Modern alt rock group the National were in Philadelphia last night to play a live version of their latest album, Sleep Well Beast, which drops Friday. The Tuesday-night performance took place at Union Transfer and was recorded by NPR. Needless to say, the show was a transcendent musical experience that could only be delivered by the likes of lead singer Matt Berninger and the brother duos of Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Scott and Bryan Devendorf.
Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so that you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get to the show. Three of this edition’s artists are local to Asheville, and the other represents an important piece of the history of nearby Athens, Ga.’s music scene.
As Philly’s own electric soul pop Vita and The Woolf – comprised of Jennifer Pague with help from Adam Shumski (drums/percussion) and Dane Galloway (live guitarist) – preps for the release of Tunnels in June, we’ve got the next piece of music – piece of the puzzle, if you will – that is to unfold before us. World, please meet “Sun Drop”. The track starts off relatively opposite to how you assume it might, with deep bass and a mysterious feel to it all.
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