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.
Local blog Root Down in the Shadow invited Philadelphia transplants The Rivals to University City’s Nomad Recording for the latest episode of Cover Club. The band chose to tackle Birdie Busch’s “Be the Arrow” off of her latest LP Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night, turning the swirling psych-folk song into a modern roots rock anthem. Busch’s music occupies a special place for the Ocean City, NJ natives – as RDS writes, “[she]represents the best of what they have experienced since coming to Philadelphia four years ago.” Watch the video below, followed by Busch’s original. Tickets and information for The Rivals’ show at MilkBoy on December 19th can be found here.
XPN welcomes The Spinto Band to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Boasting a new album in Cool Cocoon and a viral-y popular video in “What I Love,’ the Delaware natives have had a busy few months leading up to this hometown-area show, perhaps best exhibited by their coverage in The New Yorker and on NPR. As the band points out in this interview with The Key, their generally upbeat, happy sounding music often has much deeper, sometimes melancholy lyrics. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Language Problems and Alec Ounsworth can be found here. Watch the video for “What I Love” below.