Created on Friday, 01 March 2013 09:43
WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Pickwick as its March Artist To Watch.
WXPN and World Cafe host, David Dye, presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, March 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.
Seattle band Pickwick offers a fresh sound while playing back to traditional rock and soul roots - a sound that is quickly turning this six-piece into a rising star in their local music scene with national success soon to follow. The group's debut full-length album, Can't Talk Medicine
, comes out this month and is packed with great new tracks, including one featuring XPN favorite Sharon Van Etten. Pickwick was featured on World Cafe: Next
with David Dye last month, is on the bill at XPN's SXSW showcase
on March 15, and is slotted for a headline show at MilkBoy Philly on April 26. With such great music, it is no surprise that this group has become a favorite here at XPN almost overnight.
"Seattle's Pickwick is a rock band with soulful tendencies and an extremely confident and charismatic lead singer in Gallen Disston," says Bruce Warren, Assistant General Manager of Programming for WXPN. "Their debut full length album more that delivers on the promise of the reputation that precedes them out of Seattle."
Dan Reed added, "Indy rock kids discover the almighty groove and the result is nothing less than outstanding. A giant buzz surrounds them, and they can harmonize like brothers."
For more info on the XPN Artists To Watch series and this month's featured artist click here.
Since 2003, the XPN Artists To Watch series has been a reflection of WXPN's commitment to nurturing fresh, new talent and exposing listeners to the best new music. Each month, the XPN Artists To Watch series spotlights a different up-and-coming performer who has produced an album or body of work that demonstrates outstanding vision, creativity and songwriting ability. Month-long on-air promotion is combined with online features to help audiences discover each artist.
, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe
®, public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Corner
hosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the XPN2 Singer-Songwriter Radio stream
as its secondary radio channel in HD that is also available online. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM and the world via online streaming at XPN.org.