The Bailey Hounds are releasing a new six song album, All The Blood In The World, on May 28th. Their record release party is Saturday, July 13th at Johnny Brenda’s. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Before their record release party, the band has several dates in May including: May 11th at the Art Star Craft Bazaar at Penn’s Landing and Magic Gardens on South Street on May 24th. Below, download “Hell Ain’t Forever” for a “name your price.”
The Bailey Hounds
We’ve all heard about it by now: Beck, the cutting-edge musician who gave us leaf blowers on stage and the 1994 hit “Loser,” set forth his latest release in an unconventional medium – a songbook. Available this week and distributed by McSweeney’s and Faber, Song Reader: Twenty New Songs by Beck features unrecorded songs in sheet music form, up to interpretation by those adventurous enough to step into its full-color illustrations and lush binding:
“The songs here are as unfailingly exciting as you’d expect from their author, but if you want to hear “Do We? We Do,” or “Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard,” bringing them to life depends on you.”
Over a dozen local musicians have accepted Beck’s challenge and will perform their interpretations of the compositions at World Cafe Live on Tuesday, January 8th. The line-up so far includes Sean Hoots, Johnny Showcase and the Lefty Lucy Cabaret, The Levee Drivers, Killer Whale, Modern Inventors, Kuf Knotz, Penrose, The Districts, Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang, Satellite Hearts, The Great Unknown, The Bailey Hounds, and Chris Kasper, with more to be announced soon. Tickets and more information for the show can be found here.
Virginian seven-piece The Last Bison perform at World Cafe Live Upstairs tonight. With a folk-roots style that places them in the same breath as The Lumineers and The Decemberists, The Last Bison create music steeped in the Appalachian tradition of the past. Their debut EP Inheritance was released in October and features the free download “Switzerland.” Sharing the stage with The Last Bison are New Sweden. Tickets and information for the all-ages show are available here. Below, watch the video for “Switzerland.”
While a fair share of tonight’s concerts are either canceled or postponed – keep tabs on XPN’s Concert Calendar for the latest on that – both the band (The Bailey Hounds) and the curator (Kevin Kennedy of The Swollen Fox) have assured us that tonight’s Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA is ON. Which is great, because these guys have plans to do up the gallery / venue Halloween-style and screen a 70s horror classic (have you guessed which one yet?) after their set. It’s also great because it gives us a reason to showcase this new “Unplugged in the Woods” video of Bailey Hounds’ singer Ryan Petrillo singing “Snakeskin” in a forest in New Jersey, directed by Eric Ashleigh, one of The Key’s contributing photographers. Check it out below; the show begins tonight at 7:30, admission is a $5 – $7 donation at the door.
We’re hoping Sandy has blown over by the time The Bailey Hounds are scheduled to play PhilaMOCA on Tuesday night. The Halloween-loving Americana four-piece is set to close out The Swollen Fox’s month curating the Tuesday Tune-Out series with a Devil’s Night party. The MOCA will be decorated for the holiday and “a classic 70s horror film that was remade almost 10 years ago” will be screened. But whichever way the wind blows, the band’s cover of “Mother” by Danzig remains seasonally appropriate. The 90s metal rager is spun from its raw guitar origins into a haunting piano ballad – grab yourself a free download below, and keep your fingers crossed that the show goes on this Tuesday. UPDATE from The Bailey Hounds’ Chris Cardillo: “If Sandy is still raging, the ‘rain date’ (heh) is the next night. Times will remain the same.”