Beth Orton has just shared “1973,” the second single from her forthcoming album Kidsticks which was co-produced by Fuck Buttons’ Andrew Hung. The song features Twin Shadow on guitar and, like first single “Moon,” this is appealing, bleepy/bloopy synthpop (a definite left turn from the folky material associated with her…
If you haven’t already heard of them, Lolawolf is a trio composed of Zoë Kravitz on lead vocals, drummer Jimmy Giannopoulos, and keyboardist James Levy. As the lights dimmed, the band casually walked on to stage and took their place as their fans even had the pleasure of being able to stand right up to the stage. They opened their set with their latest single, “Everyf***inday” as Kravitz moved with swagger across the stage. “What’s Up” from their 2014 album Calm Down was up next. The sound booth engineer was on his game as ...
SXSW is a major event in Austin, Texas that has some of the best of the newest bands out there performing and whatnot. We WISH we could go but earthly Sounds like a helluva time and NPR’s Stephen Thompson did… Continue Reading →
“I’m glad they were playing Nick Drake right before this,” said George Lewis Jr. to the Austin Convention Center. “Because we are going to be very mellow.” Lewis – better known as Twin Shadow – played the opening set at Friday’s Public … Continued
We’ve parked ourselves at the Radio Day Stage at the Austin Convention Center, the site of the fourth annual Public Radio Rocks SXSW showcase, curated in collaboration with WFUV in New York, KUTX in Austin, KXT in Dallas, The Current … Continued
As the annual SXSW music festival approaches, WXPN has once again teamed up with KUTX in Austin, KXT in Dallas, The Current in Minneapolis and WFUV in New York to present the Public Radio Rocks showcase at the Austin Convention … Continued
Swollen Fox Radio is a weekly Spotify playlist compiled to highlight upcoming and recently announced shows in and around Philadelphia, as well as the best new albums of the week. Listen to this week’s edition below, and find a list of the shows and albums included further below.
Upcoming shows (6/30-7/06)
07/02 – Iska Dhaaf @ Ortlieb’s
07/02 – The Lawsuits @ Pastorius Park
07/04 – 4th of July Jam ft. The Roots @ Ben Franklin Parkway
07/05 – Beyonce & Jay Z @ Citizens Bank Park
07/05 – Shark Tape @ Johnny Brenda’s
George Lewis Jr., a.k.a. Twin Shadow, has announced a fall tour to support his upcoming third album. “The Eclipse Tour” will begin on September 17 in Northampton, Mass., and wrap up here in Philadelphia on October 26 at Union Transfer. Tickets for the Philly show will go on sale this Friday at noon via TicketFly. Check out the full tour schedule and lead single “To the Top” below.
Twin Shadow 2014 Tour Dates
09/17 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Nightclub
09/18 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
09/20 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
09/21 – Detroit, ...
The latest from Dev Hynes, better known as Blood Orange, is another track off the motion picture score of the upcoming Gia Coppola film Palo Alto. It’s called “April’s Bathroom Bummer” and it has more of the trappings of a song in service of a story than the title track. Hynes sings with a quiet, wounded emotion, and his vocals sound like they’re coming through a layer of mist. The backing instrumentation makes the song’s title seem like a severe understatement as mournful horns sound over a quick hitting cymbal-heavy beat. What stands out the most is ...