…you don’t need to draw sh-t out, man. Sometimes a song can be a verse. Sometimes a song doesn’t need a chorus. Sometimes a verse is so good that it can just work on its own. Continue reading
Pretty & Nice
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.
BACK TO THE LOCAL MUSIC ISSUE
“And time goes by so slowly / And time can do so much.” Continue reading
Today’s Weekend Hangover comes courtesy of a borrowed laptop. WOOO-OOOOOAAAHHHHH!!!! Continue reading
Here’s the #BOS2AUS crew–Aloud, Aunt Martha, Bad Rabbits, Camden, Grey Sky Appeal, Lake Street Dive, Moe Pope & Quills, Oldjack, Pretty & Nice, The Wandas, You Can Be A Wesley and DJs Fens, Knife, Prism and Wheez-ie–by the numbers from the absolutely bonkers show they played at South By Southwest on St. Patrick’s Day. Continue reading
Any band that throws “Yonkers” and “bonkers” in a catchy ditty while somehow fusing synths and brassy horns into an audible confection is okay by me—especially if the band is Boston’s own Pretty & Nice, and definitely if the song in question is straight off a record that hasn’t even been mastered yet. Continue reading