The Key Studio Sessions: Purples - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Photos by David Kain |

We’re super excited this week at The Key Studio Sessions to bring you the first public recordings of new Philadelphia rock trio Purples. Who is this band, you ask? If you were a fan of the local music scene in the mid-aughts, you probably already know them – even if you don’t realize it. Purples is three-fourths of the locally- and nationally-acclaimed indie rock band The Teeth: Peter MoDavis on bass and vocals, Brian Ashby on guitar and vocals and Jonas Oesterele on drums and synthesizer. They’re a rough and tumble power trio take on their old group’s clever and melodic harmony-pop: think Harry Nilsson, filtered through Hüsker Dü. Below, listen to the music; above, check out a photo slideshow courtesy of Bands in the Backyard’s David Kain. To watch a video of the session, head over to Want more? Purples plays Johnny Brenda’s this Friday night with Auctioneer and North Highlands.

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