Click on the link here for Audio Player – Hospitality – Live at London Calling 2014 – May 9, 2014 – VPRO/3VOOR12
A few notes from Philadelphia’s own Hospitality, recorded earlier this month at London Calling 2014 (Spring Edition). With two albums under their belt, good press, good audiences, they are embarking on a new tour to coincide with the release of Trouble, their latest offering from Merge Records.
Together since 2007, their first album came out in early 2012 to rave reviews and respectable sales. Hospitality has the good fortune of a vocalist in Amber Papini who does a very nice job of transforming a song into a cerebral adventure. She has one of those voices that stick in that hard-to-reach spot in your brain and stay there. At a little over twelve minutes, this set barely touches the surface on what is probably a very full and engaging set.
Their new album, Trouble has been (according to the Merge Records site) a growth experience at pushing boundaries, and they are hitting the road to get the message across. They’ve been touring Europe for the better part of this Spring, before heading back to the States in June.
They are continuing their tour of the U.S. (with one stop off in Montreal and another in Toronto) until August – and after that, it’s up in the air. They’re playing the Primavera Festival in Barcelona on the 31st (day after tomorrow), so if you’re in the neighborhood, fall by and check them out. Fingers crossed they make it out West later on this year. Go to their Facebook page and see what they’re up to.
For tonight though, it’s their stop in Amsterdam and a meet-and-greet and London Calling and recorded for posterity by the venerable VPRO in The Netherlands.
Good set, good fans, good music – play loud. Tomorrow is Friday.