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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Teen Men at Boot and Saddle, The Fleeting Ends at Milkboy, Thrashgiving at Millcreek Tavern and more

Teen Men | Photo by Kate Bracaglia
Teen Men | Photo by Kate Bracaglia

Multimedia psych-pop outfit Teen Men are spending Thanksgiving Eve at Boot And Saddle. Though their full length debut is still a work in progress, their EP is a fun and frantic four-song set that you should put your ears to already if you haven’t yet. Learn more about the band – which features Spinto Band alums Nick Krill and Joe Hobson – in their feature interview with The Key’s Kate Bracaglia from last December. Tickets and information on the show can be found here. Continue reading →

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Take a technicolor road trip with The Fleeting Ends in their “Can’t Say No” video

Photo via The Fleeting Ends Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thefleetingends).
Photo via The Fleeting Ends Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thefleetingends).

Philly indie pop trio The Fleeting Ends have just released a music video for their new song “Can’t Say No.” The video tags along with the band and some friends as they road trip around the city utilizing a vintage, 90′s-style camcorder resulting in vibrantly colored scenes and a fun, summery atmosphere. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Fleeting Ends at MilkBoy, July Talk at the First Unitarian Church, Parker Millsap at Ardmore Music Hall and more

The Fleeting Ends
The Fleeting Ends | photo by Emily Morgan | www.emilymorganphotography.com

Philly alt-pop power trio The Fleeting Ends are gearing up to release their first new music since 2013′s Our Eyes are Peeled. Their new Can’t Say No EP is due out November 25th, and its very catchy title track is already in rotation on XPN; you can check out the cover art and read the lyrics over at the band’s Facebook page, and keep your eyes peeled (ba-dum-bum) for a new music video really soon. The band is in residence all month at MilkBoy, and will have physical copies of Can’t Say No available on the final day, November 26th. But you don’t need to wait to hear the new songs; go to tonight’s installment of their residency and you’ll hear a mix of old and new in their setlist. Below, check out “I’m Like That” from their last album and get tickets and information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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The Fleeting Ends announce Milkboy residency and new single “Can’t Say No”

The Fleeting Ends
The Fleeting Ends | photo by Emily Morgan | www.emilymorganphotography.com

Upper Darby-based trio The Fleeting Ends have announced that they will be unveiling new music to the crowds as they take over Milkboy Philly every Wednesday in November. The rockers created a buzz after the release of their full-length album Our Eyes Are Peeled back in March 2013, which led to fan-favorite set at the 2013 XPoNential Music Festival.

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Watch The Fleeting Ends’ stick-figured “Elaine” frolic in the band’s new video

Photo via www.thefleetingends.com
Photo via www.thefleetingends.com
Philly’s The Fleeting Ends wasted no time on elaborate animation in their new video for “Elaine (Until Now)”. Featured on their 2013 album Our Eyes Are Peeled and most recently on Showtime’s new primetime series Shameless, the simple stick-figure action amongst magazine cut-outs is simple and sweet in doing justice to the catchy pop tune. Check it out below and get tickets to their show at Ardmore Music Hall on March 7th here.

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Download Root Down in the Shadow’s new #CoverClub compilation

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Local music blog Root Down in the Shadow started a new series last year called #CoverClub, inviting Philadelphia musicians into the studio to record a song by a fellow local band.  To cap off the inaugural installments of the video series, the blog has compiled a selection of #CoverClub tracks for a free download.  The #CoverClub Nomad Recording Studio 1.0 comp features The Rivals covering Birdie Busch, Aaron Brown covering Allison Polans, Ron Gallo covering The Lawsuits and The Fleeting Ends covering Ween.  Take a listen below and grab the download via SoundClound.

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Watch The Fleeting Ends cover Ween’s “Tried and True” for Root Down In The Shadow

Photo via rootdownintheshadow.com
Photo via rootdownintheshadow.com

Philly music blog Root Down in the Shadow continues it’s Cover Club series with The Fleeting Ends tackling “Tried and True,” a single from Ween’s 2003 album Quebec. The band told Root Down’s Dan McGurk that Ween was an influence from early on:

Ween has been with us for so long we can’t remember when it was we got into them.  It was definitely a young age. Goofy songs like ‘Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony?’ and ‘Waving My Dick In The Wind’ immediately caught our attention along with more serious songs like ‘I Don’t Want It’ and ‘The Mollusk’.  Ween expressed freedom in every song and showed no fear.  They are truly original.  We feel privileged to have been able to experience them and their songwriting.

Check out The Fleeting Ends take on “Tried and True” and compare it alongside Ween’s original version.

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Premiere: The Fleeting Ends emerge from the shadows in their new music video for “Operator” (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 10/18)

FleetingEndsOperatorWe’ve still got The Fleeting Ends excellent sophomore album Our Eyes Are Peeled on regular rotation over here at The Key HQ, and are rather amped today to bring you a brand new music video for their single “Operator.” What begins with very shadowy and abstract shots stylized by New York-based director and editor Kyle C Mumford pulls back to show layered clips of the band members playing in a carpet warehouse owned by drummer Matt Amadio’s father – a space the band has used in the past for video and photo shoots. Says Matt:

The day we shot the video was during one of the heat waves we had in July. A couple of days before, I spent a few hours blacking out the 3500 square foot warehouse with old carpet pad (so much fun!). Kyle wanted to work in complete darkness. The concept was to shoot each of us in front of different textures in the complete darkness with only the illumination of a flash light. That’s exactly what happened.

So we spent the day sweating in the darkness of a warehouse with “Operator” blaring over the PA system with flash lights pointed in our faces. You can even see me wiping my face with an old piece of sweatpants in the video. I was in that bathroom for a while.

Check out the video below, and catch The Fleeting Ends’ fall tour, which kicks off this week (dates below). Their next Philly appearance next month at Johnny Brenda’s when they open for The Lawsuits at Johnny Brenda’s on October 18th.

Operator – The Fleeting Ends from The Fleeting Ends on Vimeo. Continue reading →

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Save the date: The Clark Park Music & Arts Festival is September 21st (featuring The Fleeting Ends, The Districts, Black Stars, Thee, Idea Men and more)

Clark_Park_Poster.1 The Clark Park Music & Arts Festival is happening on Saturday, September 21st, starting at Noon. The festival will feature over 40 vendors and 9 bands to celebrate the community supported Clark Park Fall Equinox Festival. Some of the bands performing include The Fleeting Ends, The Districts, Jackie Paper, The Deadeyes, Seismic Thrust, Black Stars, THATAFS, Thee, Idea Men and Southwark. Clark Park is located 43rd and Chester Avenue in West Philadelphia and is all free and all fun. Below, sample some tunes from a few of the bands that will be performing.