Quickly-rising Dublin group Little Green Cars haven’t yet released their debut record Absolute Zero but the buzz surrounding the five piece has been steadily growing in anticipation. Drawing comparisons to Arcade Fire, the folk-rockers build harmonies and dynamic beats to transcendent heights on the handful of tracks they have released ahead of the album’s March 26th Glassnote Records release.
Little Green Cars pull into town this Thursday, March 21st for a show at Johnny Brenda’s and The Key has a pair of tickets to the show that you can win. Leave a comment below with your first and last name and an email address we can reach you at should you win (email address will not be made public). For tickets and more information on the 21+ show with Dan Croll and The Quelle Source go here. Watch the video for “The John Wayne” below.
Titus Andronicus off-shoot Hilly Eye play the First Unitarian Church Side Chapel tonight with Attia Taylor. Hilly Eye, the new Brooklyn-based duo project of drummer / vocalist Catherine Tung and guitarist / vocalist Amy Klein, have made fast moves in their short time as a band. They released their first EP in 2010, followed by a 7″ on Don Giovanni last year and this year’s subsequent full-length Reasons to Live. Pulling from the avant-noise tapestry of Lightning Bolt, Sonic Youth and the 90s “riot grrl” movement, Hilly Eye focus on transcendence both in their message and their sound with breathy vocals set against a backdrop of angular, heavy arrangements. Tonight they play with Philly-to-Brooklyn transplant Attia Taylor, who just shared a few cuts from her upcoming album Luxurious Corners. Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here. Below, watch Hilly Eye perform “Amnesia” at 285 Kent in Brooklyn.
Catch British/Southern rockabilly darlings Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs at The Fire tonight. The duo, Holly Golightly Smith and Lawyer Dave, released their fifth album, Sunday Run Me Over yesterday. The show tonight begins at 9 p.m., and more information about it can be found here. Below, listen to the pair’s single, “Burn Your Fun.”
An experiment in placing emerging local musicians in a historic local landmark, the inaugural One Song Rock Festival kicked off on August 9. Over the course of the month, it will put some 27 regional bands onstage in the 600-seat Media Theater for the Performing Arts (pictured). You can check out the full lineup at the festival’s Facebook Page; one night not to miss is Friday Aug. 24, when The Sparklers, The Tressels and The Quelle Source bring the indie-Americana ruckus to town. Get an overview of the festival lineup in the Soundcloud playlist below.
Philly indie-rock four-piece The Quelle Source just released a very fun music video for “The French Rapture,” the title track from its most recent EP. Across a bouncy three minutes and change, we follow singer Kevin Ryan on a series of oddball dates with various lady-friends: they wreak havoc on the Franklin Square mini-golf course, race up the Ben Franklin Parkway in Segways, stopping in between for pints at Bridgid’s Pub in the Fairmount section of the city. While we here at The Key do not advocate beer-and-mini-golf meyhem, we do advise you to grab a free download of the song below – it’s got a totally catchy sound reminiscent of The Thermals and Built to Spill. And catch The Quelle Source live this weekend when they open for Goodnight Lights at Johnny Brenda’s.