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LISTEN // ‘Didn’t It Rain’ 13th Anniversary WXPN Folkadelphia Unsung Special – Songs: Ohia, Hear Interviews + Covers

Today is the 13th year anniversary of Songs: Ohia Didn’t It Rain. We marked this momentous album by releasing a deluxe reissue version last year including previously unheard tracks and home demo’s never released before.

Last night WXPN in Philadelphia aired the first of it’s Folkadelphia Unsung specials. Their first feature focused on Jason Molina and Songs: Ohia, specifically Didn’t It Rain which was recorded in Philadelphia in 2002. Host Fred Knittel acts as narrator in a the journey of time leading up to the album’s recorind and original release, to beyond during the transition to Magnolia Electric Co.. The show includes interviews with important partners in the creation of the album and also a compilation of Songs: Ohia covers by local Philadelphia bands.

More info on the show at the Folkadelphia Unsung website.
Stream the show above or here on Soundcloud.
The covers album is available for free download for 30 days right here.
Please consider making a donation in honor of Jason Molina to MusiCares: www.grammy.org/musicares/donate

COVER VERSIONS [playlist of the originals on Spotify]

ALBUM RELEASE // The War On Drugs ‘Lost In The Dream’ Out Now, Tour Starts Tonight In Philadelphia

It’s been over two years since The War On Drugs‘ critically praised album, Slave Ambient, came out and the Philadelphia band’s newest offering, Lost In The Dream is now out worldwide.

Setting up shop along the East Coast in Philadelphia, North Carolina, New York, and New Jersey, Adam Granduciel of TWOD somehow found time to record the new album between two years of constant touring. Lost In The Dream is a familiar kick in the gut reminding listeners what music is supposed to sound like, making you want to run Rocky-style through the streets (or at least us anyways).

If you haven’t already seen them, get in-depth look at the story behind the new album from this fantastic Grantland profile and this great feature from Stereogum.

Lost In The Dream is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

Critics praise the new album:

“the band’s most lustrous, intricately detailed, and beautifully rendered record to date”

Pitchfork | Best New Music

“If Slave Ambient represented a breakthrough, this one is an out-and-out star-maker that should rank among the year’s best albums”

SPIN | 9/10

“Adam Granduciel’s impassioned songs stop short of lighters- aloft choruses, twisting buffed-up sounds into exquisite shapes”

The Guardian | ★★★★

Click read more to see TWOD’s tour dates with all the ticket links here.
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LISTEN // Luke Temple Releases New Single “Florida”, New US Tour Dates Announced

We know you loved “Katie”, the first song released from Luke Temple‘s new album, Good Mood Fool, and today we give you yet another beautiful, soulful gem from the Here We Go Magic singer gone solo!

Listen to Luke’s second offering from Good Mood Fool, “Florida” ABOVE or on YouTube HERE.
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SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT // The War On Drugs Cover The Boss

THIS IS WHY THE INTERNET EXISTS. For without it, many of us would not have opportunity to have our minds blown by this gem of a cover. It is The War On Drugs playing Bruce Springsteen’s “The Ties That Bind,” originally released on The River in 1980. Adam and the gang rocked this song during a two-night stint, one of which was a New Years Eve show, at Johnny Brenda’s. Enjoy above!

Folks from WXPN’s The Key happened to be some of the lucky attendees at the NYE performance, which also featured Purling Hiss and Avery Rosewater. “As streamers popped open, confetti flew and champagne was poured, the band closed the trilogy with an outstanding, moving rendition of “Come To The City,” the centerpiece of their 2011 album ‘Slave Ambient.’ But the show was just getting going.” Read the full review and check out photos HERE.

Listen // Yeasayer Perform Live on WXPN’s World Cafe, Interview Too

Listen up! Yeasayer stopped by Philadelphia’s WXPN for a live in-studio performance and interview with David Dye on World Cafe. The four-song set includes “Longevity, “Demon Road,” “Blue Paper” and an especially grooving take of “Henrietta.” All songs are from their August 2012 release, Fragrant World. Songs and interview available HERE.

“…the band’s latest album, Fragrant World, marks a departure: Density is no longer the name of the game. With its (relatively) spare arrangements, Fragrant World is less about stacking lots of pretty sounds on top of one another, and more about tightening the focus on the individual elements of each song.” – Dave Dye, World Cafe

AUDIO

Not You by Steven A. Clark
Fixations by Gardens & Villa
Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas
Gazelles In Flight by Suuns
Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ

VIDEOS

Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas

You Are Dead To Me by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

Runaway by Electric Youth

COMING SOON

Gardens & Villa
Music For Dogs
CD / LP
Steven A. Clark
The Lonely Roller
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

The War On Drugs
Montreux, CH - Montreux Jazz Festival

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