Homegrown Originals is back. Last year, we partnered with Dogfish Head to produce WXPN’s first-ever vinyl compilation of live recordings from local artists. It went so well, we’re teaming up with Dogfish Head again bringing you even more this year. More artists on the record, more copies of the record in more stores around the region, and in general, more Philly awesomeness.

Homegrown Originals Volume 2 gathers exclusive live recordings of Philadelphia-rooted artists taped for The Key Studio Sessions, WXPN’s weekly series spotlighting the music scene, as well as performances from our Free At Noon concert series, and one particularly memorable recording from the XPoNential Music Festival — Low Cut Connie playing “Are You Gonna Run?” to a revved-up crowd as Tropical Storm Ophelia swept across Wiggins Park.

The album showcases pop and R&B (Julia Pratt, Karlia), indie rock and punk (Gladie, Speedy Ortiz, Caring Less), indie folk and power pop (Greg Mendez, Hurry, Slaughter Beach, Dog) and classic singer-songwriter stylings (Moustapha Noumbissi). It’s an eclectic, unique snapshot of the scene, and we’re excited to present it to you.

Homegrown Originals Volume 2 is available as a free gift with purchase on Record Store Day — Saturday, April 20th, 2024 — at select independent record stores around the region. All of last year’s participating stores will carry the record again, in addition to an array of new stores in Central Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley, and New Jersey.

Find the full list below, and make plans to get your copy of Homegrown Originals Volume 2 with your vinyl haul on Record Store Day!

Track Listing

Side A

1. Low Cut Connie – “Are You Gonna Run?” (live at the XPoNential Music Festival 2023)
2. Gladie – “Born Yesterday” (Key Studio Session)
3. Greg Mendez – “Maria” (Key Studio Session)
4. Julia Pratt – “Odyssey” (Key Studio Session)
5. Hurry – “Something More” (live on Free At Noon)

Side B

1. Slaughter Beach, Dog – “Float Away” (live on Free At Noon)
2. Karlia – “I Feel It” (Key Studio Session)
3. Speedy Ortiz – “Ghostwriter” (live on Free At Noon)
4. Caring Less – I Think “He Knows” (Key Studio Session)
5. Moustapha Noumbissi – “Gold” (Key Studio Session)

Participating Stores


Main Street Music, 4444 Main St., Philadelphia, PA 19127
Repo Records, 506 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
Hideaway Music, 8232 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118


Siren Records, 25 E. State St., Doylestown, PA 18901
Newtown Book & Record Exchange, 102 S. State St., Newtown, PA 18940
Forever Changes, 28 S. Main St., Phoenixville, PA 19460
Iko’s Music Trade, 2300 E. Market St., York, PA 17402
A Day in the Life, 24-A Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17603
Compact Disc Center, 1365 Easton Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018

New Jersey

Tunes, 910 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd., Voorhees Twp., NJ 08043
Sound Effects, 229 Main St. #6, Hackettstown, NJ 07840