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Kieran Shuddall of Circa Waves Discusses New Album and Inspiration Ahead of Sold-Out Union Transfer Show

Source: Rock On Philly

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Two years ago, Kieran Shuddall’s Circa Waves were played on BBC  Radio 1’s DJ Zane Lowe, who named their single, “Get Away” the hottest record in the world. Since then, Circa Waves have lived up to their early success.  This year, they released their first EP T-Shirt Weather in May, followed shortly by the release their debut album, Young Chasers, and were voted one of the top acts of this year’s Glastonbury Music Festival after completing a massive global tour. I was able to speak with Kieran ahead of their sold-out show at ...

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Monday Playlist: Happy Father’s Day!

Source: Rock On Philly

Happy Father’s Day! The actual day may have passed, but the music doesn’t have to. This week we have a playlist full of great music inspired by dear old dad. With a little bit of rap and R&B, a little bit folk, and a little bit country we have it all!

A little school yard nostalgia…

And for all those times you drag the poor old man around…

Laura Marling with the female perspective.

Maybe one of the saddest songs from a son to a father ever written, grad a tissue…

Listen to the full playlist here!

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Playlist Monday: Happy Earth Day!

Source: Rock On Philly

Earth Day is upon us! Let’s celebrate and reflect with some Geo-themed music. This is the perfect playlist to sit back, reflect, have fun and just take in everything we take for granted most of the year; our Earth! Now, get outside, plant a tree and listen to this soundtrack for some serious inspiration!

Sister group First Aid Kit gets outside for some magic.

Get a inside look into The Head and The Heart‘s world…

…and the sunset just beyond The Tallest Man on Earth, goodness gracious!

…and take a cinematic tour of this grand land of ours with ...

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Milo Greene Pulse Forward with Control

Source: Rock On Philly

I don’t think I can even begin to tell you just how much I’ve been anticipating Milo Greene‘s sophomore album Control. Ever since I heard their debut Milo Greene (2012), I’ve only wanted more. When they opened for Bombay Bicycle Club this past fall, they played a few tracks from Control and I was smitten. Not a sophomore slump in sight, Control delivers Milo Greene’s next step with aplomb.

Control immediately has a different tone from Milo Greene, preferring an 80s vibe to the band’s former folk tone. Fortunately, Milo Greene don’t go overboard. The major difference ...

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Rae Morris Sounds Promising on Debut Album ‘Unguarded’

Source: Rock On Philly

At twenty-one years old, Rae Morris carries the maturity of a seasoned songstress. While many singers her age are pressured to produce sugary pop songs, Morris manages to create a thoughtful and delicate debut with Unguarded. Released January 26th in the UK, the album features more piano ballads than songs you would hear on mainstream radio.

The British songstress was signed to Atlantic Records at just seventeen, and has already sang backup for multiple British bands, including Bombay Bicycle Club (see their single “Luna”). After releasing multiple EPs, she recorded her album during the summer of 2013 ...

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Monday Playlist: 2014 Staff Picks

Source: Rock On Philly

The gang here at Rock on Philly thought we’d share some of our favorites to ring in the new year. What a great 2014 it has been for ROP and music in general!!

Breanna’s Pick

1. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (ft. Bruno Mars)

Katie’s Pick

2. Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna

Kyle’s Pick

3. Little Dragon – Paris

Wakana’s Pick

4. The Griswolds – Beware the Dog

Ruby’s Pick

5. Banks – Drowning

Lauren’s Pick

6. Slash – Withered Delilah

Amanda’s Pick

7. Warpaint – Disco//Very – Keep it Healthy

Chaz’s Picks

8. Father John Misty – Chateau ...

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Milo Greene Captivates Crowd at Union Transfer

Source: Rock On Philly

At Union Transfer Tuesday Night, Milo Greene proved to be a band in that esteemed category of sounding way better live than in their studio albums. Not to say that their debut self-titled album is nothing short of fantastic, but the melodies in person sounded more layered and complex. Maybe it’s because Milo Greene features four singers, and a live performance allowed each singer to build on the former’s energy flawlessly.

The band played mostly new songs from their upcoming sophomore album Control, and interspersed their set with some old favorites. Overall, the songs from the new album sound ...

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Bombay Bicycle Club Return to Union Transfer, Triumphant

Source: Rock On Philly

Bombay Bicycle Club returned to Union Transfer only five months after their spring show here, promoting latest album So Long, See You Tomorrow. It would seem that in those five short months the band has perfected their live show.

Much of the set was the same as the spring show, but that didn’t mean Bombay Bicycle Club was just repeating themselves. The band threw itself into every song, engaging the audience effortlessly and amping up the power and focus of each track. Every song from So Long shimmered with a levity and playfulness that kept the show captivating. It’s ...

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Dancing Like A Wild Fire: Bombay Bicycle Club and more at Union Transfer

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Luxley / Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko“All right, let’s get this dance party going!” Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman beckoned as he brought forward a small drumset and launched straight into “Feel” off of 2014′s So Long, See You Tomorrow. Tuesday evening, Union Transfer filled up … Continued

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Bombay Bicycle Club @ Union Transfer.

Source: Jump Philly

Text by Brianna Spause. Images by Mina Lee. Charming old America has the British boys of Bombay Bicycle Club in its grip. “I don’t even want to go home,” lead singer Jack Steadman said, looking awful cozy sitting cross-legged in the back of the band’s tour bus. “It’s been a really good tour.” October was […]

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Literature at Johnny Brenda’s, Benjamin Booker at World Cafe Live, and Merchandise at First Unitarian Church

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Philly indie pop foursome Literature will play Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The group’s classic 60′s style pop has been building buzz after the release of their sophomore album Chorus back in August, snagging attention from the likes of Stereogum and Pitchfork … Continued

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Milo Greene Returns to Philly Tuesday October 22nd

Source: Rock On Philly

This coming Tuesday, Indie-pop quartet Milo Greene returns to Philly for a show at the Union Transfer with the Bombay Bicycle Club. After their 2012 self-titled debut album launched them into the national music circuit, the band toured across the country extensively. Now with their second record, Control, finished, Milo Greene is ready for another tour and a return to Philly. “Control came very naturally, and while it’s a new sonic landscape for us, it maintains the essence of this band – our four voices and our overlapping identities as songwriters and collaborators,” the band explains on ...

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A Look Ahead: concert picks for the week of October 20-26

Source: The Swollen Fox

Courtney Barnett by Tajette O HalloranMonday, October 20
Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett and Brooklyn-based baroque pop band San Fermin will combine for a co-bill at Union Transfer on Monday night, both in support of 2013 releases. Over at Bourbon & Branch in Northern Liberties, Minnesota’s Carroll, a Sofar Philadelphia alum, will top a bill that also includes Coin Purse—the garage rock project of Matt Kelly and Dominic Billett (members of the now-retired Toy Soldiers).

Courtney Barnett, San Fermin @ Union Transfer – $20 – Tickets
Carroll, Coin Purse @ Bourbon & Branch – $10 – 21+ – Info

Tuesday, October 21
In support of his ...

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PLAYLIST: To the Beach!

Source: Rock On Philly

Need to get re-energized on your way to somewhere sandy, warm, and/or awesome?

Get ready for some sand in your toes and sweet tunes in your ear…(even metaphorically!)

  1. KONGOS – “Come With Me Now”
  2. Wild Club – ”Thunder Clatter”
  3. Foster the People – “Coming of Age”
  4. The Dandy Warhols – “Bohemian Like You”
  5. Gang of Four – “Natural’s Not In It”
  6. Bloc Party – “Ratchet”
  7. The Black Keys – “Fever”
  8. Electric Light Orchestra – “Don’t Bring Me Down”
  9. Aretha Franklin – “Think”
  10. Fitz and the Tantrums – “MoneyGrabber”
  11. La Roux – “Tropical Chancer”
  12. No Doubt – “Start the Fire”
  13. Grizzly Bear – “Two Weeks”
  14. alt-J ...

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10 Best Albums of 2014 (So Far)

Source: Rock On Philly

The year’s half over and we’ve already had an onslaught of fantastic new music with much more coming for fall and winter! Rock On Philly takes a look back at both new and familiar artists who’ve made an impression this year so far. In no particular order, we’ve got…

Run River NorthRun River North

Los Angeles’ Korean-American folk sextet are slowly getting the acknowledgment they deserve. Their debut LP Run River North is a compilation of stirring and nostalgic folk-tinted songs that make for a strong and unforgettable first album. We’ve written about them before on Rock On ...

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Best of the B Sides: “Helena Beat”

Source: Rock On Philly

I think the indie rock world is still feeling the effects of Foster the People‘s 2011 debut Torches. It was something refreshing and new at a time when popular music was getting just a little bit stale. “Pumped Up Kicks” is still all over the radio and we’re still not sick of it (or, I’m not). Foster the People’s latest album Supermodel came out to varied reviews, but the work they present isn’t bad. It’s hard to follow up something as exciting as Torches and keep pushing the envelope, especially when 60s and 80s influences are ...

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