In typical Tiny Desk fashion, Scranton’s Tigers Jaw reinvented their songs during their June 19th performance. Exchanging electric guitars for acoustic and moving from loud rock to quiet harmonies, Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins’ brought a truly stripped down set to Bob Boilen’s famed desk. Continue reading →
Cheerleader’s debut album, The Sunshine of Your Youth, is slated for release on May 19 via Bright Antenna Records, but fans are rejoicing to see that the album in its entirety is streaming over at SPIN. Continue reading →
Philly based punk band The Menzingers have a new album, Rented World, due out April 22 via Epitaph records, and as of today you can stream the album in its entirety over at Spin.com. For the new record, the band worked at Miner Street studios in Fishtown with the help of engineer Jonathan Low, who has worked with countless Philly luminaries from Restorations to Kurt Vile.
You can pre-order the album Rented World before its April 22 release here. Catch the Menzingers live when they return to Philly May 31 at Union Transfer. Find tickets for that show here. Stream opening track “I Don’t Want to Be An Asshole Anymore” below, and listen to Rented World in its entirety here.
It’s a pretty frigid morning here in Philadelphia, but this is bound to warm you up. Pissed Jeans‘ awesome new full-length Honeys, out next Tuesday on Sub Pop Records, is streaming via Spin.com. It’s eleven tracks and forty-ish minutes of the Philly crew do what it does so freaking well- high-energy, cathartic protopunk-styled jams, peppered with social criticism and self-effacing introspection. Listen to it here, and get stoked to thrash out to this in a week and a half when Pissed Jeans headlines Underground Arts on February 15. (Details at the XPN Concert Calendar.)
WXPN’s Twelve Days of Local Christmas continues today with the song “Christmas Time Again” by SPIN, a Philly four piece not afraid to rock. The band recently released The Scream Inside EP, three songs of radio ready alternative rock. The 12 Days of Local Christmas compilation is curated by XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht and the songs will be played daily during My Morning Download on the Morning Show with Michaela Majoun and on Helen’s local oick of the day. Below, download “Christmas Time Again (I’ll Be Good Next Year).” You can download the entire Twelve Days of Local Christmas compilation here.