Philadelphia band Travel Lanes will release their new EP Hey, Hey, It’s Travel Lanes next month and will celebrate with a show at MilkBoy on April 12th. “Scared of Girls,” the EP’s lead single that runs in the same vein as Tom Petty and fellow locals Wanderlust, is an upbeat rock tune that examines the age-old quandary of why boys are afraid of girls. Tickets and information for Travel Lanes 21+ show at MilkBoy with Shark Tape and Rob, Lately can be found here. Stream and download “Scared of Girls” below via their Bandcamp.
XPN Welcomes Seattle Americana rockers Band of Horses to the Electric Factory tonight. The band’s fourth studio album, Mirage Rock, was released in September, this time with a fresh approach to meticulously recording everything live to tape. The band has undergone several member swaps since the release of 2004′s Everything All The Time, but currently tours as a five-piece fronted by Ben Bridwell. Tickets to tonight’s all-ages show can be found on our concert calendar here; the performance starts at 8:30. Watch the video for “Knock, Knock” from Mirage Rock below.
Philly pop group Rob, Lately is a snappy five-piece with energetic hooks and peppy melodies. Founded by brothers Rob and Ryan Malloy in Freeland, PA back in 2008, the band migrated to Philly, lost a few members, gained a few more, and released a series of recordings to Bandcamp. Its most recent offering, Haunts, is ridiculously catchy, recalling the power pop riffs of Cheap Trick and early Squeeze, while echoing contemporaries like Jukebox The Ghost and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. Give a listen to Haunts below, and catch the band tonight at Silk City. Rob Lately performs with Levee Drivers, Chelsea Mitchell, Corporate Hearts and Mat Burke tonight at 8 p.m. at Silk City, 435 Spring Garden St. The show is 21+, tickets available at the door.