The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Creepoid, Bleeding Rainbow, Abi Reimold


Photo by Dominique Montgomery
Photo by Dominique Montgomery

Bleeding Rainbow stopped by for this week’s Key Studio Session in support of their new record Interrupt.  As Key editor John Vettese writes, “[it’s] not their easiest to listen to – at turns it can be raw, biting, forlorn, enraged and rarely poppy – but it’s undoubtedly the truest to where the band is at artistically…” and these live tracks capture all of those emotions and personalities.

Philadelphia musician Abi Reimold released her new EP Forget.  The name-your-own-price effort is reminiscent of both PJ Harvey and Angel Olsen, with Reimold plunging into the depths of heartbreaking lyrics and dream-like vignettes.  Stream and download “Morning” below and get the full EP here.

Boston psych-rock outfit Quilt returned to the XPN studios for the first repeat session in Folkadelphia history.  On the heels of releasing their sophomore record Held in Splendor, the trio. along with a touring bassist, recorded a three-song set of expansive and comforting new songs.  Take a listen and download below.  Revisit the band’s first session here.

Revolution, I Love You, a pop-tinged rock band out of Philadelphia, released their new EP The Atlantic Ocean.  The duo looked to many different genres for inspiration, saying the EP “is influenced as much by The Replacements, Bruce Springsteen, and Big Star as they are by the electronica and hip hop artists whose influence was so prevalent on Revolution, I Love You’s earlier recordings.”  Stream and download it below.

This week on Unlocked, The Key dug into Creepoid‘s new self-titled LP.  We were introduced to the record on Monday with a free download of “Baptism,” described as having “a spiraling riff that drags you through the mire down to the water.”  Stream and download it below and check out the rest of the week-long feature here.


Philly’s Revolution, I Love You serve up a round of electro-rock delights via The Atlantic Ocean EP

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Crunchy synth work and loud guitar riffs are central to Revolution, I Love You‘s modern twist on classic rock ‘n roll, which reoccurs on their new EP The Atlantic Ocean. The band says the new EP, released this Tuesday, “is influenced as much by The Replacements, Bruce Springsteen, and Big Star as they are by the electronica and hip hop artists whose influence was so prevalent on Revolution, I Love You’s earlier recordings.” Even their quieter tracks, like the lazy drum loop-led “Shotgun”, are marked by their signature flavor. Listen below and get tickets to their EP release show at North Star Bar this Friday with theone2s here.


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Psychic Ills at Johnny Brenda’s, Bilal at World Cafe Live, XPN Welcomes Northern Liberties Music Fest with Ruby the Hatchet and more to The Fire

New York experimental rock band Psychic Ills headline Johnny Brenda’s tonight.  The psychedelic-infused outfit recalls the distorted and distressed, laidback sound of early Kurt Vile with lo-fi vocals and hypnotic arrangements that seem on the verge of exploding.  Psychic Ills will be releasing One Track Mind on February 19th via Sacred Bones Records, following up 2011’s Hazed Dream.  Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Nothing and Mike Bruno & The Black Magic Family Band can be found here.  Stream “Might Take A While” from the upcoming record below.

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Revolution, I Love You at Teri’s

Revolution, I Love You has lived every liberal art student’s dream. During their college years, band members Jason Reynolds and Rob Lindgren soaked themselves in the pretentious pleasures of subjects such as cultural theory, Russian literature, and art history, letting the nerdy excitement from their studies leak into their songwriting and inspire the group’s namesake (which refers to the 1968 student uprising in Paris). As a result, the Middletown, DE, natives not only have to dodge the usual challenges of musicianship, but must evoke the feelings of freedom, rebellion, and radicalism that characterize 1968. Otherwise it would all just be silly. With its fourth LP, We Choose To Go To The Moon, the band continues to hint at larger concepts without straying far from friendly low-fi pop, sometimes with a touch of punk to feebly connote those unruly political revolts. Ask them to write a term paper about the attempted social implications in their 2008 track, “Open Letter To The President Of The United States Of America,” though, and they could certainly come up with pages and pages. Revolution, I Love You performs with City Rain at Teri’s Diner (time TBA); tickets to the 21+ show are FREE.—Marielle Mondon  


Revolution, I Love You release debut album, play tonight at World Cafe Live

Revolution, I Love You have releaseed their debut full length album called We Choose To Go To The Moon on Monster Entertainment. You can download the entire album for free here. The band includes lead vocalist Rob Lindgren on guitar and synthesizers and Jason Reynolds (vocals/guitar/keyboards). Tonight they celebrate the release of their album as part of the Philly F/M fest at World Cafe Live with local bands Early Ape going on at 8 p.m., Panic Years at 8:40, Penrose at 9:30 and Revolution going on at 10:30. Tickets to the 21+ general admission show are $11 ($8 ticket + $3 processing fee). Below, sample a couple of songs from Revolution, I Love You’s debut album.


Today and tonight in concerts: Popped! Music Fest, Philly F/M Fest, Riot Fest with X and the Dead Milkmen, Meg Baird, Revolution, I Love You, Ted Leo, Andrew Lipke

Take a deep breath and get ready to rock: it’s an eventful Saturday in Philly. Today both the Popped! Music Festival and the Philly F/M Fest continue.

Popped! is at the Liacouras Center at 1776 N. Broad Street on Temple’s campus. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Lineup for Popped! is:

Nikki Jean 11:25am
Anamanaguchi 11:50am
Patty Crash 12:15
Black Landlord 12:40
Zee Avi 1:05
Mates Of State 1:35
Cults 2:15
Sun Airway 2:55
Budos Band 3;35
Charles Bradley 4:15
Titus Andronicus 4:55
Rakim 5:35
Kreayshawn 6;15
Foster The People 7:00
Girl Talk 8:00
Pretty Lights 9:30

Today’s Philly F/M Fest highlight is the two stage Riot Fest at Festival Pier. Gates open at 11:30. Purchase tickets here.

Riot East Stage
12:00 p.m. – The Heels
12:40 p.m. – Brothers From Another
1:40 p.m. – Population Zero
2:40 p.m. – The Holy Mess
3:40 p.m. – The Menzingers
4:40 p.m. – Samiam
5:40 p.m. – 7Seconds
6:40 p.m. – Suicide Machines
7:50 p.m. – Hot Water Music
9:10 p.m. – X (plays “Los Angeles”)

Riot West Stage
12:20 p.m. – Lionize
1:10 p.m. – The Claw
2:10 p.m. – Larry And His Flask
3:10 p.m. – Shot Baker
4:10 p.m. – Weston
5:10 p.m. – Excitebike
6:10 p.m. – Naked Raygun
7:10 p.m. – Plow United
8:30 p.m. – Dead Milkmen
9:50 p.m. – Descendents

Other highlights:
Meg Baird + Glenn Jones, Watery Love at Johnny Brenda’s (9:15, 21+, $10); Andrew Lipke And The Azrael Quartet at Tin Angel (10:30 p.m., 21+, $10); Ted Leo And The Pharmacists + Dry Feet at Johnny Brenda’s (1:30 p.m., all ages, $15); Black Landlord at Milkboy Philly (9 p.m., 21+, free); Revolution, I Love You (record-release show) + Penrose, Panic Years at World Cafe Live (8:40 p.m., 21+, $11)