Here at WXPN, we love independent Philly music and independent Philly record stores. This spring, we’re combining those passions with the release of WXPN Homegrown Originals, a limited-edition vinyl EP available at select locations for Record Store Day 2023.
Made possible with support from Dogfish Head Brewing, WXPN Homegrown Originals collects six exclusive live performances from six Philly-regional artists, recorded for WXPN. We’ll hear a revved-up Free At Noon performance by ska revivalists Catbite, an epic jam from funk crew SNACKTIME‘s Public Radio Music Day Key Studio Session, plus a raging Key Studio Session by indie rockers Riverby. We’ll also hear a dreamlike country song by Cosmic Guilt recorded for the Unprecedented Sessions lockdown livestream series, plus Key Studio Sessions selections from singer-songwriter Sug Daniels and psychedelic garage rock outfit Echo Kid.
WXPN Homegrown Originals will be available for free on Record Store Day to the first 30 customers at some of our favorite record stores in Philadelphia and its suburbs: Main Street Music in Manayunk, Repo Records on South Street, Forever Changes in Phoenixville, Newtown Book and Record Exchange, and Siren Records in Doylestown. Copies are also being distributed to the artists, and to Dogfish Head.
Below, check out the track listing and cover art of WXPN Homegrown Originals.
WXPN Homegrown Originals
1. Catbite – “Call Your Bluff (Free At Noon performance)”
2. SNACKTIME – “I Don’t Give A Damn (Key Studio Sessions performance)”
3. Riverby – “Birth By Sleep (Key Studio Sessions performance)”
4. Cosmic Guilt – “Cautious Lovers (Unprecedented Sessions performance)”
5. Sug Daniels – “Leave Your Window Open (Bishop’s Collar) (Key Studio Sessions performance)”
6. Echo Kid – “I Try (Key Studio Sessions Performance)”