When she’s not leading Philly hard rockers Resilient, singer-songwriter Erin Fox releases solo music under her own name, which she describes as “dark folking indie.” Fox’s latest record Forbidden Youth was released last May, and now she’s back with a new video for the track “Tides” from that album. Continue reading →
Known for leading Philly rock band Resilient, lead singer-guitarist Erin Fox can do no wrong with her new single “Your Joy”, the title track from her new solo EP. Her last outing, do it yourself heartbreak, showed a more pop rock side of Fox while “Your Joy” emphasizes more of her vulnerable and emotional side. Her vocals on the track are mesmerizing and create an atmosphere that provokes your mind to wander off. Continue reading →
Rock and roll eccentric Jonathan Rado of Foxygen has his work cut out for him juggling irony, sincerity and pure showmanship, and he always manages to keep those parts in fluid motion. For his latest undertaking — besides, you know, Foxygen’s fourth LP Hang and their upcoming appearance at the XPoNential Music Festival — Rado will cover Bruce Springsteen’s epic 1975 LP Born To Run in its entirety.
Despite the comical / ridiculous promotional photo with Rado’s face superimposed on both The Boss and Clarence Clemons, this project isn’t some goofball flight of fancy; he is doing it as part of Turntable Kitchen’s Sounds Delicious series, where contemporary artists cover classic albums in their entirety. Continue reading →
This week’s Key Studio Session featured the transcendent acoustic folk project of Bad Braids. The moniker of Megan Biscieglia, Bad Braids’ session was recorded during a visit to XPN2’s Folkadelphia show and features Biscieglia on vocals and guitar with Mike Bruno on an assortment of backing instruments (including percussive mortar and pestle). The four songs recorded for the session will be included on an upcoming LP expected for release this winter on Haute Magie. Listen to the full session here; stream and download “White Mane” below. Check out upcoming dates for Bad Braids on their Bandcamp.
You’ve got to hand it to Foxing; the St. Louis experimental rock outfit knows how to set a mood.
Before they stepped on stage at Union Transfer, all the lights venue’s lights powered off, and into the shivering pitch blackness piped the ethereal tones of Enya’s “Only Time.” Not the song I was expecting to hear at this juncture, but as the pulsing green lights faded up and the band walked out on stage — each clad in matching Foxing sports tees with corresponding surnames on the back — it totally worked. It was a bit of serious drama, a bit of ironic irreverence, and as frontperson Conor Murphy strutted to the edge of the stage, arms flailing at the front row like a conductor wearing a huge grin, he was the living embodiment of this dichotomy. Continue reading →
A holiday on Monday means we’ll just have to gig harder the rest of the week. Starting tonight with Foxing at Union Transfer, and going through the weekend with First Aid Kit at The Fillmore, we bring you seventeen concerts to see all around Philadelphia this week. Continue reading →
I don’t know that Foxing will ever break the Internet, but they definitely broke emo as a genre. “Gameshark” is the third single off the band’s upcoming album, Nearer My God, out August 10. The song is a violent, nightmarish trip. Frontman Conor Murphy sings in falsetto that is frantic and taut as wire. The guttural, spiked chorus rises over a slithering bass line and electronic grooves. Continue reading →
A week ago today, we were heading into the Dover Woodlands for our third day covering the annual Firefly Music Festival. We saw dozens of artists, shot hundreds of photos, and are continuing to sort out our thoughts on the experience — more of which we’ll share with you later this week. For now, take a look at some bonus photos from the weekend, shot by The Key’s Dylan Eddinger. Continue reading →
Words? I have none. Rather, I had none after bearing witness in person to the insanely spectacular live performance by Fleet Foxes, and taking some time to reflect I’m still just as amazed as I was when the folk-rock outfit made their final bows at The Mann Center on July 31st. Continue reading →
For a good 24 hours, information on this news was nowhere else to be found, save the account (likely run by frontman Robin Pecknold) answering direct fan inquiries in the comments section. Either way, I naively thought that it was safe to assume the addition of Philly’s own Alex G to the upcoming July 31st show at The Mann Center was a given, as he had no other scheduled shows that day and Philadelphia is a Northeast location. Continue reading →