The album is strong, perfectly mixing R&B lyrics, Sly Stone-type vocals, and super funky instrumentals. Continue reading
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Exploding in Sound’s Dan Goldin talks Krill, Fat History Month, Pile, basement shows, and … more Krill. Continue reading
FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN: Pretty & Nice. The new songs on Golden Rules for Golden People contain just as many complexities as 2008′s Get Young,
but there’s this sunnier, ’60s pop component in the mix now.
Seeing them live gets me sofa king happy.
FAVORITE NEW RELEASE: Krill‘s next album. It was recorded in like ten hours last February at the new Silent Barn studios in Brooklyn, all first or second takes. Incredibly tight and dynamic and FUN trio that covers a lot of styles, but in their own, undefinable, Krilly way. Summer will sound great.
FAVORITE LIVE SHOW: Wicked Single.
MOST LIKELY TO BLOW UP: Speedy Ortiz. Even though they’re based in Western Mass, they’re in Boston and NYC and elsewhere multiple times a month, always hustling, always making new fans, always sounding so good.
New 7″ and their first LP are gonna be both out by year’s end… kaBOOM!
MOST UNIQUE STYLE: Fat History Month. It’s just hard to find an artist in town as barebones and gimmickless as them. Their guitarwork and drumming sound like they’ve been fused together. Vocals with no effects for full effect, be it tragic or comedic.
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FAVORITE FRESHMAN: Not to confuse them with actual freshman…..JK.
With the two tracks [they have] and the shows they’ve been putting on, Vundabar has shown they have a lot of potential.
I would describe their sound as pretty straightforward rock, but at times they have punk, pop, and jazz influences.
Keep an eye out for these boys, a full-length should be coming out soon!
FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN: CreaturoS. Enough said…
But really, what’s not to love about these psychedelic garage rockers? Their loud, fun, danceable, and there’s even a flute in one of their songs (“Charlie Brown”). Their album Swampp-Thingg takes you through a noisy fuzz rock mind-expanding journey that you don’t want to end!
FAVORITE RESIDENT: Fantastic Liars have started a residency over at Radio in Somerville on the first Wednesday of every month. When these boys put on a show, it’s sure to be a most excellent time. Boogie down on the dance floor with their mix of saxtastic indie folk/doo-wop rock.
FAVORITE LIVE SHOW: I think a lot of people are with me and have to say that cool underground basement concert, for sure!
MOST LIKELY TO BLOW UP: Kid Mountain’s album has been on repeat for me the past couple of weeks.
Their sing-along-able, jangly guitar-filled, warming tunes make me forget it’s still cold outside. With such a wondrous recorded album, you’re probably wondering whether they can deliver it live, right? Why, yes they can! The crowd always responds to their transcendent live presence by singing and dancing along. I see big things for this group.
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They’ve been earnin’ and burnin’, snappin’ necks and cashin’ checks. Continue reading
She just might give you the warm and tinglies. Continue reading