follow-up to 2013’s Scout EP and hopes to build upon her pop-inspired indie rock sound. Continue reading →

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Slaughter Beach and Petal will play an acoustic benefit for McMichael School tonight at Mantua Yacht Club

Photo via facebook.com/petalPA
Photo via facebook.com/petalPA

Acoustic benefit shows seem to be a recent big thing in the Philly D.I.Y. scene, as with last week’s show at the Hazel House featuring Girlpool, Sam Cook-Parrot from Radiator Hospital, and Dean Engle from Quarterbacks. This Friday, the Mantua Yacht Club is hosting its own living room acoustic benefit show, with proceeds  going to the McMichael School in West Philly.

Jake Ewald’s do-it-all solo project Slaughter Beach will be headlining the show. Continue reading →

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Watch Kiley Lotz of Petal and Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball cover Death Cab’s “The New Year” for Space Jam Sessions

Photo via facebook.com/petalPA
Photo via facebook.com/petalPA

Recently, Kiley Lotz, the founding member from Scranton’s Petal and Jacob Ewald, co-frontman of Philly’s Modern Baseball, got together to record a fantastic Space Jam Session. Earlier this year, Modern Baseball did their own Space Jam Session and a great Key Studio Session. Last year, Petal signed onto Run For Cover Records and released its debut EP Scout. Recently, the band played at the Three Man Cannon Record Release at the Golden Tea House. 

For their session, the duo did an acoustic version of “The New Year” by Death Cab for Cutie. Continue reading →

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Run For Cover Records signs Scranton locals, Petal

Petal | Photo via Run For Cover Records

Run For Cover Records recently announced the signing of Scranton locals, Petal. Founded by Kiley Lotz in 2012, the band has a rotating lineup that consists of members from Tigers Jaw, Captain We’re Sinking, Three Man Cannon, Halfling, and Wicca Phase Springs EternalScout is the debut five song EP from Petal, consisting of songs that fall in right in place with the Scranton scene and the band’s new label. Featuring Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh of Tigers Jaw, the EP is somewhat laid back with an undertone of anger and frustration. This is a punk-influenced indie rock band that is worth keeping an eye on. Stream Scout below. Petal performs at The Menzingers and Tigers Jaw sold out holiday show this December 21st in Scranton, PA.