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PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Good Old War as its March Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, March 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

This Philadelphia band got its name for the last names of its members: Good for Keith Goodwin, Old for Tim Arnold, and War for Daniel Schwartz. The group has a new album coming out on March 6th entitled Come Back as Rain, featuring the single "Calling Me Names," which has already delighted radio listeners and kept them asking for more. This album marks the third studio release for the group, all of which have been met with great listener acclaim. Good Old War has a distinctive sound, featuring an indie folk taste with soaring harmonies and bright acoustic guitar, and the poetic lyrics make listeners want to both dance and listen intently. They plan on embarking on a release tour this spring with guest groups The Belle Brigade and Family of the Year, including a homecoming performance at Union Transfer on April 27. They play a Free At Noon doubleheader with Jessie Baylin this Friday, and their performances and catchy, thought-provoking tunes are not to be missed!

"We've had Good Old War on our musical radars since they began and we continue to be impressed with their growth as performers and songwriters," says Bruce Warren, Assistant General Manager of Programming for WXPN. "Their new album finds the band at the top of their game; great songs, inspiring playing and musicianship all the while building an engaged community of fans."

For more 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.

WXPN, 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 alternative rock service, XPN2 as its secondary radio channel in HD. 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.