Artist to Watch

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through live performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Radio

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.
Listen Live

Haim Artist To Watch - September 2013

Three sisters from Los Angeles who have been enjoying a surge in popularity in the last year.

These three sisters from Los Angeles – Alana, Danielle, and Este Haim – will not release their debut full-length album until later this month, yet their popularity mimics that of a much more established group. Haim’s sisterly harmonies, classic rock influences, fun performance style, and charm have taken audiences around the world by storm. Over the last year, Haim has released a handful of songs and toured extensively, including a high-profile stint with Mumford & Sons, and has played many of the notable music festivals, most recently being Made in America here in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. Their song, “The Wire,” was featured as a Gotta Hear Song of the Week on The Key back in August, and their much-awaited debut album, Days Are Gone, comes out on Columbia Records on September 30.

“We’ve been keeping our eyes and ears on the three sisters for a while. They’ve been enjoying a surge in popularity and Alana, Danielle, and Este are gaining quite the following on the strength of a stellar EP and extensive touring around the world. Their new album completely delivers on the promise of their earlier songs. We know this is a band our audience is going to dig.”
~ Bruce Warren, Assistant General Manager of Programming for WXPN

Gotta hear Song of the Week

Listen On The Key

Website | Facebook

Recent Release: Days Are Gone
Release Date: September 30, 2013 on Columbia

Your Amazon Purchases Support WXPN

Forget trying to classify them and just listen: Railroad Earth’s Session, and “Katie Cruel’s” importance in music, tonight on...

For the last handful of weeks on Folkadelphia Radio, we’ve been focusing on a featured song, digging a little into its history,...Read More

The ever-evolving Kite Party will celebrate their new record on May 8 at PhilaMOCA

On May 6, Kite Party will unveil their second full-length album, Come on Wondering. On May 8, they’ll celebrate with a record...Read More

Singer-songwriter Abi Reimold celebrates her EP release this Saturday at Hong Kong Garden

Philly-based songstress Abi Reimold – also a photographer and occasional contributor to The Key – will celebrate the...Read More

DRGN King, Family Vacation, Big Tusk, Ghost Gum and more scheduled to play show on Record Store Day at Vinyl Revival...

If you were already having a hard time planning out how you were going to celebrate Record Store Day on April 19, things just got a...Read More

Redbull’s Sound Select pairs Philly artists Embarker and Chris Forsyth with Oneohtrix Point Never

Redbull’s Sound Select monthly feature, showcases local artists across the country is bringing some additional recognition to...Read More