My Morning Download: “American Veins” by Kingsfoil (playing World Cafe Live on Sunday, October 28th)

York, Pennsylvania rockers Kingsfoil recently released a new album, A Beating Heart Is A Bleeding Heart. Kingfish fall into a similar musical camp as Train, the Fray and Keane. The band debuted in 2007 and features energetic and charismatic frontman Jordan Davis, Tristan Martin (guitar, keys), Tim Warren (bass), and Frankie Muniz (drums). Recently they appeared on XPN mid-day host Helen Leicht’s show and performed three songs; you can listen to that session here. They are playing at World Cafe Live this Sunday, October 28th. Go here for tickets to the show. Below, download “American Veins,” compliments of the band from their new album.


The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Field Report, Dwight Yoakam and Kingsfoil

Lancaster County band The Districts recently earned the top prize at the Beta Hi Fi Emerging Music Festival at World Cafe Live at The Queen.  This week they released an acoustic EP called While You Were in Honesdale and you can download it for free from their Bandcamp.  Listen to “Dressed to Kill” off of the EP below and stay tuned for a Key Studio Session with the band, coming soon.

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Listen to Kingsfoil recorded live on the Leicht Lunch (new record out tomorrow, playing Chameleon Club on Saturday)

York, Pa. rock four-piece Kingsfoil releases its latest album, A Beating Heart is a Bleeding Heart, tomorrow on Holiday Heart Records, and has a few other big things in the works as well. On Thursday morning, they’re appearing on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live – the band’s first nationally-televised appearance with new drummer Frankie Muniz – and on Saturday they play a hometown release show in celebration of the new album at Lancaster’s Chameleon Club. They’ve also got a date lined up at World Cafe Live upstairs on October 28. Download their acoustic performances of two new songs below, along with an archive of the band’s entire interview with Helen Leicht.


Kingsfoil will play God Bless America at Phillies game this Sunday 8/12

XPN pop-rock faves Kingsfoil will bring down the house at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, August 12th for the Phillies-Cardinals game by rocking out “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch. The York, PA -based band is riding high on their latest musical offering, a self-released LP entitled On Our Own Together. The game starts at 1:35pm, and tickets can be purchased here. Below, stream the opening track from Kingsfoil’s On Our Own Together. And yeah, that’s Frankie Muniz from Malcolm in the Middle. He plays drums.


Merry Local Philly Christmas! (download our 12 song local music holiday sampler)

 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from WXPN and The Key! The last several weeks we celebrated the holiday season by offering a twelve original seasonal songs. WXPN’s Helen Leicht asked local bands to write and record original holiday songs for the third year in a row which the bands have offered as free downloads. Thanks to all the bands for these wonderful songs. You can download the entire sampler as a .zip file here.

The 12 Days of XPN Philly Local Christmas Sampler

Find Vienna – “Christmas Is For Our Hearts”
Gillian Grassie – “When the Night Gets Long”
Summer Fiction – “Christmas Eve for Two”
Matt Santry – “The Xmas Song”
Atomic Square – “Christmas Time is here”
Scot Sax and Suzie Brown – “Coming Your Way”
Angel Band – “I Want A Present”
JD Malone & the Experts – “Best Day Of The Year”
Kingsfoil – “The Valley, A Christmas Song”
John Flynn – “Christmas Balls”
Ben Smith – “I Got A New Tattoo For Christmas”
Ali Hoffman – “Evergreen”


XPN’s 12 Days Of Local Christmas: Kingsfoil’s “The Valley, A Christmas Song”

The four-piece rock group from central PA that wrote this song is no stranger to XPN and the Philly Local hour. Kingsfoil played at this year’s XPoNential music festival during the summer and is now helping us celebrate the other seasons of the year. Currently working on songs and soon to go into the studio to start on a new album, Kingsfoil hopes they will have something new out in 2012. Check out their website, where you can get information about upcoming shows like the one at the Chameleon Club on December 30th. —Nick Bookbinder


Just Announced: Kingsfoil and Dana Alexandra to perform a Free At Noon show Sept. 9 at World Cafe Live

Dana Alexandra

Central PA-based acts Kingsfoil and Dana Alexandra are set to play a Free At Noon concert next Friday. Dana Alexandra, of York, is a singer-songwriter who just released an album, Wash Your Mouth Out. Recently, Helen Leicht sat down with Alexandra for an interview; she also recorded two of her new songs live. You can listen to the interview and performances here. Kingsfoil, also of York, PA, draws on Coldplay and Ben Folds as influences and continues to build a local fan base. Reserve a space here when tickets become available; registration for tomorrow’s Free At Noon concert featuring Deer Tick is still open.


2011 XPoNential Music Festival Local Spotlight: Kingsfoil

Kingsfoil just kicked off the third and final day of the XPoNtential music festival in style. Hailing from Central PA, Kingsfoil plays a brand of rock and roll in the same vein as Coldplay and The Fray. With plenty of catchy, hummable tunes, Kingsfoil set the tone for what is sure to be a fun-filled day. —Max Ufberg

You can listen to the audio of the full performance here; videos can be found here.

Set List
Give It Up Now
Lions Den
Dust of the Cities

Visit Kingsfoils’ band page at the XPoNential Music Festival website for complete coverage.