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Meet Philly punk supergroup Vicky Speedboat in the new video for “Passing Through Wales”

Photo via facebook.com
Photo via facebook.com

In what amounts to a Philly punk/emo supergroup, Modern Baseball’s Sean Huber and W.C. Lindsay’s Will Lindsay are teaming up for an EP under the moniker Vicky Speedboat.

The duo will release their debut EP Two Years No Basement later this month and just this week — via nerdist.com — released a video for their first single “Passing Through Wales”. The track contains all the characteristics you would expect from the power duo, including driving punk flavor with anthemic lyrics and a sharp attitude. Continue reading →

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Listen to W. C. Lindsay’s achingly beautiful new single, “Just Another”

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WC Lindsay | photo by Jess Flynn

Philly’s favorite dance-punk trio, W. C. Lindsay, just released their third and final single of this year. The downtempo single, “Just Another,” strikes a new chord for the band, who are typically found onstage screaming and sweating and inciting mosh pits. This is the first song that frontman William Lindsay produced himself from start to finish, and it features airy vocals from Lucy StoneContinue reading →

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Stream a frustrated new single from W.C. Lindsay, “Hang Tough”

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WC Lindsay | photo by Jess Flynn

“Beastie Boys watching The Breakfast Club at Warped Tour” has been the self-described sound of W.C. Lindsay for the past year or so. With a catchy, anthemic hook and an a cappella monologue bridge, all fueled by that college angst of pining after someone in a relationship, the Philadelphia power-pop-electric-rap-rock trio’s newest single, “Hang Tough,”is emblematic of exactly that. Continue reading →

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Download W.C. Lindsay’s driving new rocker, “Sister”

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W.C. Lindsay | Photo via facebook.com/wclinsday

If W.C. Lindsay’s new song “Sister,” is any indication of what the rest of his forthcoming series of singles will sound like, then the future is rocking brightly. It’s a driving, high energy guitar anthem that finds Lindsay shifting stylistically from his previous eclectic mish-mosh of dance, punk, and rock. Continue reading →

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Listen to W.C. Lindsay’s high-voltage new song “Sister”

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W.C. Lindsay | Photo via facebook.com/wclinsday

The first release since Easy Victims, Charitable Deceptions dropped last year, W.C. Lindsay’s new single “Sister” really shows the diversity and growth in sound the group has been striving for.  It’s the first song off a series of singles set to be released in the fall; check it out  here via PureVolume. Continue reading →

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Soak up the summer with W.C. Lindsay’s new video

W.C. Lindsay | Photo by Jess Flynn
W.C. Lindsay | Photo by Jess Flynn

Philly electro-punk group W.C. Lindsay are all about celebrating. If the lyrics to “Kids These Days” don’t reflect that sentiment enough, the accompanying music video sure does. Featuring both a selfie stick and GoPro, the footage captures life on the road as W.C. Lindsay tour, hang out with friends, and enjoy all that their youth can offer. Continue reading →

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Love on the Streets Fest is coming to Paine’s Park in May

Radiator Hospital | via Facebook
Radiator Hospital | via Facebook

Two passions of this city (music and skateboarding) are colliding for a day at the Love on the Streets Festival at Paine’s Park come Saturday, May 9.

The LOTS Fest boasts an awesome local lineup, with Radiator Hospital, Dogs on Acid, Moon Bounce, W.C. Lindsay, Jack DeezlClique and Mr. Sampson all taking the stage, not to mention performances by the the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts as well as skaters from Powerfulnailya and the Philadelphia Skateboard Academy. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sonnder at Bourbon and Branch, Mercury Radio Theater at Underground Arts, W.C. Lindsay at Union Transfer

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Sonnder | photo via Facebook

Early this month, local atmospheric rockers Sonnder kicked off a monthly singles project – one new digital track a month, culminating in a full album by December. The song “Drifter,” which kicked the series off, takes a more subdued and haunting approach to their sound compared to the band’s vibrant Thief EP from 2014, but where it goes from here is a total mystery – and we’re totally into following the journey. The band plays Bourbon and Branch in Northern Liberties tonight; tickets and information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Download The Key Studio Sessions Volume 10 (feat. Modern Baseball, Elegant Animals, Marah and more)

TheKeyStudioSessionsVol10Summing up an entire region’s music scene in an hour-ish long compilation is pretty much impossible. But dangit, we try our best. I’m very psyched for the roster of artists we’ve lined up on The Key Studio Sessions Volume 10, out today as a free download you can grab below. Pop-punk wave makers Modern Baseball did a version of “The Weekend” from their 2012 debut LP Sports, and the mini XPN shoutout they deliver at the end of the first chorus might be my favorite moment of the set. Continue reading →

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Listen to indie electro-pop outfit W.C. Lindsay’s new album Easy Victim, Charitable Deceptions

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W.C. Lindsay | Photo by Julia Jackson

Philly electro-pop ensemble W.C. Lindsay is no stranger to bridging musical genres. Whether it be pop vocals on synth-heavy electronic beats, or hip hop infused rap verses over live instrumentals, W.C. Lindsay’s music is constantly evolving, constantly changing. Today, the band releases its newest album Easy Victim, Charitable Deceptions via charity label Big Footprints, founded by Modern Baseball’s Brendan Lukens, and you can listen to the record streaming in its entirety via Red Bull Music.

Frontman Will Lindsay told Red Bull that Easy Victim, Charitable Deceptions is “about the idea of nostalgia, and all the emotional legitimacies and misgivings it can bring. The ‘Charitable Deceptions’ half is the darker portion of the record that examines what it means to reach that age that was once so desired, and to find that you only wish to go back to the age of naivete. It’s a record about growing up.” This may seem like a heavy burden to bear, but the band is serious about positively effecting America’s youth: for every W.C. Lindsay album purchased, Big Footprints will donate $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Easy Victim, Charitable Deceptions has a palpable pop feel, with catchy, melodic vocal hooks and a heavy percussion presence. The track “Little Ghost” features the pounding synth beats and hip hop feel that we’ve come to know and love from W.C. Lindsay, making the track an easy favorite. “Tree” has a Bright Eyes/ Conor Oberst feel, marking the drastic way in which W.C. Lindsay’s music can range. “Kids These Days” returns to the band’s electronic roots, with pop vocals reminiscent of the band Fun. It’s an intelligent album on the whole, and with ten unique tracks there is literally something for music fans of every genre.

Check out a couple tracks below and stream the album in its entirety here. Want more? Be sure to check out W.C. Lindsay’s  Key Studio Session here.