Philly alt-rock trio Tinmouth just dropped a two-song EP in anticipation of their ten-day tour starting on December 2nd. The EP, A Letter From Home, is a modern take on all of your favorite ’80s underground music a la Yo La Tengo and R.E.M. This release precedes an planned 2017 full-length record. Continue reading →
Union Transfer hosts Madrid garage rockers Hinds tonight. These ladies know how to rock — as we learned when they played the Public Radio Day Stage at SXSW. They’ll play in support of their January sophomore LP Leave Me Alone, from which you can hear the track “Garden” found below. Baltimore’s Sun Club and Philly lo-fi band Joy Again will open. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
Rock and roll roadrunner Jonathan Richman has released heaps of material throughout his musical career, and he plays at Union Transfer tonight to support his new record, Ishkode! Ishkode! Richman is the Modern Lovers, and his gig at UT will surely mix old classics along with new material. Read our interview with Richman here; for tickets and more information, check out the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
The Lone Bellow have played both XPN’s Free at Noon and the 2015 XPoNential Music Festival, so to say that we here at XPN are fans may be an understatement. Their blend of folk, indie rock and gospel all with a focus on beautiful and intricate harmonization is as likeable as it is powerful and their growing popularity is not surprising in the least. Tonight they will be at Union Transfer with singer-songwriters Anderson East and Hugh Masterson beginning at 8 p.m. Head over to the XPN Concert Calendar for more details on tonight’s show. Continue reading →
Philly alt-rock trio tinmouth is getting ready to release its debut LP Says, a bright and blooming collection of songs reminiscent of the 80s underground. You can hear bits of Yo La Tengo and IRS-era R.E.M. in Tim Tebordo’s songwriting, particularly on “Unified Theory,” which we’re premiering for today’s My Morning Download. Continue reading →
Monday kicked off with a My Morning Download from Sonny Landreth. The Legendary guitarist was on World Cafe for the show’s Sense of Place: Lafayette special recently and he performed a rocking version of his song “Native Son.” Get a free download of the song below and listen back to the full interview and performance here.
Tinmouth close out their 2014 concert schedule with a show at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The local indie rockers were the subject of this week’s Key Studio Session, previewing tracks from their forthcoming debut LP Says. Check out “Same Noise” below and get the full session here. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show here
Fittingly, I first had a conversation with Tinmouth‘s Timothy Tebordo at a house show. It was the first night of OK Fest at Golden Tea House this summer, and Tebordo wound up standing near my wife and I; he recognized us from having been at a couple of his own concerts, and we killed time between sets talking about music.
His band has a very distinct, vintage DIY sound; it draws from influential artists that would have been playing the Golden Tea Houses of the early 80s. In their Key Studio Session, you’ll hear a sharp Mission of Burma and Gang of Four edge (“Same Noise”), a catchy Yo La Tengo-style sense of pop (“Prevent Defense”), and a bit of R.E.M. contemplation (“What More Can I Say?,” which nods lyrically to “Pretty Persuasion” and on which Tebordo’s voice sounds positively Michael Stipe-ian). Continue reading →