UArts alum turned pop sensation Elle King returns to Philly tonight for a gig at The Fillmore. King has been on The Key’s radar for quite some time now,and her countrified rock music is hard to forget and even harder not to like. Her song “Ex’s and Oh’s” off her debut album Love Stuff catapulted the LA native into the spotlight last year. Watch the video for the massive hit song and click here for more information on the show. Continue reading →
Truly a Philadelphia production, the album was produced by Modern Baseball’s own Ian Farmer and Jake Ewald, mixed by Philadelphia’s Jon Low, and mastered by Will Yip at Studio 4. Listen to “Your Graduation,” the first single off the album, below. Like most Modern Baseball material, it is instantly catchy and has a great chorus. Unlike Sports, however, the song is less polished, adding a sense of grittiness that and even a bit of yelling. Keep an eye out for the album, and catch up on Sports belowwhile you wait for the new record.
Man Overboard is getting in the mood for the holidays with the upcoming release of Punk Goes Christmas, a compilation which will feature their take on The Kinks‘ goofy and gritty “Father Christmas.” This album is due out November 5th via Fearless Records and should help punks of all kinds get ready for the season, with christmas songs done by bands like New Found Glory, Yellowcard, All Time Low, and Real Friends to name a few. In addition to being a part of the Christmas album, Man Overboard recently announced that their annual Lost Tape Collective Holiday Show will be held on December 30th at the TLA. Make the first Christmas song of the season a good one, and watch The Kinks’ music video for “Father Christmas” below.
You can buy tickets to Man Overboard’s Holiday show here, and order Punk Goes Christmas on iTunes or Amazon.
Just because most of us are too old for tick or treating doesn’t mean we have to sit inside waiting to give children candy at their demand. I’m sure we are all still young enough at heart to dress up and embrace the night, or weekend, or week if you know the right places to go. Not sure? Here’s a poster guide to some of the best Halloween Bashes around town featuring numerous top notch artists. Continue reading →
Dreamy pop outfit Cults this morning announced a fall tour that brings them to the Theater of Living Arts on South Street on October 23rd; tickets are available now at the venue’s website. The band’s sophomore album, Static, is due out on October 15th; listen to the lead single “I Can Hardly Make You Mine” below.
British electronic soul musician James Blake performed for a packed and enthusiastic crowd at The TLA on South Street last night. Blake’s second album, Overgrown, was released a month ago and he’s touring the states with his band in support of it. Check out scenes from last night’s show in the photo gallery above.
For this month’s Key Studio Video Session, we profiled mewithoutYou, the Upper Darby-bred experimental five-piece that bridges the divide between raw, introspective punk rock and lush, Neutral Milk Hotel-esque indie symphonies. This year, they celebrated ten years as a band, and in the spring they plan to release their as-yet untitled fifth album, recorded over the summer with Daniel Smith of Danielson – it’s their first since 2009’s It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All A Dream! It’s Allright. In our session, the bandmates reflect on their first decade together, discuss the forthcoming album and preview three new songs from it. They also played two favorites from Brother, Sister and Catch For Us the Foxes, which you can stream or download below. Catch the band on Friday Dec. 30 when they play the Theater of Living Arts for a pre-New Years’ co-headlining show with Thursday.