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The Cali-based dream poppers of Trails and Ways come to Kung Fu Necktie on October 27th as a part of their twenty-six date tour. The quartet released their sophomore LP, Own It, on October 7th. Their music bears striking resemblances to that of Passion Pit, but with more groove and guitars.

The group spent time together in Brazil and Spain during college, and their music is sprinkled with influences from both countries. Trails and Ways has a significant following in Brazil, and are signed to Brazilian record label Balaclava Records. Their first album Pathology favored dreamy synth guitars and bright lyrics whereas Own It appeals to a more introspective audience: a nod to the evolution of the band’s style, and their enthusiasm to follow this natural progression. Check out some of the tracks from their new album below.

Playing with Trails and Ways will be Philly band Tutlie. This group of six hasn’t released any new studio recordings since 2014, but that hasn’t stopped them from garnering attention and snagging opportunities to keep themselves in the public eye like they did last spring in the NPR Tiny Desk contest. Tutlie seamlessly blends a symphony of instruments and ethereal vocals that create a unique brand of art-pop not easily forgotten. You can watch their chilling performance for the Tiny Desk contest below.

Joining these two groups will be another band from the City of Brotherly Love, Clique. This four man band released their LP Burden Piece earlier this year via Topshelf Records. Their midtempo fuzz rock will certainly slow things down a bit when compared to the music of Trails and Ways and Tutlie, but it will be no less gripping. Watch a video from their Key Studio Session below, and get tickets and more information on this stacked lineup at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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