surprising that Philadelphia'sGood Old War
's self-titled, second album debuted at No. 2 on theBillboard
Heatseeker chart this week--but not entirely. The band's rootsy, folk-inspired singalongs are highly enjoyable--and their 2008 debut,Only Way To Be Alone
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, which featured the above, phenomenal cut, "Coney Island," was probably one of the more underappreciated release of that year.
Folks sure seem to be making up for overlooking the band these days, though: Our sister paper in Seattle just dubbed the band as "Philadelphia's Soulful Answer to Fleet Floxes." Not sure about all that, but, hey, this is a band well worth your listen, that's what I'm saying.
And, lucky you, the folks at The Loft (who, actually, have a heck of a lineup on their upcoming sow calendar, no?) have been kind enough to send us three pairs of tickets to, in turn, hand out to you all. Want one of the pairs? Of course you do. But how? Well, just be one of the first three people to email me right now with the words "Good Old Free Stuff" and you're in. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners!