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You know it’s going to be a wild night at Union Transfer when the crowd is filled with dads. Really, though, an assembly of middle-aged men whistled and cheered before The New Pornographers took stage, presumably in anticipation of seeing Neko Case’s hair in real life. The crowd was mild, at best, during The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, despite some members’ Philadelphia-area roots. But an immediate rush to the stage took place as the opener left, and as the crowd finished their last beer at the bar. Continue reading →
We’re back to full power on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade! That is, we’ve got a full two-hour show to share with you starting at 10pm on XPN. Tonight, we’ll spotlight the new album from Zammuto, the solo project of Nick Zammuto (ex-The Books) and hear brand new tracks from TV On The Radio, Lia Ices, The New Pornographers and more!
It’s the Final Friday of the month, and that means it’s time for an hour-long ‘Compact’ Edition of the Indie Rock Hit Parade on XPN! Tune in at 11pm (immediately following Land of the Lost with Robert Drake) for a very special bite-size show. We’ll be spotlighting not one but two newly-released albums: The New Pornographers‘ Brill Bruisers and Ty Segall‘s Manipulator! You’ll also hear a few of these new tracks in the mix:
The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to the XPN airwaves tonight at 10pm! Tune in for a colossal assortment of brand new tracks from Beach Day, The New Pornographers, Tennis, Alvvays and more! And don’t miss our album spotlight on the newly released sophomore LP from Philly’s own Literature! Here’s a sampling of what’s in store tonight:
The New Pornographers are back at it again with their new album, Brill Bruisers, set to be released this August. Luckily, the Canadian indie rockers gave us a sneak peek of a new tune, and video to go with it. The song’s called “War on the East Coast,” and the music video features the band walking around a turbulent city riddled with chaos. The band plays the Union Transfer November 20th; get tickets to see them here.
As it does each final Friday, the Indie Rock Hit Parade gets condensed down to a one-hour ‘Compact’ edition tonight at 11pm on XPN! Stay tuned after Land Of The Lost with Robert Drake for a concentrated dose of new music and a few old favorites, too. We’ll spotlight the new album from Philly’s own Strand Of Oaks, and here a few of these fine selections in the mix as well:
Don’t miss an all-new Indie Rock Hit Parade tonight at 10pm on XPN! We’ll welcome the Toronto-based punk band PUP to the studio for a live performance, and spotlight the new album from one of their Canadian hardcore peers, the mighty Fucked Up! There have been countless new tracks surfacing in the last week, and we’ll hear just about all of them! Here are a few things you’ll hear in the mix tonight:
The New Pornographers are releasing a new album, Brill Bruisers, on August 26th. The indie super group includes AC (Carl) Newman, Blaine Thurier, Dan Bejar, John Collins, Kathryn Calder, Kurt Dahle, Neko Case and Todd Fancey. They play Union Transfer on Thursday, November 20th. Over the last four years, Newman, Neko Case, Kathyrn Calder, Todd Fancey and Dan Bejar (Destroyer) have each released solo material, however they came together to record the new Pornos album in various studios in Vancouver, Woodstock, and Austin. On the New Pornos’ website Newman says: “We wanted Xanadu and we wanted Sigue Sigue Sputnik, which translated into sparklier and faster.” And sparklier and faster it sounds. In fact, the title song, “Brill Bruisers,” sounds downright Electric-Light-Orchestra-majestic and celebratory. Listen to the song below.