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Dylan Jane pours her heart into new EP, Half the Battle

Dylan Jane | photo by Lisa Schaffer | courtesy of the artist

Philadelphia singer-songwriter Dylan Jane has been performing around the area for seven years, telling stories with dark melodies and her soft, folk voice. She’s just released her new EP Half the Battle, which is her first release since 2016’s Deceiving Yourself and Everyone Else.

Half the Battle consists of four songs, all of which are weighty displays of an emotional journey. Jane’s voice is pure and honest, the EP as a whole exuding an undeniable vulnerability. A mix of indie rock and neofolk allows each song to bring something different to the listener, making for a highly dynamic set of songs. Continue reading →

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Dylan Jane re-emerges with a moody, mysterious single “Fever”

Dylan Jane | photo by Lisa Schaffer | courtesy of the artist

After a stint of three years without new releases, singer-songwriter Dylan Jane has immersed herself back into the folk-rock scene, with the release of her single titled “Fever” on May 22nd. Her most recent EP, Deceiving Yourself and Everyone Else was self-released in October of 2016, and this new single is in anticipation for her new EP Half the Battle, which is set to release June 10th. It’s cover art is blunt and evocative, featuring an illustration red human heart with a knife stabbed through the center.

“Fever” begins as a somber ballad with lightly strummed cords, and as the song builds, distorted bass and warped electric guitar add to the mysterious mood. This all transpires as Dylan Jane tells of needing to exit a relationship, but feeling as though she is unable to leave. She sings, “My feet won’t move, I reach for you.” The anguish she feels is easily detected through her lyrics. The song has a certain underlying vulnerability to it, a likely theme for her upcoming record. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Old 97’s at Union Transfer, Dylan Jane at Boot & Saddle

Old 97s | courtesy of the artist
Old 97s | courtesy of the artist

Alt-country faves Old 97’s head to Union Transfer tonight with Nicole Atkins. Rhett Miller & co are touring in support of Graveyard Whistling, their 10th studio LP released this past February. Watch the video for “Good With God” (featuring a vocal cameo by Brandi Carlile and a drumming cameo by Fred Armisen) below and pick up tickets for the all-ages show here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Diarrhea Planet at Underground Arts, Dylan Jane at Ortlieb’s, Impressionist at Bourbon and Branch

Diarrhea Planet | Photo by John Vettese
Diarrhea Planet | Photo by John Vettese

Nashville rock and roll dudes Diarrhea Planet return to Underground Arts tonight for a headlining gig in one of their fave Philly rooms. The band put out its latest LP Turn To Gold earlier this year, and if you’re a fan of epic shredding and power chords, you need to give it a listen. Philly’s Straw Hats open the show; watch DP rock “Hop Topic” for the Indie Rock Hit Parade below, and get tickets and more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.   Continue reading →

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Dylan Jane shares electrified video for “What It Seems” off of new EP

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Dylan Jane | photo courtesy of the artist

Our first taste of Dylan Jane‘s latest EP was “What It Seems,” a track we premiered for the Bloomsburg, PA native back in the beginning of October. Two months later Deceiving Yourself and Everyone Else has been released and Dylan, who expanded her acoustic folk sound to encompass a more dynamic range of feelings on the record, has a new video for the single.

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PREMIERE: Dylan Jane debuts new EP with “What It Seems” single

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Dylan Jane | photo courtesy of the artist

Opening the curtain on her forthcoming EP Deceiving Yourself and Everyone Else, Dylan Jane‘s new single “What It Seems” reveals a new side to the Bloomsburg, PA native’s songwriting. Out on October 7th, the record follows 2014’s full-length From An Island with a collection of songs that has Jane breaking out of her strictly-folk mold. We have the premiere of the aforementioned single today, and it’s something you’ll definitely want to get your ears on.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Lush at Union Transfer, Dylan Jane at Burlap and Bean, The Peace Creeps at PhilaMOCA and more

Lush
Lush | Photo by Gabriel Green | courtesy of the artist

Okay, Brit rock fans, it’s crunch time. Union Transfer reports that as of this morning, there are fewer than 100 tickets remaining for the long awaited reunion appearance from Lush, who play their first Philly show in two decades tonight. Whether you’re an old head more committed to the brooding tones of Spooky, or a slightly younger old head who prefers the glorious pop of Lovelife — or if you’re completely missed out on these influential shoegaze-adjacent icons the first time around and want to immerse yourself in the whole of their catalog — tonight’s gig is not one to miss. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Watch the earthy new music video from Dylan Jane, catch her tonight at Key Fest

Dylan Jane | From the video for "Land and Sea" | Directed by Bob Sweeney
Dylan Jane | From the video for “Land and Sea” | Directed by Bob Sweeney

Back in January we were graced with Dylan Jane’s delicate and sincere sound for a studio session for The Key. We’re happy to hear from her again as part of Friday night’s folksy  /rootsy lineup for the second night of Key Fest.

Her new music video for “Land and Sea” shows how she is a multidimensional musician: Jane started out as a guitarist, and even though her music is gentle, its moving arrangements demand attention. Continue reading →

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Key Fest At-A-Glance, Part Two: A folk / rock ramble with The Lawsuits, Rosu Lup and Dylan Jane

The Lawsuits | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
The Lawsuits | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

While Thursday night starts out Key Fest with a indie / punk bang, Friday opens it up into something more spacious with a night of expansive, Americana-tinged folk / roots / rock and roll. Continuing our series of preview rundowns for this first-ever Key-curated celebration of local music, today we’ll take a closer look at the three artists joining us for the second night at MilkBoy. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dylan Jane at Bourbon & Branch, Girlpool at West Philly Retirement Home, QQQ at The Fire and more…

Dylan Jane
Dylan Jane | Photo by John Vettese

Recent Key Studio Session artist Dylan Jane performs at Bourbon & Branch tonight. The Northeastern PA native released From An Island last October, a collection of original songs that showcase an organic roots sound that both honest and fun. Though she often performs solo live, Jane recorded the LP with a cavalcade of friends, lending to the album a late-night-round-the-fire-pit jam session vibe. Listen to “Land and Sea” below and pick up tickets for the show with Katie Frank & The Pheromones, Matt Romagna and Younger Me here. Listen back to her Key Session here.

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