The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Shelby Lynne, The Districts and Reef the Lost Cauze

This week’s installment of The Key Studio Sessions featured buzzing Lancaster band The Districts.  The blues-rockers are currently promoting their latest record Telephone, which is available as a name-your-own-price download here.  Below, check out The Key Studio Session version of their rousing new song “Went to the City” and download the rest of their session here.  Check back for information on The Districts’ upcoming show at Fergie’s early next month.

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Meet Philly rocker Shaky, download his single “Head Over Heels”

Up until a few months ago, Shaky Jake Hammill was a guitarist in Philly rock outfit Cold Fronts; this summer, however, he departed that band to focus his energies on his solo project, simply called Shaky. He dropped The Key a note this afternoon to let us know about the new single he released, a scruffy and infectious garage pop tune called “Head Over Heels.” The song moves quickly to fuzzy amp tones and an infectious rhythm, and Shaky told us “It’s filled with guitarmonies that would make Kurt Vile himself relinquish the title of Philadelphia’s hottest guitar player.” A bold claim, for certain, and you can see what you think by downloading the single for free below. In any case, we’re digging this tune. Continue reading →